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Children's Advocacy Center of the Big Bend provides a safe house of unknown location for children and their families impacted by sexual and physical abuse.

CAC of the Big Bend serves sexually and/or physically abused children in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, and Terrell counties.

Updated within the last 5 months.

A Safe Place to Called Home: Learning happens best when you and your family feel safe and settled at home. Our housing and education programs provide subsidized, transitional housing for you and your children.

Housing includes:

  • A safe space for you and your family
  • After-school care to help your children thrive
  • A supportive community that celebrates together.
    If you have no place to call home or are on the verge of crisis, we want to help.

Education - The Path to a Better Future: You may feel like many women who reach out to us. Hopeless. Overwhelmed. Like you have no future. Over the years, we've seen women like you, change their lives with education. You're not alone. We are here to help.

Women in our programs have:

  • Completed their GED
  • Finished a college degree
  • Watched their children thrive in a caring after-school program
  • Found themselves earning a living wage
  • Become self-sustaining
  • Provided their family with a better future

Full Education Program: Our housing and education program provides transitional housing, after-school programs, mentoring and more to help women complete a college degree.

The Visitation House Learning Center: Our community learning center is open to other women who want to take the next steps to improve their education.

Women/single mothers and their children only.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Sister Yolanda Tarango, CCVI Send email
(210) 735-6910
Updated within the last month

We believe that families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured.

Children's Hospital San Antonio provides a safe and caring home away from home for the families of children receiving essential medical services in San Antonio, Texas. 

Updated within the last 4 months.

Strong Foundation is focused on assisting homeless families with children who need a fresh start in life. We offer a program which provides families a safe place to live while they are doing their part to get back on their feet, and working toward having a changed life.

The goal for all our programs is for the participants to have a better life that will ultimately span into eternity.

Jim Gipson Send email
Updated within the last year

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

The shelter provides immediate, short-term housing for women and families experiencing homelessness. The objective is to move these individuals and families from crisis to stability with emergency shelter.

Rooms become available most days on a first-come, first-served basis.

Women, mothers and children, and intact families. (Couples must show a marriage certificate.)

Free.

Open 24 hours
Updated within the last year

This program provides financial assistance to veterans struggling to pay rent or mortgage. 

Donations are strictly for veterans.

Click here for more details and to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Proof of service
  • Honorable and dishonorable discharge
  • Veterans, dependents and spouse, and surviving spouse
  • Homeless or facing homelessness

For more information or community agency referrals, call (210) 352-2020 or visit the Texas Veterans Commission website.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Orlando Garza Send email
(210) 352-2000
Updated within the last year

The San Antonio Rescue Mission dormitory houses up to 40 men in bunk beds.

  • All bed linens are washed, dried and replaced on each bed every day
  • Showers and personal hygiene items are provided
  • Meal served after chapel services
  • Soiled clothing can be exchanged for clean clothes.

Men only.

SARM is now open to serve a reduced number of guests. Call us for more information.

Mission Open: 5:30 PM Chapel Service: 7:00 PM Meal Service: 8:00 PM
Updated within the last year

Homeless shelter and homeless veteran outreach program.

We provide a safe place where you can leave you things without the worry of theft.

  • Free meals every day
  • Coffee served all day
  • Laundry machines.

Veterans only

$320/month or $80/week.

24 hours
Living Stones
(210) 472-1415
Updated within the last 1 month.

The Courtyard offers indoor sleeping to all individuals age 18 and older.

Haven's Promise

  • You will always be treated with kindness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
  • You will always sleep indoors.
  • You will receive three hot meals a day and any clothing you need.

Services Available

  • Housing through Haven Housing and our partners
  • Employment opportunities
  • ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
  • Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
  • Substance use recovery
  • Detox
  • Sober living
  • LGBTQ services
  • Medical care
  • Eyecare
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Help with abuse, trauma
  • GED classes
  • Support for parents
  • Support for school-age kids
  • Legal services
  • Showers, laundry
  • Computer use

For additional information, contact [email protected].

There are no ID or drug test requirements.

All services are at no cost to Haven clients.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours of Operaton 24/7 Intake Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Haven For Hope Courtyard
(210) 220-2480
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Integrated Care Clinic offers an integrated approach to health care services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and mental illness.

Individuals receive psychiatric services, primary care services, nursing services, case management, and rehabilitative services.

