Turning Point Providence Center

Heather Vance, Program Director

Nevada County

Providence Center staff works with both Laura's Law/Assisted Outpatient Treatment and Assertive Community Treatment clients. Every day, people remind us of what is possible when they are empowered to take the next step on a path to mental health; we are so grateful to be a part of their journey.
— Carol Stanchfield, Deputy Director of Program Services Nevada and Placer Counties

Adult Assertive Community Treatment (AACT)

Turning Point Providence Center utilizes Adult Assertive Community Treatment (AACT) on behalf of individuals with a history of severe psychiatric disability. The locally-based services are provided through a full service partnership with individuals who are at risk for placement in a higher level of restrictive treatment. AACT utilizes a wellness and recovery-oriented partnership, empowering individuals and families to make decisions about their overall health and quality of life needs.

Services strengthen community integration, mental and physical well-being, vocational and educational opportunities, and healthy relationships and level of independence.

Services include:

  • Individualized service plan
  • Specialty groups
  • Community-based support
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Collaboration and linkage
  • Outreach and engagement
  • 24/7 on-call support
  • Provisions for housing
  • Employment exploration
  • Forensic support services

Laura's Law/Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

Turning Point Providence Center also offers Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) which represents a process of determining an individual's need for involuntary mental health treatment. Since May, 2008, AOT has provided alternatives for clients who have been caught in a cycle of hospitalizations or, in some cases, acts of violence that led to incarceration. These outreach and engagement efforts have been effective in increasing the number of clients opting for voluntary treatment and drastically reducing the need for court hearings.

For referrals to our program call Nevada County Mental Health Access Team at (530) 265-1437; Toll Free: (888) 801-1437.

Phone: (530) 273-5440

Address: 500 Crown Point Circle,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

In 2011-12, Providence Center…

  • Provided services for 102 individuals
  • 80% of clients had no homeless days
  • Zero jail days experienced by 83%
  • No psychiatric hospital days for 84%
  • Laura's Law Explained (.pdf)

  • Nevada County Behavioral Health and Turning Point's Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program won a 2010 CSAC Challenge Award for saving over $500,000 taxpayer dollars in two years by decreasing hospitalizations and incarcerations.

    Nevada County has been awarded a 2011 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program at Turning Point Providence Center. NACo proudly confers this award and recognizes Nevada County's hard work to promote quality, efficiency, and responsive management and administration.

    Client Success Stories

    Before Julie became a member of Turning Point Providence Center's new Nevada County program, this 62-year-old woman visited the emergency room at the local hospital as many as 15 times in one month. She experienced a lot of anxiety, cut herself and had overdoses…

    Read more of Julie's story »