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NAAPIMHA believes advocacy plays a critical role in promoting the mental health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We know that mental health, particularly in AANHPI communities, continues to be a severely under-resourced area, and as a result, accessing culturally competent services is a challenge our communities face.

If we don't advocate, we don't have a voice to demand resources to support a broader understanding of mental health that includes language-accessible services, culturally relevant practices, and traditional modes of healing. NAAPIMHA is dedicated to advocating for AANHPI communities through policies and actions because we know mental health is something that touches everyone, and in today's world is more important than ever.

Updated within the last month

CareerOneStop is…

  • your source for employment information and inspiration;
  • the place to manage your career;
  • your pathway to career success;
  • tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals;
  • sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

CareerOneStop products include:

Business Center
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A one-stop source for help hiring, training, and retaining a strong workforce.

GetMyFuture
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Offers career, training, and job search resources to young adults aged 14 to 24.

Credentials Center
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Helps individuals plan, locate, and pay for education, training, and other credentials to help them start, change, or advance their careers.

Disaster Recovery Services
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Quick access to a range of employment and related resources for people and businesses impacted by floods and other recent disasters.

Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders
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Tools and resources to help job seekers with a criminal record explore careers, get training, and find a job.

mySkills myFuture
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Helps laid-off workers and other career changers explore new careers that may use the skills and experience gained in previous jobs.

Veteran and Military Transition Center
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A one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

Competency Model Clearinghouse
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Validated industry competency models and tools to build a custom model and career ladder/lattice for your industry.

CareerOneStop Mobile App
Mobile Apps
CareerOneStop offers six mobile apps for job seekers including Find an American Job Center, Find a Job, Veterans Job Search, Salary Finder, Training Finder, and Unemployment Insurance.

Updated within the last week
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Bexar County is committed to keeping residents safe and healthy. Use these resources to get the most of your Bexar County services.

The Department of Behavioral Health

The mission of The Department of Behavioral Health is to lead in planning, coordinating, advocating, and organizing community behavioral health stakeholders in activities to continuously improve the availability of services in Bexar County.

Center for Health Care

CHCS team members work with people from all around Bexar County, providing them with the counseling, resources, and support they need to make their life better.

University Health

University Health is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County.

FindHelp - Community Assistance Resources

Find community assistance resources through location or by need.

Wet Weather Safety

Find tools, resources for, and information about staying safe in Bexar County during wet weather.

Updated within the last month

The City of San Antonio proudly partners with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) to offer legal aid services to households with low incomes who are experiencing eviction or other housing issues that threaten their housing status.

If you have received a notice to appear in Court or have a judgement against you, please contact the Right to Counsel (RTC) program immediately.

Apply for the City of San Antonio’s Right to Counsel Program:

  • Free Legal Aid for those experiencing housing issues who income qualify.
  • Attorney services are available on request for those in need, call 210-212-3703.
  • Complete the Pre-Screen Intake Form here and email it to [email protected].
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

Updated within the last month
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Also look up:  Conviction Integrity Unit

Post-conviction relief is a procedure that allows the defendant in a criminal case to bring more evidence or raise additional issues in a case after a judgment has been made (post-trial). With valid grounds, post-conviction relief can help a convicted individual obtain a fair resolution in their case.

As an independent and autonomous part of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) conducts objective reviews of final convictions to determine whether some manifest injustice has occurred that may be corrected by the procedures provided by post-conviction law.

Post-conviction relief comes in two forms: equitable relief and legal relief.

Equitable relief may be granted if:

  • the conviction is not contested, but
  • the client presents a compelling and/or sympathetic situation. (Why does this person deserve relief? What is keeping this person from taking their next steps? How has this person changed since the offense (treatment, counseling, etc)? Letters from the community in support of relief are key here.

Legal relief may be granted if:

  • there has been a conviction, and
  • there is a credible legal claim (e.g., My attorney didn’t communicate with me. New evidence or evidence that went untested at the time of my trial shows that I'm innocent, etc.).

When a case is accepted, the CIU prepares an internal proposal/memorandum and presents it to the District Attorney for approval.

Even if a case does not end in an exoneration or an expunction, it can still be beneficial to the applicant.

Also note:

  • The CIU cannot review every case where there is a bare claim of innocence.
  • There is no magic formula; each case is different.
  • The CIU cannot give legal advice to a defendant or a defendant's family members.
  • It would be best to have your claim presented by a lawyer who is experienced in post-conviction criminal work.
  • The Innocence Project of Texas and similar organizations can be extremely helpful in presenting new claims.
  • The more proof that a conviction was wrongful, the more likely we are to review the case. Documents that support that claim are also helpful.
  • When CIU accepts a case for review, it will be open-minded and objective.

