Turning Point

1075967_34468658The Turning Point service priority for Catholic Charities of Steuben stabilizes families in economic crisis and supports them as they strive for self-sufficiency. As a convener of the local poverty coalition, Turning Point works to connect people living in poverty with resources of opportunity that can help them turn a corner in their lives.

Basic Needs Services provide assistance that helps clients avert homelessness, utility shut-off, hunger and medicine shortage. Turning Point serves all who seek help in a welcoming, comforting atmosphere.

Support Services advise clients on how to access supports and benefits that improve short-term economic stability.

Development Services help people prevent future financial crises and position themselves for long-term stability by setting goals, accessing opportunities, and gaining knowledge. Turning Point counselors assist people in developing plans to stop getting by and start getting ahead. This includes using a tool called My Plan to guide them through the process of setting goals and steps to reach those goals. It may also include referrals to outside programs, such as participating in the Getting Ahead process, job training or other employment supports.


Through Basic Needs Services, individuals and families in crisis are able to avert the crisis at hand.  In 2016:

  • 335 Households were able to find new housing or remain in their homes who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • 278 Households were able to stay warm during the cold winter months and keep the lights on.
  • 8,225 Households received a nutritionally balanced supply of food for three days to feed their families.
  • 1,913 Individuals received help with transportation to be able to attend key appointments for medical needs, additional services, and employment opportunities.

Through Support and Development Services in 2016:

  • 304 Households found added support to further stabilize their financial situation through SNAP (Food Stamp) application assistance.
  • 579 K-12th Grade Students began the 2016 school year fully prepared with backpacks full of school supplies, without embarrassment.
  • 330 Families increased money management skills through financial stability budgeting sessions.
  • 658 People accessed Health Insurance through Fidelis Care, an on-site partner organization.
  • 665 Individuals received Patient Activation Measurement assessments and peer counseling to foster better access to health care.
  • 2290 Households were diverted from Public Assistance by accessing services through Turning Point.

Need to Know

Locations and Contact Information

Turning Point Bath
23 Liberty St.
Bath, NY 14810
Hours:  Appointments available during regular work hours M – F, 9 a.m. –  Noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. Evening appointments available upon request.

Turning Point Corning
PO Box 1423
1 Park Lane
Corning, NY  14830
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Hours:  Appointments available and walk-ins welcome.

Turning Point Hornell
20 Elm St., Suite 2
Hornell, NY 14843
Hours:  Appointments available during regular working hours M – F, 9 a.m. –  Noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. Evening appointments available upon request.

Steuben County Rural Ministry
34 W. Main St.
Canisteo, NY 14823
Hours:  M/W/F:  10 a.m. – Noon and 1:30- 3:30 p.m.


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Catholic Charities of Steuben
23 Liberty Street
Bath, NY  14810
p:  607-776-8085
f:  607-776-4092
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