Basic Needs Assistance

Basic Needs Assistance

Whether you are looking for help with your most basic daily living needs or simply need a little help with one specific item, you will be amazed at all the services at one location available through the Open Door program offered by Turning Points. The compassionate staff and volunteers of the Open Door will assist you with a variety of needs to help you stabilize your current living and financial situation while becoming more capable of independently meeting your own needs.

The Open Door will help you solve nearly any problem affecting your ability to maintain a stable living situation. Regardless of your need or situation, please contact us. If we do not directly provide the service you require, we will refer you to one of our many partners. We are here to help in any way we can. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 2:00pm. Below is a table of the direct services we currently provide.

Open Door Day Resource Center

Location:

701 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Telephone:

(941) 747-0383

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm

Acquiring Legal Documents and Financial Assistance

(Services made possible in part by being registered as a Department of Children and Families Services ACCESS site.)

  • Florida state identification card (application and cost assistance)
  • Ordering a copy of your birth certificate (application and cost assistance)
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Food stamps
  • Other financial assistance programs when applicable

Man outside home holding a check from Turning Points

Employment Assistance

People sitting at computer lab

(In partnership with Goodwill Job Connections program)

  • Fully equipped computer lab to search and apply for jobs
  • Resume writing and consultation
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Computer skills training

Interaction with Friends, Family, and Employers

  • Use of a telephone and fax service
  • Mailbox service. You can use our address for mail and employment applications.
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Fully equipped computer lab with Internet access and assistant

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Self Care and Well Being

Clothing room with clothes on shelves and on a rack

  • Daily continental breakfast and beverages to avoid dehydration
  • Daily lunch provided onsite by Our Daily Bread of Bradenton (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
  • Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. Toys, books, and other too.
  • Haircuts for adults and children
  • A hot shower and free personal hygiene kit to go
  • Restroom facilities and a dedicated shaving area
  • Laundry. We wash wash, dry, and fold up to 10 personal items weekly
  • Transportation. Free bus passes, fuel assistance (typically only for emergencies), and bicycles when available.
  • Prescription cost assistance depending upon need and situation

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Make a big impact in your community and join us in preventing and alleviating homelessness. We’d love to have you join us whether it is for just a few hours a week or more, or for a specific one-time initiative.

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Testimonials

his place is great for people who need help or are going through rough times, they can help with food stamps, clothing, showers, food (to take home for those who have a home, or a meal Mon-Fri), they have computers available to use, they also have housing assistance for those who qualify. There is also a lot more that they do, this place helped me so much when I had nowhere to go.
Justin Balser
Went to the One Stop Center and Turning Points today for a tour of the facility - was excellent and informative - if interested, make an appointment - takes about an hour and well worth the time to see all that is going on there - there were clients in all areas - the place was a beehive of activity - a wonderful facility for our community and one of the top in the country - highly recommend checking it out.
Sue Wait
Turning points is so awesome. Without them I would not have a wonderful home for my family and I.
Tammi Wallin
I volunteered at the Stand Down held in Palmetto on Nov. 1st. I was so impressed with the services available for the all those in need. There was a separate building just for veterans. I was in that building and saw how they helped the men and women with any paperwork. They serviced breakfast to all and had a bounce house for children. I give this organization an A+.
Sally Helmbrecht

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