Turning Points is the state recognized homeless coalition for Manatee County.
We provide leadership on issues related to homelessness, advocate for the homeless, and work to coordinate services in the community. Each month we sponsor and organize a meeting, on the third Thursday of every month, starting at 9am at the First United Methodist Church in Bradenton, for all entities that provide any kind of service or have an interest in serving the homeless. This continuum of care, People Assisting the Homeless (“PATH”), is represented by individuals and agencies that work in law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse, employment services, social services, faith based organizations, medical services, business, and housing services.
Although there is a program dictated by the needs of the group and the issues currently impacting services in the community, there is always time in the meeting for sharing information and networking.
Turning Points also produces an annual Community Resource booklet that catalogs the services of interest available in the Community. Copies of the booklet can be picked up at our center, and you can access it here – 2019-2020 PATH Directory in English, 2019-2020 PATH Directory in Spanish.