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The mission of Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.

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

The Adult Case Management program addresses the root causes of poverty and instability by leveraging social work services to develop the life skills and support essential to strengthen and stabilize the family.

Services provide individuals with guidance and referrals to help them more effectively cope with complicated situations that decrease their quality of life.

Services are provided by social work interns.

(Adult Case Management is a program of Good Sam's Family Development Services.)

Individuals over the age of 60 and families are eligible for this program.

Please call or email for further details.

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

Madison Dillon Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 2018
Cynthia Cardenas Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

Staff offer such services as homework assistance, educational group activities, team-building tasks, character development curricula, arts programs, STEAM education, and field trips.

Afterschool Enrichment is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

Ages 6-18.

For more information about Youth Development Services, please call (210) 434-5531 or email at [email protected].

Monday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Friday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *During the school year
Youth & Teen Services Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

Youth often suffer from an absence of positive role models. Youth engage in lessons by the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets to promote important life skills and personal assets. Examples of personal assets include: honesty, integrity, achievement, motivation, school engagement, responsibility, planning and decision-making, sense of purpose, etc.

Asset Building is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

For more information about Asset Building,
please call 210-434-5531 or email [email protected].

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
Youth & Teen Services Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

Youth lack access to learning opportunities during the summer and fall further behind their peers every day. Camp Good Sam is a six-week summer program designed to keep minds learning during the summer months to avoid the "summer slide."

Camp Good Sam is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

Grades: 1 - 12.

Live or attend school in the 78207 zip code.

For more information about Camp Good Sam, please call (210) 434-5531 or email at [email protected].

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Youth & Teen Services Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

Obtaining a postsecondary education increases the odds of breaking the cycle of poverty. College and Career Readiness provides individual guidance to help students successfully transition from high school into postsecondary education (2-year, 4-year, or technical degree). Services offered include one-on-one advising, career exploration, college tours and application/financial aid guidance. 

College and Career Readiness is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

Grades: 6th - 12th.

SAISD & Edgewood ISD Students.

For more information about College and Career Readiness, please call 210-434-5531 or email at [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

Youth & Teen Services Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

Good Sam has offered high quality child care since 1985. Our program offers children ages 18 months - 5 years old a nurturing and safe place to learn, grow, and thrive.

Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided.

Ages: 18 months - 5 years.

To enroll, please call us.

For tuition and fees, please call us.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

The center serves seniors living on San Antonio’s west side with programs including health and nutrition classes, dance therapy sessions, and arts and crafts activities.

The Senior Center offers hot, nutritious lunches daily as part of its nutrition program.

Free health screenings are regularly available through a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Throughout the year, the Senior Center also hosts various holiday and cultural celebrations.

For many seniors living in the surrounding community, Good Sam fulfills a vital need, reducing social isolation and improving their quality of life.

(Senior Services is a program of Good Sam's Family Development Services.)

Seniors, 60 years and older

For more information about the Senior Center, please call (210) 434-5531.

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Drop-In Technology Help
  • Computer Skills Classes
Monday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Rose Sanchez Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 5005
Updated within the last 2 months.

Many youth have never traveled out of their innner-city neighborhoods or had immersive experiences in nature. Texas Hill Country Camps offers youth that display positive progress and behavior in other programs the opportunity to attend overnight camp in the Texas Hill Country.

Texas Hill Country Camps is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

For more information about Texas Hill Country Camps, please call 210-434-5531 or email us at [email protected].

Youth & Teen Services Send email
(210) 434-5531
Updated within the last year

No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your background is, you're welcome here. We are grateful that you are drawn to our mission and want to help change the lives of individuals and families in our community. We have volunteer opportunities for teens, adults, groups and corporations. We invite you to share your talents and giving heart with our clients.

All Individual Volunteer opportunities are only available during agency business hours, Monday-Friday.

To view a list of opportunities, follow this link: Virtual Volunteer Opportunites.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity and to learn more about our programs, email Ale Arquisola at [email protected] or call.

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
Ale Arquisola Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 2006
Updated within the last year

High levels of stress and disorganization are often present in underserved households. Youth Case Management offers individual support to clients needing specialized referrals or other community resources to alleviate factors that prevent personal and life success.

Youth Case Management is a program of Good Sam's Youth Development Services (YDS), whose goal is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

YDS exposes youth to new experiences, provides safe spaces to learn, and helps develop a sense of purpose by providing structured, age-appropriate services through five pillars:

  • Support Educational Achievement
  • Encourage Healthy Decisions
  • Explore College and Career Pathways
  • Develop Leaders
  • Engage Families

For more information about Youth Case Management,
please call 210-434-5531 or email at [email protected].

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 3 months.