Programs at Haven for Hope
(210) 261-1440
Updated within the last 3 months.

The Transformational Campus provides residential housing while clients work to overcome the issues that led to their becoming homeless.

Haven's Promise

  • 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, and mental health care.

Over 150 partner organizations collaborate to provide comprehensive services, including:

  • Housing
  • Employment opportunities
  • ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
  • Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
  • Substance use recovery
  • Detox
  • Sober living
  • LGBTQ services
  • Medical care
  • Eyecare
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Help with abuse, trauma
  • GED classes
  • Support for parents
  • Support for school-age kids
  • Legal services
  • Showers, laundry
  • Computer use

Space on the Transformational Campus is limited and we cannot guarantee that a bed will be immediately available.

All services are at no cost to Haven clients.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours of Operaton 24/7 Intake Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 4 months.

Thrive’s emergency shelter is housed on the campus of Haven for Hope and provides 10 young adults with shelter for up to 6 months.

The core services at our emergency shelter include not only basic needs of food and shelter but individually tailored and youth-directed case management plans to help young adults move forward in exiting homelessness.

Thrive assists young adults with linkage to resources such as ID recovery, counseling, medical services, gender-affirming care, educational opportunities, and vocational training in a safe and supportive environment.

Our focus is to help remove barriers that young adults may encounter in seeking services and help guide them toward their next move in achieving their goals.

LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Free.

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 - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: - See Below
Sunday: - See Below

Saturday and Sunday Open 24 Hours. Call Line Open 24/7
Sandra Whitley Send email
(210) 212-2935
Updated within the last year
1.61 miles away, 1213 Iowa St, San Antonio, TX, 78203 , D2

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Safe Place® is a program of National Safe Place Network (NSPN).

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides a continuum of care to low-income HIV-positive men, women, and transgender individuals. Our services include resource and benefits assistance, case management, mental health counseling, medical care, pharmacy services, housing, and a year-round hot meal program.

We offer onsite and mobile testing for HIV and STDs, as well as HIV prevention education presentations in local public schools, colleges and universities, adult probation facilities, and teen detention programs.

Services are only available to individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are registered clients of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.

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: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

This provides transitional safe shelter for unaccompanied international pregnant and parenting teen mothers between 12-17 years of age and their babies.

Updated within the last month

This provides a safe home for pregnant and parenting teen mothers between 12-17 years of age and their babies who have experienced neglect and abuse.

Updated within the last 1 month.

A transitional living and support program for expectant mothers and mothers with infants who are experiencing homelessness. 

To be eligible: 

  • Mothers must be willing to participate in an educational program or maintain employment.
  • Case management, parenting education, life skills training and counseling are provided for all mothers.
  • May remain in the program until child is 3 years of age.
Updated within the last 1 month.

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Safe Place® is a program of National Safe Place Network (NSPN).

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

The mission of St. PJ’s Children’s Home is to be a safe and loving refuge for children in crisis and to accompany them on their journey to healing and wholeness, breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect one child at a time.

Services We Offer:

Domestic Shelter: A short-term emergency shelter for children, from 0-17 years old, who have experienced abuse and neglect.

International Program: A short-term emergency shelter for unaccompanied international children from ages 16-17 years old.

• Counseling: Provides mental health assessments and counseling for children, families, and caregivers specializing in trauma and play therapy. Outpatient services available.

• Mental Health Task Force: Provides education for mental health professionals on mental diagnoses and treatment, foster well-rounded understanding of the impact of trauma on a child.

• Family First Parenting Program: Provides community counseling, education, resource referrals, and material assistance to support former residents and individuals ages 0-24 months old. (Eligibility: women and men who are expecting a child, parent a child 36 months old or younger, are adopting parents within 24 months of placement of a child, and/or are a US Citizen or a qualified alien.)

Updated within the last 1 month.

This 100-bed dormitory is an affordable, short-term housing option for men who are transitioning.

  • Men only.
  • Must present valid ID.
  • No sex offenders.

Note: Top bunks have no rails or ladders so may not be suitable for all.

  • $13 per night
  • $75 per week
  • $285 per month
Open 24/7
Updated within the last year
3.80 miles away, 2900 Ruiz St, San Antonio, TX, 78228 , D5

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Safe Place® is a program of National Safe Place Network (NSPN).

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Safe Place® is a program of National Safe Place Network (NSPN).

