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The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County Appoints New Executive Director

Gary De Carolis Brings Over 30 Years’ Experience

Human Services Management to The Turning Point Center

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary De Carolis to the position of Executive Director for the Center.  De Carolis has worked at many levels of service within the Human Services field, including Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Child, Adolescent and Family Branch.

A key role of the position is to help raise funds to maintain the Center as a viable resource to the recovery community as well as raise awareness of the people of Chittenden County and all of Vermont about the positive contributions the Turning Point Center brings to the community “I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to help the Turning Point Center continue to be a valuable resource for those who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction” De Carolis said.

“Gary brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of human service and the needs of non-profits. He will provide pivotal support in the Center’s overall sustainability,” said Jane Helmstetter, Turning Point Center Board President.

The Part-time Executive Director’s position will allow De Carolis to continue providing daily and weekend  Burlington History Tours.

The Turning Point Center, now in its tenth year, located at 191 Bank Street, Suite 200 in Burlington is a dedicated, compassionate community that provides peer-based recovery support services in a safe, substance-free environment for individuals and families on multiple paths to self-discovery and sustained recovery