San Antonio Community Resource Directory
JOVEN (Government / Christian )

JOVEN (Juvenile Outreach and Vocational Educational Network) was introduced in the summer of 1992 through the Benedictine Resource Center in response to the alarming rise of juvenile crime in Bexar County.

JOVEN is recognized at the local, state and federal level as an innovative agency combating the problems and everyday issues of children and their families through education and support services. JOVEN’S programs are divided into four main groups: health education, prevention, intervention, and victims’ services.

We offer counseling to youth and provide educational opportunities in the areas of drugs and alcohol, abstinence from sex and life skills. All programming takes place in a school setting or at one of two agency facilities during after-school and out-of-school time (OST).

JOVEN is a strong supporter of higher learning. Our after-school program helps kids with homework and provides them with constructive activities designed to increase their interest in education. The summer camp program helps kids to stay active and involved while out of school.

We apply a holistic approach to each of the families that we serve. We help our families by providing them with whatever information and referrals they might need to help them and their children to live a better quality of life.

Children 5-17 and their families.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Amy Cardenas - CEO
Diana Rosete - Program Director
(210) 924-0330 x: 224

The Abstinence Education Program is based on sexual risk avoidance education which provides youth with knowledge regarding the risks associated with non-marital sexual activity, in an effort to decrease the teen pregnancy rate and prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) for youth ages 10 through 19.

Ages: 10-19.

For more information on current services available please contact the main office at 210-924-0330.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Amy Cardenas
Updated within the last year

This program provides mental health care services and treatment to individuals with a mental illness and coordinates services for individuals who have a mental illness with other transition support services.

Elementary and Middle School students and their families that are enrolled in SAISD.

Free

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Closed for lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Out of school time program closes at 6:00 PM
Amy Cardenas
(210) 924-0330
Updated within the last 4 months.

This program provides Health Education services to middle and high school students throughout the city of San Antonio and surrounding counties. This program focuses on positive relationships, goal setting, future options, and reasons for staying abstinent. This program provides prevention/intervention-based Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) interactive didactic life skills training to students who are at risk for premature sexual activity, HIV-STD infection, and teen pregnancy.

You can volunteer as a mentor, a classroom aide, or a reader.  If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact our office at (210) 924-0330.  If your time is limited, donations are always welcome. Click here to donate to JOVEN today.

For more information on current services available please contact the main office.
Updated within the last year

This program provides a wide variety of services to both students and parents. The primary tool used to make contact with students is the support group. Within these small groups, the importance of education and its continuation past high school is emphasized. JOVEN provides prevention/intervention-based interactive didactic life skills training to identify students. In total, JOVEN’s services work to increase student and family readiness for dealing with academic and social challenges faced during the elementary, middle and high school years.

Students and their parents.

Updated within the last year

This program provides summer opportunities for youth-interns to develop competence and confidence as well as workplace skills in one of the top career oriented positions in the industry today. Interns will be exposed to career awareness and exploration while developing their career plans and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Interns will interact with positive, successful adult role models to provide guidance in setting and achieving goals. This program will help interns develop good work habits, build job skills, build confidence and self-worth, and strengthen communication skills.

Youth between the ages 14-17 who attend:

  • Edgewood ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • San Antonio ISD
  • South San ISD
  • Southside ISD
  • Southwest ISD

Note: Youth must not turn 18 between program dates of: June-July.

You can find the School District listed under Board Managers/School Board. 

Click here to verify your district.

Documents Required:

  • Application Packet (completed by youth and parent)
  • Youth’s Valid Texas ID
  • Youth’s Social Security Card
  • Youth’s Birth Certificate
  • Youth’s Current Report Card
  • Parent’s Current CPS Bill/SAWS Bill
  • Parent’s Current Tax Return
  • Parent’s W2’s/1099 that was submitted with Tax Return
  • Parent’s SSD/SSI Current Award Letter, Child Support, TANF, etc.
  • Guardianship Court Ordered Paperwork if applicable

NOTE: Application, ID and Utility Bill must have same address or application will not be accepted.

Interns are placed and monitored at assigned work sites and are expected to work 20 hours a week for a six week period. Interns are paid a stipend of $7.25 an hour.

Amy Cardenas
(210) 924-0330
Updated within the last year

This program works with all children regardless of their background to build life skills and healthy habits by sharing Center for Substance Abuse prevention curricula taught in school-based settings and out-of-school time (OST) sites.

Life Skills helps develop and/or strengthen youth’s character development and academic achievement. i.e. self-concept and self-esteem, recognizing and dealing with emotions, dealing with teasing, accepting consequences, and refusing drugs and alcohol.

  • Memorandum of Understanding must be in place with school districts during school and out-of-school time.
  • Parent/Guardian must sign and complete consent for youth to participate in the group.
  • Duration/Length of the group will depend on the curriculum being taught.
  • Session/Lesson can last 30 minutes to an hour depending on the curriculum being taught.
  • Students are not pulled out of their core classes for groups.
Diana Rosete
(210) 924-0330 x: 224
Updated within the last 3 months.

This program provides counseling and educational support groups for children who have experienced a significant loss or traumatic event in their lives. This program creates an environment that promotes safety and healing for a child’s negative reactions to trauma.

Traumatic events may include:

  • death of a family member or friend
  • physical and emotional abuse
  • gang or family violence
  • divorce and abandonment issues

The program services schools and community centers in Bexar County.

For more information on current services available please contact the main office at 210-924-0330.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Amy Cardenas
(210) 924-0330
Updated within the last 3 months.

JOVEN’s Creating the Vision is a FREE (income-based) out of school time educational enhancement service, with experiential learning and alternative activities that provides youth ages 5-13 with constructive activities designed to increase their interest in education while allowing them to express their creativity in fine arts, dance, music, arts and crafts, leadership development, computer classes, mentoring, social and motor development, and physical activities.

The program is designed to provide the six core elements that stimulate a child’s mental, physical and emotional development:

  • tutoring
  • experiential learning for reading
  • sciences and math
  • artistic expression, creativity
  • life skills for character development
  • athletics

This program is for children ages 5-13.

Free (income-based).

Hours
Monday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Lisa Amador
(210) 924-0330 x: 230
Updated within the last year