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Safe Place® is a program of National Safe Place Network (NSPN).

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week
Notice

If you are seeking emergency shelter services for a child between the ages of 5 and 17, please call (210) 273-0813.

For Transitional Living Program services to unsheltered young adults 18-24 years, please call (210) 349-3610. 

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides individual and family counseling, short-term pediatric and adolescent psychiatric services, and low-cost parent education classes for youth and their families.

Assessments may be available, as needed, for temporary and voluntary short-term residential care at RMYA Emergency Shelter Services, where residents have access to psychiatric services.

Counseling Services: We work with families experiencing a variety of behavioral and emotional crises, including but not limited to:

  • parent-child conflicts
  • anxiety
  • substance abuse
  • runaways
  • truancy
  • emotional control issues
  • anger management

We are an approved site for Bexar County Juvenile Probation and the Department of Family and Protective Services mandated counseling.

The RMYA Community Psychiatric Clinic provides short-term psychiatric services in conjunction with child and family counseling for community children and youth (up to age 24) waiting to be seen by a private psychiatrist.

Our counselors partner with psychiatric residents from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, to provide evaluations and follow-up assessments for children coping with mental health issues that could lead to abuse, hospitalization, or the breakdown of the family unit.

RMYA also provides referrals for long-term psychiatric care when necessary.

Our agency offers the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course. The seven-week Becoming a Love and Logic Parent program was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD., and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado.

Community counseling services may be grant-funded or offered on a sliding scale fee.

Parenting Classes are $7 each, or $35 when pre-registering for the whole course.

We accept Community First Medicaid, Traditional Medicaid, and Superior Health Medicaid. We also accept Master Card and Visa.

To make an appointment or for more information, please call the number below.

Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED *By appointment
To make an appointment Send email
(210) 340-7971 x: 1100
Updated within the last 4 months.
Notice

If you are seeking emergency shelter services for a child between the ages of 5 and 17, please call (210) 273-0813.

For Transitional Living Program services to unsheltered young adults 18-24 years, please call (210) 349-3610. 

The TurningPoint Transitional Living program helps youth who have aged out of foster care and other homeless youth by providing a safe place to live, learn, and become productive, empowered members of our community.

The program includes:

  • professional case management
  • weekly counseling
  • job and life skills training
  • educational assistance
  • resource referrals

Call for more information.

Youth 18-24 years old

Updated within the last 4 months.

In 2020, we launched our lodging assistance program. We can provide 1-3 nights of lodging in the medical center area at a local hotel.

To apply for lodging assistance from Gabriella’s Smile, please complete the following Application and choose lodging assistance in the “Which program are you applying to?” field.

Once the application is submitted, your healthcare provider must complete the healthcare provider form via email to [email protected] or via fax to 210-670-6201.

We will make every effort to provide urgent assistance, but we ask that all requests be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Families must live 40 miles or further from the 78229 zip code.

Updated within the last 4 months.
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Emergency Shelter
  • Individual case management services
  • Individual and group counseling for adults
  • Individual counseling for children
  • Legal services and advocacy
  • Adult education
  • Parenting Education
  • Prepares families to transition to independent living through housing programs
  • On-site primary medical and dental care
  • On-site after-school program
  • On-site pet shelter

Services are available in both English and Spanish.

Crisis Hotline: (210) 733-8810

24/7
Administration
(210) 930-3669
Updated within the last month
6.06 miles away, 5922 Blanco, San Antonio, TX, 78213 , D1

SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center (TLLC) is home to 40 families as they work to overcome homelessness.

The TLLC provides housing, support, and resources to families (one or both parents plus at least one minor child) who show a commitment to gaining self-sufficiency.

The individual needs of all family members are supported for a two-year period, promoting the viability of the family as a whole while they transition out of homelessness.

Transitional Housing Residents:

  • Have a goal to work or attend school for at least 30 hours per week
  • Meet with Case Managers regularly to establish short and long-term goals
  • Participate in life skills classes: money management, parenting, conflict resolution, etc.

Must meet HUD definition as "literally homeless" and must be referred by the community's Coordinated Entry system.

This facility does not serve single individuals. Families may consist of couples with children or single mothers or fathers with children.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

The residential program is 24/7, year-round
Teshina Carter Send email
(210) 321-5695
Updated within the last year

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last week