San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio (Nonprofit / Christian )

The mission of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.

Catholic Charities serves all people, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, from birth to natural death, through a network of comprehensive programs with the goal of providing basic needs, comforting, strengthening, and advocating for the vulnerable and people in crisis, nurturing families, and promoting self-sufficiency.

Through all of our programs, our daily activities are intended to encounter people in Christ, lift them out of their crisis situation, and accompany them on their journey to wholeness.

We offer the following services and programs:

  • Food Pantry
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Guadalupe Home
  • Guadalupe Community Center
  • Senior Services
  • Tax Preparation
  • After School Program
  • Mobile Relief Unit
  • Project Cool
  • Caritas Legal Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • St Stephen’s CARE Center
  • Interpreter and Translation Services
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Seton Home
  • St PJ’s Children’s Home
  • San Antonio Birth Doulas
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
J Antonio Fernandez - President/CEO
Lizzy Perales - VP of Programs
Online and Virtual Assistance

Supporting Dads is a free, group-based, 12-week virtual class for fathers who want to become more active, engaged dads.

Classes include what it means to be a man, productive communication, discipline techniques, managing emotions, case management, and basic needs assistance for the baby.

English and Spanish sessions are available.

All fathers expecting or parenting a child 0-17 years of age are eligible.

Updated within the last 4 months.

 Foster Grandparents are seniors over the age of 55 who provide one-on-one tutoring and/or mentoring at various schools and education organizations in San Antonio. Call (210) 242-3129 for more information!

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

Christine De Hoyos Send email
Updated within the last month

This program offers legal guardianship services, including less restrictive alternatives, for those who lack mental capacity due to illness or disability, and who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

With the goal of protecting the most vulnerable in our society by ensuring their safety in the community, the Guardianship Services creates one-third of all guardianships established in Bexar County.

Alexandra Gallogly
Updated within the last year

HIP is a free, voluntary home visiting program that provides an extensive family assessment, one-on-one parenting support, and activities.

English and Spanish sessions are available.

To be eligible, parents must be:

  • current/former foster youth who are expecting and/or parenting a child 0-2 years of age

or

  • parents with prior history of involvement with Child Protective Services who are expecting and/or parenting a child 0-2 years of age.

Free

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

Natasha Bridges Send email
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last 4 months.

Parent Talk is a free, group based program for parents to gather and discuss the many different facets of parenting. Utilizing the nurturing curriculum, our educators facilitate weekly group discussions and activities in a judgment free, safe environment, in various sites throughout the Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

Parent Talk facilitates Parenting and Life Skills education for individuals and family members acting as caregivers to children 0 to 17 years of age, and is offered in both English and Spanish. Our mission is to increase families’ protective factors through encouraging positive parenting practices: family functioning and parental resiliency; social connections and support; nurturing and attachment; through information, and guidance from parent advocates and their peers.

(Meals are offered at each session and childcare is provided at most locations.)

Offered exclusively within the Eastside Promise Neighborhood (78202 and 78208).

To speak with program director, Gina Acevedo, please call (210) 267-2567.

Free

For scheduling and locations, please call (210) 787-0723.
Shirley Seaney Send email
(210) 476-0707
Updated within the last 3 months.

A free program that provides long-term, home-based parenting education for parents and caregivers who are expecting or have at least one child in the house under the age of 3 years, to increase parent knowledge in those critical first five years of development and to promote school-readiness.

Parents will receive a 1 hour home visit, twice a month up to the child’s fifth birthday.

Visits include parent-child activities that provide opportunities for learning through play, topics to help the parents grow in understanding of the importance of the first three years of development which includes challenges and family dynamics that impact parenting, and a check-in on the family's well-being to provide support and connection to resources.

Families with 2 or more needs (i.e. high stress, parent conflict, stress managing child behavior, lack of support, experiencing depression/anxiety, need child development knowledge & appropriate expectations, homelessness, non-traditional family structure) with a child 0-3 years in the home living in Bexar County.

