21st Annual Town Hall Meeting

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center will host its 21st Annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Central.

This will be a free virtual event with registration required.  A panel of elected officials and local experts will discuss mental health care access and the impact of the pandemic and of current political and economic factors on mental health services.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Alison Leipsiger.  Turning Point CEO Ann Fisher Raney said, “Turning Point is pleased to present this annual event virtually this year, providing a valuable forum for community members to learn, to share their concerns and questions with decision-makers, and to consider new approaches to current challenges. We encourage everyone to join us for this free community event.”

This year’s anticipated list of panelists includes:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
  • State Senator Laura Fine
  • State Representative Denyse Stoneback
  • Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin
  • Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen
  • Veton Hasku from the office of State Senator Ram Villivalam
  • Liam Harding from the office of State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

This list will be updated as the event approaches. Panelists are subject to change based on availability.

What:  Turning Point’s 21st Annual Virtual Town Hall Meeting

When:  Friday, March 18, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CT

Where:  Event will take place online.

Registration:   Registration now closed.

Free; reservations required; capacity limited.

Turning Point is proud to be a partner in Coming Together 2022: Sharing Experiences of Disability. This event is part of the Coming Together 2022 series of community events.

About Coming Together: Coming Together is a community partnership in Niles Township among organizations in Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Niles. The project builds bridges of knowledge and understanding among people of different groups and ages. Each year Coming Together highlights a different topic, with an emphasis on literacy, cross-cultural awareness, and community-building.  For more info on Coming Together, please visit https://www.comingtogether.in/



Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center has been serving the community with distinction for over 50 years. Turning Point is a non-profit outpatient mental health center located in Skokie and serving children and adults from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area with a mission to provide ‘solid support, when you need it most.’ Turning Point serves approximately 1,300 individuals annually and is committed to providing expert, affordable, and compassionate care. The Turning Point staff and board are currently in the first of a multi-year training program in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Turning Point is committed to growing in its recognition of the barriers to care, of racial biases and other forms of oppression, and to focusing energy on this important work.  Turning Point has received highest ratings by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and been honored with numerous local and national awards including the 2017 Excellence in Mental Health Award from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health and the 2015 Impact Award for Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Most recently, Turning Point was honored to receive the 2021 Skokie Business of the Year Award.