Better Business Bureau Report for
Turning Point Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Turning Point Center
Address: 1701 Jacquelyn Drive
  Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 713-957-0099
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Rehab Mission

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To assist Houston’s elderly homeless, ages 50 and older, to become self-sufficient and then networked by into society. In order to do so, they provide the basic essentials such as food, clothing and shelter. They then utilize various supportive services to address each individual’s unique needs to achieve the goal of returning to mainstream society.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Turning Point Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Turning Point Center's principal program service activities include housing, meals, clothing, counseling, important document acquisition, benefits acquisition, continuing education, hands-on job training and transportation. They serve over 7,500 homeless street people annually with their Outreach Program by providing sack / box lunches and toiletries on weekly basis.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Turning Point Center's program expenses were:

Client Services 252,635
Total Program Expenses: $252,635
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Chief Executive : George Gomez, Client Services Director

Chair of the Board: Isha Salas-Desselle
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President and Founder of Turning Point Center

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $161,323, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Turning Point Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Realized gains on sales of land-held for investment 183,214
Contributions 161,323
Program Fees 155,110
Others 2,713
Unrealized Gain on Investment 1,658
Interest and Dividend Income 552
Total Income $504,570


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $504,570
Program expenses $252,635
Fund raising expenses 809
Administrative expenses 45,827
Total expenses $299,271
Income in Excess of Expenses 205,299
Beginning net assets 1,141,322
Other Changes in Net Assets 205
Ending net assets 1,346,621
Total liabilities 361,053
Total assets $1,707,674

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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