Dear Colleagues and Community,
First, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Thank you for continuing to support our mission at Turning Point.
I am writing with an update on our agency’s plans in relation to COVID-19. I imagine that we are all happy to begin to see signs of hope, as vaccines are beginning to be delivered. But at this same time, positivity and death rates have been very high as our residents face continuing exposure to the virus and the holiday gatherings result in increased levels of risk and contagion.
For these reasons, Turning Point’s facility will continue to be closed to clients and only a small number of staff will be utilizing the building. We will continue to maintain our programs and provide services remotely.
We have decided to continue to closely monitor efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and we remain in close contact with the Skokie Health Department, NorthShore University Health System, and our provider colleagues. Thus, we will continue to be closed for in-person client services and our building will remain closed until there are significant advances in vaccine distribution, treatment and/or new guidance from our health officials. We will try to update you about every three months.
Thank you for your understanding and for your patience during this difficult time. We miss you and regret that we cannot yet open our doors and resume our programs and services in person. Yet we are hopeful about new measures that indicate better health and prospects and we look forward to greeting you in person as soon as we can.
Ann Fisher Raney, AM, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer, Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center