A Turning Point Ministry Inc
5105 NW Waukomis Drive
Kansas City MO 64151
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 237-0138
Mission Statement
A Turning Point’s mission is to transform lives by empowering people to self-sufficiency.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cathy McIntire
Board Chair Ms. Diannah White
Board Chair Company Affiliation Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2016
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
A Turning Point’s mission is to transform lives by empowering people to self-sufficiency.
Background Statement
A Turning Point was launched out of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church as a means to fill the gaps in services needed. The vision was to not replicate already provided services (unless there was a true need) but to provide services and resources that other community agencies were not….to fill the gap for those in need. After extensive research in the community to determine the gaps, A Turning Point’s vision and mission were created. A Board of Directors was formed and went to work putting together the finances, the human resources, the strategic plan, the policies and more to successfully launch A Turning Point in early 2016. Since inception, A Turning Point has partnered with community agencies (Hillcrest Hope, Hillcrest Blessings, Synergy Youth Center, Family Promise, Rebuilding Together Clay County) in the way of both human and financial resources to provide housing, meals, bill assistance, home maintenance, and more. A Turning Point has also started unique programs to our organization at our facility in Northmoor, MO. Our programs include:
  • Food Pantry (unique in the frequency of usage and screening process) 
  • Wardrobe or clothes closet (unique in whom served, frequency, and availability)
  • Academy (an opportunity for an adult to earn a high school diploma
  • Community Garden (partnering with community families to provide fresh produce)
All of these partnerships and programs have been successfully launched and maintained in the first 18 months of incorporation. We are excited to see what the future holds in serving our community’s needs.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
  1. Expanding our food pantry to be a sustainable 100% self-choice program by partnering with Harvesters.
  2. Launching our high school diploma Academy for adults.
  3. Creating multiple partnerships with other social agencies (Hillcrest Hope, Hillcrest Blessings, Synergy, Family Promise, & Rebuilding Together) to make the most effective impact in community.
Current Goals:
  1. Enrolling a minimum of 15 students in our Academy and graduating one before year end.
  2. Expansion of those being served by our services.
  3. Establishing new partnerships with community organizations/agencies to collaborate on projects, goals, and events.
  4. Seek fiscal stability by diversifying funding sources and building a financial reserve.
Needs Statement
  1. Spatial Reconfiguration/Remodeling – a client intake area needs to be built and equipped to be able to handle the great influx of clients we are serving (experienced a 200% increase in the last 8 months of those we’re serving)
  2. Financing to meet the on-going needs of programs/partnerships, remodeling, and growth.
  3. Diversity of Board of Directors – we are looking to create a more diverse group of folks to serve on the board to better meet the diverse needs of those we serve.
  4. Future Growth – being able to expand our services to meet the needs in our community (i.e. emergency and transitional living arrangements)
  5. General Facility Maintenance – upkeep with grounds, parking lot, buildings, etc. – both the physical and financial aspect.
Service Categories
Human Services
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Jackson County
At A Turning Point, we serve folks who come expressing a need for our services, regardless of where they live. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement For many years, I watched people come each week to a Food Pantry. While we were helping them for that week ahead we weren't helping them to move out of the cycle of improving their circumstances. A Turning Point offers that movement. As Chair of the Board I am personally committed to ensuring that our programming is focused on achieving this mission. Our organization is focused on serving those who need help regardless of what brings them to us. We are particular about what programs we offer so that we are filling a need in the community. We seek to offer services that others are not so that more can be accomplished for our neighbors. The biggest obstacle we face is space limitations. Our Food Pantry alone has grown from serving just over 500 people in January, 2017 to over 1100 just 7 months later. We've increased the food supply we can provide so can keep up there thanks to our partnership with Harvesters. The limitations come with space to accommodate the families coming in to receive the food and in the case of our Wardrobe, clothing. It is important for us to make changes to our serving schedules to accommodate more people throughout a longer time frame. The biggest way forward for us is to continue to find funding partners that support our mission to improve the community. This funding is multiplied by making a permanent improvement in space and services.
