San Antonio Community Resource Directory

The Center for Health Care Services provides integrated care to improve the lives of children and adults with mental health conditions, substance use challenges and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Our services for children and adults include:

  • Mental Health
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
  • Substance Use Treatment
Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison - President and Chief Executive Officer
(210) 261-1000
Allison Greer - Vice President Governmental Relations
(210) 261-1000
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

The goal of the Children’s Crisis Unit is to stabilize the immediate crisis and refer families to the appropriate resources. Dependent on the severity of the crisis, our qualified mental health professionals may refer you to outpatient services, community resources, or assessment for inpatient hospitalization. If hospitalization is recommended, staff will work with other facilities in the area to coordinate the assessment and placement.

If brought into our crisis unit, we are able to provide stabilization and crisis assessment.

If you have a question about whether or not your child is in a crisis, you may call the Crisis Line at (210) 223-7233 or 800-316-9241. Agents will be able to provide you with information on how to proceed (reporting to the emergency room, psychiatric facility, or walk-in clinic).

Children between the ages of 3 and 17.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM For immediate crisis concerns after hours, please contact the Children’s Mobile Outreach Team (CMOT) at 800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233).

The Community Reintegration Program offers mentally ill offenders treatment as an alternative to incarceration. CRP is designed to identify and divert offenders with mental health issues from incarceration to treatment. A psychologist from the Magistrate’s office screens individuals for mental illness; if detected, the accused person is released on bond by the judge, on condition that the person participates in mental health treatment. The Center’s CRP case managers partner with participants to help them earn and successfully complete probation in lieu of incarceration.

When people who have difficulty complying with psychiatric treatment receive an Involuntary Outpatient Commitment order from the Bexar County Probate Court, The Center provides intensive case management services: medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation, and linkage with other social services. The IOPC team also partners with family members and local agencies to stabilize residency at home and in the community.

The IOPC team meets weekly with the client, the Judge for Probate Court 1 and public defender to report progress and compliance with court-ordered treatment. Implementation plans are arranged with the client and their support network, including other CHCS programs. This program serves adults ages 18-65.

ACCESS provides individualized comprehensive services to address the special needs of individuals with mental health stipulations who are on probation/parole.

Helps with:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Connection to support resources

The road to wellness is built on a partnership with the people we serve. The Center for Health Care Services, Adult Behavioral Health Services, offers comprehensive services, including:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Medical follow-ups and management
  • Wellness counseling and education
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Case management
  • And other services to support each person’s goals for recovery

Our team helps people with mental health challenges find hope, determine their path to wellness, and find their way to an independent, productive life.

This HIV early intervention program provides non-medical case management services including assessments, linkage to HIV medical care, substance use and mental health services to people living with HIV and having current or past substance use or mental health diagnoses.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Center provides psychiatric and wraparound services for psychosocial rehabilitation, community referrals for medical and substance abuse treatment, peer support and social assistance. Referrals for dual diagnosed clients are received through the Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Courts. This program serves adults ages 18-65.

By rehabilitating non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health issues, drug courts reduce costs of confinement while we help people rebuild stable, productive lives. Participants are subjected to rigorous drug testing, probation visits, and 90 to 180 days of residential treatment. To graduate from the program, participants must attain a high school diploma or GED and secure full-time work.

The Adult Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Progam provides services that facilitate recovery from substance use disorders to clients who do not require residential services to meet their treatment goals.

This program was formerly known as Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (IOP).

Substance use disorders are common among people with serious mental illnesses and put people at risk for many other problems. Many people with psychiatric symptoms choose to self-medicate to alleviate their pain and can develop addiction to drugs and alcohol. If both substance use and mental health illness co-occur, judgement is impaired and individuals are more vulnerable to unpredictable outcomes.

COPSD is a team of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) who help individuals develop knowledge, hope, skills, and support needed to manage dual diagnosis.

