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SA Hope Center (Nonprofit )

SA Hope Center, formerly Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC), is a Christ-centered Westside resource center empowering individuals and families in crisis to become sustainable through holistic individualized services, accountability, and grace.

SA Hope Center offers one-on-one mentoring services in a Christ-centered environment. Our mentors are professional case managers who work with families on a deep level to address the root causes of chronic poverty and food insecurity using evidence-based case management practices and motivational interviewing techniques. CHRC staff mentors help families create a goal-based plan to make positive steps towards financial sustainability, strengthening the family unit, spiritual health, and overall wellness. By focusing on the unique strengths of each client we serve, we empower our clients to take ownership of their lives and continue to take positive steps towards achieving their goals. CHRC offers the following programs: professional mentoring, pastoral and clinical counseling, parenting classes, financial literacy, job readiness programs, career fairs, youth and adult bible studies, marriage classes, and many other programs aimed at helping families get ahead in their lives.

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
Megan Legacy - Executive Director Send email
(210) 732-3776
Beatrice Casas - Director of Operations and Administration Send email
(210) 732-3776

Thanks to generous donations, the SA Hope Center offers our very own clothing closet. We work hard to be fully stocked with clothing in most sizes for all seasons and occasions. From infant’s clothes to interview outfits, we offer it all.

Walk-ins welcome.

Use the 4th St basement entrance.

Free

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Updated within the last 3 months.

All SA Hope Center mentors are certified as Texas Navigators and can assist with acquiring Your Texas Benefits such as:

  • SNAP
  • WIC food
  • Healthcare
  • Support Services
  • TANF Cash Help

If we are not available to assist, click here for additional locations that offer this service.

Walk-ins welcome.

Use the 4th St basement entrance.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 5 months.

The SA Hope Center program connects individuals and families with Social Workers, whom we call Mentors, to work together and address the root cause(s) of chronic poverty.

Mentors team with the program participants to create personalized goals that increase physical, emotional, and spiritual health by focusing on each person's unique strengths.

When empowering each individual through our programs, they begin positive steps towards achieving their goals of financial literacy, strengthening the family unit, career readiness, adult education, and overall wellness.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Proof of family size (birth certificate, picture IDs, or last year’s tax forms)
  • Proof of Income (pay stubs or award letters)
  • One-hour Orientation class (information about all programs)
  • One-hour Financial Literacy class (money management needs vs. wants, budgeting, emergency funds, paying off debt, creating savings, etc.)
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Service Hours (by appointment)
Janiece Cantu, LMSW
(210) 271-2704
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our food pantry service allows the head-of-household to walk through our pantry and shop for items that best fit their family size and nutritional needs.

Together with our partner, the San Antonio Food Bank, we work hard to offer fresh produce, meat, dairy as well as all other essential needs for our participants.

Every participant in our programs is able to receive monthly food assistance. Anyone not enrolled in SAHC programs may come for assistance once a year. 

Walk-ins welcome.

Use the 4th St basement entrance.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

This SA Hope Center program connects individuals and families with Social Workers, whom we call Mentors, to work together and address the root cause(s) of chronic poverty.

Mentors team with the program participants to create personalized goals that increase physical, emotional, and spiritual health by focusing on each person's unique strengths.

When empowering each individual through our programs, they begin positive steps towards achieving their goals of financial literacy, strengthening the family unit, career readiness, adult education, and overall wellness.

This program serves students working towards their GED, ESL, and certification classes such as administrative assistant, CNA, phlebotomy, IT, etc. All Restore Education students are eligible.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

This program serves parents enrolled in SAHC One-On-One Case Management.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 3 months.

Through our partnership with Restore Education, participants in our case-management program who wish to return to school are able to receive GED study-prep and test-taking at our main campus.

Restore Education also provides an array of adult certifications.

With classes and tutoring offered four days a week, accessibility is readily open.

Furthering our partnership, a SA Hope Center case manager is readily available to speak to students at the Restore Education site for one-on-one case management.

Our Esperanza Older Adults program exists to empower, promote, and enhance the health and wellness of our senior citizens by providing educational and accessible resources.
Updated within the last 2 months.

This program provides one-on-one case management services for anyone seeking employment or higher-paying employment. Job Fairs and job workshops are frequently offered on-site to connect participants with hiring employers.

Career Readiness strives to provide participants with workforce development to help them obtain better jobs and ensure family economic stability. Support Services include; one-to-one case management, job fairs, and job workshops.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

By appointment only; no walk-ins.
Ruby Ann Sanchez, MSW
(210) 271-2704
Updated within the last 1 month.

