It Takes a Village!
It’s your life. Make it your own.
Take your power back.
The Turn Around Place is all about a community where you can take your power back. Change your life to make it your own. We provide you with the skills and mentorships to help you in your journey. We’ve been where you’ve been. We know what it’s like and we will help you! If you’re ready to get back to your life. If you’re thirsty for knowledge and hungering to find out what more there is, we can help you!
We offer basic culinary arts classes in order to establish students who we will help place in local restaurants and food trucks.
Cosmetology and Barbering arts
We offer basic barbering and cosmetology classes in order to establish students who we will help place in local beauty and barber shops.
Education is a key component in creating a firm foundation for success. If you do not have a high school diploma or a GED, we offer courses that will prepare you to take and pass the High School Equivalency (HSE) Test.
Entrepreneurship and business are viable options for some TAP participants. We have coaches with business knowledge and expertise who can assist in exploring entrepreneurship on various levels.
Certified Peer Support Recovery
We provide programs for individuals who are seeking support in their recovery from substance abuse.
For those desiring to enter the medical field as caregivers and companions, we offer PCA training to gain positions in the nursing and home health care industries. The PCA curricula is based on the requirements established by the state of Virginia.
Terrelyn “Chef T” Wallace, AS
Founder and Chief
Cooking to Perfection Owner
BA, MBA, QMHP, QDDP
Mental Health Professional
AA, AS, BA, MA
Educator and advocate for students with disabilities
Chef Ashley L. Allen, Sr.
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ServSafe and ServSafe Alcohol Certified
Chef Paul O’Shea
Internationally known chef
Culinary Trust Home Forte Internship Graduate, Irish Republic, Great Briton
BS, MS, DD