Case Management includes:

  • Working with qualified and trained specialist to address dual diagnosis
  • Coaching
  • Advocacy
  • Linking to recommended community resources such as mental health evaluation
  • Referrals
  • Team meetings to review progress
  • Interim counseling
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

A true approach to integrated healthcare, the Primary Care Clinic at The Restoration Center offers services to people receiving counseling, therapy and recovery assistance for substance use and mental health disorders. The Clinic improves health in our community by treating adults with common, chronic and complex conditions. Our care team of experienced providers includes primary care physician assistants and nurse practitioners as well as staff specialists in benefits coordination, care coordination, and medication management.

The Primary Care Clinic providers offer continuing and comprehensive health care to consumers and their families throughout the course of life. In addition to diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of conditions or illnesses, providers also offer preventive care including:

  • Routine checkups
  • Health risk assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Screening tests
  • General Healthcare Maintenance
  • School Physicals
  • Well Women Exams

Clinic providers often manage chronic diseases by partnering with other medical specialists to offer coordinated medical care.

The Mommies Program is an intensive, outpatient, specialized female substance use treatment program providing therapeutic treatment in the form of group, individual, family and couples counseling, as well as, drug and mental health assessments.

Group counseling sessions, offered every weekday, are evidence-based and focused on substance use topics. Group courses include Awareness/Seeking Safety, Parenting, Relapse Prevention, and Life Skills. Individual counseling can be substance-use or mental-health focused. Counseling staff also offers support for participants who are homeless, on parole/probation, or involved in an open case with Child Protective Services.

Mommies is a collaborative partnership between The Center for Health Care Services, University Health System (UHS) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

NAS is a specialized female intensive residential treatment program designed to enhance the lives of mothers and mothers-to-be who have substance use challenges. The program provides trauma-focused therapeutic treatment in group, individual, family and couples counseling; drug assessments; mental health assessments; peer support; and comprehensive case management to help clients achieve recovery goals and preserve their family.

0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Serves adults with Opioid dependence with a minimum one year history of opioid dependence. Provides expedited coordination for admission to residential treatment.

Services include:

  • Pharmacotherapy, methadone and Suboxon medication management by physician
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Comprehensive case management.

Prenatal education classes for pregnant female consumers is required.

0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

The Sobering Unit is a jail diversion program designed to offer a treatment alternative in lieu of arrest to public intoxicants by providing a medically safe environment utilizing motivational interviewing techniques to engage the individual and offer direct access to treatment. The Sobering Unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and no appointment is necessary.

0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Centro de Vida strives to provide community-based street outreach and access to HIV testing to at-risk individuals including those with a current or history of substance use, MSM and other members of the LGBT communities in San Antonio.

CDV also offers overdose prevention education to people at-risk and their families.

0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

The Crisis Care Center is a 16-bed, walk-in mental health clinic providing 24-hour assessment and intervention services, crisis resolution, extended observation, and coordination into alternative care.

We provide onsite, direct care staff including:

  • Psychiatrist and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors
  • RNs and LVNs trained in mental health psychiatric care
24/7. No appointment needed.
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is a resource designed to bring a crisis worker into the community to provide a face-to-face assessment and intervention, follow-up and relapse prevention services. Through the 24-Hour Crisis & Substance Use Helpline: 800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233), the MCOT team may be dispatched to a person’s location for assessment. Services are coordinated with community organizations, and designed to reduce inpatient hospitalizations and intervention with law enforcement. Additionally, MCOT provides mental health assessments in emergency rooms, and can recommend appropriate care.

For adults 18 years and older.

For youth 17 years and younger, please contact the Children’s Mobile Outreach Team (CMOT) at 800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233), or bring the child to the Children’s Crisis Unit at 227 W. Drexel 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Monday through Friday for immediate crisis concerns.

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Substance addiction causes problems that are nearly impossible to solve by yourself. Since 2008, the Residential Detoxification Unit has provided a safe portal to end addiction, whatever the substance. Be it alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, stimulants, benzodiazepines/sedatives, or any of the newer synthetic substances, Detox staff provides medical oversight as you rid your body of the addictive substance. Then we help you access programs that motivate you to recover and stay clean.