Free

Shirley Seaney
(210) 568-8958
Updated within the last month

Pregnancy and New Parent Support Program is for women and men who are expecting a child or who are parenting a child under 24 months. Our compassionate staff is ready to walk beside you and assist you in welcoming your little one and accomplishing your goals. Services include counseling, parenting education, and case management - including resources and referrals assistance. Our services can be delivered through individual, couple or family sessions. All services are free and confidential, and can be offered in our office or in your home.

Free

Call our office at (210) 455-6105 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Karla Quinones Send email
(210) 377-1133
Updated within the last 3 months.

Free box fans are provided to senior citizens to provide heat relief and prevent heat-related illness during the hot summer months.

As part of a coalition with the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities is continuing Project Cool. This program provides free 20-inch box fans to older adults to provide heat relief and prevent heat-related illness during the hot summer months in San Antonio. The goal of the program is to provide free fans as a low-cost, low-energy means to keep seniors cool without incurring high utility bills.

Where to receive a fan: 

  • Catholic Charities – 202 W. French Pl., San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Guadalupe Community Center – 1801 W César E Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207

60 years of age or older, must provide a driver’s license. 
Disabled, must provide disability letter. 

Free

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

Updated within the last month

Recovering Couples is a FREE group-based class for parenting couples to share valuable relationship techniques and to decrease stressors through resources and support.

The group will share experiences, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationship and family unit.

Contact Don Davis for more information.

Multiple dates and locations are available.
Don Davis
(210) 266-6178
Updated within the last month

Preferred Communities Program supports the resettlement of especially vulnerable refugee populations for individuals who face particular barriers to integrating successfully and achieving self-sufficiency. Services provided include intensive case management, support services, and the necessary resources to move from “at risk: basic needs unmet” to “thriving: basic needs exceeded.”

Updated within the last month

Safe Passages Family Reunification provides home study and post-release services for unaccompanied international children released from the Office of Refugee Resettlement DUCO custody to sponsors in the local community. Ensures the child’s safety, well-being, and permanency.

Updated within the last month

The Youth Mentoring Program serves youth from 15-24 years of age to make connections to peers, provide education-based case management services, and employment pathways.

Updated within the last month

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to refugee’s age 16 years or older. Classes are provided for refugees to gain the language skills necessary to become self-sufficient, and to find and sustain employment.

Monthly bus passes are also provided to eliminate all challenges and obstacles between the student and their opportunity to learn.

This program takes place at Lutheran House of Prayer, 10226 Ironside Dr.

The Education Program’s services and all classroom materials are provided to students free of charge, including childcare services, interpreting and translation services.

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

Elizabeth Ortiz Send email
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last year

The employment services program provides job readiness skills, lessons on interviewing and assists with employment services and job placements. The employment team works with refugees to provide them skills and knowledge necessary in obtaining, and maintaining, employment, while becoming self-sufficient.

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

Saif Fadhil
(210) 226-3569
Updated within the last week

Case managers are provided to empower refugees to better acculturate and integrate into the local community and American Lifestyle. Services provided: assistance with housing, Food Stamp applications, Medicaid renewals, transportation, interpretations services, school registration and instructional orientations to teach self-sufficiency.

This program is for REFUGEES ONLY.

Juliana Horn Send email
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last 3 months.

Catholic Charities' Interpreter and Translation Services is a social enterprise initiative providing professional, fee-based interpretation and translation services.

Catholic Charities' Interpreter and Translation Services offers face-to-face language interpretation, interpretation services over the phone and document translation services in over 80 languages.

Rates for interpreter and translation services depend on the specific service needed and the amount of time required to complete the request. For more information on fees for interpreter and translation services call 210-222-1294.

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

Saif Fadhill Send email
Updated within the last week

Federally funded, cash assistance program which provides services to enable clients to become economically self-sufficient within 120 to 180 days in the United States. Services required under this program include case management, employment services and cash allowance.

At least one member of the household must be employable for the family to qualify for Match Grant Program and must be enrolled within 31 days of their arrival.

