The Turning Point of Chester is a ministry of faith; a non-profit organization, a substance abuse rehabilitation referral agency that provides a 90 day program for men who have an addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or gambling. No one is turned away due to race, financial status or religious beliefs. It is our belief that those with addictions can overcome those addictions with a commitment to a Christian life. Our belief is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The foundation stones of The Turning Point of Chester are the following:
The goal of The Turning Point is to meet those who are hurting at their point of need.” Realizing that from the foundation of the world, God ordained the family, (Father, Mother & Child).
Seeing then, so many of our children (boys and girls) turning to crime, committing suicide, using alcohol drugs and other destructive and sometimes deadly acts, trying to reach a state of euphoria, but never quite able to attain it. So the vicious circle goes on. We are endeavoring to get to what we believe is the root of the problem.
If a child has a father who is under the bondage of substance abuse, gambling, or maybe he just never learned how to be a father. We believe the greatest gift we can give that child is, to work with the father, help him find freedom from the bondage, teach him how to be a father, so he can take his rightful place as head of his household, teach his boys how to be a man, and show his little girls how a lady should be treated and what she needs to look for in a husband and father for her children, thus bringing about a turning point in the lives of our youth.
We also operate a food pantry. The food pantry provides food for senior citizens, the unemployed, and others who are not eligible for government assistance and for all in special emergency situations. Over 40,000 pounds of food has been distributed annually since 1990.