for December 7, 2022
We are excited to announce our 3rd 2022 Fall Grant Recipient!
Thanks to our generous Legacy Giving Circle donor community, Rape Crisis Center of Collin County dba The Turning Point is receiving a $30,000 grant towards their Rape Crisis Center Bilingual Counseling and Crisis Advocacy.
Initiative Description: The goal of this project is to lessen the negative impact of sexual assault by providing services designed to facilitate emotional healing and promote post-traumatic growth for survivors of sexual violence. We will achieve our goal by offering survivors immediate crisis stabilization services through our 24/7 hotline, advocacy within the medical and criminal justice systems, access to forensic medical exams by credentialled sexual assault forensic nurses, evidence-based individual and group therapy, and education regarding relevant legal processes within the criminal justice system. Provided services will come at no cost for the survivors. Programming also supports The Turning Point’s (TTP) ongoing crisis intervention and advocacy services at Children’s Health Plano and Dallas locations. TTP is the only rape crisis center providing access to forensic exams and medical advocacy to children 13 and under in Collin and Dallas County. This project includes support for our community-based forensic clinic, Courtney’s SAFE Place (CSP) located on our Plano Campus. CSP is one of only 2 forensic clinics in the state of Texas operating within a rape crisis center where we provide forensic nurse exams, crisis intervention and emotional support to victims of sexual abuse. Crisis intervention, medical accompaniment and counseling services are also provided at our satellite location at Methodist Hospital Dallas. Case managers/legal advocates will provide follow-up assistance with community referrals, legal services, Crime Victim’s Compensation and advocate for survivor rights’ which is paramount to their healing and stabilization. Funds awarded will go towards hiring a bilingual counselor and additional crisis advocate to support both our Dallas and Collin county sites. Both will be implemented by Q2 of FY 2023.
Initiative Impact: The overall purpose of the grant is to reduce the negative impact of sexual assault through the provision of services designed to facilitate emotional healing and promote post-traumatic growth for survivors of sexual violence. We will achieve our goal by offering the following services to survivors: immediate crisis stabilization, evidence-based individual and group therapy, psychoeducation regarding relevant legal processes within the criminal justice system, and advocacy within the medical and criminal justice systems.
To manage our project performance, we will monitor the following outcome measures:
- 98% of clients receiving crisis intervention/advocacy services will feel emotionally safer immediately upon receiving services. Baseline is 98%
- 2. 99% of clients receiving crisis intervention and advocacy services will receive a follow-call and community referrals when applicable. Baseline is 89%
- 3. 75% of clients receiving counseling services will report a 10% clinically significant decrease of their trauma symptoms at the culmination of 24 therapy sessions. This is a new measure. Baseline for previous measure is 70%
Initiative Sustainability: The Turning Point remains completely committed to assisting survivors in their healing and preventing this devastating crime. These approaches include revenue diversity, increased development, and prudent reserves. The Turning Point’s revenue includes six distinct income types: government grants, foundation awards, corporate partnerships, United Way support, public support, and fundraising. In the past several years, we have strategically sought and secured additional foundation grants and gifts from but limited to Texas Women’s Foundation, Junior League of Collin County and THR Health Foundation. And Dallas Methodist Healthcare Foundation. Another element of The Turning Point’s strategy to enhance revenue diversity involves increasing the development and fundraising that generate unrestricted income. We also have contracts with hospital partners for our mobile SANE and advocacy programs that include an administrative fee. CJD funds and private funds help to support the administrative and operational costs. TTP has a robust revenue stream in our billing practices with the Office of Attorney General for Courtney’s SAFE Place, our forensic clinic. TTP brings in around $415,000 annually in revenue from it’s performance of sexual assault nurse exams. The final aspect of our sustainability strategy is the maintenance of sufficient assets to safeguard The Turning Point in the event of a revenue decrease and maintain 121 days of cash reserves on hand.