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Alamo Service Connection is an information, referral, and assistance system for seniors, people with disabilities, and their families.

ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers.

ASC has an extensive database on its website, which is supported by systems navigators in the ASC call center.

Systems navigators help callers explore options for handling problems related to aging and disability and recommend resources and strategies for problem resolution.

Senior Citizens and those with disabilities.

Free

Online 24/7. Phone line during business 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

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a range of services to Texans with disabilities to help ensure their well-being, dignity, and choices. Programs also are in place to support family members who care for them.

Our experienced staff and paid contractors can help eligible Texans with disabilities access services so they can:

  • Live independently in their own homes or communities.
  • Prepare for and find jobs.
  • Access medical equipment and assistive devices.
  • Determine their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income.
  • Access health care services so they can work.
  • Have caregivers who can access tools to do their job.

Click here to learn more.

AccessAbility Fest is a gateway to information, resources, and opportunities for individuals working to overcome barriers caused by physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental health challenges.

AccessAbility Fest is for individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges, and it connects over 4,500 individuals to resources each year, creating opportunities for disability service organizations to collaborate, make referrals, and provide more comprehensive services.

This program is held in high traffic venues to raise awareness about the value, successes, and potential of people with disabilities among the general public.

The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend.

if you would like to partner with disABILITYsa at your next event, please contact us at the email or phone number below.
Melanie - Send email Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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
Notice

Funding ends September 30, 2022, so apply immediately if you qualify.

This program is active until Sept. 30, 2022

This program helps families where at least one family member has a diagnosed mental health condition. To receive these benefits, families do not necessarily have to meet the usual TANF requirements.

Eligible households will include:

  • Residents of Bexar County who are U.S. citizens, legal aliens, or qualified aliens;
  • Who are unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise are determined to be needy;
  • AND have at least one dependent child under 18 years of age;
  • AND either the individual OR the dependent child has a clinical diagnosis of:
    • a mental health condition;
    • OR an intellectual or developmental disability;
    • OR a substance use disorder;
    • AND have been affected by the pandemic in meeting their basic needs.

These funds can be used for:

  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Utility Assistance
  • Security Deposit Assistance
  • Short-Term Emergency Housing
  • Ancillary Items, including but not limited to, diapers, clothing, personal care items, and emergency food

For more information or to submit a referral form, email Melissa Tijerina or Sundai Jones.

This assistance is made possible by two state-administered federal programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund.

Melissa Tijerina Send email
Sundai Jones Send email

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.

To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.

For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.

ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.

 

Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.

Patty Anderson - Deputy Director
Mary Faithfull - Executive Director

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

The Alamo Area Council of Governments IDD Services departments provides the following community services and supports for eligible adults and children with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and related conditions and their families in Bexar County:

  • Eligibility Determination
  • Consumer Benefits Screening
  • Service Coordination
  • Medicaid Waiver Programs such as Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) or Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
  • General Revenue (GR) funded services
  • Assisted Residential Living
  • Present Community Options

Because some services are not immediately available, your name may be placed on the interest list for that service. You will be updated every two years on your Interest List status.

For more information, check out the brochure.

Any resident of Bexar County, who is believed to have one or more of the following disabilities, may be eligible for services.

  • Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Persons with related conditions who are eligible for services through the Health and Human Services Commission
  • Nursing facility residents who are eligible for specialized services due to intellectual and developmental disabilities or a related condition
  • Children who are eligible for Early Childhood Intervention services through the Health and Human Services Commission
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
Garcia - Senior Director of Operations Send email
(210) 362-5252

It can be confusing to find help for older adults and people with disabilities. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are part of the No Wrong Door system, which is designed to streamline public access to long-term services and supports (LTSS).

ADRCs serve as a key point of access to person-centered LTSS specialized information, referral and assistance and provide one-stop access to information for people who need help finding LTSS.

ADRCs help cut through the confusing maze of funding sources, multiple intake systems, and eligibility processes.

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Medicaid Waiver Program that provides services to people of all ages with an intellectual or developmental disability, related condition, or both, who live with their families or in their own home.

To maintain optimal quality of life, we provide services to help with needs related to daily living, independent living and leisure/ recreational activities.

  • Residential services
  • Host home/ companion care
  • Group home
  • Respite services
  • Day habilitation   
  • Employment services   
  • Nursing services
  • Dental services   
  • Behavioral support
  • Supported home living (transportation)
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Audiology services
  • Accessible minor home modifications
  • Adaptive aids
  • Transition assistance services
Long Term Care Services at Lone Shadow
(210) 261-3419
Enrollment Send email
  • GRASP offers information, education, and referrals to other area agencies addressing each of the client's needs.
  • GRASP provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to prevent disconnection of utilities or household eviction.
  • GRASP gives persons with a family crisis emergency food and clothing assistance.
  • GRASP helps with pharmacy and other emergency assistance in critical situations.
  • GRASP assists with budgeting and planning household finances to avoid or manage future crises and stressful economic situations when emergencies arise.
  • GRASP offers transportation to seniors and the disabled to attend congregate meals, medical appointments, shopping, social activities, and other special trips.
  • GRASP coordinates group activities and programs for seniors at our community center and nutrition site that include congregate noon meals each day.
  • GRASP volunteers deliver daily hot lunches to homebound elderly in the GRASP service area.
  • GRASP connects those in need of other services with area agencies, churches, and organizations through its referral and information program.
  • GRASP offers local youth opportunities for learning and activities at the community center

"GRASP will provide help to needy individuals and families improving
their quality of life and promoting self-sufficiency."

No Fee.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jay Higginson, Jr. - President & CEO
(210) 658-3578

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Provider Services support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve an interdependent life and live to their fullest potential by providing personalized, specialized services. These services may include:

  • in-home, community, and work supports
  • transportation
  • behavioral supports
  • respite
  • day habilitation

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Comal County IDD Center
(830) 625-7359
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Medina County IDD Service Coordination (830) 663-5756
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Hays County IDD Service Coordination (512) 558-2006
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Kerr County IDD Service Coordination (830) 258-5400
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Uvalde County IDD Service Coordination (830) 278-8690
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970

Hill Country MHDD Centers provide compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services that offer hope, support, and recovery.

Our Service Coordinators are trained in person-centered thinking and person-centered plan facilitation, which means they have learned skills to better support individuals to achieve their goals at home, school, work, and in the community.

The Service Coordination team assists with:

  • determining eligibility for services;
  • enrollment into programs;
  • coordinating and monitoring ongoing services;
  • placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Interest lists;
  • helping students transition from school services to community-based services; and
  • aiding families in finding residential services for children and adults.

If you are interested in IDD Services, please call our IDD Centralized Intake Line at 830-387-5970.

Hill Country is a contracted provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver programs; however, we also serve as the Local Intellectual and Developmental Authority (LIDDA), which means we cannot and do not endorse any particular provider. If you or someone you help support receives services through HCS or TxHmL, our Service Coordinators will present all available provider options, including Hill Country, in order to help you make an informed choice about the program that will best meet the needs and goals of the person served.

Office 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
Val Verde County IDD Service Coordination (830) 775-2610
IDD Centralized Intake
(830) 387-5970