San Antonio Community Resource Directory

BCFS Health and Human Services of San Antonio helps youth reach their full potential by providing services that promote healthy development, including workforce assistance, dropout prevention activities, self-esteem and leadership activities, counseling, and more.

BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio parenting education programs also help families create safe, loving home environments.

Youth receiving services are:

  • Between the ages of 16 and 25
  • Currently in foster care, or aging out of foster care
  • Formerly in foster care but still need assistance
  • Foster youth on probation or parole, or released from juvenile correctional facilities

Youth Services

  • Preparation for Adult Living (PAL): Helps youth from foster care develop the necessary skills and access resources to live independently after leaving the foster care system
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Job searches, job referrals, career assessments, identification of growth occupations in the local labor market, job skills training and job placement
  • Education and Training Voucher (ETV): A scholarship program that helps youth from foster care pay for higher education and vocational training
  • Resiliency Through Healing (RTH): Helping those 18 to 25 years old by offering free counseling and therapy services
  • One-on-one individualized assistance
  • Assessments to identify unmet needs
  • Mentoring

Family Services

The Family And Youth Success (FAYS) program aims to reduce family conflict and prevent the problems of delinquent behaviors, runaway, truancy, and child abuse by helping youths and their families learn to resolve crises and develop coping and parenting skills. FAYS services are free to youth and families.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Erin Guarnero - RTH Program Director Send email
(210) 283-5110
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

If your family is experiencing a crisis, please call our FAYS Hotline at (800) 235-7230.

(This crisis hotline is part of our Family and Youth Services program.)

24/7
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, OCD, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, PTSD/Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality-related Trauma, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management, Substance Use Disorders
Causations: Bereavement, Bullying, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Loneliness, Race or Ethnicity Related Trauma, Suicidal Ideation
Service Format: Educational Service, Hotline, Telehealth
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Licenses: LMSW, Trained Facilitators
Age: Youth (13-25), Adults (26-65)

If you are 18-25 years old and experiencing a crisis, call (800) 295-7884. Licensed clinicians are available for you 24/7.

Free.

24/7
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, OCD, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, PTSD/Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality-related Trauma, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management, Substance Use Disorders
Causations: Bereavement, Bullying, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Loneliness, Race or Ethnicity Related Trauma, Suicidal Ideation
Service Format: Educational Service, Hotline, Telehealth
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Licenses: LMSW, Trained Facilitators
Age: Youth (13-25)

Goals of the FAYS program is to help youth and families develop skills that will empower them to deal effectively with the challenges of depression, suicidal ideations, truancy, delinquent behavior and family conflict.

Services are FREE and include:

  • Individual and Family Counseling (Also Available in Spanish)
  • Case Management (Basic Needs Assistance)
  • Parent and Youth Skills Training
  • Crisis Intervention available 24/7/365
  • Parent and Youth Advocacy
  • Education Services (Free GED, ACT, and College Applications)
  • Pregnancy Prevention Classes
  • Referrals to Short Term Respite

We Specialize In:

  • Strengthening and stabilizing families
  • Helping families to develop resilience
  • Providing youth and families with tools that will increase coping skills and family cohesion
  • Must reside in a county of service and have a child age 6 to 18 who is still enrolled in school.
  • To begin receiving services, click here to fill out form.
  • Free child care and transportation assistance available.

Call now to find out how we can help.

Free

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Personality Disorders, PTSD/Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality-related Trauma
Causations: Bereavement, Bullying, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Race or Ethnicity Related Trauma, Suicidal Ideation
Licenses: Counseling Interns, LPC
Service Format: Counselor
Matching: Culture Matching
Languages: English, Spanish
Service Method: Family Therapy/Counseling, Individual Therapy/Counseling
Payment: Free
Age: Children (12 and under), Youth (13-25)
Gail Jett Send email

Transition Centers are "one-stop shops" that offer case management, counseling, sheltering, and life skills training to at-risk young adults. Each transition center houses and partners with government and community organizations to ensure comprehensive, yet non-duplicated, services that help youth become independent and law-abiding adults. These centers are a resource to thousands of youth aging out of the foster care system or returning home from juvenile justice institutions.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Groups are led by licensed clinicians and are provided by the Resiliency Through Healing Program. Groups are free for eligible participants.

  • Learn about anxiety and its symptoms
  • Learn techniques to challenge and cope with anxiety
  • Connect, share, and get support with peers

Call to sign-up or for more information on this virtual support group.

Must be between the ages of 18-25.

Free.

Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: Anxiety Disorders
Service Format: Counselor, Peer Support
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Licenses: LMSW, Trained Facilitators
Age: Adults (26-65)

Enrollment Days occur every 2nd Tuesday of the month at our Transition Center.

Any current or former Foster Youth (16-23yrs old) who is interested joining our program is encouraged to attend.

On Enrollment Days youth will be able to walk-in and meet with a member of our team to answer any questions and complete registration.

We will be playing a movie and will have food to anyone who comes in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

We hope that our Enrollment Days will allow time for youth get to know the ConnectED Team and what we have to offer!

  • Current or Former Foster Youth, ages: 16-23.
  • Free food, drinks, and a movie while you enroll!

Click here for more information.

2nd Tuesday of the Month: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM *Food & Movie: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Noel Martinez - Program Director
(210) 733-7932

ConnectEd offers paid workshops and advocacy for current and former foster youth (ages 16-24) seeking skills needed for employment and relationship success.

Our workshops provide real-life practice opportunities for youth who seek positive relationships and encourage them to maintain a healthy network of peer support.

