Virtual Butterfly Banquet

We are so glad you can help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with our virtual Butterfly Banquet. Enjoy some photos and some brief history of Turning Point below, and please consider contributing what you can to ensure we are ready and able to continue our life-saving work for the next half-decade. 

How can you help? Donate directly via our Fund-A-Need, purchase a 50th anniversary commemorative item, or check back weekly for new and amazing “auction” items for purchase. All proceeds benefit The Turning Point Home!

How has The Turning Point Home changed your life?

Friends. alumnae, and family, please share your story with us in commemoration of our 50th anniversary.

Photos tell a thousand stories.

A Timeline of Miracles - 1970-2020


Articles of Incorporation Signed and Submitted

Our First Board

Our first board of directors sign our articles of incorporation establishing The Turning Point Home of San Diego, Inc. They were: Martha Waldorn, Cherry Laxson, Doris Runyon, Sally Sherry O’Brien, Willa Day, Dorothy Rodstrom, Pearl Theaman

May 31, 1970

1st Open House (138 guests)

August 28, 1970

Articles Approved

September 14, 1970

Articles recorded

Feb 2, 1971

Quit Claim Deed for 1315 25th Street recorded

June 28, 1974

First Licensed by Ca State Department of Health Care for 11 residents


Increased to 15 residents


Increased to 20 Beds

September 13, 1978

Applied for our Conditional Use Permit

November 22, 1978

Our Conditional Use Permit approved


First Contracted with the Count Department of San Diego Alcohol & Drug Services


Judy B started as the House Manger

1980 – 1981

Cortez Carpenter Administrator

1981 – 1982

Colleen Williamson

1982 – 1984

Judy Bernard Program Coordinator


Judy Bernard Administrator

1993 – 1998

Georgia Simpson Program Coordinator


Stephanie Sobka Starts (Then Jones) working at the TPH as Program Coordinator


Judy Bernard Retires after 20 years of Love and Service to the Turning Point Home

2002 – 2006

Stephanie Sobka starts as ED


Tim Lucey Joined Board of Directors


First Butterfly Banquet – 140 guests – netting $15,941


Janet Begins as Ed


Stephanie Returns at Program Director


First Butterfly Banquet at BayView MCRD


Stephanie Returns to ED


Janet Knotts – Executive Director


Turning Point rebranding project begins


Kitchen Remodel


Certified for Medi-Cal


First Ice Machine


ADA Accessibility conversion project


We return to out roots with establishment of peer council governed recovery residence at the 10th Step House

March 4, 2019

Purchase of the 10th Step House

April 1, 2019

First resident moves into 10th Step House

December 2019

Judy Bernard passing, her legacy of love and Service lives on

June 2020

Virtual Butterfly Banquet & 50th Anniversary Celebration