Turning Point provides the following resources to those in need:
- Utility assistance
- Rental assistance
- Use of telephones, electricity, and a temporary mailing address
- Housing and employment information
- Referrals to emergency shelters, clothing sources, and other agencies
- Emergency food supplies
- Special Programs: Holiday Outreach (provides those in need with gifts for children)
- Special Programs: Baby Point (provides monthly resources for infants and toddlers to receive clothing, diapers, wipes, resources)
- Various other needs as available (i.e. food, clothing)
WACH Special Programs
The Baby Point program was initiated in 2006, as an outgrowth of Turning Point’s services, to assist families with the needs of their infants and babies.
The program provides free diapers and wipes to income qualified families once each month. Baby Point is a non-sectarian, non-profit sponsored program that seeks to help low income parents to care for babies in a hygienic and healthful way. The program also offers gently used clothing for infants to toddlers for each season.
One central element of the Baby Point program is providing free diapers and gently used clothing to parents who can demonstrate financial eligibility. This includes the following: Mass Health or WIC card, food stamps, unemployment benefits or any public assistance with a current letter of eligibility. Participants must also provide a photo identification, and proof of residency within the Turning Point service area.
Turning Point’s Holiday Program
In the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas several members of the Wareham Area Community came together to support families in need. Together with the support of several area businesses, countless individuals, multiple local service agencies, several churches, numerous non-profit and private organizations, and multiple school systems, Turning Point’s Holiday Outreach Program was able to provide gifts, a full meal, and some holiday magic to over 500 area children! We are beyond grateful for the support this program receives and for the ability to service those less fortunate in the Wareham Area.
Back-to School Program
As children are preparing to go back to school Turning Point partners with other non-profit agencies to collect items needed for the new school year. Items may include backpacks, school supplies, personal hygiene items, new clothing, and gift cards.