ORGANIZATION SPECIFIC METRIC(S)
In FY2023 TURNING POINT CENTER:
– Provided direct service to more than 75 individuals, which amounted to more than 650 hours of coaching with them;
– Facilitated or hosted more than 530 recovery group hours, which provided access to these groups for more than 2,400 members of our community;
– Nearly doubled the number of people our coaches met with in the Emergency Department over the previous year, to more than 60;
– Distributed hundreds of doses of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan, as well as training on how to administer the drug;
– Embedded our staff at partner agencies in Vergennes, Bristol and Middlebury.
TPCAC provides peer-based recovery support to all, including friends, families, and allies. We do not charge for the following services:
RECOVERY COACHING- We provide one-on-one coaching for individuals seeking assistance with their substance challenges. Our coaches receive regular training to keep skills current and maintain their certification.
RAPID ACCESS RECOVERY- TPCAC supports the populations we serve by providing 24/7 access to a live Recovery Coach with an initiative called “Rapid Access Recovery Coaches.”
RECOVERY COACHING in the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT- TPCAC provides direct services to patients with SUD who present at the ED through the Recovery Coaches in the Emergency Department Program. This program connects these patients with a coach when they are at the “decision point” in their journey with substance misuse.
RECOVERY GROUPS- Turning Point facilitates/hosts a number of groups, including 12-step groups, a harm reduction group (Wellness Council), Overeaters Anonymous, Parents in Recovery, a group using SMART recovery tools, and Open-Door Recovery.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH- TPCAC has recovery coaches embedded with shelters for the unhoused in Vergennes and Middlebury and with a teen center in Bristol, as well as the Savida Medically Assisted Treatment program and Valley Vista treatment center in Vergennes. We also present at area high schools.
HARM REDUCTION and OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION- A core aspect of our mission – and perhaps the most urgent today – is responding to the opioid overdose epidemic in Vermont. Deaths due to overdose are once again on the rise and this year’s numbers are outpacing the last two years’ tragic record.