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It is our mission to provide a safe, caring, and home-like environment to those with a mental illness in crisis while modeling skills needed to successfully navigate in the community.

In the fall of 2015, Waubonsie Mental Health Center was awarded by the SWIA MHDS Region the proposal for a new service called Crisis Stabilization Residential Services. The program’s purpose is to support individuals in a mental health crisis and allow them to remain within the community instead of being admitted into inpatient acute care hospitalization. Turning Pointe opened its doors to southwest Iowa in January 2016, accepting referrals from Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties as well as nearby regions. Anyone, including friends, family, emergency departments, and providers have the ability to make a referral to Turning Pointe, 24 hours a day.

Admission Criteria

Residency is available for:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Major depression
  • Unmanaged anxiety
  • Trauma triggered event
  • Manic episode
  • Racing thoughts
  • Voluntary individuals

Due to accreditation restrictions and community location, services are not available for:

  • Registered sex offenders
  • Minors under age 18
  • Individuals with recent/chronic histories of violence
  • Mental health committals
  • Court-ordered emergency holds

Behavioral Expectations

  • In order to be admitted to Turning Pointe, potential clients must agree to adhere to the following rules:
  • Acceptance of 24-hour care, including bed checks during the night hours
  • Acceptance of Personal Belongings Policy
  • Acceptance of Video Surveillance Policy
  • Acceptance of Designated Cell Phone Usage
  • Acceptance of programming to learn daily living, leisure, social skills, and utilize skills taught throughout the stay
  • Prior approval to participate in kitchen activities
  • Acceptance of a same-gender roommate
  • Acceptance of a routine within the home, which may consist of appointments, meals, group time, lights out, etc.
  • Keep room clean and clean after self
  • One-on-one time with Crisis Counselors to develop goals in becoming self-sufficient
  • Acceptance of individual counseling and group therapy
  • Understanding of acceptable behaviors while in the community and neighborhood
  • The ability and responsibility to retain their rights as a citizen

Conditions for Discharge

  • Client can leave against medical advice (discharge is voluntary)
  • Client can request discharge
  • Provider is unable to meet client’s service needs
  • Client leaves residence without supervision
  • Client is admitted into a medical facility
  • Client is admitted into a long-term inpatient facility
  • Client refusal to participate in daily routine, activities, counseling, therapy, group sessions, and showing no inclination to improve his or her mental health/mental stability could lead to discharge
  • Client has reached the maximum length of stay allowed

Attention: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please go to your local emergency department or contact 911. Individuals that seek intervention can still be approved for services at Turning Pointe. Please visit with the physician or law enforcement about making a referral to Turning Pointe.

For more information, please see our Turning Pointe brochure.

Download Our Brochure

To make a referral or ask additional questions, please contact Turning Pointe.

Mailing Address
Turning Pointe CSRS
c/o Waubonsie Mental Health Center
216 W Division St.
Clarinda, IA 51632

Phone
(712) 850-1389

Fax
(712) 850-1389

This page was printed from the Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services Region on September 30, 2020. For the latest information, visit swiamhds.org.