Qualifying program participants can receive partial financial assistance for childcare services.

Requirements:

  • Participate in Parent Engagement Activities to include parenting courses monthly 
  • Meet with a Mentor monthly 
  • Report ANY change in your personal or family situation, including:
    • ANY change in work or attendance at a job training or educational program
    • ANY change in family income, family size
    • ANY change in the family residence, primary phone number, or email
    • NOTE: Changes must be reported within two business days or during monthly meetings with the case manager, whichever comes first.
  • Submit a Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) Child Care Services (CCS) application online or by calling (210) 230-6300.

Partial tuition assistance is available to families experiencing difficulties maintaining employment while paying for childcare services. Click here and scroll down to determine a family’s weekly childcare tuition rate for one child.   

All funds are given upon availability.

Participate in Parent Engagement Activities.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

By appointment only; no walk-ins.
Updated within the last 2 months.

Thanks to generous donations, the SA Hope Center offers our very own clothing closet. We work hard to be fully stocked with clothing in most sizes for all seasons and occasions. From infant’s clothes to interview outfits, we offer it all.

To shop in the Clothing Closet, program participants are required to make an appointment with their mentor.

Free

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

Through our partnership with the Texas Diaper Bank, the SA Hope Center is able to provide diapers to participants who are attending a parenting program.

Adult diaper assistance is available upon request and availability. 

 Every participant in our programs is able to receive monthly diaper assistance. Program participants are encouraged to make an appointment with their mentor.

Anyone not enrolled in SAHC programs may come for assistance once a year. Walk-ins welcome.

Free.

Hours
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

Walk-in emergency diaper assistance is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Updated within the last 2 months.

Our Esperanza Senior Citizens program exists to empower, promote, and enhance health and wellness to our senior adults by providing educational and accessible resources.

Through our mentoring program, we provide:

  • Mentoring through our comprehensive mentorship program
  • Food through our Participant Choice Food Pantry and the San Antonio Food Bank's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • Financial literacy through our Journey to Success program
  • Quality of life services through our partner agencies
Hours
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

By appointment only; no walk-ins.
Updated within the last 2 months.

Financial literacy is a foundational piece to building a sustainable future.

As part of our mentoring program, we offer a financial literacy program that consists of the following:

1) Faith and Finance Curriculum: Participants enrolled in Financial Literacy are provided with the knowledge and tools to make sound financial decisions. The Faith and Finance curriculum is used and the following topics are discussed in 6 weeks.

  • How does money affect our relationships?
  • How do values and attitudes shape money habits?
  • How to overcome financial obstacles?
  • How to set savings goals?
  • How to create a basic budget?
  • How to save money by living simply?
  • How to include joyful giving in your budget?
  • How to avoid debt and know your credit score?
  • When to borrow money in healthy ways?
  • How to open and use a bank account?
  • How to prepare for emergencies?
  • How to stick to new money habits?

2) Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University: This nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Literacy program is offered to participants for more in-depth information about aspects of financial stability. The topics discussed are emergency funds, paying off debt, three-to-six months of savings, investing, paying off children’s college, paying off a mortgage, and building wealth. These topics are considered David Ramsey’s 7 baby steps to financial freedom.

Classes and programs are offered in English and Spanish to meet the needs of our program participants.

Hours
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

By appointment only; no walk-ins.

Updated within the last 2 months.

SA Hope Center in partnership with Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) can help financially pay for ID and Birth Certificate Recovery after loss and displaced documents or recently released from an institution.

  • If we are not available to assist, click here for additional locations that offer this service. 
  • Walk-in services are available at our main location and downtown location at First Presbyterian Church, 404 N Alamo St.
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Walk-ins welcome.
Megan Legacy Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

SA Hope Center in partnership with Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) can help financially pay for ID and Birth Certificate Recovery after loss and displaced documents or recently released from an institution.

If we are not available for assistance, click here for additional locations that offer this assistance. 

Hours
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

Walk-ins welcome.
Updated within the last 2 months.

CHRC offers year-round health programming thanks to our partnership with the UT Health and Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing.

UTHSCSA Nursing Students visit CHRC’s campus once a week to provide health screenings, to teach classes on important health topics such as glucose, cholesterol, diabetes, and folic acid, and to answer questions about health concerns. This is truly an impactful partnership; clients gain clarity on their health concerns and the nursing students gain hands-on experience working with patients.

Must be registered in the program.  Call to make an appointment.  

Phone (210) 732-3776. 

