Better Business Bureau Report for
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
Address: P. O. Box 890929
  Houston, TX 77289
Phone: 281-338-7600
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. provides recovery solution services for survivors of family violence and sexual assault and facilitates violence prevention strategies for societal change in partnership with our community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. (BATP) is a community based social service agency that provides a variety of assistance services, including shelter to families in need, and community education/crime prevention activities in the Greater Bay Area and surrounding areas. Within their shelter, Bay Area Turning Point offers the following services: Case Management Child Care, Job Readiness, Recovery support groups, Food & Clothing, Transportation, Counseling, Parenting Skills Classes, Life Skills Classes, Self Improvement Workshops, Academic tutoring for children and women, Special projects and activities, Budget and Financial Planning, GED Preparation, and Job Shadowing. Non-residential services include a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Counseling, Court Accompaniment, Police/Hospital 24-hour accompaniment, Assistance with filing Protective Orders, Domestic Violence Support Groups, Information & Referral, Professional Training, Education & Awareness, Transportation Assistance, a Speaker's Bureau, Employment Assistance, Sexual Assault Support Groups, Clothing Assistance, Violence in the Workplace Intervention/Training for Businesses, Post Shelter Follow-Up Program, In-School Presentations & Workshops, Emergency & Transitional Shelter, Legal and Financial Advocacy, and Nutrition & Safety Planning. Annually, Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. reaches more than 15,000 youth for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention activities. Each year, the organization also offers shelter to victims for more than 20,000 days and serves 100,000 meals. Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. 2012 Service Statistics: Shelter: 638 Adults and children Shelter Days Provided: 17,885 Shelter Meals Served: 71,540 Shelter Childcare Hours: 20,878 Hotline Beneficiaries: 8,001 Advocacy Accompaniments: 78 Counseling/Case Management Hours: 2,342

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Shelter expenses 1,006,625
Advocacy and education, family violence 337,456
Advocacy and education, sexual assault 226,743
Self-reliance program 75,553
Total Program Expenses: $1,646,377
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Chief Executive : Diane Savage, LBSW, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Kiley Wren, Board Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Wyle Integrated Science, Aeorspace Manager

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 30

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,798,016, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Revenues and Other Support: Grant income-federal awards 612,025
Businesses and organizations 348,467
Contributions-in-kind 256,367
Grant income-other 196,286
Grant income-state awards 192,003
Resale shop 188,614
Individuals 175,541
Fees 23,653
Churches 17,327
Investment income 3,783
Other income 71
Grant income-adjustment of prior year contracts
Total Income $2,014,137


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $2,014,137
Program expenses $1,646,377
Fund raising expenses 122,784
Administrative expenses 205,781
Total expenses $1,974,942
Income in Excess of Expenses 39,195
Beginning net assets 2,981,223
Ending net assets 3,020,418
Total liabilities 194,387
Total assets $3,214,805

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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