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San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

Dial 211 on your phone
or dial (877) 541-7905

2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays
Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Transportation in the form of bus tickets to pre-scheduled medical appointments or job interviews. (Appointments must be verifiable.)

A monthly bus pass may be issued for new full-time (32+ hours) permanent job. (Employment must be verified by a physical copy of an employment verification letter.)

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 - 11:30 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Diane Trujillo - Director of Social Services
(210) 223-6648

We provide assistance to men and women who are coming out of drug or alcohol rehab or incarceration and need a safe, clean and sober living environment to prevent relapse and reduce the likelihood of becoming homeless.

We provide emergency housing assistance by paying the security deposit and first two weeks of rent for entry into an approved sober living home, as well as grocery gift cards and bus passes whenever possible to remove barriers to getting employed.

We also provide referral assistance to other collaborating agencies that help the client with job search assistance and work-appropriate clothing.

Our programs have strict eligibility criteria, including:

  • having a sponsor
  • attending recovery-related meetings
  • being employed or actively looking for work
  • submitting to random substance use screening
  • adherence to an absolute zero-tolerance substance use policy
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Hamilton K Barton - Chief Executive Officer Send email
Ben Brooks - Dormitory Manager

The NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center, managed by the City's Department of Human Services in coordination with Goodwill and Communities in Schools, assists young adults (16-24) disengaged youth with the steps necessary to go back to school or find a job related to their interest

NXT Level is a City of San Antonio program partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) and Goodwill Industries. The program serves young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are disconnected from education, work, and major societal support systems.

We are committed to providing a safe space where every 16 to 24 year old achieves their personal, educational, and/or career goals.

We connect each participant with a life and education/career coach. Coaches offer on-going case management, counseling, life skills, and referrals to community partners with demonstrated success.

Anyone between the ages of 16-24 who resides in San Antonio qualifies for the services and can either schedule an appointment or walk in to meet with a NXT Level coach.

Free.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Nina Villalta - Community Services Specialist Send email
(210) 207-1729
NXT Level Youth Center
(210) 207-1723

Restore Education’s college readiness program bridges this gap by putting college preparation in reach for students across Bexar County. With our help, students are less likely to end up in remedial courses and more likely to persist in college.

Go at your own pace. Create your own schedule with our evening and weekend hours. Take your exams when you are ready

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Rhodes - Director
(210) 432-6123

Earn your high school equivalency credential (GED or HiSET).

  • You are 16 years of age or older
  • You do not have a high school credential (diploma, GED, or Hi-SET)
  • You are ready to commit and finish what you start

The program is completely free for students. This includes assessments, tutors, support, and educational materials

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Phodes - Executive Director Send email
(210) 432-6123
Notice

One-time emergency financial assistance is available for a CPS bill. Any San Antonio resident may receive up to $150, which will be paid directly to a CPS bill for qualifying applicants. All other types of assistance are suspended until further notice.

Call and leave a message with name and contact information to be considered.

The Hope Center is not open due to safety and health concerns during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Hope Center provides financial assistance to those in our contiguous zip codes. We also operate a small emergency food pantry that can provide enough food to cover a few days.

We serve only the following zip codes: 78201, 78208, 78209, 78212, 78213, 78215, 78216, 78217, 78218, 78233, 78234, and 78239.

Qualifications must be met.

When you visit please bring:

  • US photo ID for all adults in household
  • SS Card for all in household
  • Verification of current address
  • Current lease or bill
  • All income statements for last 30 days
  • Documentation of payments toward bill

Free.

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hope Center Send email
(210) 826-3215 x: 212
Notice

We remain open during our normal hours of operation, but we ask that you call ahead to our automated helpline (210 826-3312) to leave a voicemail if you are inquiring about pantry, rental or utility assistance.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul ministry provides aid to those in need who reside within our parish boundaries.

We also refer individuals to other agencies or organizations when needed.

We are sponsored by donations from the generous parishioners of Blessed Sacrament.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • No Walk-ins, must make an appointment.
  • Curbside Food Distribution
Hours of Operation: Monday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Nhancie Botello - President Send email
(210) 826-3312
Dee Arevelo - Vice President

THRU Project offers bi-monthly life skill workshops that focus on a particular life skill.

Topics will be chosen by the youth in our program and may include cooking and nutrition, human trafficking, networking, communication, higher learning, and interview skills.

The second part of each session will engage participants in activities that are fun and create community.

Click here for more information.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current or former foster youth
  • Between the ages of 14-25
  • Actively participating in the THRU Project mentoring program 3 months (or longer)
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: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Abrazo will help you explore your adoption options and give you honest answers to your questions. Abrazo offers free adoption help for any parents considering placement. Abrazo also offers private counseling, adoption education, a birthparent support group and professional referrals to help you find your own best answers.

Pregnant? Placing? Call anytime, day or night: 800-454-5683.

Pregnant or with a child(ren) that they are seeking an open adoption plan.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *If you are wanting to make an adoption plan contact our hotline 24/7.
Elizabeth Jurenovich - Executive Director Send email
(210) 342-5683
24 Hour Hotline
(800) 454-5683
6.55 miles away, 4603 Manitou, San Antonio, TX, 78228 , D7

Inspired by Gospel values, the St. Vincent de Paul Society members offer person to person services to those in need, promote human dignity and personal integrity in all dimensions. We give priority to the poorest of the poor and to those rejected by society. Last year, the Society our Vincentians helped our brothers and sisters with food, clothing, household goods, rental, and utility assistance, bus tickets, and hope. Vincentians hold reverence for the poor; we do not judge, but seek to understand without being judgmental. We establish confidentiality by creating relationships based on trust and friendship. We promote self-sufficiency by helping the poor to help themselves forge ahead and change their own destiny.

Requirements:

  • Valid ID.
  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Application with household members and information.
  • Curbside Food Distribution.

Free.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
John Stanley - President Send email
(210) 431-7794
11.07 miles away, 5084 DeZavala, San Antonio, TX, 78249 , D8

Transportation in the form of bus tickets to pre-scheduled medical appointments or job interviews.

A monthly bus pass may be issued for new full time (32+ hours) permanent job.

  • Appointments must be verifiable.
  • Employment must be verified by a physical copy of and employment verification letter.
Monday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Teresa Martin - Director NW Location
(210) 697-5771
Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society assists our families in need within our parish community. They operate a food pantry and also process requests for utility assistance. They have a Thanksgiving Food Drive that provides a special Thanksgiving dinner for needy families. They also organize and sponsor the Angel Tree gift program during the Christmas season, where they collect gifts from the parishioners, wrap them and distribute to those in need.

Food Pantry Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Must have valid ID.
  • Application with household members and information filled out during food distribution.

Free.

Pantry Hours: Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nancy Villarreal - President Send email
(210) 674-9823
Linda Reed
(210) 674-9823