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Chamber Awards Turning Point 'Nonprofit of the Year'

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center was awarded Skokie’s 'Nonprofit of the Year' by the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. The nonprofit also recently received a $1.2 million grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Skokie’s Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center is having a positive outlook for the 2013 year.

Last month, CEO Ann Fisher Raney hosted a luncheon for more than 100 community members to celebrate the awarding of a $1.2 million grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation.

The grant allows Turning Point to double its office space to about 40,000 square feet without incurring any new debt, something vital for an organization that helps so many low-income clients, the nonprofit said.

What does Turning Point do? 

Turning Point provides mental health services, especially to those with low-incomes or people who are uninsured. The group served more than 1,500 clients in 2011 and of those, 85 percent had incomes at or below federal poverty guidelines.

Last Friday, Howard Meyer, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, presented Raney with Skokie’s Nonprofit of the Year award during an annual membership luncheon at Magginano’s at Old Orchard Mall.

This marks the second consecutive year that the behavioral health care organization has received the award.

“We are so pleased to honor Turning Point as one of the North Shore’s premier nonprofit organizations, advancing the agenda of mental health wellness in positive ways throughout the community,” Meyer said in a press release.

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