San Antonio Community Resource Directory

Empowering our community to live healthy lives by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.

Programs include:

  • Youth prevention
  • Addiction Recovery and Support Services
  • Education and Training
  • Prevention Resource Center
  • Community Coalition

Empowering our community to live healthy lives by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.

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
Abigail Moore - Chief Executive Officer Send email
Lisa Juarez - Chief Operating Officer Send email
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The Alcohol Awareness Course is open to all individuals who have been cited with a Minor in Possession (MIP) of alcohol citation and mandated by a court to attend. SACADA is a certified provider of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and valid for anyone receiving an MIP or other related alcohol citation in the state of Texas.

This course is the first weekend of the month unless it conflicts with a holiday, to which is moved to the following weekend.

  • This is a 6-hour course that is taught in 3-hour increments over a 2-day span.
  • The course is from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM both days.
  • Participants must attend both classes in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registration for class will be taken until 12:00 PM the Friday before class. Anyone registering afterward will be moved to the following month’s course.

For the safety of our participants and staff, the course will continue to be held virtual until further notice.

Click here for registration and upcoming class times.

For questions or more information, contact:

[email protected], or call us at (210) 225-4741.

Class fee is $50.

All sales are final with purchase of class. Participants must register and pay in advance before the first day of class. SACADA accepts cash and credit card.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email
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A youth coalition and performing ars group made up of volunteer youth ambassadors with a passion for dance who want to educate their peers about the dangers of using drugs. These youth ambassadors perform at school assemblies, after-school programs, and community events.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

HYPE is Seeking Talented Youth

If you have a passion or talent that can be used to help children and teens make healthy choices, we want you to join us.

Talents we are seeking:

  • Dancers
  • Rappers
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Poets
  • D.J.’s

What You Need for Your Audition

  • Water bottle and snack for yourself
  • Workout clothes and sneakers
  • A headshot or recent photo
  • A 500 word or less bio answering the following questions. 
  1. Who you are.
  2. Why you are interested in being in HYPE.
  3. How you plan on contributing your talents.
  4. Why would you want to educate your peers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol?

Note: Be prepared to present your essay to an audience!

Please email Joseph Ibarra at [email protected] for more information

Free.

Practice is held on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM– 4:30 PM (spaces limited)
Amy Alston - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Joseph Ibarra - HYPE Coordinator Send email
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P.A.D.R.E.S. (Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services) is an intervention program designed to help expecting, new, and current fathers and mothers overcome the challenges that often come with parenting.

It is for men or women who are in the 28 counties of Region 8 with the youngest child up to 6-years old, expected parents who have one or more risk factors for a substance use disorder as identified in a P.A.D.R.E.S. screening, and any parent with an open case with Texas Child Protective Services.

Click here for eligibility and more information

Diana Boone - Intervention & Recovery Support Services Director Send email
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SACADA's Prevention Specialists are available to present general tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug awareness presentations to youths and adults.

Click here to learn more about the presentations available

Youths & Adults.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Abigail Garza Moore - CEO Send email
Velda Schalk - Development Director Send email
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The Prevention Resource Centers are dedicated to creating healthier communities by increasing the capacity of the statewide substance use and misuse prevention system.

Through data collection efforts and partnerships with key stakeholders, schools, and organizations, the PRC serves as an invaluable resource to all who seek relevant information as it pertains to the 28 counties of Region 8.

There are 11 Prevention Resource Centers in Texas, one for every health region. The Prevention Resource Centers are provided guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). To learn more about the Prevention Resource Centers (PRCs), check out the Texas Department of HHSC Page on the PRCs in Texas.

The PRC Region 8 provides service to the 28 counties in South Central Texas. The Region 8 counties include: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email
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SACADA provides recovery coaching and support services to individuals with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems by providing clients both online and face to face options to connect with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist.

Our program supports both adult males and females in Bexar and the surrounding counties with the goal of increasing the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery Coaches can help individuals establish linkages with community organizations that can assist them in accomplishing their long-term life goals. Coaches also provide role modeling and mentoring as a way of guiding individuals to find their own pathway to recovery.

Our recovery grants also allow for targeted services. Recovery Coaches provide recovery support services to the general community, work alongside EMS and other first responders to assist persons who overdose using opioids, collaborate with various specialty courts to provide recovery coaching and with hospital departments that help new moms obtain recovery support services.

Telephonic and virtual recovery support is available from Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-8:00 PM. 

Recovery Support Groups via Zoom are held daily Monday-Friday 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Continue to call our office at (210) 225-4741 or contact us by email at [email protected].

Our Recovery Support Services include:

  • ID Recovery (Birth Certificates/Driver’s License/Social Security Card)
  • Job Prep and Search
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Anger Management /Batters Intervention
  • Provide services at flexible hours
  • Traffic Tickets/ Municipal Court Warrants
  • Family Violence Prevention Course
  • GED Courses and Testing
  • Link to medical and dental care
  • Other Educational Training Programs
  • Transportation
  • HIV Testing/Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • DWI Classes & Drug Offender Program requirements
  • Community Service Hours
  • Support with Probation Requirements

Free

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
Jose Martinez - Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 225-4741
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The SACADA Resource Center is an educational resource for the community on substance abuse and mental health issues. The clearinghouse consists of pamphlets, brochures, bookmarks and posters on topics such as, but not limited to, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

We also have information on subject matters that may correlate with substance abuse such as mental health issues, HIV/STD prevention and violence prevention. These materials are free to the community, are available in limited quantities and may be available in Spanish.

The media/book lending library is also free for the community to use. We allow a person to check out 2 items at a time, to be borrowed up to 2 weeks at a time. Topics of our media/book library include subjects on addition, mental health issues, drugs and alcohol, etc. The lending library also has book and media in Spanish.

No appointment necessary.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness. We have opportunities to fit your time availability and talents. Volunteer activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Label material for community health fairs and presentations;
  • Organize SACADA resource clearinghouse;
  • Prepare materials for prevention programs;
  • Assist with various program activities

Please note: Due to the nature of the services we provide, some volunteers are asked to submit to a background check and/or drug screening and sign a statement of confidentiality.

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace. No smoking is permitted anywhere on our campus.

Click here to learn more and to register

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

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This program uses a variety of evidence-based curricula, Too Good for Drugs or Kids Connection, that are designed for a classroom setting. The Selective programs are designed for a smaller setting for children that are considered at-risk for substance use. Youth prevention programs target children in grades 1-5. The curriculum goals are to teach self-worth, empowerment, and to create a positive and nurtuting experience.

Grades: 1st - 5th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email
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We offer prevention curricula to high school students in a 9-12 session evidence-based curriculum, Project Toward No Drug Abuse or Youth Connection, that incorporates motivational activities such as games and role-play to teach social skills and emortional self-management.

Grades: 9th - 12th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email
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This program targets grades 6-8 in a 10-session evidence based curriculum, Too Good for Drugs or Youth Connection, focusing on goal setting, healthy decision making, effective communication, peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy through lessons, games, and activities to live an alcohol and drug-free life.

Grades: 6th - 8th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Updated within the last month