San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Acts of Hope Center (Nonprofit)

Acts of Hope Center (AHC) is a nonprofit organization founded for the sole purpose of applying contemporary evidence-based solutions to some of the most troubling problems of our time.

The institutional capacity of the organization is grounded in a wide range of outstanding programs that focus on: (1) community health, (2) education, and (3) job training, with a strong emphasis on resilience.

The way we see it, resilience and sustainable positive change go hand in hand, because resilience is the natural capacity that individuals and groups have to adapt and thrive, even when facing overwhelming challenges or catastrophic events.

Target Population: Low-income children ages 0-17 and adults 18 years of age and over.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arlynn Ellis - President Send email
(210) 757-0691

Food and snack bags for childre, seniors, and those with special needs are distributed to registered community members. You can register online here.

  • Must register online or in person to participate.
  • Application providing household information is required.
  • Diapers are also available.

Free.

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

Help Us Make a Difference!

Click here for the volunteer registration form.

Click here to contact us.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

Voices of Hope is part of our educations program designed for children ages 6-18: ethnically diverse and all backgrounds. Our desire is to impact the world through music rich in hope; allowing our youth to express themselves one note at a time.

To learn more about Voices of Hope, click here.

Target Population: Low-income children ages 6-19.

This program is completely free of charge and open to all children within the age group stated despite social or economic barriers.

If you would like to register your child, please click here.

Free.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

We are dedicated to promoting healthy living at every stage of life and to enhancing quality of life by addressing the unique needs of women, men, and children and diverse populations. Some of the topics that we address are: diabetes education, nutrition, fitness, balance, mental illness & disorders, hypoglycemia, hypertension, heart attacks and strokes, blindness or severe eye problems, and kidney failure.

The program is designed to: (1) raise awareness at the grassroots level about healthy living options, (2) provide state-of-the-art prevention education to those living in some of the most underserved areas of our city, and 3) provide the diabetic population with a broad and consistent access to the best treatment options available.

Our community health program is compliant with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s proven Diabetes Prevention Program.

Sliding scale, some assistance may be available.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

Our education program provides ongoing impact to families through classes, training and support in the following form: parenting support groups and classes, home-visits, tutoring, GED, computer and financial literacy, art and design, reading & writing and through it all, we provide mentorship

Sliding scale, some assistance may be available.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

The program’s goals are to:

  • provide parents an opportunity to leave their children for a few hours in a safe and nurturing setting
  • help young children gain skills of independence as they practice separating from their parents and interacting in a group setting.

We accept children as unique individuals. Our programs and services are designed with respect to each child’s needs, allowing each child to grow and develop at his/her own pace. We put a strong emphasis in Speech, Hearing and Motor Skills Development.

Sliding scale, some assistance may be available.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989

Our jobs training program is designed to provide skills training to individuals looking to improve for a new job opportunity and a way to grow and increase their educational assets. Some of the training sessions are in: resume building, interviewing, customer service, construction certifications and computer literacy.

We also work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs—people who can’t find work but are interested and have what it takes to start a small business. It follows that this program is designed to: (1) empower San Antonians with a disability to be employed, and (2) connect recent college graduates and older adults, who have no disability but can't find work, with employers through work readiness partnerships and real job opportunities.

Sliding scale, some assistance may be available.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis - Director Send email
(210) 757-0691
Jennive Salinas - Program Leader Send email
(210) 455-6989