Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center CEO Ann Fisher Raney announced the receipt of a $1.2 million grant awarded by the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation. The grant allows Turning Point to expand services and purchase the adjacent space in their current building. Currently Turning Point owns 55% of the 40,000 square foot building in Skokie, IL.
CEO Raney said in a press release that Turning Point initially approached the Foundation with a grant request to expand nursing staff. Foundation representatives met with Turning Point staff for a site visit in spring of 2012, where they learned more about the organization’s track record for innovation and listened to the staff’s multitude of ideas for future programming. North Suburban Healthcare Foundation Board Chair Beverley J. Kroll said, “Just as we recognized a community need and capability to address those needs by Lighthouse for the Blind, we see the singular potential of Turning Point.”
Although the announcement was just recently made to the public, CEO Ann Fisher Raney announced the grant to the Turning Point staff at the a November staff meeting and said, “This sizeable grant, remarkable in a time of severe federal and state healthcare budget cuts, is a testament to the degree of commitment you bring to your work each day.”