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Pay It Forward San Antonio (Nonprofit )

Homelessness prevention help in San Antonio is critical for those in recovery after treatment. We provide assistance to men and women who are coming out of drug or alcohol rehab or incarceration and need a safe, clean and sober living environment to prevent relapse and reduce the likelihood of more homeless families.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Hamilton Barton - CEO Send email
(210) 212-2926

Provides a supported, sober living dorm environment for men and women on the Haven for Hope campus. 

These members have excelled and graduated from a substance use treatment program. Our Pay it Forward Dorms Program recovery dorms then provides a safe and accountable environment for them to continue working on their recovery from addiction, practice the tools learned in rehab, and better prepare for their transition back into the community.

Members in the Pay it Forward Dorms Program live in a dorm environment for up to one year.

Dorm Program members are seen as campus leaders, encouraging and lifting up others in recovery.

These dorms have beds for 46 men and 12 women.

This program is exclusively for those who have experienced or are at-risk of homelessness and are receiving services at Haven for Hope.

Additional eligibility criteria include:

  • having a sponsor
  • attending recovery-related meetings
  • being employed or actively looking for work
  • submitting to random substance use screening
  • adherence to an absolute zero-tolerance substance use policy

Members in the Pay it Forward Dorms Program pay low monthly program fees.

We provide assistance to men and women who are coming out of drug or alcohol rehab or incarceration and need a safe, clean and sober living environment to prevent relapse and reduce the likelihood of becoming homeless.

We provide emergency housing assistance by paying the security deposit and first two weeks of rent for entry into an approved sober living home, as well as grocery gift cards and bus passes whenever possible to remove barriers to getting employed.

We also provide referral assistance to other collaborating agencies that help the client with job search assistance and work-appropriate clothing.

Our programs have strict eligibility criteria, including:

  • having a sponsor
  • attending recovery-related meetings
  • being employed or actively looking for work
  • submitting to random substance use screening
  • adherence to an absolute zero-tolerance substance use policy
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Hamilton K Barton - Chief Executive Officer Send email
Ben Brooks - Dormitory Manager
  • Volunteer

If you are an alumni, or have experience in recovery and would like to help us encourage our clients through their journey to continued clean and sober living, please contact us!

  • Sponsor an Event

We like to provide social outings for the members of our residential dorm program in order to help them to practice and enjoy safe and sober events. Businesses or individuals can sponsor the cost of these outings.

  • Make a Donation

You can give back by "paying it forward". Make an immediate impact by helping others rebuild their lives with a monetary contribution with in kind donations such as bus passes, coffee supplies, grocery gift cards and toiletries.

Click here if you like to volunteer.

Click here to learn more about sponsoring an event.

Click here if you would like to make a donation.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Hamilton Barton - CEO Send email
(210) 212-2926