AARC is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental health care, supported by a culturally sensitive team working to advance the care and treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people.
Primary Care: AARC’s Health Equity Clinic (HEC) provides a safe space for licensed medical staff to conduct intakes and medical assessments while offering treatment services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in San Antonio, which historically one of the most medically underserved populations in South Texas. AARC contracts with LGBT and LGBT-friendly physicians and clinicians who are culturally sensitive and representative of the communities served. In addition to primary medical care, AARC Health Equity Clinic staff offer comprehensive information, referral, PrEP, HIV care and patient navigation services for LGBT patients and consumers.
AARC will utilize its LGBT clinic for health services outreach and education to LGBT organizations and the community throughout San Antonio. AARC Health Equity Clinic services are offered with respect and compassion for the diverse community we represent and serve.
HIV Specialty Care: AARC’S Health Equity Clinic offers people living with HIV a wide range of support services, including leading-edge medical care. AARC’s wrap-around care model practices a holistic approach to treatment, helping clients manage all aspects of living with HIV, through counseling, nutritional advice, and transportation support.
Nutritional Sercices: AARC provides home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) to individuals who are on home hospice, home health or who have been recently released from the hospital as well as on-site meals for those with multiple medical and social service appointments. All nutritional services are coordinated through AARC’s registered dietitian.
Pharmacy services include:
If you’re a client of our health center, pharmacy staff will work closely with your physician, nurse, nutritionist, case manager, and/or mental health provider to help you achieve your health care goals. (Pharmacy hours and phone: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM; 210.231.0383)
Behavioral Health: Mental Health Services are provided to individuals and families who are dealing with various life stressors. These services are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by Licensed Professional Counselors. All behavioral health programs are overseen by Howard Rogers, M.A., AARC’s Executive Director, also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and by Dr. Robert Jimenez, AARC’s Medical Director, a psychiatrist with a history of working with individuals living with HIV.
We accept Ambetter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, United Health Care, Medicaid, and Medicare, Superior. If you are uninsured, we can help determine your eligibility for medical and drug assistance programs.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are offering the following services:
Please fill out the form on the website link.
We strengthen communities by utilizing assets to create women-led programming. Together, we increase access to essential healthcare services, educational tools, and support positive change for our communities.
All activities are canceled until further notice.
The mission of Temple Beth-El, the historic heart of Reform Judaism in San Antonio, is to provide a sacred framework that inspires people to cultivate their Jewish lives.
Reform Jewish life and community in San Antonio. Currently, Temple Beth-El is one of the few synagogues in the nation with all-female clergy and is the largest in South Texas.
Whether it’s through direct service or advocacy work, Temple Beth-El continues to create progressive social change and positive impacts for congregants, neighbors, and community.
Parishioner volunteers are providing assistance to seniors. Call church to register.
Providing assistance to members of the Parish community who are 65 and over during the COVID-19 crisis.
Seniors 65 and over
Find our response to Covid-19 here.
Our congregation is comprised of mostly 2nd through 4th Generation Latinos/Hispanics.
[Our] responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
To be relevant in today's world through worship, fellowship and community service.
In order to best meet the needs of a growing number of households, we have implemented a new distribution strategy.
Those needing food assistance now need to preregister with the Food Bank. They will then be notified when and where to pick up their food at an upcoming mobile food distribution.
Home delivery will be arranged if you are elderly or disabled with a mobility barrier.
Click here to register.
We can provide information on what food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters are available near your location. We can also help you apply for Food Stamps. For assistance, call the number below.
Both Grace Place locations and our other senior center distribution points are closed, but we continue to deliver meals to our mostly elderly, high-risk clients at their homes. We also check on their safety during this time.
Meals will be delivered Monday–Thursday. Meals will not be delivered on Fridays as we work to minimize interactions for everyone's safety.
Potential new clients are screened over the phone and put on meal service as quickly as possible.
Click here for more information.
Meals on Wheels San Antonio provides emergency meal packages to the seniors we serve. These packages contain shelf stable food items and are meant to address two main emergencies: immediate relief of hunger and potential weather conditions barring regular meal delivery. Our Client Services Team supply emergency meals to new clients who are in need of an immediate food source. Emergency meals are also delivered every December to all meal recipients in anticipation of inclement weather.
Sign up for home-delivered meals here.
Clients will receive meal deliveries twice a week based on where they live.
We will not be delivering hot meals, beverages, or fresh fruit at this time.
We will deliver additional food such as breakfast packs when possible.
We deliver meals for lunch, breakfast, and the weekend. In fact, for many of our clients, the nutritious, lunch-time meal we provide is the only meal they eat a day. In order to better maintain the health of these individuals Meals on Wheels also provides packages of breakfast food items and/or specially made frozen meals to offer additional nutrition outside of the lunch-time hours.
Potential new clients are screened over the phone and put on meal service as quickly as possible.
Click here to sign up for home-delivered meals.
These services have resumed.
You will have your own personal shopper. Shopper will get your list, do the shopping, deliver groceries to you. Then, you reimburse shopper.
Free, Donations accepted.
GRASP will provide rides for curbside grocery pickup for older adults and individuals with disabilities Mon-Fri, 8am-3:00pm.
AFTER you have scheduled your grocery pick-up time, you may then contact PRESA Transportation Coalition at 210-532-5554 to schedule your pick-up ride.
GRASP offers information, education, and referrals to other areaagencies addressing each of the client 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.”
Continuing during crisis.
Each month on the fourth Thursday, SA Food Bank delivers a truckload of perishable and non-perishable food. Mt. Olive volunteers breakdown, sort, re-pack and give food to 75-80 families with qualifying seniors in the household.
Applicants must meet income requirements per family size in which one or more seniors reside.
Applicants must provide:
Call for more information.
To request help, click here and complete the online form.
Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries is blessed to work with a number of Response Partners--churches who will also serve as distribution points for Emergency Care Bags to clients who contact them for help. Find a list of Response Partners here.
To contribute to the Emergency Relief Fund click here.
To make an in-kind donation click here to see our Amazon Wish List.
For a list of COVID-relief volunteer opportunities click here.
Twice a month (every other Thursday) approximately $80-100 worth of canned food, bread, dessert, non-perishables and produce are delivered to hundreds of families and individuals in need by family mentors from our outreach partners.
Free to families.
Nutritious, bountiful lunches are prepared each weekday during the summer and school breaks. Each weekend food bag consists of 4 meals and a variety of snacks. Throughout the school year, the bags are delivered to children enrolled in the Kendall County Head Start program. During the summer break, the bags are delivered to children participating in the Summer Lunch Program.?
Must reside in BISD area, or participate in Head Start
Free for children and families in Reduced/Free Nutrition Program