The City of San Antonio supports the community’s efforts to end homelessness through participation in the South Alamo Regional Alliance to End Homelessness Continuum of Care; support and coordination with Haven for Hope, and contracts with community-based homeless services providers.
Mission: To promote life-long success by providing Human Services and connecting people to community resources.
Vision: To provide leadership, develop collaborative strategies, and maximize resources to improve the quality of life for children, families and seniors in our community.
Services: The Department of Human Services provides comprehensive direct and contractual services in the areas of Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Education, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services.
We are a family-like community with a richly diverse culture, but one in the faith, liturgy and social activities. We seek to be more vibrant and effective in proclaiming the Word of God. We joyfully celebrate communal prayers and worship, especially the Holy Eucharist with utmost reverence and devotion.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County.
Rise Recovery's mission is to help teens, young adults and families overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol and partner with the community in education and prevention.
Rise Recovery offers community-based support to youth, young adults, and families on their journey to recovery from substance use disorder – providing support groups, recovery mentoring, counseling, prevention education, and aiding in the transition to living a life in recovery – at no cost to program participants. Just as important, Rise Recovery provides a supportive alternative peer group within a sober community. Rise Recovery also partners with the community in education and prevention. Through longstanding partnerships with public schools, Child Protective Services, and Juvenile Probation, we are able to impact a greater number of families.
Rise Recovery is the only organization in San Antonio that provides open-ended services with no charge, no eligibility barriers, and serves both youth and their families.
Rise Recovery’s approach focuses on 2 important facts that are critical to success:
1. Youth thrive amongst their peers.
2. Engaging families in the recovery process is essential.
Rise Recovery focuses on creating a supportive family system to prevent relapse and create a healthy home environment. When the family is involved, recovery chances increase by 80%.
The Jacqueline Smith Foundation was created to assist individuals and families who are battling cancer, Alzheimer's, and homelessness, as well as veterans, children with special needs, minorities, and underserved communities. You are not walking the journey alone. Assistance is available, and we are here to help.
100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc. is designed to elevate young men of color through education, economic empowerment, health and wellness, and leadership.
The San Antonio Roundup is an annual recovery conference hosted by members of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community. The San Antonio Roundup (SARU) is a not-for-profit group whose primary purpose is to help alcoholics stay sober by carrying the message via an annual recovery conference.
Freedom Youth Project Foundation is dedicated to bringing clarity to an issue that is characterized by myth and misconception. Through our public awareness/ education initiative known as Think Freedom Campaign, we empower youth, parents, and communities through education, training, tools and other content.
For the past three decades, Joan M. Cheever has been a tireless advocate for the poor, persons without homes and those who are imprisoned.
The Chow Train is fully operational. We have prepared nearly 60,000 meals for the elderly and disabled.
Click here to see COVID-19 updates and guidelines from the Office of the Archdiocese.
San Fernando Cathedral also called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candelaria and Guadalupe is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA, facing the city's Main Plaza. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the seat of its archbishop.
As students solve civic challenges through Geekdom’s CivTechSA Program, they become directly involved with the City of San Antonio (COSA) to solve real-world civic problems and gain necessary skills for their future. This collaboration between students, CivTechSA and COSA, grows civically-minded tech talent in San Antonio while overcoming common civic challenges. Middle school and high school students work on civic challenges during pitch competitions, showcases and class projects. Throughout the year, students engage with the City, CivTechSA, and our partners. If you are interested in partnering with CivTechSA and the City for the upcoming year of educational programming, please contact [email protected]
All students Middle School,1st/2nd Year High School, 3rd/4th Year High School
The CJP provides free legal services to qualified veterans and other members of the community who cannot afford an attorney. Legal Clinics are set up to serve clients on designated days around the San Antonio and surrounding areas.
The Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center provides mediation services to the people of Bexar County.
In situations where mediation is not the only possible solution, the Center also offers referrals to other organizations which may provide appropriate services.
The San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to focus on creating jobs and promoting long term economic growth specific to the San Antonio regional business ecosystem. The SAEDC seeks to help grow current businesses, create new start-up companies, and attract new business to the area.
All are truly welcome at Travis Park Church!
Established in 1846, our church is grounded in history and vision. Today, the people of Travis Park Church continue seeking to make the world a better place through transformation of self and community. We serve and learn as siblings from all walks of life: rich and poor, housed and homeless, gay and straight, black and brown and white, secular and sacred, PhD and GED. The people of Travis Park Church seek to live and love as God does: passionately and unconditionally. God calls us on a journey forward, to break down the walls of prejudice, and to embrace all our brothers and sisters.
Travis Park’s commitment to justice means our congregation strives to remove political, cultural, and societal barriers both in the church and community that prevent people from being who God created them to be. This commitment is not based in anybody’s idea of political correctness, but in the actions and teachings of Jesus. The closer our lives mirror his life, the more available we are to experience and become God’s new creation.
Travis Park Church is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group of congregations and groups worldwide which have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Corazon Ministries, a 20+ year-old nonprofit that helps care for San Antonio's unsheltered community, operates out of Travis Park Church.
In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to care for our unsheltered neighbors, we have suspended some services and moved some of the others to the Downtown Care Hub at 319 W Travis St.
Click here for a calendar of homeless services.
Corazon San Antonio operates in the heart of downtown at Travis Park Church, serving our homeless and marginalized neighbors by providing hot meals, clothing, warm showers, hygiene items, ID recovery, access to primary medical care, optometry and dermatology care, barber haircuts, art therapy, recovery and prayer groups, and Bible study.
Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, apprenticeship-style training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers.
COVID-19 has been designated a national disaster, making our resources available to the public. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support.
Callers can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor for a live interpreter.
TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to hearing-impaired individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:
Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
Tips for healthy coping
Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support