Continuing service with current participants. Mentors are reaching out to check on individual needs during this time.
We are a non-profit, ecumenical ministry designed to Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We do this by:
- Praying for kids.
- Going where kids are.
- Building personal relationships with them.
- Winning the right to be heard.
- Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous
- Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ
- Inviting them to personally respond to the Good News.
- Loving them regardless of their responses.
- Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ
and the knowledge of God's Word and become people who
can share their faith with others.
- Helping young people develop the skills, assets and
attitudes to reach their full God-given potential.
- Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by
being an active member of a local congregation.
- Working with a team of like-minded individuals - volunteer
leaders, committee members, donors and staff.
The Courtyard offers indoor sleeping to all individuals age 18 and older.
Families with nowhere else to stay are never turned away. (Families who arrive when the Intake Office is closed should go to the security building, which is located across the railroad tracks from the Intake Office, up a short flight of steps.)
- You will ALWAYS be treated with kindness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
- You will always sleep indoors, even in the Courtyard.
- You will receive three hot meals a day and any clothing you need.
- You will be connected to housing, through Haven Housing and our partners.
- You will be connected to medical care, dental care, eye care, mental health care.
- Employment opportunities
- ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
- Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
- Substance use recovery
- Sober living
- LGBTQ services
- Medical care
- Eye care
- Dental care
- Psychiatric services
- Help with abuse, trauma
- GED classes
- Support for parents
- Support for school-age kids
- Legal services
- Showers, laundry
For additional information, please contact [email protected].
There are no ID requirements and no drug testing is required.
All services are at no cost to Haven clients.
Every Saturday from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM we serve a hot meal, hand bags of groceries, offer clothing and toiletries, and haircuts once a month. We have an Outreach Pavilion where people can come in out of the heat or cold and sit at tables and be served. A playground is available for children to play.
Food Bank serving the elderly, sick, and homeless in the community.
CAPS (Caps Art Promotes Smiles) provides uniquely decorated ball caps to chronically ill children and adults. Through this program, blankets are also distributed to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Chronically ill children and adults in San Antonio area hospitals.
The mission of this ministry is to provide support and hope in the power of prayer, through the distribution of special prayer blankets to those who are very sick and/or hospitalized, to ICU, cancer, and children patients at Santa Rosa Hospital, to military family members (U.S. and abroad), to the elderly homebound of our parish, and to many different community organizations.
Volunteers pray the rosary and offer prayer intentions for the recipients as the blankets are being made. No sewing required. This ministry is a parish-wide service opportunity.
Interested volunteers may contact Vivian Cantu at 210-378-5678 or [email protected].
The Agape Ministry provides emergency food and clothing, compassionate listening, and referrals to other agencies and resources to families in need.
We serve these eight zip codes in NE San Antonio: 78209, 78217, 78218, 78219, 78233, 78239, 78244, and 78247.
Anyone living outside of the designated zip codes can receive assistance once every 4 months.
We do not provide financial assistance for utilities and rent.
Please bring a valid ID.
We begin with a special prayer to bless our efforts. Members turn in projects, share needs, a reading of thank you notes and review of the following month distribution of shawls is given. All ladies are invited to have input, and we are thinking of adding an invitation to people who sew who would like to create prayer blankets as well.
A small group sent to visit the facility for Threads of Love, and many of the members are creating blankets and garments for the premature babies needs that are addressed through this program.
We address the needs of Homebound, Stephen Ministry, Cancer Support, Bereavement, Divorced and Separated.
We are a group of women (and one man) who sew items for our Outreach program and occasionally for the needs of the parish, through our knowledge, experience, and efforts.
The ability to sew is not a requirement but it helps! We gather weekly to share and laugh, while our hands accomplish tasks. Mostly, we provide pillows to various shelters and agencies in San Antonio, for adults and children, to sleep or to hug.
We also work on baby blankets, lap quilts, cosmetic and toiletry bags, Christmas stockings, laundry bags. The items vary but the purpose is the same – to help others in need, through fabric.
If you might be interested in this type of activity, come check us out and see for yourself. We want to meet you – new faces and ideas are good. No commitment, no obligations, and no charge!
We survive only with donations of fabric, some thread, pillow stuffing, quilt batting, etc. Of course, cash or gift cards are greatly appreciated. For health reasons, we cannot accept used pillows.
We Feed Hungry People.
How We Help:
- Hygiene Items
- Pet Food
- HEB Gift Cards
Serving all families in need.
The Prayer Blanket Ministry began at St. Stanislaus in July of 2005. This ministry involves the sewing of lap-size blankets and pillow cases that are given to many people who are either sick or going through extremely difficult times in their life.
Many caring volunteers commit to prayer for the recipient as they are fulfilling their part in the construction of the blanket. Each month these blankets are taken to where they are prayed over again and blessed by a priest.
Every person who receives a prayer blanket is lifted up in prayer weekly. The prayer blanket is a symbol of a faith sharing community covering of prayer for the individual who receives it.
For more information or to request a Prayer Blanket contact Pat Koehler or the Parish Office (830) 460-4712.