Bay Area Turning Point

About BATP

Our Management Team

Board of Directors

Rachel Phillips has been a member of the Bay Area Turning Point Board since September, 2020, and currently serves as Vice Chair. and I’m currently serving BATP as the Board of Directors, Vice Chair. She was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan, and has served as an Engineer and Manager in support of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Program for the last 24 years. She has a BS in Engineering Physics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and an MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is a certified Project Managment Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt.

Currently, Rachel works for Leidos as a Project Manager, supporting ISS Cargo Integration and Orion Hardware project management on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) as well as a Task Order Manager on the Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Service (REMIS) Contract. She lives in League City with her husband, Rob Phillips, and two children, Lyra (9) and Micah (8).

In her free time, Rachel volunteers as an early childhood Sunday School teacher at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Houston and teaches infant care classes at Anchor Point crisis pregnancy center in League City. She has a passion for using her talents and experience to support underserved women and children and to battle the impacts of racial and gender inequality in her community.
Brock Bassett joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2022. As the location manager of Forest Park East Funeral Home, Brock guides families through their darkest hours with care and compassion. Brock grew up in Hamshire, Texas, and graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, kinesiology and health. For 12 years, Brock served as a youth pastor in Texas and Northwest Louisiana, as well as volunteering as a camp counselor and camp director at Disciple Oaks Camp. In search of other ways to serve his community, Brock enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and became a licensed funeral director. He was named to his current position at Forest Park East in 2019. Following the murder of his colleague and friend, Savannah Kinchen, at the hands of her husband, Brock — together with Savannah’s family — launched the Savannah Memorial Walk to raise funds in support of Bay Area Turning Point’s mission and to bring awareness to domestic abuse. In its inaugural year, the event raised $9,000 for Bay Area Turning Point.

In his spare time, Brock hangs out with his dog, Snickers, plays kickball, travels and attends as many of his nephew’s sporting events as possible
LaRinda Horan was born and raised in southeast Arkansas, the youngest of five kids. She graduated from Henderson St. University in Arkadelphia, AR, with a degree in music education. After teaching Choral music in both Arkansas and Oklahoma for five years, LaRinda attended graduate school at Baylor University. After graduate school, she taught high school choir for 25 years in the Houston area. The last 21 of those 25 years were spent at Clear Lake High School, where she retired in 2011.

LaRinda met her husband, Guy Cagle, through a mutual friend while singing in choir in the summer of 1988. They have three children, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and seven grands. Guy is a retired minister of music and current Director of Senior Adults at University Baptist Church in Clear Lake.
Jim Overman is an accomplished business leader with 40 years’ experience in the downstream energy sector. He retired after a distinguished career with Shell Oil Company. Jim received his BS Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Jim is a seasoned Bay Area Turning Point Board member and currently serves as Treasurer. Jim was recently elected to represent the Central Region on the Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Additionally, he volunteers with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and ESCH (Executive Service Corps Houston) advising small businesses and non-profits in developing robust business plans to achieve their goals. Jim and his wife, Diane, split their time between Houston and Galveston and have two adult children, Catherine (Chicago, IL) and Michael (New Orleans, LA).
Elaine Ybarra joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2021. She is a domestic violence survivor and is excited for the opportunity to give back by aiding in the mission to end domestic and sexual violence. Elaine grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She moved to the Houston area to work in the oil industry, where she continues her career today. While at Texas A&M, Elaine served in several leadership positions within Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity.

Elaine is a single mom of a 14-year-old son. Her hobbies include travel, training in Taekwondo with her son, and volunteering at her church. Together with her son, she has achieved a 2nd dan blackbelt in Taekwondo.
Dan Garrison has served on the BATP board for about six years. He is the current Board Chair and previously served as Treasurer. Dan has spent 30-plus years as a NASA contractor and is employed by Barrios Technology. His career began in the laboratory, where he worked as a scientist in the field of planetary geoscience research in the mid-1980s. Dan received his MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the mid-1990s, which led to a series of management positions. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Science and Exploration Department on the Jacobs/JETS contract at Johnson Space Center. In this role, Dan oversees a range of planetary science research and both robotic and manned mission science activities. He has a history of volunteering with nonprofit organizations, generally serving in administrative or financial management positions. These include roles at his church, in community government, at local schools, and on university advisory boards.

