Independent Support Services (ISS) Turning Point Inc.

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Contact Information

Turning Point Inc.
Contact: Elizabeth Abby Stearns, Vice President of Program Services
Email Address:
Phone: 978-462-8251
Fax: 978-462-5488

5 Perry Way Newburyport, MA 01950
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Independent Support Services (ISS)


The Individual Support Services (ISS) component supports as many as 40 high functioning intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals at any given time. These individuals reside in communities in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore. ISS strives to meet each individual’s own unique needs and capabilities. ISS supports high functioning, intellectually and developmentally disabled adults living on their own in apartments. Individuals are provided with part time assistance with transportation for shopping, banking, medical appointments, trips to the community, and other appointments for socialization.

Services include the Juvenile Diversion Program for first offenders,7 to 16 years of age, in cooperation with Newburyport District Court. Referrals accepted from probation, schools, other service agencies as well. Services include drug and alcohol evaluations. Substance Abuse Services: gambling addiction, partner abuse, prevention, depression, anger management, partner relationships/co-dependency as well as family issues.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • In-program Transportation
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program
  • Independent Living

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Free Transport
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS,DMH,DPH