Turning Point Youth Services
Zone 4: Central
|About & Services||
TURNING POINT YOUTH SERVICES is a a Toronto-based, accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a wide range of programs and services to youth aged 12 – 24 and their families. The Agency’s main office is located in the downtown core and is easily accessible by both public transit and automobile.
Turning Point began as Mercury Youth Services in 1976 and as it exists today is the product of an amalgamation of 5 individual organizations. In 1996 Clifton Youth Services, an organization founded in 1867 as the Working Boys Home joined Turning Point. In 1997 Toronto Group Homes was amalgamated with this new blended organization that allowed the Agency to broaden its range of residential services.
Also in 1997, Yorklea Youth Services was merged with Turning Point adding a range of services for youth in conflict with the law. Finally, in 2001 The Boys’ Home range of programs was added to our service profile, increasing the agency’s ability to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and support services to youth and families with a diverse range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Our mission, reconnecting youth and families to their community, is central to our service philosophy that highlights the importance of the individual, family and community. Our approach is youth and family centered, competency based and responsive to the life difficulties faced by our clients. Our programs and services are delivered by qualified professional and trained staff using models of service delivery that are evidence based and drawn from best practice models in the mental health and social service field.