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BCFS Health and Human Services (Nonprofit / Christian )

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
Online 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
Updated within the last 1 month.

If you are 15-25 years old and experiencing a crisis, call (800) 295-7884. Licensed clinicians are available for you 24/7.

Free.

24/7
Updated within the last week

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:

  • Family, individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Education and support groups for parents and youth that include parenting skills and stress management
  • Referrals, resources and case management
  • Child abuse prevention training

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

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

Gail Jett Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

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.

 

Updated within the last year

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.

Updated within the last year

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

Program benefits include:

  • Paid Training - Weekly stipends of $187.84 for up to 7 weeks
  • Daily workshop meals and snacks
  • One-on-one mentorship with an Advocate
  • Transportation and childcare assistance
  • Career Exploration and Guidance
  • Gift cards and other incentives

This program is exclusively for current and former foster youth (ages 16-23).

Hours
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
Updated within the last week

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.

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 1 month.

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.

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
Noel Martinez Send email
(210) 880-3468
BCFS San Antonio Transition Center
(210) 733-7932
Updated within the last 1 month.

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
Melissa Bueno
(210) 440-7972
Updated within the last 1 month.

Resiliency Through Healing (RTH) Program helps young adults 14 to 25 years 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
  • 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.

Melissa Bueno Send email
(210) 283-5110
Updated within the last week

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.

Hours
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

Updated within the last week
6.70 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
Updated within the last 2 months.

Allies Peer Support, a program of BCFS Health and Human Services Human Trafficking Interdiction (HTI), connects local San Antonio area volunteers with survivors of human trafficking to enrich and strengthen the lives of both allies and survivors.

Allies like you can be a positive force in survivors’ lives by providing support, encouragement, and guidance as they navigate their education, careers, and adulthood.

To become an ally:

  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Have access to a vehicle and proof of vehicle insurance/
  • Undergo a thorough background check.
  • Be at least 6 years older than the survivor.

Ally's responsibilities and expectations:

  • Meet with a survivor at least twice a month or an average of eight hours.
  • Complete pre-service training.
  • Commit to a partnership with the survivor for a minimum of one year.

Allies Peer Support provides the tools needed for success. Before being matched with a survivor, you will receive training that takes you through the basics of human trafficking and building healthy relationships. We will stay in contact with you throughout the year so you feel confident as you navigate this journey with your survivor.

Interested in becoming an ally? Attend one of our networking mixers for preliminary information. If you believe you are a fit, fill out an application, pass the required background checks, complete pre-service training, and visit with Allies Peer Support staff before matching.

 

Stacy Arteaga
Mary Alvarado
Updated within the last week

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.

Free.

24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our House transitional apartments operated by BCFS Health and Human Services - Kerrville offer supportive housing units for young adults, ages 18 to 25. The apartments are for young adults struggling with homelessness in need of assistance and support transitioning to be self-sufficient. 

Our House is a drug and alcohol-free environment. The program provides weekly case management services, group resident meetings, and assistance with employment, education, and counseling.

There are eight 1-bedroom units including an adult resident advisor that supervises the apartments and manages the property. Our House has supported many young youths' transition into self-sufficient adults.

 

Services can be provided in additional languages with sufficient prior notice.

Ages: 18-25

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

Updated within the last week