Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. (Webster, TX)


  • Name:Ms. Lisa Smith
  • Title:Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
  • Address:210 South Walnut Street
    Webster, TX 77598
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:281-338-7600
  • Main fax:281-557-9290

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  • Mission:
  • Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. provides recovery services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and facilitates violence prevention strategies for societal change in partnership with our community.

  • Overview:
  • Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. (BATP) serves the Greater Bay Area (Harris, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers Counties) for victims of family violence, abuse and sexual assault. Agency programs are designed as a continuum of care to lead its clients to self sufficiency.

    Shelter Based Services: 65 women/children reside at any given time for up to one year. Services include casework, transportation, counseling, therapy, childcare, nutrition education, parenting Classes, food and clothing, support group and special projects.

    Non-Residential services: for women, men and children who do not need shelter or are addressing their victimization before the need for shelter arises; counseling, therapy, assistance with Protective Orders and Crime Victim’s Compensation, victim advocacy and counseling. Services include 24-hour hotline and 24-hour victim accompaniment to police, emergency rooms and court.

    Self Reliance Program: that provides continued support for six months post-shelter, including in-home visits for financial, career, parenting, and life skills.

    Violence Prevention: targets children (0-12) and youth (13-18) and is committed to improving the community systems’ response to domestic violence and sexual assault by focusing on enhanced protection, empowerment, and support for survivors and their children, and on increased accountability for abusers. The main challenge in providing comprehensive services to the community is funding for adequate staffing. Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. seeks funding to expand current services and to implement a new violence prevention advocate to compliment existing services offered.

    The need for agencies to address personal violence is increasingly evident. Violence continues to be a growing crisis within Texas families, one that threatens the very safety of all Texans. In 2009, the incidents of family violence numbered 196,713 (a 1.7 percent increase over 2008). These occurrences involved 212,106 victims (up 1.9 percent from 2008). One in every four women is expected to experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and in 2010, there were 35 deaths in Harris County and 4 deaths in Galveston County.

    Harris County is the state's largest and the nation's third most populous county. The Harris County Community Plan documents the need for programs to combat incidents of domestic violence in Harris County. The Plan confirms that the potential for victims of violence exceeds available services. BATP is listed among the continuum of providers.

  • History:
  • Formed in 1991, BATP began as a grassroots effort by committed volunteers who responded to a United Way needs assessment for programs addressing domestic violence. Non-residential services and Safe Haven shelter began in 1992, provided solely by volunteers.

    BATP was developed through a volunteer driven, grass-roots community movement. Administrative & Outreach Office opened January, 1994 in space provided by Interfaith Caring Ministries.

    Diane Savage was hired as the Executive Director. 1,050 women and children received face to face services during 1994. The agency's second staff member came on board in December, 1994. Later, staff would be housed in the agency’s new shelter facility. David Weekley Homes offered assistance in 1995 to help build the shelter facility. Architect, Gregg R. Stephens, developed the shelter design in early 1995. Capital Building Campaign began in early 1995.

    Shelter construction began after Ground Breaking Ceremony on August 11, 1995.

    In September, 1995, BATP became an official sponsor of The Clothesline Project, a visible display of tee-shirt art made by and for survivors of physical and sexual abuse; promotes community awareness and a healing experience for victims/survivors.

    The debt-free shelter facility opened May 15, 1996.

    Bay Area Turning Point provides free services to adult and child victims of personal crime (domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, elder abuse,
    incest, rape, stalking, threats, sexual harassment, date rape, and date violence). Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional shelter, individual case management, individual and group therapy, legal advocacy, 24-hour victim accompaniments to hospitals and police departments, transportation, food, clothing, nutrition education, shelter-based licensed child care, employment casework, client financial assistance, and community awareness, and violence prevention activities, all overseen by skilled staff possessing an average of over 19 years of expertise in their chosen fields.

    Bay Area Turning Point is the 5th largest domestic violence service provider in the State of Texas. In 2012, BATP provided free services to over 8,000 women, children and men. This includes a 24-hour crisis hotline; 20,180 days of shelter; 100,900 nutritious meals; 27,167 hours of onsite structured child care in a licensed facility; 3,841 counseling hours (groups, individuals and case management); and 106 victim accompaniments to hospital emergency rooms and law enforcement agencies. Upon broadening its mission in 2008, the agency has since emerged as a leader in promoting public awareness and violence prevention education. Last year, 523 hours of violence prevention workshops reached 4,873 individuals.

    Bay Area Turning Point has been providing services free to charge to victims for over 20 years and will continue to provide services with the generous help of foundations like The Lawrence Foundation.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:13
  • Staff size:36


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:76-0353058

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:760353058
  • Organization Name:BAY AREA TURNING POINT INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 890929
  • Organization City:HOUSTON
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:77289-0929
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1992
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):399
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other housing activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P620
  • Asset Amount:$2,893,414
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,960,004
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,960,004
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:22:31 pm

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