Participants are required to commit to a 3- or 4-week training schedule (16 hrs per week) where they will learn these skills. ConnectEd participants who complete workshop training sessions will receive a weekly stipend of $187.84.

Participants will also be paired with an Advocate who will provide additional 4 weeks of paid advocacy, mentorship, career guidance, employment, and educational support. Youth will receive an additional stipend each week they check in with their assigned Advocate to reach their goals and milestones.

This program is exclusively for current and former foster youth (ages 16-24).

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Alexa Salazar Send email
(210) 934-2511

This is a support group for 18-25 year olds who are looking to gain mindfulness skills and support for mental health and wellness.

Groups are led by licensed clinicians and are provided by the Resiliency Through Healing Program. Groups are free for eligible participants.

Call to sign-up or for more information on this support group.

Must be 18-25 years old.

Free.

Friday: 10:00 AM
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Stress Management
Service Format: Counselor, Peer Support
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Licenses: LMSW, Trained Facilitators
Age: Adults (26-65)

Resiliency Through Healing (RTH) Program helps young adults 18 to 25 yrs who are survivors of child abuse or neglect to transition towards a stable and independent lifestyle through free counseling and case management services.

Services offered:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline
  • Peer and Psychoeducational groups

Goals:

  • Process symptoms of trauma
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Identify healthy coping skills
  • Recognize signs of PTSD
  • Identify Triggers
  • Establish a safe home

Qualifying participants have experienced some form of trauma, abuse, or neglect before the age of 18.

Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality-related Trauma
Causations: Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Race or Ethnicity Related Trauma
Service Format: Case Management, Counselor
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Service Method: Group Therapy/Counseling, Individual Therapy/Counseling
Licenses: Trained Facilitators
Age: Adults (26-65)
Erin Guarnero - RTH Program Director Send email
(210) 283-5110
6.41 miles away, 4346 NW 410, San Antonio, TX, 78229 , D7

The PAL program provides services to youth aging out of the foster care system to expand their skills and knowledge; strengthen their self-confidence; create healthy community relationships, and ultimately learn self-guidance.

Our programs provide services to help with:

  • accessing education and vocational services.
  • finding employment.
  • accessing medical services.
  • obtaining housing.
  • establishing relationships that improve outcomes in the transition to adult life.

Texas provides the following benefits to youth when they move from foster care to adulthood:

  • Transitional Living Allowance
  • Tuition and Fee Waiver

In order to receive the following benefits, youth must remain in state conservatorship (in-care) until the 18th birthday.

  • Aftercare Room and Board Assistance
  • Transitional Medicaid
  • Texas Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)
  • Reimbursable Expenses

Click here for more information about PAL Events and Circles of Support.

PAL provides transition services to foster youth and alumni from ages 17 to 21 in order to better prepare young adults for emancipation.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Raquel Escobar - PAL Lead Transition Support Specialist

BCFS Health and Human Services Residential Services Division Foster Care and Adoption strives to keep children with their biological family, but when a child’s parents are unable to make the necessary changes to regain custody of their children, the state or federal government will move to place the child in the next best situation for their growing needs: with adoptive parents.

Click here for more information.

Being a foster parent is an opportunity to make a profound difference in a child’s life. BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio Foster Care will be your partner at every step in the process.

Children served by BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio are:

  • Children up to 17 years of age
  • Individual children or sibling groups
  • Under state or federal care

Prospective foster parents must:

  • be willing to meet the spiritual and religious needs of children fostered.
  • have a viable source of income.
  • be at least 25 years old.
  • be in a marriage of at least two years.
  • complete the screening process and pre-verification training requirements.
  • demonstrate a nurturing parenting style.
  • have adequate bedroom space.
  • be willing to work with BCFS-San Antonio staff to implement a plan of care.
  • maintain daily documentation in compliance with government and agency standards.

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, now is the time to act. We will guide you through the process and provide the training and support you need!

Click here for more information.

You've been fighting for a long time. When you're ready for help, we'll be there. When you call, we'll talk about Common Thread with you, make sure it's the right fit, and send your own advocate to meet you in person right away. We can be anywhere in our service area within 90 minutes.

Once you're in our program, you can expect to have lots of contact with us for the first few days. We'll develop a plan together. Your advocate will connect you with support in the community, be by your side as you attend appointments or take steps toward your safety, and will be a trustworthy friend.

This program is for survivors of sex trafficking.

Phone (888) 884-7323 to speak confidentially with a trusted expert., or message on Facebook.

Free.

24/7

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Wilson County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Kendall County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Wilson County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:
• The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
• The family must live in Wilson County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:
• The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
• The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
• A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
• The child is in foster care.
• The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Wilson County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Atascosa County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Kendall County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Karnes County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • The family must live in Karnes County.

Families must meet at least one of these additional conditions to be eligible:

  • The family is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The family’s gross income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.
  • A family member living with and being supported by you is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • The child is in foster care.
  • The family is homeless.

Our House transitional apartments operated by BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville offer affordable and supportive housing units for young adults ages 18-25. The apartments are for young adults transitioning into self-sufficiency and those struggling with homelessness.

The facility offers affordable one-bedroom units in a drug- and alcohol-free environment. All tenants are provided case management, counseling, employment, and educational services while living at the apartments.

Currently, the apartment facility includes eight 1-bedroom units. An adult supervises the apartments and manages the property.

Our House has helped dozens of local young adults transition into self-sufficiency.

Ages: 18-25.