Programs
Description Our Food Pantry partners with Harvesters to provide well-balanced, healthy choices to our clients including perishables, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and fresh meat. Our program allows an individual/family to receive services on a weekly basis as needed. We serve based on a self-proclaimed need across city and county lines. Families are allowed to “shop” for themselves giving them the opportunity to make the appropriate selections for their household. As of this time, we are serving between 1100-1200 people each month through our pantry.
Program Budget $45,000.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success One acknowledgement of short-term success for A Turning Point is the clients’ attitude of gratefulness. The general appreciation and thankfulness for the services A Turning Point provides is evident when those we serve are quick to help in whatever way they can, when they are only willing to receive and take what they need and nothing more, when they consistently share their knowledge of resources with other clients and friends in need. There is a sense of community and sharing of resources – not in “it” for just themselves…that’s success for the greater good.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for our clients is self-sufficiency. Our hope is by providing a service for such a basic need as food, the families we serve are released to focus on other necessities for their family until they are able to self-sustain in all areas of life. Ideally, then, our ultimate goal is not to be needed any more by our clients.
Program Success Monitored By
The program measures success in different ways. One being that the clients’ usage of our services actually decreases as we track one family’s usage. This, overall, can be misleading however because our number of clients continue to increase because of such a great need; therefore, the tracking of individual families that we do is necessary. Secondly, a measure of success comes when our clients not only “take” but “give”. Many of our clients give back what they can when they can rather than being continual consumers. One mother donates diapers she has attained and cannot use, yet only takes the formula her baby needs. Many of our clients donate clothing to our Wardrobe program.
 
Another tool denoting forward movement is when our clients become volunteers and become involved in helping our programs to function well.
Examples of Program Success
Our clients are quick to show their appreciation for the Food Pantry’s service and share how it has impacted their lives:
  • “Even with food stamps, we are struggling to provide food for our family. Your pantry helps us in huge ways have food in our home for our 3 children.”
  • “On my fixed income, money just doesn’t stretch far enough…what you offer through your pantry helps me make it work every month.”
  • “I am so thankful that you serve anyone who comes in because being homeless limits my resources in many ways, but I can come here and know that I can get what I need to be able to cook at my camp.”
Description A Turning Point Academy is a program that provides adults with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma rather than a HiSET or GED. A student presents for enrollment, a transcript from last school attended is ordered and assessed, and a program is developed for that individual based on the required state credits still needed for graduation. Our Academy offers the hands-on curriculum, the technology resources, the supplies, and the one-on-one tutoring/mentoring needed for student to attain said credits. Once credits are all achieved according to MO state standards, a high school graduation ceremony is held where a diploma is issued to the student. This program allows the adult student to achieve success and provides the skills and resources needed for the next step in their education or career.
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Our clients (students) experience short-term success frequently in the way of successfully passing tests, gaining credits for courses taken, and realizing their learning potential. Becoming confident in their ability to learn, grow, and achieve is critical not only in earning the high school diploma they’re actively seeking, but in the job place and in life as well. As each tiny step of success is attained, the clients’ excitement and positivity grows as well. Seeing firsthand the transformation of a client’s self-esteem is very rewarding for the volunteers as well as the clients themselves.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for our clients (students) enrolled in our Academy is graduation. For every student, this process requires a different length of time, depending upon: number of credits needed, amount of time to commit to program, life circumstances, and other factors. A Turning Point strives to connect our graduating students with their next dream – entrance into a technical or training school, university or college enrollment, career/job path opportunity…whatever the student desires by assisting with applications, resumes, scholarships, and more. Again, the ultimate goal of this program is the same for our organization as a whole: self-sufficiency.
Program Success Monitored By Any forward movement in earning any credits towards graduation is success – we celebrate those smaller milestones as well as the large one – GRADUATION! Ultimate success is graduating from the Academy having earned your high school diploma and moving on to the next phase – whether that’s more education, career changes, or something else. We will have our first graduation on October 21, 2017 with an anticipated 3 graduates!
