San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio (Nonprofit / Catholic)

The mission of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.

Catholic Charities serves all people, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, from birth to natural death, through a network of comprehensive programs with the goal of providing basic needs, comforting, strengthening, and advocating for the vulnerable and people in crisis, nurturing families, and promoting self-sufficiency.

Through all of our programs, our daily activities are intended to encounter people in Christ, lift them out of their crisis situation, and accompany them on their journey to wholeness.

We offer the following services and programs:

  • Food Pantry
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Guadalupe Home
  • Guadalupe Community Center
  • Senior Services
  • Tax Preparation
  • After School Program
  • Mobile Relief Unit
  • Project Cool
  • Caritas Legal Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • St Stephen’s CARE Center
  • Interpreter and Translation Services
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Seton Home
  • St PJ’s Children’s Home
  • San Antonio Birth Doulas
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
J Antonio Fernandez - President/CEO
Lizzy Perales - VP of Programs

Serve as role models, mentors, and friends to children with
exceptional needs.

Christine De Hoyos Send email

This program provides eligible individuals and families with holistic case management, basic needs, and rental assistance while providing guidance on life skills, housing stability, and self-sufficiency resources.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Lydia Cardenas

HIP is a free, voluntary home visiting program that provides an extensive family assessment, one-on-one parenting support, and activities.

English and Spanish sessions are available.

To be eligible, parents must be:

  • current/former foster youth who are expecting and/or parenting a child 0-2 years of age

or

  • parents with prior history of involvement with Child Protective Services who are expecting and/or parenting a child 0-2 years of age.

Free

Natasha Bridges Send email
(210) 222-1294

Parent Talk is a free, group based program for parents to gather and discuss the many different facets of parenting. Utilizing the nurturing curriculum, our educators facilitate weekly group discussions and activities in a judgment free, safe environment, in various sites throughout the Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

Parent Talk facilitates Parenting and Life Skills education for individuals and family members acting as caregivers to children 0 to 17 years of age, and is offered in both English and Spanish. Our mission is to increase families’ protective factors through encouraging positive parenting practices: family functioning and parental resiliency; social connections and support; nurturing and attachment; through information, and guidance from parent advocates and their peers.

(Meals are offered at each session and childcare is provided at most locations.)

Offered exclusively within the Eastside Promise Neighborhood (78202 and 78208).

To speak with program director, Gina Acevedo, please call (210) 267-2567.

Free.

For scheduling and locations, please call (210) 787-0723.
Shirley Seaney Send email
(210) 476-0707

Learning to be a parent can be difficult and challenging for parents of any age. Parents as Teachers provides comprehensive support services to parents to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect by encouraging parent-child interaction and family well-being. This home-based program offers personalized curriculum and training tailored to the family’s needs within the comfort of their own home. These visits are centered around the relationship between the parent and child and encourage activities which promote healthy brain development and growth.

Parents as Teachers helps each parent discern their own strengths and resources which will allow them to become good observers of their child’s growth and respond appropriately to their child’s needs, which ultimately allows their family to flourish.

Free.

For additional information, please contact Shirley Seaney, program director, at 210-568-8958.
Shirley Seaney - Program Director

Pregnancy and New Parent Support Program is for women and men who are expecting a child or who are parenting a child under 24 months. Our compassionate staff is ready to walk beside you and assist you in welcoming your little one and accomplishing your goals. Services include counseling, parenting education, and case management - including resources and referrals assistance. Our services can be delivered through individual, couple or family sessions. All services are free and confidential, and can be offered in our office or in your home.

Free.

Call our office at (210) 455-6105 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Karla Quinones Send email
(210) 377-1133

Project Rachel accompanies anyone desiring to begin the journey of healing after having an abortion into the merciful heart of Jesus through Day Retreats and counseling.

Confidential Phone
(210) 342-4673

Recovering Couples is a FREE group-based class for parenting couples to share valuable relationship techniques and to decrease stressors through resources and support.

The group will share experiences, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationship and family unit.

Contact Don Davis for more information.

Multiple dates and locations are available.
Don Davis
(210) 266-6178
Notice

We are OPEN and able to assist.

The employment services program provides job readiness skills, lessons on interviewing and assists with employment services and job placements. The employment team works with refugees to provide them skills and knowledge necessary in obtaining, and maintaining, employment, while becoming self-sufficient.

For Information call (210) 222-1294 ext. 2268.