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

Saghar Roshan
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last year

The initial program for all newly arrived refugees resettling into the United States.

Services include:

  • Airport Pick up
  • Apartment set up with furnishings
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Cultural Orientation
  • School Registration
  • English Classes
  • Health Screenings

Newly arrived refugees.

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

Saghar Roshan
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last week

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) is a state-funded, employment-based cash assistance program.

RCA is for clients who are not eligible for assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Assistance is available for the first eight months after arrival in the United States.

For additional information please call 210-242-3137 and speak with the program director, Juliana Horn.

This program is for REFUGEES ONLY.

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

Ahmad Atmankhel Send email
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last 4 months.

Refugee School Impact provides after-school tutoring to refugee children to support academic success and promotion to the next grade level. 

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

Elizabeth Ortiz
(210) 226-3569 x: 248
Updated within the last week

Trafficking Victims Assistance Program provides services for up to twelve months to potential victims of severe forms of human trafficking (labor and/or sex trafficking), born outside of the U.S., and are not a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Residents. Services include case management, emergency and basic needs assistance, housing, safety planning, life skills orientation, legal services, medical care, counseling, and family reunification.

Updated within the last month

Distribute food, visit isolated seniors or tutor youth.

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

Anna Lisa Esquivel Send email
Updated within the last month

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over.

"One stop shopping" for all volunteers who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities, RSVP helps make volunteering a more meaningful experience by offering information, support and guidance. Offering a full range of volunteer options with thousands of local and national organizations, volunteers are able to choose how and where they want to serve, choose the amount of time they want to give and whether they want to draw on their skills or develop new ones.

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

Anna Lisa Esquivel
(210) 222-1294 x: 2235
Updated within the last week

Are you over 50 and need assistance? We can help.

Seniors deserve compassion and companionship. Catholic Charities can help by visiting you and delivering basic needs. If you cannot come to us, we can come to you.

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

Updated within the last 3 months.

At Catholic Charities, we believe we have the power to transform lives and change futures. You share the same power when you join us in service.

Click here and hover over the GIVE HELP tab for a list of current volunteer opportunities, or contact Stephanie Jaramillo at the number below.

Click here to register to become a Catholic Charities volunteer.

To donate, Click here

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

Catholic Charities Volunteer Department Send email
(210) 983-0813
Stephanie Jaramillo Send email
(210) 222-1294
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program providing first-time mothers valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Specially trained registered nurses empower mothers to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves, supporting them as they handle the challenges and experience the joys of motherhood.

Free.

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

Audrey Rost
(210) 226-3030
Updated within the last week

Do you feel called to serve others? You can help.

Volunteers are paired with isolated seniors and visit them in their homes to provide companionship, build relationships across generations, and connect them to other resources as needed.

Programs available to isolated low-income seniors:

Volunteers are paired with isolated seniors to provide basic needs and companionship.

Free

Lupe Morin Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

After-School Program – Free tutoring, extracurricular activities, and fresh meals for students in grades K-12. Trained staff and volunteers provide guidance and mentoring by offering homework assistance to ensure students succeed in academics and are promoted to the next level.

Reading Specialists – Promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading for academic success.

Expanded Curriculum – Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) modules strengthening their academic foundation for increased confidence and esteem.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Computer Use
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

Manuel Garcia
(210) 226-6178
Updated within the last 1 month.

This program provides immediate assistance for our neighbors who are displaced due to unforeseen circumstances, a natural disaster, or a humanitarian crisis.

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

Updated within the last month

This program provides one-time emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness or utility disconnection, as well as financial coaching and budgeting assessment for income-eligible individuals and families.

An eviction notice and/or a utility disconnection notice are required.

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

Lydia Cardenas Send email
(210) 226-6178
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Guadalupe Community Center provides free, wrap-around support and advocacy services to help individuals and families in need work towards self-sufficiency.

*No funds currently available*

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

Updated within the last 2 months.