Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosted its annual RISING TO THE CHALLENGE benefit virtually on Thursday, December 9, 2021. This year’s event celebrated the tenth anniversary of Turning Point’s crisis program, The Living Room.
Turning Point is pleased to announce that the benefit raised over $100,000 to support Turning Point’s many programs. Christian Farr of NBC5 News served as Master of Ceremonies and featured in the auction were exciting destination packages as well as a very special Zoom Visit with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Turning Point was pleased to welcome back David A. Goodman, Founder and President of Auction Results, LLC, to lead the live auction.
The Wellness Sponsor for this year’s virtual RISING TO THE CHALLENGE benefit was NorthShore University HealthSystem.
“We are deeply grateful to our sponsors and to our wonderful community for their generous support of our virtual benefit,” said Turning Point CEO Ann Fisher Raney. “Turning Point has continued to serve its many clients remotely throughout the COVID-19 crisis and we are so glad that our community could gather with us virtually to celebrate and support the wide range of compassionate care that Turning Point provides, especially now as we celebrate the tenth year of The Living Room, our walk-in center for adults in crisis.”
Coverage of the event in BETTER
, and of the 10th anniversary of The Living Room which was the focus of this benefit celebration, is HERE
ABOUT TURNING POINT:
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, established in 1969, is located in Skokie and serves children, adults and families from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Turning Point is a non-profit outpatient mental health center with a mission to provide "solid support, when you need it most." Serving approximately 1,300 individuals annually, now remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, Turning Point 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. As its staff and organization grow, 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 that important work. Turning Point has received highest ratings by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and has 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.