It takes a village...

This is the place. This is the time.
It’s your life. Make it your own.
Take your power back.
Change your life to make it your own.

How can we help you?

The United States has an 11% poverty rate. That’s about 1 in 10 residents who live below the poverty line. We want to help you change that! The answer to it is thru mentorships and education. Motivation is a powerful force. When you see change, you will then get motivated to do and be more.

In a situation where there are no role models, you learn to survive in whatever way there is with no thought to the community around you. With proper attention and mentorships, you can learn the way to incorporate social change and behavior. 

The African proverbs says “It takes a village to raise a child.” We are that village, that community, to develop the lasting behaviors and skills to last a lifetime. Let’s do something great, TOGETHER.

Who we are:

The Turnaround Place (TAP) is a nonprofit (501c) organization that has been established to assist individuals who have experienced or are experiencing life challenges. 

If you have reached that point in your lives where you are ready to take a positive turn (a turnaround) towards improving your lives and achieving your personal best, TAP is committed to assisting and helping you on your journey. Let us provide resources that will help you to TAP into your true potential.

Come join us

We need to reshape our lives and work on our own selves to become the better person we were meant to be. join a community that will empower you and help you in your journey.

What we do

Here is a brief outline of what we do:


We offer basic culinary arts classes in order to establish students who we will help place in local restaurants and food trucks.

Barbaring arts COMING SOON!

We offer basic barbering classes in order to establish students who we will help place in local barbering shops.

General education

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.

Business Bootcamp COMING SOON!

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 Specialist (CPRS)

We provide programs for individuals who are seeking support in their recovery from substance abuse.

Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training

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.

Our partners

About Chef tee

Terrelyn wallace

“Chef Tee” has been working in the foodservice industry for the majority of his life from his very humble beginnings as a dishwasher, which he still considers one of the most essential jobs in the kitchen, to today as an international chef serving about military ships.

In establishing The Turn Around Place (TAP), Chef Tee is honoring his promise. When he reached a point in his life to change, he made a promise to God that upon recovery, he would help others. For those who have reached their “turnaround place” and are ready to TAP into their true potential, he continues to share the advice given to him by his mentor, Chef Hill…

“You’re going to hear “no” a lot, but the when you hear “yes”, you better take full advantage.”

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