Click here to learn more and submit a case for review.

CIU 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 (Excluding County Holidays)
Matthew B Howard Send email
(210) 335-2418
Updated within the last month

Personalized Career & Training Assistance for Justice-Involved Clients.

Goodwill Reentry Services understands individuals' unique challenges when reentering into society after incarceration, from reconnecting with family to finding employment.

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching with a focus on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing your resume
  • Practicing interview skills
  • Completing online job applications
  • Connecting to employers or training programs

Additionally, individuals can enroll in training programs, which include construction trades, warehousing, and logistics.

Requirements:

  • At least18 years old
  • Have a Valid ID
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Released from prison within the last two years
  • Currently on Parole, Probation, or Supervised Release
  • Can work full-time

If you are interested in finding out more, send an email to Reentry Services at [email protected].

Reentry Services Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

Assists individuals in felony and misdemeanor drug courts to improve their quality of life and further reduce recidivism by incorporating community-based case management services, psychiatric medication management, counseling, and skills training.

Judicial referrals only.

Mental Health & Specialty Programs @ San Saba Building
(210) 261-3100
Updated within the last 3 months.

Jail diversion community mental health program that provides immediate assessment for mental health treatment for misdemeanor pre-trial cases to include: psychiatric medication management and comprehensive community support services.

Judicial referrals only.

Mental Health & Specialty Programs @ San Saba Building
(210) 261-3100
Updated within the last 3 months.

CHCS Clinicians work within the Bexar County’s Justice Intake & Assessment Annex 24/7 to assess arrested individuals with mental health and/or substance use needs.

Eligible individuals are given the opportunity to participate in outpatient treatment via a Personal Recognizance (PR) bond release.

Justice Intake and Assessment Annex (JIAA)
(210) 335-5198
Updated within the last 3 months.

Individuals who have had any criminal justice involvement in the past and are looking to plan their personal comeback can find assistance at the Bexar County Reentry Center.

Our Reentry team can help you increase your level of employability, obtain higher educational levels, and acquire specialized job training. A variety of other services and resources are also available to you as well. Call us for an appointment!

Free

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

Appointments are preferred.
Updated within the last 1 month.

We offer court mandated Theft Prevention classes.

Each class is offered monthly. Phone or email for times, fees and other details.
Jessica Zimmermann and Deborah Martinez Send email
(210) 268-5211
Updated within the last 5 months.

A federal mandate specifies that incarcerated individuals have access to religious services. Staff chaplains, volunteers from many faith communities, and the professional community provide worship services in 9 local detention and treatment facilities and pastoral care as needed.

Daily.
Chrysalis Ministries
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 2 months.

The FRC provides the following services to family members of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals:

  • Assistance with basic needs (food, clothing, transportation, ID cards, etc.
  • Employment assistance through job readiness, and job referrals
  • Regular support group meetings
  • Substance recovery classes
  • Chaplaincy services
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mental health counseling
  • Public utilities assistance (when funding is available)
  • Parenting classes
  • Anger management classes
  • Art therapy for victims of domestic violence
  • Identification
  • Proof of incarceration
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Family Renewal Center
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 2 months.

Chrysalis Ministries offers free mental health counseling and chaplaincy services for all clients. These services are available in order to help those attempting recovery, on-going recovery, along with former inmates attempting to merge back into society.

Counseling sessions vary client to client.

Call 210-299-4540 to schedule an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Steven Balarin, LPC
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 2 months.

Reentry classes, character development, substance recovery, and anger management classes are provided in most facilities.

Chrysalis Ministries
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 2 months.

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Chrysalis Ministries, provides hands-on case management services to help former inmates and their families as they overcome the consequences of incarceration. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Referrals for Training
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Cynthia Rivera Send email
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Center provides psychiatric and wraparound services for psychosocial rehabilitation, community referrals for medical and substance abuse treatment, peer support and social assistance. Referrals for dual diagnosed clients are received through the Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Courts. This program serves adults ages 18-65.

By rehabilitating non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health issues, drug courts reduce costs of confinement while we help people rebuild stable, productive lives. Participants are subjected to rigorous drug testing, probation visits, and 90 to 180 days of residential treatment. To graduate from the program, participants must attain a high school diploma or GED and secure full-time work.

Updated within the last 3 months.

The Karnes Pro Bono Project was launched in 2014 by a group of attorneys committed to serving the legal needs of women and children in the newly opened Karnes family detention center (“Karnes”). The project has since come under the direction of RAICES, providing free legal services to people in ICE custody at Karnes. The families are typically forced to pass a credible or reasonable fear interview before being released to pursue asylum. Failure to meet these requirements for asylum can lead to deportation, which can mean a return to persecution and death.

