In 2012 when the Rwandan government began closing the Noel Nyundo Orphanage it was overflowing with nearly 200 young adults. Many of the older orphans had been trapped in the orphanage since the 1994 genocide and most had nowhere to go. Closure of their only home left dozens unsupported in the shadows, where running away to Kigali and street living seemed their only option.
Turning Point House evolved as an umbrella of support for many Noel youth during a difficult time as they transitioned from the orphanage to making independent lives. Based in Kigali it gave the youth valuable breathing time to start re-joining society .