Saif Fadhil - Employment Services Assistant DirectorProgram Director
(210) 226-3569

Case managers are provided to empower refugees to better acculturate and integrate into the local community and American Lifestyle. Services provided: assistance with housing, Food Stamp applications, Medicaid renewals, transportation, interpretations services, school registration and instructional orientations to teach self-sufficiency.

This program is for REFUGEES ONLY.

Juliana Horn Send email
(210) 222-1294

Catholic Charities' Interpreter and Translation Services is a social enterprise initiative providing professional, fee-based interpretation and translation services.

Catholic Charities' Interpreter and Translation Services offers face-to-face language interpretation, interpretation services over the phone and document translation services in over 80 languages.

Rates for interpreter and translation services depend on the specific service needed and the amount of time required to complete the request. For more information on fees for interpreter and translation services call 210-222-1294.

Saif Fadhill Send email
(210) 222-1294

Federally funded, cash assistance program which provides services to enable clients to become economically self-sufficient within 120 to 180 days in the United States. Services required under this program include case management, employment services and cash allowance.

At least one member of the household must be employable for the family to qualify for Match Grant Program and must be enrolled within 31 days of their arrival.

Saghar Roshan - Program Director
(210) 222-1294

The initial program for all newly arrived refugees resettling into the United States.

Services include:

  • airport pick up
  • apartment set up with furnishings
  • food
  • clothing
  • cultural orientation
  • school registration
  • English classes
  • health screenings

Newly arrived refugees.

Saghar Roshan - Program Director
(210) 222-1294

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) is a state-funded, employment-based cash assistance program.

RCA is for clients who are not eligible for assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Assistance is available for the first eight months after arrival in the United States. For additional information please call 210-242-3137 and speak with the program director, Juliana Horn.

This program is for REFUGEES ONLY.

Juliana Horn - Non-Projected Arrivals Director
(210) 222-1294

The Refugee School Impact Program (RSIP) offers activities that lead to the effective integration and education of refugee children. The RSIP supports impacted school districts with services for refugee children. Students between 5 and 18 years of age participate in activities including: English as a Second Language instruction, after-school tutoring, activities encouraging high school completion and full participation in school activities, summer programs and club activities, parental involvement activities and interpreting services.

Refugee and immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 18.

For additional information please contact program director, Elizabeth Vidales at (210) 226-3569 ext 248.

Elizabeth Ortiz
(210) 222-1294
Notice

To protect your and others' health, visits will be by phone, FaceTime, email, or online, and eliveries will be left on your doorstep. All the same love and help but with less risk.

Are you over 50 and need assistance? We can help.

Seniors deserve compassion and companionship. Catholic Charities can help by visiting you and delivering basic needs. If you cannot come to us, we can come to you.

At Catholic Charities, we believe we have the power to transform lives and change futures. You share the same power when you join us in service.

Click here and scroll on the GIVE HELP tab for a list of current volunteer opportunities, or contact Stephanie Jaramillo at the number below.

Click here to register to become a Catholic Charities volunteer.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Department Send email
(210) 983-0813
Stephanie Jaramillo Send email
(210) 222-1294

This program offers legal guardianship services, including less restrictive alternatives, for those who lack mental capacity due to illness or disability, and who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

With the goal of protecting the most vulnerable in our society by ensuring their safety in the community, the Guardianship Services creates one-third of all guardianships established in Bexar County.

- Guardianship Legal Case Manager
(210) 455-6105
Alexandra Gallogly
This program is active from June 1, 2022 until Sept. 30, 2022

Project Cool is a citywide initiative to provide senior citizens and individuals with disabilities relief from extreme summer temperatures that claim lives and hospitalize hundreds of San Antonians each year.

By providing 20-inch box fans as an alternative to air conditioning, Project Cool also reduces utility costs for those living on a fixed income.

Project Cool is a collaborative effort of the City of San Antonio (Human Services, Fire Department), the Archdiocese of San Antonio (Catholic Charities), United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and community and corporate partners.

Donations of 20-inch box fans can be dropped off at this location Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

This program is for seniors (age 60+) and individuals with disabilities who reside in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Free

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
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Currently accepting volunteers to assist services still open.

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over.

"One stop shopping" for all volunteers who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities, RSVP helps make volunteering a more meaningful experience by offering information, support and guidance. Offering a full range of volunteer options with thousands of local and national organizations, volunteers are able to choose how and where they want to serve, choose the amount of time they want to give and whether they want to draw on their skills or develop new ones.

Call the Program Director for additional information.