RAICES supports detained families by preparing them for their screening interviews, representing them in hearings before an immigration judge if they fail their interview, and submitting requests for reconsideration to the Asylum Office if the immigration judge affirms the negative interview decision. When the need arises, RAICES has helped persons detained at Karnes with parole requests, bond motions, asylum applications, representation in final asylum hearings in immigration court, and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our work also includes public advocacy campaigns and regular litigation and policy advocacy involvement.

For more information, contact us.

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

Updated within the last 1 month.

The RAICES Bond Program is a Texas-based bond fund that seeks to mitigate the harmful effects of and otherwise dismantle ICE detention.

The RAICES Bond Program started in 2014 to cover the release of mothers and children, then held in Family Detention Centers in Texas and Pennsylvania. In June 2018, the Program grew when a viral Facebook fundraiser inspired more than 500,000 individual donors who were furious at the government ripping families apart and the otherwise inhumane treatment of immigrants in the United States. Since then, we have responded to daily requests from people in detention, and our Bond Program covers people within the geographic scope of the state of Texas.

During workplace raids and the Zero Tolerance Family Separation of 2018, we have been on the ground. By building closer connections with participants, the Program gives people more resources and a greater degree of agency to navigate the complex immigration system and U.S. society more broadly. We believe that paying an individual’s bond is a short-term intervention to free someone from detention, while our long-term goal is ending the harmful practice of ICE detention.

We are proud members of the National Bail Fund Network, a bail and bond fund network seeking to end mass incarceration, including ICE detention.

Please fill out our form to apply for assistance through our bond fund

For questions, contact us.

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

Updated within the last 1 month.

Pastor Mooney enjoys telling the story of how he came to Christ and is willing to discuss the Word of God with anyone. Pastor Mooney was ordained as a minister in 1996, devotes his life to the Lord, and welcomes everyone to join the churches activities and services. He strongly believes that “It takes one to know one and show them the way.” Pastor Mooney is a living example that “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always have sufficiency in all things, and that you may have an abundance for every good thing” (2 COR 9:8 NKJV).

Our vision is to help the homeless, and those on drugs (crack cocaine, alcohol, downers, uppers, and heroin) and those in gangs. These individuals need a chance to have a job and money to help them start over again with a new life. We see them on our street corners all over the world. We need, as a people, to come together and help feed and clothe these individuals. We, as human beings are complete with body, mind, and spirit.

Sunday worship service: 11 AM Tuesday Bible Study: 6 PM
Henry Mooney
(210) 251-2040
Detra Mooney
(210) 251-2040
Updated within the last 4 months.

Guardian House can help facilitate the exchange of legal documents.

How to Get Started

  • Both parties must contact Guardian House and schedule an intake interview to enroll in our services. Staff will NOT contact the other party to schedule an intake interview.
  • All paperwork, required documentation and fees from both parties must be submitted before the enrollment process is considered complete.
  • After the enrollment process is complete and before visitation begins, a Child Orientation will be conducted with each child participating in supervised visitation services.
  • After the Child Orientation is complete, both parties will be contacted by phone to let them know that the non-custodial party may now begin requesting visits.
  • In the event that services do not begin, the intake paperwork will only remain on file for six months. After that, the intake interview and intake fee will have to be completed again to have an active intake, or to start services.

Records

Guardian House uses a third party service to provide copies of client records upon receipt of subpoena. Subpoenas must be hand delivered; faxed or emailed subpoenas will not be accepted. The attorney is responsible for paying fees and coordinating delivery of copies with the third party service. Guardian House is not part of this process.

Upon subpoena, the Custodian of Records will testify or make depositions regarding observations made during visits. For court hearings we request that the Custodian of Records be placed on-call, and be notified 30-40 minutes prior to taking the stand.

Fees for Custodian of Records:

Retainer – $750
Preparation & Coordination – $75
On call – $200/day
Court appearance – $100/hour (includes travel time)

A charge of 35% will be added to the total amount if payment is made with less than three business days prior to the appearance of the Custodian of Records.

Click here for Required Order for Sliding Fee Scale

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 - 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shannon White
(210) 733-3349
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our therapeutic environment ensures children aren’t exposed to negative or violent interactions and can express genuine responses to both parents without “guilt.” Often, when there is a history of conflict, children don’t want to show happiness at seeing one parent for fear they will “hurt” the other parent.

It is during this temporary, transitional, and traumatic time that families are most in need of the services provided by Guardian House.

Please email your court order to [email protected] and include your name, phone number and the name of oldest child.  A staff member from our Intake Department will contact you to send intake paperwork within 2 business days.

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 - 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 1 month.

