The Turning Point Foundation was conceived and started by a group of likeminded and socially concerned citizens under the leadership of Chander Shekhar and Jojo Thomas. The main objective was to act as a platform for providing quality and cost effective services to all the drugs/ alcohol dependants and thereby ensuring their physical, mental and social well- being.
Turning Point Foundation is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860; Government of India. TPF started its operations by establishing its first centre in 2002, to provide services free of cost to all the drug addicts who can’t afford to pay any treatment charges. To financially sustain them they started their second centre which is a paid centre in 2006, after having seen a demand from the families to have better facilities for the patients and the willingness to pay for it. The rehabilitation centre provided the beneficiaries with a healthy environment where they can live with dignity and respect. TPF endeavours to include and integrate beneficiaries into a stable and homely environment, enabling them to lead normal lives with daily routine tasks being performed every day. The rehabilitation centre treat drug addicts by adopting a threefold approach focusing on preventive, curative and creating awareness of healthy lifestyle which makes it stand out among other rehabilitation centres. To realise this aim, TPF follows a holistic approach consisting of multifarious activities such as education, healthcare, skill training and performing various tasks of daily life. Yoga, meditation and Nature Cure were also a integral part of the life of the inmates.
As it was found that drugs/alcohol dependants were vulnerable to HIV and AIDS as well as it is realised that many of them lead a high risk lifestyle, TPF incorporated HIV&AIDS to its actions. After years of extensive awareness drives were undertaken in Delhi and adjacent areas, in 2010 it established its first prevention, care and support centre for Injecting Drugs Users (IDUs) in Panipat Haryana. It also works for the prevention and care of Tuberculosis and Hepatitis.
Our vision is to develop an environment for our beneficiaries in which they can make healthy choices and lead a life of dignity and respect.
Our mission is to provide quality and cost effective services to people negatively affected by issues related to social and health. This is achieved by a holistic approach to the treatment so that the clients will achieve a degree of well being and wellness.
- Registered Under Societies Registration Act 1860, Govt. of India
- Registered u/s 12 A, of the I.T. Act.
- Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)
- Donations are Exempted u/s Section 80 G of I.T. Act
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