Wednesday: 10:00 AM
Megan Legacy Send email
(210) 732-3776
Updated within the last 1 month.

The SA Hope Center program connects individuals and families with Social Workers, whom we call Mentors, to work together and address the root cause(s) of chronic poverty.

Mentors team with the program participants to create personalized goals that increase physical, emotional, and spiritual health by focusing on each person's unique strengths.

When empowering each individual through our programs, they begin positive steps towards achieving their goals of financial literacy, strengthening the family unit, career readiness, adult education, and overall wellness.

SA Hope Center Enrollment Requirements:

  • Proof of family size (birth certificate, picture IDs, or last year’s tax forms)
  • Proof of Income (pay stubs or award letters)
  • One-hour Orientation class (information about all programs)
  • One-hour Financial Literacy class (money management needs vs. wants, budgeting, emergency funds, paying off debt, creating savings, etc.)
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Janiece Cantu, LMSW
(210) 273-3776
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our food pantry service allows the head-of-household to walk through our pantry and shop for items that best fit their family size and nutritional needs.

Together with our partner, the San Antonio Food Bank, we work hard to offer fresh produce, meat, dairy as well as all other essential needs for our participants.

To shop monthly in our Participant Choice Food Pantry, participation in one or more of our mentorship programs is required. Participants are also required to make an appointment with their mentor.

Non-participants in SAHC One-On-One Case Management can visit once a year.

Every participant in our programs is able to receive monthly food assistance. Program participants are encouraged to make an appointment with their mentor.

Anyone not enrolled in SAHC programs may come for assistance once a year. Walk-ins welcome.

Free

Hours
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

Updated within the last 2 months.

Through our mentoring program, a mentor assists families with children in the household by providing case management services and offering Parent University classes.

Parenting University consists of 10 weekly classes, each lasting one and a half hours. Topics include:

  • Loving & Nurturing Traits
  • Brain Development & Appropriate Expectations
  • Empathy
  • Feelings & Needs
  • Praise & Labeling
  • Self Esteem
  • Discipline
  • Routines
  • Sex Education
  • Stress & Anger
  • Dos & don’ts of drugs & alcohol

Classes are CPS and probation certified.

Hours
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

By appointment only; no walk-ins.
Updated within the last 2 months.

We are glad to offer spiritual services for those who are seeking them.

Our spiritual care and counseling are led by Pastor Bob Escamilla, who offers on-site appointments as well as hospital and home visits, prayer by telephone, and funeral services.

In addition, Pastor Bob coordinates a weekly bilingual Bible study on Saturdays where everyone can worship and fellowship together.

Spiritual services are available to the community; participants do not have to be engaged in other SA Hope Center activities.

Please call for more information.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bob Escamilla
(210) 273-3776
Updated within the last 1 month.

All SA Hope Center mentors are certified as Texas Navigators and can assist with acquiring Your Texas Benefits such as:

  • SNAP
  • WIC food
  • Healthcare
  • Support Services
  • TANF Cash Help

If we are not available for assistance, click here for additional locations that offer this service.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Walk in services are available at our main location every Tuesday from 10 AM to 12 PM
Updated within the last 2 months.

Be part of something meaningful and special, in a place where you can put your talents to work for the better good.

Food Pantry:  Consists of stocking canned food, unloading pallets of canned food, organizing the food on shelves, and placing food orders inside the vehicles of our clients.

Programs: Teaching a class or group. (Financial Management, Parenting, Education, Career, Senior Series, or other classes.)  Being willing to make phone calls, make copies, and type up documents for case management purposes.

Clothing Closet: Help sort, organize donated items, and manage our clothes closet. Build one one-on-one relationships with clients as you guide them through the shopping experience.

Senior Food Box Distribution: Each month we distribute a 40-lb box of food to 175-200 senior citizens in our community. A group of 10 individuals helps with distributing boxes, setting up/putting away, and traffic control. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to sign up at [email protected] or call (210) 640-2879. 

Compassion Crew: Spend time with our program participants in the lobby. Interact with families and children waiting for their appointments or to receive their services. Preparing coffee and sweets for participants in the lobby to enjoy. Pray with participants who need prayer

Community Garden: We would like a few vegetables to be grown in, watered, and cared for daily. If you have experience gardening we would be grateful for any help in helping our vegetables/plants grow.

Miscellaneous: Any small projects or tasks such as painting, carpentry, special monthly projects, or other handyman tasks.

 

Click here for our volunteer application.

Click here to donate. 

 

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Elisa Martinez Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.