What is Turning Point?

Turning Point is an 8 bed crisis home that provides mental health services in a less intensive environment than an inpatient setting. The average length of stay is 3 to 5 days. The program is voluntary for those 18 and older. We aim to provide an option for 24-hour mental health care without the need for Court Commitment.

What is a mental health crisis?

Here are some guidelines for what constitutes a mental health crisis:

  • Trouble with mood or thought processes that causes problems with normal activities of daily living. This requires immediate treatment.
  • Could pose a danger to themselves or others, but it is not imminent.
  • Would benefit from short term psychiatric treatment, with 24-hour supervision and rehabilitate back into the community.

What does “Crisis Stabilization” mean?

Crisis stabilization is also known as “crisis intervention”, means to identify those life situations that are problematic, whether they are psychiatric, environmental or medical emergencies, to develop strategies and natural supports. Individuals will then be able to use these services to self-manage, alleviate and end the crisis.


Individuals who come to Turning Point do so at no cost to them. Funding is provided by the counties of the following Mental Health and Disability Services Regions: Rolling Hills Community Services, Care Connections of Northern Iowa, Sioux Rivers and Central Iowa Community Services. 


Services at Turning Point

Turning Point provides the services of meeting with a therapist daily and daily Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programming. Other programming and skill building that will be provided based on the needs and wants of each individual includes:

  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Interpersonal Relationship skills
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution

Contact Us

If you, a loved one, or someone you know, is in a state of crisis and in need of our services or if you have any questions, please contact us at the numbers below.

Phone: 712-662-8055
Cell: 712-661-8000
Fax: 712-662-8054

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