Turning Point North Texas Council of Substance Abuse is making some changes.


The facility provides counseling, referrals and treatment options to individuals and their families who experience problems related to alcohol, drugs, anger and domestic violence.


Located in Graham, the organization has helped many locals over the years triumph over their vices. Additionally, Turning Point serves residents in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Archer, Throckmorton, Eastland, Jack, Wichita and Young counties, meaning some clients make the trek into Graham up to four times a month.


Turning Point Executive Director Christie Blue said that in an effort to make structural changes, the organization is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors.


“The board of directors are the ones that help with the fundraising and make sure things are in order, because that’s who I report to,” Blue said. “The board of directors owns turning point per se. They’re the ones that help us keep everything going.”


The board usually consists of up to 15 members but is currently down to eight.


“I think that people don’t know that they can volunteer and be a board member,” Blue said, adding that the organization has also experienced some staff turnover recently. 


“We’ve had some people step out that are no longer on the board and (have had) different structural changes,” she said. “We are trying to make sure everything is where it needs to be so that we can grow into building the organization.”


Fundraiser chairperson Darlene Young has served on the board of directors and the executive board for 10 years. Young’s membership on the board related to her on a personal level.


Read more in Wednesday's Graham Leader.