Michelle Perkins

Michelle Perkins, Founder – Executive Director

Who We Are

I am Michelle Perkins, a formerly incarcerated woman. I founded Turning Point in South Los Angeles in 2009 after eight-years of battling domestic violence and substance abuse. I worked hard to turn my life around with the help  from people who had an impact in my life.

My recovery was continually fueled by my dedication and determination to triumph over my past experiences. Which I DID! It was at my turning point that I realized I could be a turning point in and for the lives of others.

Post-recovery, I assembled a team of  compassionate professionals, with impressive credentials who also have their own personal recovery and lived experiences who believed in my vision.

This is how Turning Point came into existence. I became aware of the importance of the impact I could have in people’s lives.

Turning Point offers vital tools for individuals’ to help them Repair, Rebuild and Restore their own lives. I know the importance of having an impact in a person’s life because other people have had an impact in my life.

It makes my heart feel warm to know that I was able to have a positive impact in someone’s life.

Turning point needs your help so we can continue to serve our community.