Turning Point is a crisis intervention, acute stabilization, and psychiatric diversion program that provides children and their caregivers with therapeutic services and natural supports to help prevent hospitalizations and maintain stable foster home placements. Licensed professionals are available 24/7 to provide initial support, assessment and services referrals over the phone. Additional, mobile, on-site crisis teams providing in-home interventions and safety planning are a part of the process. Alternative care settings are also accessible for youth and families who qualify. *
Alternate Care Settings and Available for Youth Who Qualify *
* Signed MOU required between Turing Point and the licensing agency to access alternative care settings.
Who qualifies for Turning Point Service? Turning Point is available for children in the conservatorship of the Texas DFPS that are residing in a single-family, home environment. Children can be placed in traditional foster care or kinship care with a private child placing agency or with Child Protective Services.
Who does not qualify for Turing Point services?
Children and youth who are not in Kinship Care or the Foster Care System of Texas
Placed in a Residential Treatment Center
Residing outside of Bexar and Harris Counties (more counties to come)
How does it work? In a moment of crisis, youth or caregivers can dial the appropriate number for their county (Bexar or Harris) to reach a trained crisis worker. Turning Point staff will complete an assessment and determine the appropriate course of action which may include:
De-Escalation and Crisis Aversion
Service and Resource Referrals Provided
Crisis Team mobilized for On-site Intervention
Safety Plans for Child and Family
Referral to In-patient Psychiatric Hospital if Necessary
San Antonio (Bexar County) (800) 619-5291 Toll Free (210) 399-3060 Local Houston (Harris County) (888) 483-0831 Toll Free (713) 429-5992 Local