The Salvation Army Welcomes New Director for Turning Point Programs

May 19, 2021

The Salvation Army Western Michigan and Northern Indiana Division is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Boeve as its Turning Point Programs Director.

A clinical supervisor and therapist with over 16 years of experience in the West Michigan community, Boeve will provide strategic leadership to Turning Point and its treatment of substance use disorders. Among his responsibilities will include directing day-to-day staff, guiding program initiatives and development, overseeing finances, and serving as a liaison between the program and the community. 

Turning Point is a licensed and accredited specialized treatment center with a focus on treating alcohol, prescription or illicit drug misuse and co-occurring disorders. Treatment includes counseling, therapy, sub-acute detoxification, intensive stabilization, and short-term residential services for adults. The Salvation Army operates four Turning Point locations in West Michigan – Grand Rapids (main campus), Muskegon, Ludington and Baldwin. Since 2018, Turning Point has helped over 3,500 individuals begin a journey free of addiction and build the foundation for a life of recovery. 

“We are delighted to have Jason lead our Turning Point Programs,” said Mary Wilkins, Divisional Social Services Director. “His big picture and strategic thinking paired with his creative and patient problem-solving skills will be effectively utilized as we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the overall drug and alcohol epidemic. Jason is motivated by helping people and has expressed a close alignment and commitment to the dual mission of The Salvation Army.”

A Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Boeve earned a master’s degree in counseling from Cornerstone University in 2005 after completing a bachelor’s in psychology from Western Michigan University in 2001. 

“Turning Point has been tasked to use the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to walk alongside those in our communities that struggle with addiction and substance abuse. I’m grateful just to be a part of that mission,” Boeve said. “I aspire to continue to take Turning Point’s strengths and use them to our clients’ benefit, while also focusing on improving on any areas of need to make the program the best that it can be. My hope is to take full advantage of the many gifted staff members here to make sure we are providing the best care possible.” 

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