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Our Mission - Our Background - Our Shelter

Accepting Individuals and
Married Couples with or Without Children

If you are aware of a group, business, church or other organization that would be interested in learning more about
Turning Point's ministry, we would be happy to share this information.
Just call Turning Point at 260-665-9191 to speak to the Executive Director, Shannon Thomas or
Email Shannon at:
A presentation can be arranged for your church or organization.

The mission


Our Mission is to foster a secure and nurturing environment for individuals and families confronting life’s struggles. We seek to promote positive life changes physically and spiritually, to those wishing to rebuild and renew.


So Grateful for their Support

Turning Point's ministry depends upon churches, individuals, businesses and other service organizations for approximately 75% of its yearly budget. The remaining 25% comes from the City of Angola and the Steuben County United Way. Turning Point receives no federal or state funding for operational expenses. Turning Point also has an endowment fund to which you may give.

In addition to financial support from groups and individuals,
Turning Point depends on other donations.
Learn more about our ongoing needs...

Celebrating 28 years!

Our Background

Turning Point, Inc. formerly known as Operation Shelter, was founded in October of 1989, by the Steuben County Ministerial Association to provide temporary emergency shelter for transients and the homeless of Steuben County.

Turning Point is a not-for-profit agency under the statues of the State of Indiana and the Federal Governement [501(c)(3)].

Turning Point Shelter Steuben County

The Facility

Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

Turning Point is currently in use every day with occupancy ranging
from 1 to 40 people per night. Individuals or families may be referred
to Turning Point by local Clergy, Social Service Agencies, or Area Law
Enforcement Departments. Before any individual can enter
Turning Point, he or she must pass a Police Security Check.

Each individual's stay at Turning Point is evaluated on a daily basis.
The expectation is that residents are to be employed or actively
seeking employment. The operation of Turning Point is conducted
under specific rules for occupants. Failure to follow the rules
will result in dismissal from the facility.