Away from work and volunteering, his interests include travel, hiking and skiing in Colorado, and endlessly working on the family house with his wife Shauna, a singer. Dan and Shauna have three grown children who are all married and off successfully living their lives much to the delight of their (empty nest) proud parents. Dan has a life-long desire to be part of solutions to tough problems and is proud to support the mission of Bay Area Turning Point
Frances Love joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2021. She is driven by a passion to serve others and give back to the community. She was born in Nebraska to a military family who traveled abroad and eventually settled and established Houston as home. Given her direct exposure to the impact of domestic violence on the family unit, serving for Bay Are Turning Point is her way of helping to bring awareness and help end the cycle of abuse.

Frances achieved both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Master’s in Business Administration. She has worked as a leader in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Regional Administrator with the Houston Methodist Physician Organization leading strategies for ambulatory care in the Bay Area.

Frances enjoys traveling, gardening and DIY home improvement. She is active in her church, serving as a volunteer on the Bread of Life and Pastoral Care teams. Most important to Frances is time with family that is shared with her partner of 16 years and their son.
Tim Hinson is employed by Disney as the Vice President of Technology for ABC-13 KTRK in Houston. A life-long Texan, he was raised in a small Southeast Texas town called Port Neches and graduated from the University of Texas Austin with degrees in Radio/Television/Film and Advertising. Tim also received his MBA from LeTourneau University in 2021.

After college, Tim worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for 16 years in various media and management roles, including a videographer crewmember aboard the famous reduced-gravity aircraft most commonly known as the Vomit Comet.

Outside of work Tim is actively involved in his community. He is a former board trustee for Bay Area Christian School and Operation Redemption. He and his wife Jamie also spend time volunteering with their two teenage kids at local organizations and charities such as the Birthday Joy Program, Houston Food Bank, League City Animal Shelter, and Bay Area Turning Point. He is an avid hiker, travel enthusiast, and makes the world’s finest homemade salsa.

Barbara Stalder was elected to the 280th District Court bench in November 2018.  Prior to the election, Judge Stalder worked in private practice where she represented victims of domestic violence, mediated divorce and custody disputes, and was appointed as Amicus Attorney in high conflict custody matters.  Judge Stalder is a former clinical professor at UH Law Center where she spent eight years supervising law students in a variety of civil matters, including divorce and custody matters.  Early in her legal career, Judge Stalder was a staff attorney at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse where she represented men, women, and children in family violence protective orders and family law matters.  Judge Stalder began her legal career as a distinguished Equal Justice Works fellow where she created a nonprofit organization representing children in abuse, neglect, and family violence cases.  On December 31, 2022 Judge Stalder completed her term of office as the Judge of the Family Violence Protective Order Court and on February 6, 2023 joined AVDA as the managing attorney for the Houston office. 

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If you still have questions please contact us directly.

BATP is a non-profit community based social service agency providing services to individuals impacted by family violence and sexual assault. Additionally, the agency operates prevention and awareness services designed to bring an end to sexual and domestic violence.
Yes. This affiliation brings opportunities for staff and volunteer training, multi-agency networking, peer collaboration, and community support.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
Yes. We welcome questions regarding the financial reports of the agency and pride ourselves on maintaining effective fiscal management. BATP has been recognized for over a decade by the Better Business Bureau with an Award of Excellence-Winner of Distinction.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.

North Galveston Counties, Northeast Brazoria County and Harris and Chambers Counties in their entirety. When safety is an issue, we assist individuals from any area.

Our Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative Office is located at 210 S. Walnut, Webster, TX 77598. We also have a satellite office in Chambers County, which is located at 2202 S. Main, Anahuac, TX 77514. The phone number is 281-338-7600.

BATP provides services to any individual impacted by family violence or sexual assault. Services are provided without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religious affiliation, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law, or other forms of identity. All are welcome.

Walk-ins are welcome at our Crisis Intervention Center:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00am-8:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Satellite Chambers County Office
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm.

The crisis hotline, accompaniment, and shelter services are provided 24-hours per day. Please call the hotline at 281-286-2525 for 24-hour a day assistance.

