Turning Point Gala honors commitment to a vital service


Nothing so virulently plagues African America as chemical dependency. It destroys individuals and families across class, whether the sufferer’s a street drunk or junkie, white collar professional or even, as history notes, a metropolitan mayor. Accordingly, lifesaving institution Turning Point, Inc. is a vital community resource.

This month’s Honors Gala, therefore, is more than the organization patting itself on the back. The celebration observes contributions by individuals to the success of an ongoing commitment to the community.

It was in that spirit, long before cultural competence became a buzzword, in 1976, that Turning Point was founded as a halfway house to help chemically dependent African Americans with a basic, crucial concern mainstream establishments could not.

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