San Antonio Community Resource Directory
BEAT AIDS (Nonprofit)

B.E.A.T. stands for, “Black Effort Against the Threat of AIDS.” That’s who we are. What sets us apart from similar organizations is our commitment to excellence by our ability to meet people where they are: whether recovering and desiring change, or homeless, incarcerated, abused/neglected, isolated, actively addicted. We go where no one else will to get people tested and linked to care: under the bridges, into the crack houses, heroin dens, shooting galleries, bath houses. We mirror our community.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

Case managers strive to provide current information and consistent support to the client, their partners and loved ones.

Case Management services include:

  • Education and information about HIV and transmission
  • Assistance with applying for Social Security, disability, Medicaid and food stamps; and safe and permanent housing.
  • Referrals for medical and dental/oral care and treatment.
  • Referrals for legal assistance for advanced directives and wills
  • Emergency housing and utility financial assistance for eligible persons

Support Service for People Living with HIV/AIDS:

  • Transportation for medical appointments
  • Mental health counseling
  • Support groups
  • Educational workshops
  • Social and holiday events
  • Food pantry and personal care items
  • Referrals for clothing & furnishings
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • HIV educational materials
  • Support and assistance with adherence in taking medications
  • Tickets to local events and entertainment
B.E.A.T Aids
(210) 212-2266

Coalition Of Positive People Alliance (C.O.P.P.A.) is a peer-led HIV+ Men’s Confidential Support Group that meets with one another for positive reinforcement, encouragement and cohesive support.

Free.

Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you know your HIV Status?

Contact us for free and confidential testing today at 210-212-2266.

Click here to learn more about HIV and what is involved with an HIV test.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Healthy Relationships is a multisession, small-group, skills-building program for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to reduce participants’ stress related to safer sexual behaviors and disclosure of their serostatus to family, friends, and sex partners. The program is based on Social Cognitive Theory, which states that persons learn by observing other people successfully practice new behavior.

  • Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills with HIV-positive people across three life areas:
  • Disclosing to family and friends
  • Disclosing to sex partners, and
  • Building healthier and safer relationships
  • Using modeling, role-play, and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.
  • Teaching decision-making skills around the issue of disclosure of HIV status.
  • Providing participants with personal feedback reports to motivate a change of risky behaviors and continuance of protective behaviors.
  • Using popular movie clips to set up scenarios around disclosure and risk reduction to stimulate discussions and role-plays.

Click here for more information or to register.

Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is a seven-session, a group-level intervention developed to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among black men who have sex with men (MSM) who may or may not identify themselves as gay. The intervention addresses factors that influence the behavior of black MSM: cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other STDs; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors.

  • Enhance self-esteem related to racial identity and sexual behavior.
  • Educate clients about HIV risk and sensitize them to personal risk.
  • Educate clients about interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and sensitize them to personal risk.
  • Develop risk reduction strategies.
  • Build a menu of behavioral options for HIV and other STD risk reduction, including those that one can act on individuals and those that require partner involvement.
  • Train in risk reduction behavioral skills.
  • Enhance self-efficacy related to behavioral skills.
  • Train in partner communication and negotiation.
  • Provide social support and relapse prevention.

Click here to for more information or to register.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

BEAT AIDS  volunteer program is a way for people to invest their skills, minds, and hearts in support of BEAT AIDS mission. Our volunteers have the power to increase public awareness about the health issues facing the hard to reach populations. The skills and time volunteers contribute allow BEAT AIDS to free up its resources to better meet the needs of the clients and families we serve. Make a difference in the community! BEAT AIDS has community service, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

Click here for volunteer information and application.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

We want to ensure that every client receives the care that they seek. BEAT AIDS has opened its new San Antonio Care Center, where clients can receive more than HIV testing. At the San Antonio Care Center, we are focused on your PrEP Care, STI testing and treatment, and Medical Adherence for those living with HIV. San Antonio Care Center doctors ask one another for advice. They collaborate as team members. You don’t get just one opinion, you get multiple opinions.

If you are interested in receiving services at our clinic please call us at (210) 212-2271 or request an appointment our team is ready to serve you and your partner. We care for the wellness of our community and we will do what a takes to get to zero new infections for HIV.

Click here or call to make an appointment.

Newly Empowered Women (N.E.W.), is a program of B.E.A.T. Coalition Trust designed to help women who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS begin renewed lives by overcoming the past. As they journey down their new road, our women will learn life long skills in order to develop and maintain healthy and productive lives.

Our Goals:

  • Changing Behavior
  • Decrease in high risk behavior
  • Reuniting Families
  • Eliminating drug and alcohol abuse
  • Building economic and financial stability
  • Developing computer literacy
  • Increasing job readiness
  • Cultivating a healthy image of one’s self

Our Residents:

  • Women who are disproportionately infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Women who are in transition from homelessness, struggling with drug addiction or coming home from prison
  • Women with the desire to live healthy, clean and sober lives
  • Remain at our facility from 6 to 24 months.