Turning Points

Cause Area

  • Crisis Support
  • Employment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Veterans & Military Families


701 17th Avenue, WestBradenton, FL 34205 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To Provide, Facilitate and Coordinate Services to prevent and reduce homelessness in Manatee County, Florida.


Located in Bradenton, FL, this unique non profit organization has four major programs.

1) Day Resource Center is where those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of becoming homeless can receive help with basic needs including use of the computer lab, employment assistance, mail service, Food Stamp assistance, hot showers, haircuts, clean clothes and shoes, laundry service and so much more.

2) Health Center - Medical/Dental Clinic which provides primary care to those experiencing homelessness and low income clients who have no health insurance and meet eligibility requirements. Dental is available for low income individuals by a dedicated Dentist staff . Patients who have no insurance and meet eligibility requirements may receive help with extractions, filling, dentures and cleanings.

4) . Veteran Services targets Manatee County Veteran men and women and their families that are struggling with issues related to homelessness. This program assists Veterans and families.

5). Transitional Development Program assists those experiencing homelessness, those served with an eviction notice and those requesting rental assistance to prevent becoming homeless.


Would you recommend Turning Points?
3 reviews Write a review
by Timothy N. (October 24, 2022)
Please help me find a suitable match that we limit my work to 20 hours per week. Thank you. Tim Neuhausel
by Helena R. from Brooksville, FL (December 19, 2017)
Rewarding to be able to help individuals regain some form of independence, and respect for themselves.
by Christopher C. from Longboat Key, FL (March 19, 2015)
I started volunteering here 12 months ago at the recommendation of a friend to get a "New Perspective on life" since I live in a very well off town and have never had to do without.In these 12 months I have donated 1000+ hours so far. I have volunteered in the Medical/Dental (Health) section as well as the Service oriented section (OPen Door) helping in the computer lab, Making name badges for clients, and working the triage/intake section and on special administration projects. It is interesting to see how for some people such basics as computer skills, proper spelling/grammar, and English language skills are not the norm. I am able to assist here as well as other places and see how my service can truly be a value to the individual who does want to better themselves and to help lift themselves out of the grips of poverty/homelessness. If you have never worked with Martha Childress you definitely need to meet her and work with her. She is a wonderful woman as she hides her angel wings.

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