Bailey came to Turning Point in May, the day after graduating high school, and has now completed our recovery program. Initially this wasn’t the “senior trip” he’d been hoping for, but he embraced Turning Point and all that is offered here.
“I thought this would be the worst 3 months of my life, but I quickly figured out the months leading up to coming here were. Coming to Turning Point was such a blessing, not only to develop a relationship with God, but to learn how to be a better man. What I love most about Turning Point is the love you feel from the staff the moment you step on property, they took me under their wing and made me feel comfortable.”
David came to Turning Point an angry, spiritual and mentally bankrupt man. DHR had removed David from his home, his wife and his kids. The Judge was one more bad decision away from sending David off for a long time. Everyone was frustrated and ready to give up on David. Everyone except God!
I did not have any godly influences in my life growing up. I didn’t know about God or even if there was one. My entire life was a constant battle with anger and depression that led me down a path of drug and alcohol abuse. One morning after an all-night drug binge I rode by a local church and saw people standing outside smiling, hugging, and happy to be alive. I thought to myself, “I want what they have”.