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Bay Area Homeless Services

From Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency

aka Bay Area Homeless Services   |   Baytown, TX   |  https://bahs-shelter.org
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Bay Area Homeless Services

EIN: 76-0034478


Mission

Bay Area Homeless Services is committed to assisting homeless individuals, adults, children, and intact families to stabilize and achieve self-sufficiency and return to independent living as contributing members of the community.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mr. William Eckert

Main address

P O Box 4130

Baytown, TX 77522 USA

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EIN

76-0034478

Subject area info

Homeless shelters

Homeless services

Population served info

Adults

Young adults

Families

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homelessness in our large, 2100 square mile, semi-rural service area is our major area of concern. Most victims of economic downturns in our area are hesitant to relocate to the large urban area of Houston as a solution to their difficulties. In turn, many providers of resources available to the "traditional" homeless population (transient healthcare, social services, mass shelter, and supportive services) do not provide outreach into our service area. Most residents present with a need for short-term secure housing, basic nutritional assistance, and employment deficits. Our three innovative programs meet those needs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Shelter

Short-term emergency shelter for homeless men and women. We are a sober-living, employment-based program with the goal of assisting residents to find employment and permanent housing as quickly as possible!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Short-term transitional housing for intact homeless families desiring an escape from homelessness, desiring to gain meaningful employment and obtain permanent housing!

Population(s) Served
Families

Innovative program designed to provide short-term STEM-related classes to homeless residents seeking to gain living-wage employment in the local economy!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients placed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Employment Services Program (ESP)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each adult resident meets a caseworker to develop a realistic individualized plan to quickly gain living-wage employment. During 2022 we placed 58 individuals with annualized income of $1,375,560

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In our two shelter programs we have increased services to families with children. As families leave for permanent housing, the children benefit. COVID-19 has impacted our census but is now improving.

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This indicates the overall facility average length of stay (ALS). We have short-term and transitional programs. While our post COVID-19 capacity has increased our ALS has decreased, showing progress.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2019 showed increased volunteer hours donated to our agency. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have eliminated volunteer opportunities as a safety-sanitation precaution. We have resumed in 2022.

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A combined total of emergency shelter and transitional shelter bed nights. Each bed night indicates a night that one resident is safely housed in a secure environment. Recovery from pandemic continues

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through the years since 1982, Bay Area Homeless Services has determined that most incoming residents are willing and able to work but lack the basic skills to gain or maintain living-wage employment. Our agency provides a well-defined Client Pathway carefully designed to assist homeless individuals and families adjust to community living while learning the skills needed to find suitable employment and return to permanent housing.

Of primary concern is providing safe and secure housing, three meals daily, and basic life skills training. Our secondary concern is working with each resident on an individual basis to formulate a case management plan unique to the resident that will be resident oriented to meet the goal of exiting to permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Bay Area Homeless Services provides a safe, secure shelter for men, women, children, and intact homeless families. In stark contrast to most urban shelters that offer only overnight services, our shelter operates with a stable initial thirty-day program, with options to extend beyond that time if needed.

Incoming residents meet with our professional case management staff within 24 hours of admission to delineate a personalized case management profile, complete with realistic goals. Our Client Pathway is a structured strategy for clients to follow as they work toward meeting their individualized goals. These well-defined steps are Stability, Education, Employment, and Permanent Housing. Each step reinforces the preceding activities and goals and increases the level of personal accountability needed to meet each level's target.

Bi-weekly meetings with each resident to document progress and challenges ensure continued accountability and focus on the end result of exiting to permanent housing.

Strong collaboration with other local and regional nonprofits helps to avoid duplication of services for our residents as they work toward their goals.

People are the reason for our success as a homeless services provider. Success begins with an all-volunteer Board of Directors strategically selected from business and local community leaders, each dedicated to our mission and residents' success. Our professional staff members are selected for their zeal in working with the local homeless population, and their educational accomplishments.

Our Program Manager has an MS in Counseling from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our Case Manager has an MSW from Stephen F. Austin University. Each of these individuals with direct line supervisory responsibility for their tasks reinforces the professional performance of staff duties. Monthly staff meetings introduce best practices to all staff as a means to increasing their professional capabilities.

The Executive Director has more than twenty-five years of supervisory and management experience in nonprofit and social services agencies. He has nine years of tenure at this agency alone. He has a BA and MA from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, LL.B. from the University of London, and LL.M. from Western Michigan-Cooley School of Law.

People, innovative programs, community collaboration, and support make Bay Area Homeless Services uniquely qualified to deliver proven quality outcomes for our residents.