No. BATP believes in the personal rights and choices of all persons to experience their individual spirituality. Adults in shelter attend the church of their choice and area churches may provide special activities on-site. An adult in shelter is completely free to attend or not attend any activity presented by any group.

BATP has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to direct the agency’s mission. The agency President/CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of programs and administers the annual budget as approved by the board. The board reviews the agency’s financial reports at each meeting.  The board and staff work together to establish and implement the agency’s strategic plan.

No. Shelter is an intensive part of our work and it is essential in providing a safe haven from abuse. However, the agency’s non-residential program assists more clients each year through its diverse service menu to clients who need assistance other than shelter.

BATP receives state and federal grant money that is specific to certain components of operating its service programs. The agency depends on the generosity of its community to provide much of its annual operating funds. Contributions make up the shortfall.

Grants sources include: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); Office of the Attorney General (SAPCS-State and Federal), Office of the Governor – Criminal Justice Division (VOCA), Federal Emergency Management Assistance, City of Houston CDBG, City of Houston-Emergency Shelter, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA),OVAG, Supportive Housing Programs and United Way of Houston and Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County.

Funding through private foundations and community support. Corporations and individuals support the agency by becoming a partner. Our partners are recognized annually at our annual meeting and throughout the year on our website and in various printed materials.

Brief History Summary of BATP

  • Incorporated in 1991 in response to the need for a local crisis intervention center and shelter.
  • Non-residential services and Safe Haven shelter began in 1992, provided solely by volunteers.
  • Administrative & Outreach Office opened January 1994 in a 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.
  • David Weekly 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, chaired by Kippy Caraway & Dixie Robison 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. It promoted community awareness and a healing experience for victims/survivors.
  • The debt-free shelter facility opened May 15, 1996.
  • BATP’s Resale Shop, Encore Decor, opened in Nassau Bay, in April, 1996. Profits of the shop supported the shelter’s operating budget.
  • October 1, 1996, BATP became the official Rape Crisis Center of the Greater Bay Area.
  • BATP became a United Way Affiliate Agency, January 1997. United Way provided about 9% of the agency’s total budget.
  • In 1998, the Board of Directors established an Advisory Council and a Foundation to facilitate the agency’s long-term financial health.
  • The Women of Courage Advisory Committee was formed in 1998 to assist staff in service planning and understanding the dynamics of crisis and shelter living along with community education. This committee consisted of former BATP shelter residents.
  • A temporary administrative office opened July 1998 to move staff out of the shelter and increase participant service space in the shelter facility. One goal for 1999 was to establish an Outreach Center to permanently house administrative and non-residential service staff.
  • Shelter – Houses over 400 women and children each year.
  • Annually, over individuals utilize BATP’s Non-Residential services.
  • February 2007 the agency began the Shelter Renovation & Expansion Project. The project cost was over $1 million and lasted 11 months. The goal of the expansion was to increase its capacity of housing more people (from 55 to 65) and add additional space to enhance the quality of services to participants. The expansion included a new singles dormitory & community restroom, increased childcare space with restrooms, a new walk-in refrigerator/freezer & commercialized stainless steel kitchen, two additional offices for case management and additional parking.
  • BATP became accredited as a Shelter Care Licensed Childcare Program in September 2011.
  • Diane Savage retired in December of 2017
  • Leigh Ann Fry was hired as the President and CEO in February of 2018
  • September 2019 the BATP Resale shop was closed. The space was transitioned into office space, donation center and client resource center that includes access to house wares and client clothing closet.
  • Brenda Sykes was appointed the Executive Director in July of 2021.

Current COVID-19 Policy

Bay Area Turning Point is committed to ensuring the safety of staff, clients, visitors in response to Covid-19. Staff temperatures are taken daily as well as visitors. We also ask that visitors wear a mask. Social distancing is required. When entering the building we ask that staff prioritize washing or sanitizing their hands before touching anything in the building, including their computer and phone equipment. Before leaving each day staff are asked to wipe down their equipment, doorknobs, copiers, and any other area that they have touched. We will continue to actively look at protocols and recommendations from the CDC for our line of work. As we receive guidance and updates, we will be sure to keep each of you abreast.

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