A supervisor will be present at all times during the interaction between the parent and child(ren). The supervisor documents observed interactions and conversations during the visit; however, they do not record opinions or make recommendations. The supervisor is responsible to intervene and re-direct the non-custodial parent if policies are not being followed.

The role of the supervisor is also to help facilitate, as needed, interaction and connections between the parent and child. Additionally, the supervisor can assist with parenting questions, like how to discipline with time-outs and how to change a diaper. Parents are encouraged to take our free Parenting Education class and can put to practice what they are learning during visitation.

We understand that being supervised during visitation may feel uncomfortable at first, but parents and children typically adjust quickly to the situation.

We will need to review your court order to start the process for monitored exchanges or supervised visits.

Please email your court order to [email protected] and include your name and phone number.

A staff member from the Intake Department will contact you to schedule an intake appointment within 48 hours.

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 - 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shannon White Send email
(210) 733-3349
Updated within the last 1 month.

Are you ready to leave the past behind and start over? For those who want to start a new life, a better life, Changin' Lives is here to offer resources, to listen, and to let you know that you are not alone. We work through your challenges to help you reach your goals.

We want to help you become a self-sufficient, successful, productive citizen of our community by connecting you with felony-friendly employers, affordable housing resources, medical and social services referrals, mentoring, and one-on-one client case management.

By appointment only. Please call during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Free

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
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

Dolores (Bianca) Castoreno
(210) 797-4343
Updated within the last 1 month.

New Life Ministry is here for the purpose of giving people who are dealing with incarceration, hope, healing and support.

The setting provides a structured way for people to share their stories and gain perspective from others through their experiences. It also provides support and knowledge of what is happening to their loved one in prison when they have no clue as to what is going on due to this being the first time dealing with incarceration.

New Life Ministry is for all those that need to know that they do not have to go through it alone.

Free.

We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall.
Jerry Camargo
(210) 896-7438
Alicia Campbell
(210) 577-8143
Updated within the last 1 month.

New Life Ministry is here for the purpose of giving people who are dealing with incarceration, hope, healing and support. The setting provides a structured way for people to share their stories and gain perspective from others through their experiences. It also provides support and knowledge of what is happening to their loved one in prison when they have no clue as to what is going on due to this being the first time dealing with incarceration.

New Life Ministry is for all those that need to know that they do not have to go through it alone.

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month: 7:00 PM - Church Hall
Jerry Camargo
(210) 896-7438
Alicia Campbell
(210) 577-8143
Updated within the last year

Crosspoint provides a structured residential environment for individuals referred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Probation Office or U.S. Pretrial Services.

Accountability is the foundation for this service model. Residents are held accountable for their behavior and progress throughout the program while staff is accountable for adhering to procedures that promote public safety. Every resident undergoes assessment and individualized program planning. After a short in-house orientation period the resident receives additional privileges which allow him/her to become further integrated into the community.

Measures of program progress include:

  • obtaining employment
  • development of a realistic budget
  • improving family and community support systems
  • remaining drug and alcohol-free
  • development of a stable residential plan

The Crosspoint experience helps reduce recidivism and the attendant societal and economic costs by utilizing integrated, evidence-based services.

Crosspoint strives to forge the essential alliance between criminal justice supervision, community service providers and other community stakeholders to provide our clients with the resources and guidance necessary to lead productive lives and achieve restoration of citizenship.

Restoration of the individual, the family and the community at large is paramount and Crosspoint allows for individual restoration through community service projects, faith-based services, structured programming and supportive relationship with our staff.

Referral from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Probation Office, or U.S. Pretrial Services

Elisa Lopez-Canseco
(210) 225-0864
Updated within the last 1 month.

We will provide affordable housing for the formerly incarcerated as well as supportive services such as assistance with application fees, down payments and deposits.

Formerly incarcerated.

Updated within the last 2 months.

We will partner with other organizations to aid in career searches and career placement services.

Formerly incarcerated.

Updated within the last month

We offer the following classes:

  • Anger Management

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    Shoplifting

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    Drug Offender

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    Cognitive Behavior

We endeavor to partner with local school districts and community colleges to provide higher levels of education.

Formerly incarcerated.

Updated within the last month

We have a man to man mentoring program called Mentoring Big Brothers which is designed to match mentees with male mentors whom have had a brush with "the law" but have made a decision to transform their life and become productive members of society.

Updated within the last month

New Life Ministry (NLM) is an active program that provides continued support for families. See the website for active NLM Support groups at the local parishes.

 

  • St. Timothy Catholic Church

1515 Saltillo St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Click here for directions

  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

2829 Ackerman Rd., Kirby, TX 78219

Click here for directions

Free for all.

Jerry Whitley Send email
(210) 734-1980
Friar Clay Hunt, III Send email
(210) 488-4134
Updated within the last 1 month.