BATP’s services for survivors of family violence and stranger/non-stranger sexual assault:
(BATP services are provided without any fees for service)
24 Hour Crisis Hotline
– 281-286-2525 – a safe and confidential place to talk.
Bay Area Turning Point has a 24 hour/7 days a week crisis hotline that is manned by trained staff and volunteers that provide explanation and access to all of BATP services and helps callers explore options and learn about community and legal resources.
– 24 Hour assistance following the assault when the survivor is at police stations, hospital emergency rooms, school campuses, churches and place of employment. Crisis Intervention services are also available by appointment or walk-in at our two locations:
- Bay Area/Southeast Harris County: BATP Crisis Intervention Center located at 210 South Walnut Street, Webster, TX 77598, M-F, 8:30am – 5:30pm.
- Chambers County/Baytown area of Chambers County: BATP Chambers County Satellite Office located in The Wellness Center at Bayside, 2202 South Main, Anahuac, TX 77514, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm.
Emergency Accompaniment/Crisis Intervention
Bay Area Turning Point provides 24 hour/7 days a week advocacy for victims of stranger or non-stranger sexual assault to the police departments and/or hospitals. In the emergency room, an Advocate can explain the medical procedures needed for prosecution of a sexual assault or domestic violence case. The Advocate will bring fresh clothing, personal care products and will stay with the assault survivor through the emergency room process; if shelter is needed, the Advocate will provide transportation to shelter.
Crisis intervention refers to immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience
an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems.
AT BATP, crisis intervention is person-centered and emphasizes communication,
collaboration, giving information, and caring while offering support and empowerment.
Shelter services are available for adults and children who have been of domestic violence and/or stranger and non-stranger sexual assault and can benefit from a safe, supportive and temporary place to live for up to one year. Shelter includes on-site childcare, transportation, food, clothing, and case management along with life skills classes such as nutrition, parenting skills, employment and more. Caseworkers help adults to establish goals and provide support through the journey of recovery and charting a life direction. Caseworkers also assist by interfacing with Children’s Protective Services/Adult Protective Services, employers, school systems, etc. when these entities are involved BATP has a Children’s Caseworker who assist children with age appropriate case work services and their parents with issues to aid in the child development. Residential Caseworkers assist in obtaining food stamps, Medicaid, TANF, social security cards and drivers license. BATP has volunteers who often do special projects for children such as movie night, outside sports, field trips and academic tutoring.
FOR EMERGENCY ADVOCACY & CRISIS INTERVENTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AN ASSAULT:
Call BATP 24-hours daily at 281.286.2525 – a safe and confidential place to talk.
Tell the emergency room personnel to call BATP for an Advocate to come.
Tell the police officer to call, or give you an opportunity to call, BATP to request an Advocate.
Tell your supervisor, Pastor, school counselor, human resources or Employee Assistance Professional that you’d like to call BATP to request an Advocate.
FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION, ADVOCACY, SHELTER, counseling, and other Assistance of a non-emergency nature:
Call BATP 24-hours daily at 281.286.2525 – a safe and confidential place to talk. An appointment with an Advocate will be made at a time that works for you. Because appointments fill up quickly, please let the hotline advocate know if you have an issue that requires a quick response from a Legal Advocate. The Hotline Advocate will try to connect you with a Legal Advocate immediately.
Walk in at one of our 2 locations:
Bay Area/Southeast Harris County
BATP Crisis Intervention Center located at 210 South Walnut Street, Webster, TX 77598, M-T, 8:30am – 5:30pm; Friday 8:30am-5pm.
Chambers County/Baytown area of Chambers County
BATP Chambers County Satellite Office located in The Wellness Center at Bayside, 2202 South Main, Anahuac, TX 77514, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm.
WHAT TO BRING TO SHELTER:
Please bring minimal clothing and belongings as storage space is small. Other items to bring when possible: prescription medications, bank information, credit card statements and cards, social security cards, driver’s license, passports, school enrollment and shot records, car titles and paperwork, police repo0rts and other legal case documents and protective orders.
Definition of Services
- Legal Advocacy services include assistance with filing protective orders to increase one’s personal safety; assistance in making police report; assistance in gathering documentation needed for criminal justice proceedings; Court accompaniment – Assistance to understand the court and criminal justice process and to interface with attorneys as requested.
- Counseling services are for adults and children who have been assaulted, and for their family members and friends who were also impacted by the crime. Counseling is available for one-on-one sessions and/or by attending a support group.
- Financial assistance for housing provides short and medium term rental and financial assistance for victims who wish to reside in their own house/apartment. The assistance provided is available per the guidelines of BATPs grant contract for these funds and within program guidelines.