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.
Meals on Wheels Kendall County delivers frequent in-home visits that provide unique opportunities to meet nutritional needs, combat social isolation, address safety hazards, and provide holistic care.
How Do You Qualify For Meals On Wheels Kendall County?
- 60+ or caregiver of someone 60+
- Resident of Kendall County
- Not able to cook/prepare your own meals
- Not able to leave your home
- Not able to drive
Additional Delivery Services:
- Fans and Heaters
- Flower Bouquets
- Fresh Produce
- Pet Food / Veterinary Care Services
- Library Books
- Supplemental Food Boxes
- Emergency Meals and Supplies
As Christian women, we look for and create opportunities to use our skills and sewing experiences to teach others how to sew and serve the Lord with their talents. We have a heart for Israel, and our quilts are showing God’s love to the Jews.
Often quilts are given to those in need. We come together in an atmosphere of sisterhood to support and encourage one another in God’s plan. We welcome new and learning quilters.
What will people be doing?
Quilting; learning to sew, outreach to those in the community.
Email Sue Flick for more information.
There’s no day like Valentine’s Day to make that someone special in your life know how you feel about them. Valentine’s Day can be a unique opportunity to let the foster youth know how much they are loved too.
At Day 1 Bags, we partner with the entire 10,000 enrolled students at Boerne ISD to deliver LOVE! We completed our 3rd annual #LoveDelivered Campaign where thousands of Valentine’s Cards, Fuzzy Socks, Candy, and Warm Blankets were donated by the students and distributed to local assisted living facilities and foster youth agencies. We want our lonely, forgotten, and isolated seniors and foster youth to know that we LOVE them – every day!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Create your own handmade Valentine’s Card today.
- Shop our Amazon Wishlist for Fuzzy Socks or Blankets
- Purchase a therapy bear
- Mail your completed Valentine’s Cards to
Day 1 Bags, c/o Hunter Beaton, 118 Lake Front Dr, Boerne, TX 78006
Our annual Adopt a High School Senior from Foster Care Campaign is one of the most ambitious and necessary initiatives we run at Day 1 Bags.
We are dedicated to finding and supplying every single foster child that is graduating from high school with a high-quality duffle bag, rolling backpack, hand-stitched quilt, stainless steel water bottle, a $100 gift card, and so many more gifts.
Foster youth are significantly less likely to graduate high school and finish out their education based on individuals that have the care of one or two parents. In fact, less than 50% of all foster youth graduate with a high school diploma. Even then, those that do end up graduating are not given the proper celebrations and gifts that they deserve. Many haven’t the family or community to celebrate their accomplishments.
This simple fact is preciously why we have created the Adopt a Senior Campaign. With your help, we can ensure that every senior in Texas (or your current state) has their foster seniors graduating with the necessary supplies that will help them in their future college, trade, or career. Please visit the link below to visit our information Facebook page.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Follow our Facebook to see how you can help.
- Purchase items on our Amazon Wishlist
- Do You Sew?
As part of our Adopt a Senior Campaign, Day 1 Bags gives out special gifts such as Handmade quilts, zipper pouches, and utility totes. – We were surprised to have thousands of volunteers to help make personalized gifts for last year’s senior class. If you want to participate or make a gift, check out the links below
- Can you make a quilt for the upcoming graduates from foster care? Click here to sign up.
- Would you like to make a zipper pouch for the upcoming high school graduates from foster care? Click here to sign up.
- Would you like to make a utility tote for the upcoming high school graduates from foster care? Click here to sign up.
- If you are unable to sew but can help in other ways such as long arm quilting services, transporting quilts, volunteering at graduation parties, or photograpy services, please email us.
Click here for in-kind donations.
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.