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Resources for immediate help

Three phone numbers for domestic violence victims, their families, and the victims of sexual assault.
National helpline 800.662.4357.
988 the suicide and crisis lifeline phone number.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number: 800.273.8255

Additional hotlines

Al-anon/Alateen Helpline 1-888-425-2666 
Alcohol & Drug Helpline 1-800-821-4357      
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline:  1-800-729-6686       
Alcohol Hotline 1-800-331-2900        
Be Sober Hotline 1-800-237-6237 
Orange County AA Hotline 1-714-556-4555
Cocaine National Hotline 1-800-262-2463 
Marijuana Anonymous 1-800-766-6779  


Child Abuse
California Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-540-4000                                               
​National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453       
Kids Help 1-800-668-6868

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE    
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Single Parent Advocate
Financial Abuse
The Simple Dollar - Affording Transitional Housing 

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Hotline 1-800-931-2237         
Overeaters Anonymous 1-505-891-2664

Mental Health
National Mental Health Assn. 1-800-969-6642 
Helpline Nat'l Alliance for the Mentally ill 1-800-950-NAMI 

Missing Children
Parents Reporting Lost Children 1-800-426-5678
National Hotline for Missing Children 1-800-843-5678 
National Runaway Safeline 1-800-621-4000 

Self-Injury/Abuse SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT 

Sexual Assault
Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247
Rape and Abuse & Incest Network 1-800 656-HOPE

Suicide National Hotline 1-800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention in College Information by Affordable Colleges Online: CLICK HERE
Recovery Village

In-patient treatment center for adults

Turning Point Counseling is not an In Patient Center.  However we always strive to provide information when possible.  Below is a list of In Patient Centers/Facilities.  If you find that one is no longer in service, please let us know so we can update our list.

Pacific Hills Treatment - Christian
2236 Paseo Adelanto, Suite G
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Meiers Clinic
23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

The Gooden Center - Christian
191 N. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Archstone Behavioral Health
501 W Perry St Lantana, FL 33462

In-patient treatment center for Minors

Turning Point Counseling is not an In Patient Center.  However we always strive to provide information when possible.  Below is a list of In Patient Centers/Facilities.  If you find that one is no longer in service, please let us know so we can update our list.


Christian Encounter

(530) 268-0877
Grass Valley, CA
16-25 year old, co-ed (but girls and boys kept separate)
3 month minimum commitment, most stay
Maximum: 18 kids
Located on 82 acres between Sacramento and Tahoe. Raise cows, pigs, etc. to eat. Kids go to school and
work on the ranch
Counseling twice a week (3 counselors)
Three kids + one intern in each cabin
Kids have one on-one devotionals with interns once a week
Go to church on site (other people come from off the ranch, also)
Very family oriented; interns sometime bring their kids to eat with the kids at the ranch
Go on outings – went to Apple Hill for a holiday
Have a special Christmas dinner – decorate the dining room – kids anticipate
Kids are never alone
Kids sign a contract saying they’ll try it for a certain amount of time – remind them of that if they want to go home
– they try to build integrity
Kids are at different levels – 1-5; also use positive peer pressure
When board meets – talk over what’s going on in their lives and pray for first hour
Pray weekly that the right kids will come to the program


Wings of Faith Academy
(417) 276-7185
Stockton, MO (2.5 hours south of Kansas City)
13-17 (younger students considered on case by case basis)
1 year minimum commitment
If 16 years old or older - Recommended stay will be until get their high school diploma
20 student capacity
24/7 supervision – staff secure
Church on Wed. and Sunday -- Chapel 5x/ week
Memorize Scripture
Wear uniforms

Use ‘School Tomorrow’ curriculum which is Fully Accredited
Kids go at their own pace in school work
Learn how to cook, sew, housekeeping skills, secretarial skills
Work with horses
Girls learn to barrel race on horses
Traveling singing group
Volleyball team
Agape boys’ school 3 miles down road – use facilities but never mix with the boys
Have graduation ceremony for high school grads

Sat/Sun are the phone calls days – can’t call out, but parents, etc. can call in
Counseling available as needed
After 4 months – can visit kids, 4 more months can take off campus, etc.​