Anna Lisa Esquivel - Program Director
(210) 222-1294 x: 2235

This program provides one-time emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness or utility disconnection, as well as financial coaching and budgeting assessment for income-eligible individuals and families.

An eviction notice and/or a utility disconnection notice are required.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Lydia Cardenas Send email
(210) 226-6178
Notice

By appointment only to schedule telehealth services.

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program providing first-time mothers valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Specially trained registered nurses empower mothers to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves, supporting them as they handle the challenges and experience the joys of motherhood.

Please call program director, Audrey Rost at (210) 266-3030 for additional information.

Free.

Audrey Rost - Program Director
(210) 226-3030
Notice

This program is more vital than ever during this time when senior centers are closed and vulnerable seniors cannot risk their health by doing their own shopping and other errands. Please consider volunteering to assist one or more isolated seniors.

Do you feel called to serve others? You can help.

Volunteers are paired with isolated seniors to provide basic needs and companionship.

The After School Program provides tutoring, mentoring, extracurricular activities, and social activities in a safe environment.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade

Free

Manuel Garcia

This program provides immediate assistance for our neighbors who are displaced due to unforeseen circumstances, a natural disaster, or a humanitarian crisis.

Office Hours Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Guadalupe Community Center provides free, wrap-around support and advocacy services to help individuals and families in need work towards self-sufficiency.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
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The boutique is currently open with virtual services and curbside distribution to maintain social distancing. 

Veronica's Boutique at Guadalupe Community Center provides free material assistance including diapers, wipes, baby clothes, baby shoes, socks, formula, and baby food.

Parenting education and guidance are also offered in a one-on-one setting with wraparound services like birth doulas, breastfeeding consultation, counseling, and other support offered through case management.

Veronica's Boutique serves expecting mothers and new parents with children under 36 months.

Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Free

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Lizzy Perales
(210) 226-6178

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides the following free tax preparation services:

  • 2018 - 2021 Tax Preparation
  • 1040X Amended Tax Returns (regardless of the location where initially prepared )
  • Free W-7 application assistance for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

What to bring to receive free tax filing:

  • Original photo identification
  • Original Social Security Number card
  • All tax documents including W-2s, 1099R’s, SSA-1099, 1099Misc, 1095A, bank interest, or dividend forms
  • Completed intake forms in English or Spanish

Completed tax forms and original documents will be returned within 48-72 hours.

  • Must have earned $55,000 or less in the reporting year.
  • If filing jointly, both spouses must be present at the time of drop-off.

All VITA tax preprarations are free.

The Guadalupe Community Center VITA office is open to assist: Monday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday: Closed
Jesica Enriquez

Guadalupe Home is a transitional shelter for pregnant and parenting mothers and their babies who find themselves homeless and are interested in making a change for a hopeful future through full-time education enrollment or employment.

Case management, parenting education, life skills training, and counseling are provided.

Mothers and babies receive free room and board with the condition that they attend school or work full time to save money for the next step in their journey. While living in the care of Catholic Charities, mothers are empowered to achieve their goals and plan for their future.

Our goal is to provide basic needs while a mother works toward self-sufficiency by getting an education, finding a job, and saving money for the next step in her journey.

To be eligible, women must be:

  • Homeless or lack a stable residence
  • 18 years or older
  • Pregnant or have 1-2 children under the age of 3 years in their care
  • Committed to completing high school or earning a GED
  • Seeking employment or are employed with the goal of financial independence

Those who live at Guadalupe Home will receive:

  • Private, furnished rooms with a single bed for mothers and a crib for children
  • Common living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom areas
  • Shared responsibilities and expectations for the home

Those who live at Guadalupe Home will not receive:

  • Childcare: Guadalupe Home will assist with those resources
  • Transportation: Guadalupe Home is near a bus line
  • Food: Mothers are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals

Support services are provided to nurture families and promote self-sufficiency:

Parenting Education

Mothers learn about happy and healthy mother-baby relationships as educators teach the importance of developmental milestones, parenting tips and techniques, structured routine, positive discipline, and setting limits.

Financial Literacy

Staff and volunteers host classes and provide guidance to mothers to pay debt and save for a secure future.

Job Readiness

Computer resources and guidance is available for mothers to make informed decisions about employment to meet their financial goals.

Counseling

Qualified counselors are available to help mothers heal and break the cycle of abuse and neglect.

Call to check availability and schedule an interview.
Shirley Seaney
(210) 476-0707