Turning Point The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road
Suite 240
Leawood KS 66206

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 574-0900
Mission Statement
Turning Point's mission is to empower and transform the mind, body, and spirit of individuals, families, and friends living with serious or chronic physical illness. We provide innovative education and support programs that inspire people to take charge of their illness and live life to its fullest.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Moira A Mulhern Ph.D.
Board Chair April Long
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Turning Point's mission is to empower and transform the mind, body, and spirit of individuals, families, and friends living with serious or chronic physical illness. We provide innovative education and support programs that inspire people to take charge of their illness and live life to its fullest.
Background Statement Officially established as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization on March 21, 2001, Turning Point is a community resource for hope and healing.   Every year, thousands of people in Kansas City are diagnosed with serious or chronic illnesses. Thousands more have been living with illness for years. While the quality of the area's medical care is unsurpassed, there are not sufficient resources to effectively deal with the issues beyond the physical aspects of the disease process. Consequently, this has left huge gaps in support services for patients and their families, often impeding the healing process. Turning Point provides a gathering place which serves the community to fill in those gaps with its unique mission. It is the only organization in the Kansas City area that provides innovative education and comprehensive support services to enhance the lives of adults and families living with any serious or chronic illness. 
Impact Statement
Turning Point offers programs and services to people who are living with a serious or chronic illness and their loved ones.  Our research-based programs, presented by credentialed professionals, help participants adjust to their new normal, focusing on the mind, body and spirit.  Turning Point programs are proven to reduce anxiety, depression, and overall distress.  In fiscal year 2017, Turning Point served 10,038 people and provided 662 programs.
Needs Statement
Turning Point needs support for its ongoing programs including the following:
  • Emotional and Physical Support Programs
  • Nutrition Programs
  • Body Movement Programs
  • Programs for Families, Teens and Children
  • Meditation Programs
  • Disease Specific Programs
Service Categories
Health Support
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
Eighty three percentage of Turning Point's participants live in Jackson County, Missouri or Johnson County, Kansas with additional participants coming from Cass, Wyandotte, and Platte Counties.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Many of Turning Point’s participants will tell you that using our services was not something they ever anticipated but they are grateful we are there for them. Before Turning Point, people living with serious or chronic illness in Kansas City could find excellent care but very little to help them address the psychological and social challenges of their illnesses. Turning Point’s credentialed professionals develop and deliver innovative programs that fill this gap.
Since 2001, we have served over 30,000 participants throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area ranging in age from 3 to 93. Our research-based programs help people manage the multiple challenges of serious or chronic illness by providing them with practical skills and tools that increase resilience, which is the ability to bend without breaking.
Our Turning Point programs are offered at no charge.
Programs
Description When an adult is diagnosed with cancer or another serious or chronic illness, their whole family is affected. Children respond in unexpected ways to stress, fear and uncertainty. Turning Point's Childrens' Programs address the issues unique to children and parents. The programs give children the tools to handle the uncertainty that illness has brought to their lives.
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), People/Families of People with Cancer
Short-Term Success Immediate changes in stress level behavior and mood.
Long-Term Success After participation in the program changes in the child's mood and behavior are expected. Parents have reported that behavioral changes have occurred post participation.
Program Success Monitored By Parental feedback is our best measure. We also conduct pre and post assessments along with satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success Satisfaction surveys show a 98% of participant were highly satisfied with the program.
Description Our Body Movement classes teach skill that cultivate one or more aspects of resilience, which is the ability to neutralize stress. Classes include Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and Mindful Movement. All classes are taught by certified instructors who understand the special needs of the participants. Turning Point instituted these classes as a result of scientific evidence of the physical damage caused by stress and the positive impact even gentle exercise can have on resilience and overall health.
Program Budget $98,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Near term benefits include motivation for using new skills learned, better sense of coherence, ability to be self supportive, and optimistic.
Long-Term Success Participants develop the ability to neutralize stress while at the same time increase strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Psychological benefits include relaxation, greater equanimity, better concentration, and improved mood.
Program Success Monitored By Feed back from participants given directly to the class instructors.
Examples of Program Success Participants will be asked to complete pre and post class evaluations that measure knowledge of subject matter as well as overall satisfaction.
Description

Our nutrition programs cover topics such as nourishing gut health, anti-inflammatory foods, nutrition for diabetes, nutrition for heart disease, cancer treatment or other diseases specific topics. We also offer regular cooking classes.

Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Participants will leave the program with information and recipes they can use to optimize their health.
Long-Term Success Participants learn strategies for healthy eating.  
Program Success Monitored By Turning Point uses satisfaction surveys that rate the facilitator's communication skills, handouts and usefulness of information.
Examples of Program Success Turning Point Nutrition programs regularly receive satisfaction scores of 4.97 on a 5.0 scale.
Description

The underlying philosophy of all of our programs is a ten faceted resilience model. The ten facets are: the ability to self-calm, the ability to self-replenish, hope, optimism, sense of coherence, hardiness, exercise and physical self-care, self-supporting thoughts, emotional expressiveness and social support. Our emotional support programs cover topics from Biofeedback for Pain to Who Would You Be Without That Thought. Each program is designed to train one or all of the ten facets of resilience.

Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

We expect our programs to increase overall quality of life (physical, mental and emotional functioning), decrease anxiety, depression and distress and teach skills to improve resilience. We know we are achieving these goals through the use of the PROMIS measures.

Near-term achievement is measured by the PROMIS Anxiety and Depression short form which is administered pre and post for all of our series based programs.

Long-term success is measured by the PROMIS29 which is administered when the participant first comes to TP, then again every six months. The PROMIS29 measures anxiety, depression, distress, physical functioning, quality of life, sleep disturbances. 

Long-Term Success

For program evaluation, we use the PROMIS measures (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), a system of highly reliable, valid flexible and precise measures funded by the NIH. Data shows that our programs reduce anxiety, depression and overall distress and a very significant level (p,.001).

Program Success Monitored By

In addition to the PROMIS measures, we evaluate each program for participant satisfaction. The satisfaction questionnaire is anonymous and consists of questions assessing the satisfaction of the overall program, facilitator, facilitator knowledge, content.

Examples of Program Success For program evaluation, we use the PROMIS measures (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), a system of highly reliable, valid flexible and precise measures funded by the NIH. Data shows that our programs reduce anxiety, depression and overall distress and a very significant level (p,.001).
CEO Comments Turning Point provides education-based, time-limited programs for individuals, families and friends living with serious or chronic illness. We teach the "ability to bounce back" - a skill that is useful in dealing with the ups and downs of illness and the ups and downs of life. The demand for our services continues to grow and Turning Point is responding - with programs for people with cancer, Parkinson's, MS, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Moira A Mulhern Ph.D.
Term Start Jan 2000
Experience With a Ph.D. in Community Health Psychology, Dr. Mulhern has devoted more than 28+ years to providing support, awareness, and education for people with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illnesses. She has extensive experience designing and implementing stress management, support and training programs for local hospitals and companies. She is a sought-after lecturer on issues related to the management of stress and chronic illness.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 70
Paid Contractors 80
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 7
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • Cancer Action
  • Child Protection Center
  • Children International
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Gilda's Club
  • HNC Living Foundation
  • Midwest Cancer Alliance
  • MOCSA
  • Resilience KC
  • Rose Brooks
  • Trauma Matters at Truman Medical Center
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Since 2012 when Turning Point affiliated with the University of Kansas Health System, we have experienced significant growth.  In our most recent fiscal year we provided services to more than 10,000 participants.  Without growing our staff.  This was accomplished of reallocating staff hours and maximizing staff talents.
Board Chair
Board Chair April Long
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Steve Hancock U.S. Engineering
Jeff Jernigan Union Bank
April Long NAI Capital Realty
Moira Mulhern Ph.D.Community Volunteer
Dr. Jane Sosland University of Kansas Medical Center
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
CEO Comments In 2012 Turning Point affiliated with the University of Kansas Health System.  Our five highly committed board members are appointed by the Hospital Authority.  They strive to guide Turning Point's growth, fundraising efforts and vision for the future.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $800,000
Projected Expenses $881,000
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the organization's internal financial documents.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include individual contributions. 
  • For FYE 6/30/2016: The Total Expense on the document provided states $962,767, however, the actual amount for Total Expense is $962,947.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$708,005$694,061$654,147
Administration Expense$239,836$257,150$249,738
Fundraising Expense$11,468$11,736$8,509
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.800.660.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%72%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%4%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Since 2012 when Turning Point affiliated with the University of Kansas Health System, we have experienced significant growth. In our most recent fiscal year we provided services to more than 10,000 participants. Without growing our staff. This was accomplished of reallocating staff hours and maximizing staff talents.
Organization Name Turning Point The Center for Hope and Healing
Address 8900 State Line Road
Suite 240
Leawood, KS 66206
Primary Phone (913) 574-0900
Contact Email nhobbs2@kumc.edu
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Moira A Mulhern Ph.D.
Board Chair April Long
Year of Incorporation 2000