The Center’s Residential Detoxification Unit (Detox) is a licensed, accredited 28-bed facility offering medical oversight and recovery support for people withdrawing from addictive substances. Residencies are typically 3-7 days, but will vary depending on an individual patient’s symptoms.

Detox aims to:

  • Help you complete a safe withdrawal from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Encourage you to continue substance abuse treatment.
  • Motivate and empower you to develop a healthy recovery lifestyle.
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Provides minor medical clearance for crisis and detoxification programs. Immediate access is given to law enforcement to obtain medical clearance and treatment for individuals who have been detained and injured during the apprehension process.

Provides residential shelter at the Haven for Hope campus to meet the specific needs of adults who are experiencing homelessness and have severe mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorders.

The Center helps people who meet certain mental health criterea and are currently homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, providing rent and utility assistance for up to 12 months.

The Center helps people who are experiencing chronic homeless and actively receiving outpatient treatment in our programs obtain a permanent Section 8 voucher with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA).

PATH is the outreach team that finds people experiencing homelessness who are currently living under bridges, in the streets, and in tent cities. PATH workers can connect you to mental health services, shelter and housing programs. People with priority diagnoses are referred to The Center; other non-priority diagnoses are referred to other community agencies.

Shelter Plus Care focuses on people with mental illness and families who experience homelessness, helping them get into permanent housing more quickly. The Center provides mental health treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management and skills training. Qualified participants will receive a Section 8 Certificate through the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA).

The Wellness Clinic provides psychiatric, nursing, case management and rehabilitative services to adults experiencing homelessness. The Clinic is located on the Haven for Hope campus.

Must be enrolled at Haven for Hope Courtyard (formerly Prospects Courtyard).

The MVPN offers free and confidential support groups for veterans, soldiers and family members. We also provide opportunities for veterans and families to find support through MVPN social events and volunteer opportunities, and act as a guide to community resources through peer support services.

The Center provides assistance for active duty, retired, and veteran service members with The Military Veteran Peer Network Project. In addition to integrated health services, we train and team you with a "Battle Buddy," a veteran who provides peer-to-peer role support. The Center and MVPN also works with the Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVJDTR), training law enforcement on effective crisis intervention strategies when encountering a veteran experiencing the effects of mental illness.

People experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can often benefit from a detoxification program and stabilization unit rather than a busy emergency room. Josephine Recovery Center—a 16-bed therapeutic facility open 24/7—offers a safe, effective alternative for Bexar County adults recovering from a behavioral health crisis.

Josephine Recovery Center (JRC) provides a safe environment staffed at all times by psychiatric nurses, skilled crisis therapists and counselors. If participants are willing to engage in activities and treatment to geared toward recovery, JRC can provide an effective alternative to emergency room care.

By working with schools, parents, and others involved in children’s lives, we can identify and treat behavioral health disorders early.

By addressing problems, we can help a child learn how to manage his or her illness, prevent costly crises and enable the child to get on track with peers, achieve academic success and lead a productive, independent life.

Children’s Behavioral Health Campus
(210) 261-3700
Intake and Eligibility
(210) 261-3350

CMOT is a resource designed to bring a crisis worker into the community. CMOT aids health facilities in finding authorization for state beds and contract beds at psychiatric facilities. For children experiencing a crisis, the Crisis Line may refer CMOT to the child’s location for assessment.

The CHCS Children’s Mobile Outreach Team provides crisis services in the community. CMOT works both on a facility and individual level. More specifically, CMOT attempts to achieve:

  • Crisis stabilization
  • Assessments to provide authorization for a state/contracted bed
    referrals to an appropriate facility service

For youth 17 years and younger.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM For immediate crisis concerns, please contact the Children’s Mobile Outreach Team (CMOT) at 800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233), or bring the child to the Children's Crisis Unit at 227 W Drexel Ave