Mercy Ministries

(615) 831-6987

Nashville, TN (40 kids); St Louis, MO(20 kids); Munroe, LA (20 kids)
13-28 year old girls
6 month program (“six months with Jesus”)
Take girls with drug problems, pregnancies, anger, etc.
Voluntary program – girl must want to come
Go to church next door (Nashville)
Counseling assignments based on Biblical teachings by Beth Moore, etc.
No cell phones, no computers (online)
No uniforms


Heart Light Ministries

coed – not a lot of contact with opposite sex
9-12 months

Counseling – 4-5 counselors – once a week for one hour - group counseling – once a week for two hours
Most girls Christian
Required to go to church, optional Bible Study – but most go
All staff Christian
No cells, ipods, etc.
3 parents retreats – the parents go to training sessions
3 family retreats – fun emphasized, can be with extended family
Parents talk to counselor once a week
Go on four breaks – Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving,
Texas high school curriculum
When get to a certain point, put them in the local public school


Beullah Mount
(606) 376-5988
60 kids
Will keep kids as long as parents will allow
Coed program, but keep boys and girls separated
recommendation must come from pastor of this church (all over the country) He Doesn’t have to personally
know the child
Uniforms to school but not during free time
School M-Th Curriculum: Accelerated Christian Education
F-Sat tend animals in barn – bottle-fed calves, pigs, goats, etc raised to eat
If work not done, don’t get to play volleyball or indoor games
Church on the property – attend twice on Sunday, once on Wed. night - Prayer meeting every Saturday night
2 dorms – 10 kids in one room with one dorm mom + 2 helpers
Not a lock-down facility
Memorize Scripture, pray
No formal counseling
No phone calls for first six weeks
All letters that kids receive the staff reads, but all their outgoing mail is private
Thanksgiving 1 week
Christmas – 3 weeks
Spring – 1 week
Summer – 6+ weeks (this year July 21- Sept. 1)
No cell phones, iPods, computers
Couple months before allowed to visit


Julian Youth Academy 494-2200
San Diego, CA
Girls only
Christian program

Heart Ministries
14 girls
Most stay 1-2 years
Victory Village Academy is where they go to school
Homeschool type program – kids work at their own pace
Most kids make up for lost time
Have a state certified teacher
Four breaks when kids go home:
Christmas (approx. Dec. 12-Jan 5) must leave
Late summer (mid July – Sept. 1) 7 weeks – must leave
Easter (March ) 1 week – don’t have to leave
Spring/Summer – 1 week – don’t have to leave
Can use cell phones after school with supervision
May go online if supervised – can do e-mail and MySpace


Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
(800) 726-6755

Billings, Montana
9-12 month program
Long term psychiatric care – most kids have existing psychiatric problems
2 psychologists/2 psychiatrists on site, plus on site nurses
Mostly gov’t and school funded, very few private families
Christian-based approach


Laurel House
(714) 832-0207
Orange, CA
6 kids
6-9 months
Girls enrolled in local public high school
Must be doing individual and family counseling (not provided)




Wellspring Youth Academy
Fresno, CA
Obesity program
4 months minimum - Avg stay is 5-6 months
Deal with behavioral, emotional issues
No cells, computers
3 counseling sessions a week
Do academics


Discovery Academy
(801) 374-2121

Provo, UT
6 month to1 year
50 kids/coed
Counseling included


Eckerd Youth Alternatives
(800) 554-4357
Florida, Tennessee, Georgia
avg 6-8 months (3-4 months min.)
behavioral/emotional issues
Cabins – groups of 10
Individual/group therapy
classroom – public school curriculum


Sunrise Academy

(801) 201- 8717
St. George, UT
Lockdown facility – staff 24/7
25-28 hours of therapy a week


Falcon Ridge Ranch

Virgin, UT
22 kids
Equine therapy 6-10 hours a week
Each girl gets their own horse
Small, family-owned


Mountain Homes Youth Ranch
(866) 781-2450
12-15 weeks
Therapeutic wilderness program
Very intense, very impactful
Therapy environment 24/7
Hiking, camping, sleep in tent