Good Samaritan Community Services
San Antonio Community Resource Directory
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

The mission of Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.
(210) 434-5531
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

The Adult Case Management program addresses the root causes of poverty and instability by leveraging social work services to develop the life skills and support essential to strengthen and stabilize the family. Services provide individuals with guidance and referrals to help them more effectively cope with complicated situations that decrease their quality of life. Services are provided by one full-time Case Manager and supported by Good Sam's Field Education Services (FES) program. (Adult Case Management is a program of Good Sam's Family Development Services.)
Individuals over the age of 16 and families are eligible for this program. Please call or email for further details.
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Marby Shaw - Program Manager Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 2016
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Staff offer such services as homework assistance, educational group activities, team-building tasks, character development curricula, arts programs, STEAM education, and field trips. Afterschool Enrichment is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
Ages 6-18 For more information about Youth Development Services, please call (210) 434-5531 or email at [email protected]
Mon-Fri, 3:30-7:00pm during the school year
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Youth often suffer from an absence of positive role models. Youth engage in lessons by the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets to promote important life skills and personal assets. Examples of personal assets include: honesty, integrity, achievement, motivation, school engagement, responsibility, planning and decision-making, sense of purpose, etc. Asset Building is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
For more information about Asset Building, please call 210-434-5531 or email at [email protected]
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Youth lack access to learning opportunities during the summer and fall further behind their peers every day. Camp Good Sam is a six-week summer program designed to keep minds learning during the summer months to avoid the "summer slide." Camp Good Sam is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
For more information about Camp Good Sam, please call (210) 434-5531 or email at [email protected]
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Obtaining a postsecondary education increases the odds of breaking the cycle of poverty. College and Career Readiness provides individual guidance to help students successfully transition from high school into postsecondary education. Services offered include one-on-one advising, career exploration, college tours and application/financial aid guidance. College and Career Readiness is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
For more information about College and Career Readiness, please call 210-434-5531 or email at [email protected]
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Through a partnership with Avance, Good Sam provides access to high-quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers. This program also works with the needs of families served, from the time of pregnancy through the child's third birthday. (Early Head Start is a program of Good Sam's Child Development Services, with the goal of providing safe and developmentally enriching services to infants and toddlers, promoting the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and preparing children to leave Good Sam "school ready" and have a solid foundation for lifelong learning.)
To quality for the Early Head Start program, you must: 1. Meet income requirements 2. Have an eligible child* who is 0 - 3 years of age 3. Live within the following zip codes (78227, 78237, 78201, 78207, 78204, 78225, 78210, 78211, 78214, 78221, 78224, and 78228 with limitations) Limited transportation available.
For more information about Early Head Start at Good Sam or to learn about rates, please contact Nadia Garza.
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, year-round
Nadia Garza Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 3001
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

Good Sam has offered high quality child care since 1985. Our program offers children ages 6 weeks - 5 years old a nurturing and safe place to learn, grow, and thrive. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided.
For more information about Preschool at Good Sam or to learn about rates, please contact Nadia Garza.
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm, year-round
Nadia Garza Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 3001
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

The center serves seniors living on San Antonio’s west side with programs including health and nutrition classes, dance therapy sessions, and arts and crafts activities. The Senior Center offers hot, nutritious lunches daily as part of its nutrition program. Free health screenings are regularly available through a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Throughout the year, the Senior Center also hosts various holiday and cultural celebrations. For many seniors living in the surrounding community, Good Sam fulfills a vital need, reducing social isolation and improving their quality of life. (Senior Services is a program of Good Sam's Family Development Services.)
Seniors, 60 years and older For more information about the Senior Center, please call (210) 434-5531.
Free
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-1:00pm
Marby Shaw - Program Manager Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 2016
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

?Many youth have never traveled out of their innner-city neighborhoods or had immersive experiences in nature. Texas Hill Country Camps offers youth that display positive progress and behavior in other programs the opportunity to attend overnight camp in the Texas Hill Country. Texas Hill Country Camps is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
For more information about Texas Hill Country Camps, please call 210-434-5531 or email at [email protected]
COVID-19 Notice

For the safety of our clients and employees, the Good Sam campus is temporarily closed and in-person services are temporarily halted. Some services are still being offered via telephone and video conferencing. Please call for information - (210) 434-5531.

High levels of stress and disorganization are often present in underserved households. Youth Case Management offers individual support to clients needing specialized referrals or other community resources to alleviate factors that prevent personal and life success. Youth Case Management is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars: • Support Educational Achievement • Encourage Healthy Decisions • Explore College and Career Pathways • Develop Leaders • Engage Families
For more information about Youth Case Management, please call 210-434-5531 or email at [email protected]