The Mission of Concho Valley Turning Point
Reentering into society, Turning from the past; towards possibilities, building lives in Christ Jesus.
CVTP was founded in 1994 as an affiliate of Rust Street Ministries. In 2009, CVTP was incorporated as a Texas Non-Profit Corporation, at which time it also received its IRC 501(c)(3) IRS exemption.
All Concho Valley Turning Point groups are Christ centered and for His glory.
- Continue to fill the needs of the community
- Retire depot on existing properties
- Employ more staff as needs arise
- Open a women’s transitional housing facility
- Grant for 15 passenger van (The Moody Foundation)
- Grant for phase 1 of a much-needed classroom facility (San Angelo Area Foundation)
- Grant for final phase 2 of new classroom/group facility (San Angelo Health Foundation)
- Grant for new A/C units (Eva Tucker Foundation)
- Grant to make apartments more energy efficient (San Angelo Area Foundation)
- Grant for energy-efficient appliances (Eva Tucker Foundation)
- Labor of love (Johnson Street Youth, House of Faith Youth, Cooking for Christ)
- Donations & labor (Rader Construction, PAK Quality, foods, Dooley Heating & Air, HEB)
Turning Point Success Stories
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
At Concho Valley Turning Point, we have a variety of programs that have been helping inmates transition back into society. Here are some of their stories.
Community Service Projects and Fundraisers
Project: Winners’ Circle Toys for Tots
The Winners worked with Toys for Tots and the United States Marines to pack Christmas gifts for children in the community.
Project: Winners’ Circle Valentine’s Day
Our Winners' Circle members stuffing Valentine's Day gift bags.
Event: Winners’ Circle Christmas Party
Each meeting is closed out with a prayer lead by one of the winners
Fundraiser: Blaine’s Pub
October 2022, Concho Valley Turning Point held a successful fundraising BBQ thanks to the generosity of the Concho Valley Cookers for Christ, Blaine's Pub, and the many local merchants that donated live auction items and our volunteers.
Fundraisers and Community Service Projects
I’ve left you an example of how you should serve and take care of those who are weak. For we must always cherish the words of our Lord Jesus, who taught, ‘Giving brings a far greater blessing than receiving.
— Acts 20:35
Concho Valley Turning Point Director
Giving God all the glory.
Maria knows what it is like to build a life coming out of brokenness into healing in Jesus Christ and knowing there is hope in any situation.
Maria began her journey with Concho Valley Turning Point in 2014. She currently serves as the Executive Director. Maria receives a part-time salary but is full-time on mission.
As Executive Director Maria wears many hats, she facilitates the Winners’ Circle group several times per week, she also coordinates Turning Point’s community service projects, and ensures attendance is reported to the San Angelo District Parole Office in a timely manner.
Maria works with other agencies such as the Concho Valley Food Bank, Workforce Solutions, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, San Angelo District Parole Office, Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Child Protective Services, the Tom Green County Judicial System, Johnson Street Church of Christ, and Rust Street Ministries, the Catholic Outreach, Toys for Tots, and many more.
She coordinates and oversees volunteers that facilitate the other classes, groups, and bible studies. She also oversees the volunteers that prepare and serve weekly meals. All while maintaining a food pantry, and clothes closet to help meet the needs of the CVTP’s clients.
Managing the Concho Valley Turning Point’s facilities, she serves as the housing manager, screening applications, administrating random urine analysis, and ensuring the tenants adhere to the rules of the program and facility.
Maria Organizes and oversees all fundraising efforts, as Concho Valley Turning Point is a 501 (c)(3).
Maria’s focus is on the mission, giving God all the glory as she walks beside each participant assisting individuals with their unique and specific needs.
Concho Valley Turning Point Board of Directors
Retired 30+ years Oil Field
Hyman D. Sauer
Chairman, First National Bank, Eldorado, Tx
Rental/ Operations Manager Cisco Equipment
Tim, originally from Dallas, a graduate of Baptist Bible College, has lived in San Angelo since 1985. Tim and his wife, Joyce, have two sons, Danny and Chance, they attend the Christian Church of San Angelo, and have been involved in Kairos Prison Ministry for over two decades.
Tim began volunteering with CVTP in 2019 by teaching the Friday Night Bible Study.
My name is Travis Gray and I have been a volunteer at Concho Valley Turning Point for about 6 years. CVTP is very dear to my heart and I enjoy being part of an organization that is committed to helping men and women restore new life!!! I work for Gray’s Transmissions and my primary responsibility is rebuilding transmissions. I also oversee Public Relations.
Bob grew up in Ozona and graduated from Abilene Christian with a degree in Ag Business. After moving to San Angelo in 1996, he was Director of Environmental Services for Baptist Retirement Center. In 2007 he became the director at Rust Street Ministries. He is now retired and living near Norton
Licensed Professional Counselor
Anger Management Facilitator
CVTP President / Board Member
Retired Local Business Owner
Member of the San Angelo School Board