Examples of Program Success A Turning Point Academy will hold its first graduation ceremony for three of our students on October 21, 2017. By attaining their high school diploma, these three young ladies will be able to move on to the next step of their life. For one, this means enrolling in a Certified Nursing program. For another, this is attending a local community college with hopes of going into veterinary medicine. For the third, it opens doors of employment she’s never had available before. All three are eager to move to the next phase and are very proud of their achievements!
Description A Turning Point’s Wardrobe (aka clothes closet) provides clients with the opportunity to receive clean, stylish, and usable clothing, shoes, coats, and accessories to be successful in the workplace, at school, in the community, and at home. Our Wardrobe is unique in that it services people of all ages – from birth to the end of time. We also have available a specialty area of interview and professional attire for those in need of work environment clothing. Clients are allowed to “shop” in our Wardrobe twice a month.
Program Budget $15,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Thrift Shop Operation
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Our Wardrobe clients are extremely appreciative of the ability to attain clean, fashionable, stylish clothing, coats, and accessories for their families. It gives them a great deal of self-confidence to be able to present themselves in a more socially acceptable way than they could without the service. This confidence then begins to spread through other areas of their life as well and allows for transformation to begin.
Long-Term Success Wardrobe clients’ ultimate goal is self-sufficiency and not requiring the use of these services any longer. To that end, our Wardrobe helps to cut the expense of clothing in the clients’ budgets. For some clients, the Wardrobe is able to provide necessary apparel for a job interview or the needed items for proper work attire, which allows for success in the workplace. For some clients, we provide the needed items for the school setting allowing them to attend school in a successful manner.
Program Success Monitored By In large part, the indicator of the success of this program lies in the number of items that are donated, sorted, and distributed. When client families are able to shop the Wardrobe and attain items otherwise unattainable, the program is successful. We monitor the number of items taken by each family as well as the number of visits per month…both of which are limited.
Examples of Program Success Measuring success in this program is a bit more ambiguous, but most often is reflected in our clients’ reactions to the clothes they are able to obtain. There’s often a look of disbelief on children’s faces when they learn that the coat/clothes/shoes they pick out are really theirs to keep. More than one mother has been moved to tears because of her ability to provide school clothing for her children because of our Wardrobe. One young lady was able to find a suitable suit to wear for her job interview. While numbers may not be available or an indicator of success, these reactions are!
CEO Comments A Turning Point not only has the programs mentioned, but has also created partnerships with community agencies to help provide safe homes, emergency and transitional shelter, utility assistance, food, and more. Partnering with Hillcrest Hope, Family Promise, Synergy Youth Center, Hillcrest Blessings, and Rebuilding Together has allowed our resources - both financial and human - to be maximized. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Cathy McIntire
Term Start Oct 2015
Compensation $0 - $50,000
Experience Cathy has had a career as an educator teaching 15 years in MO public schools. She is an ordained minister with a passion for outreach ministry and serving those in need. She is married and has 3 daughters, 1 son-in-law, and a granddaughter on the way!
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Diannah White
Company Affiliation Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Greg Cox Social Security Administration
Ms. Kerri Glasgow North Kansas City Schools
Mr. Ken Halford PeopleAdmin
Mr. Alex Kutz RSM US
Ms. Michelle Taylor Progressive Rail
Ms. Diannah White Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $101,000
Projected Expenses $84,420
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$58,296----
Administration Expense$9,179----
Fundraising Expense$79----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses8.05----
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$477,016----
Current Assets$32,380----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$656----
Total Net Assets$476,360----
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities49.36----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name A Turning Point Ministry Inc
Address 5105 NW Waukomis Drive
Kansas City, MO 64151
Primary Phone (816) 237-0138
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cathy McIntire
Board Chair Ms. Diannah White
Board Chair Company Affiliation Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Year of Incorporation 2016