ADDRESS
Turning Point Foundation
1881 County Road 627
Thorsby, AL 35171

Intake:           205-955-2055
Office:           205-646-3650
Emergency:   205-281-3096
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A Typical Day

A typical day at Turning Point is fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding all at the same time.

The daily schedule is designed to bring insight, counseling, challenges, and interaction with teachers, volunteers,

staff and other residents. Over the course of the program, each day slowly removes

the barriers of past habits and choices allowing for the recovery process to begin

and enabling the residents to focus solely on their lives and their relationship with

The Lord.

A typical weekday begins with a 6:00 a.m. wake up and 7:00 a.m. breakfast.

The residents have an hour for quiet time, cleaning their rooms, and preparing for

the day. After breakfast and light chores classes begin. There are classes each

morning from 8: 00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday.

At noon, the residents gather for lunch, devotion, and a time of fellowship. After their lunch, they are assigned afternoon chores that help maintain a sense of structure and discipline. We strive to keep a full schedule that is challenging but not too taxing on all the residents.

Every evening we gather again for dinner and fellowship to wrap up the day’s events. After the meal, the residents are free to attend small groups (various ones offered throughout the week), relax, or play sports, spending their time as they choose. They have homework and scheduled reading assignments but

it is up to each of them as to how they choose to spend their time.

We believe given the right amount of encouragement the residents will begin to start

choosing and making better decisions for their life. Again, we believe and strongly

encourage the residents in understanding that an active church life is vital to

long-term recovery.

In addition to these outside church services, we try to schedule a guest speaker one

additional night a week in our onsite chapel. The chapel is always open to the residents

for prayer, meditation, and praise and worship.

After a long week of both challenging and rewarding classes, we allow Saturday to be the

residents’ day. They can take advantage of the gym, basketball, volleyball, Frisbee golf,

watching TV and movies, or fishing in one of the fully stocked ponds. Weather permitting; we end many

Saturdays with a cookout and more time of fellowship among the residents.  After Sunday services, we encourage the residents and their families to enjoy an afternoon of visitation and restoration on the Turning Point grounds.

It is a great joy to watch our God restore the lives of these residents seeking Him and then to watch their relationships also being restored.