By comparing our internally developed data with that released by the Coalition for the Homeless - Houston we can clearly show our progress in returning residents to local housing. Greater Houston data shows that the average time spent in an emergency shelter before permanent housing is 46 days, compared to 29 days at BAHS in 2019.

The same Coalition report showed households in Transitional Housing programs staying an average of 254 days, as opposed to 37 days at our Britton-Fuller Center for Intact Homeless Families, which houses six families at any one time.

Because homelessness is considered a stigma by many, former homeless services residents usually do not wish to be identified or contacted once they have returned to more permanent housing. Therefore, we track our former residents for one year following exit on the
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) associated with the Homeless Coalition of Houston. We have developed a recidivism report which shows that less than 5% of our residents have entered another homeless services provider's shelter within the past year.

What is next is unclear due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the potential toll it will take on nonprofit funding. We already have determined that our agency's total fundraising by donation will suffer, and we have received word that our grant income from The United Way of Greater Baytown and Chambers County will not be increased this year, after a significant reduction in the 2019-2020 cycle.
However, we do note that while we may be able to expand the number of successful programs at our agency we can improve on past successes with the three current programs that really matter to our residents and community. In order to accomplish the goals set in our Strategic Plan, we have begun a Capital Campaign (goal $1,250,000) to replace our two 1930'3- era buildings with safe, modern facilities built for the purpose. One will be a Men's Shelter with increased capacity; the other is a modern Administration Building to house program offices, a conference/training room, and updated technical and security equipment.

Financials

Bay Area Homeless Services
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Bay Area Homeless Services 2020 Bay Area Homeless Services
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.81

Average of 5.37 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.8

Average of 5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Bay Area Homeless Services

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Bay Area Homeless Services

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Bay Area Homeless Services

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Bay Area Homeless Services’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $60,227 $57,403 $176,363 $362,359 $30,995
As % of expenses 9.1% 9.7% 29.7% 72.2% 4.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$17,352 -$14,974 $90,459 $273,214 -$58,445
As % of expenses -2.4% -2.3% 13.3% 46.2% -7.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $663,522 $596,240 $751,102 $829,348 $724,157
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.7% -10.1% 26.0% 10.4% -12.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 5.1% 15.2% 12.1% 14.8% 6.7%
All other grants and contributions 94.9% 84.8% 87.9% 85.2% 93.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $658,680 $591,323 $593,744 $501,732 $691,459
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.4% -10.2% 0.4% -15.5% 37.8%
Personnel 53.5% 61.6% 62.2% 73.4% 59.8%
Professional fees 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 2.1% 0.8%
Occupancy 2.2% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.9% 0.7% 0.0% 0.5% 0.4%
Pass-through 36.3% 20.4% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 6.6% 14.4% 17.1% 24.0% 39.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $736,259 $663,700 $679,648 $590,877 $780,899
One month of savings $54,890 $49,277 $49,479 $41,811 $57,622
Debt principal payment $53,391 $0 $25,156 $9,519 $5,232
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $89,992 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $844,540 $712,977 $754,283 $732,199 $843,753

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.8 2.7 5.0 10.8 7.8
Months of cash and investments 2.8 2.7 5.0 10.8 7.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -13.5 -16.2 -11.6 -7.5 -5.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $154,328 $131,452 $245,380 $449,751 $451,821
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $97,557 $131,200 $129,261
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,288,024 $1,291,265 $1,313,696 $1,403,688 $1,420,375
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.1% 27.7% 33.7% 37.9% 43.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.7% 11.3% 7.3% 6.4% 5.6%
Unrestricted net assets $149,910 $134,936 $225,395 $498,609 $440,164
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $865,311 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $865,311 $812,825 $902,368 $867,625 $869,328
Total net assets $1,015,221 $947,761 $1,127,763 $1,366,234 $1,309,492

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. William Eckert

Innovative nonprofit rejuvenator with more than twenty years of management experience in social services agencies. BA and MA from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, LL.B. University of London School of Law, LL.M. WMU-Cooley School of Law.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Bay Area Homeless Services

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Bay Area Homeless Services

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. David Womack

Retired, Covestro

Term: 2023 - 2024

David Womack Ph.D.

Covestro

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Pam Warford

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Steve DonCarlos

Attorney

Frankie Jackson

Educational Consultant

Roy Price

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RD Burnside

Businessman

Bill Palko

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Pete Lester

Engineer

Bryan Nethery

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David Jirrells

Pastor, Second Baptist

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data