San Antonio Community Resource Directory
SAMMinistries, Inc. (Nonprofit )

At SAMMinistries, it’s our goal to meet each person where they are. That is why our Continuum of Care model is so effective. We work with each individual or family and find the way in which we can best meet their needs.

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
Nikisha Baker - President and CEO
Gay Lynn Schwenk - Chief Operating Officer

Young Adult Stability and Support Program (YASS Center) is a youth drop-in center exclusively for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness.

The YASS Center provides youth access to:

  • a safe place to rest
  • career guidance
  • education
  • employment
  • housing assistance
  • ID recovery
  • computers and charging 
  • mental health support
  • and more

YASS center is located on the third floor of the Travis Park Church in downtown San Antonio. YASS services are delivered in a confidential, judgment-free zone. All who seek our assistance are treated with respect. 

Young adults 18-24 who are homeless or at risk.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 3 months.

The Rapid Re-Housing program reduces the amount of time a family experiences homelessness and rapidly re-houses families into permanent, affordable homes. Financial assistance is provided for up to 3 months along with 12 months of case management.

Rapid Re-Housing Program provides:

  • Assistance with deposit, rent, and utilities for up to 3 months
  • Case management with emphasis on budgeting and maintaining self-sufficiency for 12 months

Individuals and families are housed in apartments they select. (The apartment must meet HUD habitability standards and be within fair-market rent/rent reasonableness guidelines based upon household size.

The individual or family:

  • must be "literally homeless" by HUD definition (living in an emergency shelter, on the street, or in a place not meant for habitation).
  • must be referred by the community's Coordinated Entry system and obtain a Homelink Assessment. Call (210) 207-1799 to get that started.
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

Nina Gribben Send email
(210) 321-5609
Updated within the last 3 months.

The SAMMExpress Donation Station, located on Oblate Drive next door to the Oblate Café, collects and distributes new and used clothing, household items, and furniture that are distributed to clients in all of SAMMinistries programs, including those who are moving into permanent housing.

Click here to see a list of our current needs.

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: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Nikisha Baker
Updated within the last 4 months.

SAMMinistries' Homeless Prevention Services provides temporary rental assistance and utility assistance (CPS Energy only) to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction.

Payments are not made directly to the participant.

Due to volume, we are unable to accommodate walk-in clients.

Clients:

  • must apply for assistance online.
  • must have an eviction notice, notice to vacate, or utility disconnection notice.
  • must have some stable form of income.

Click here to get started.

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 5 months.
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

If you are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless, Homelink can help by assessing your situation and connecting you with the most appropriate housing resource.

This Homelink Access Point serves young adults 18-24.

After enrolling with Homelink, if your need is not met by an immediate referral, you must maintain your eligibility every 30 days. This will be explained further during your Homelink assessment.

Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

Permanent Supportive Housing assists and empowers families to live as independently as possible. SAMMinistries has a permanent housing program that assists families with whom one member of the family has a disability. SAMMinistries also manages 100 set-aside housing vouchers to help families find permanent housing in the private rental market.

Case managers work with adult participants to achieve the following goals:

  • Remain in (or exit to) permanent housing
  • Increase skills and/or income
  • Achieve greater self-determination
  • Achieve financial stability (reduce debt)

The individual or family:

  • must be "literally homeless" by HUD definition (living in an emergency shelter, on the street, or in a place not meant for habitation).
  • in some cases must be "chronically homeless" by HUD definition (a single person or head of household with a disabling condition who has either experienced homelessness for longer than a year, during which time the individual may have lived in a shelter, Safe Haven, or a place not meant for human habitation; or experienced homelessness four or more times in the last three years).
  • must be referred by the community's Coordinated Entry system. Call (210) 207-1799 to get that started.

For some projects, client pays 30% of their income toward rent, however, no income is required.

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

Naomi Nussbaum Send email
(210) 321-5683
Updated within the last year

The Veterans’ Housing Stability Program (VHSP) provides comprehensive housing support to veterans or surviving spouses through homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and wrap-around services.

The Homeless Prevention Program provides:

  • Rental assistance
  • Case management
  • Financial literacy education

The Rapid Re-Housing Program provides:

  • Assistance with the rental security deposit and utility connection
  • Up to 3 months rent assistance
  • Case management
  • Modest furniture allowance
  • Financial literacy education

Wrap-Around Client Services include:

  • Bus passes
  • Referrals for life skills classes such as parenting, conflict resolution, and wellness
  • Referrals to SAMMinistries’ educational and employment services
  • Other veteran-specific referrals as well as referrals to appropriate service providers in the community

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a veteran or the surviving spouse with an honorable discharge status from the U.S. Armed Services (DD214 required).
  • Must be at imminent risk of being homeless.
  • Must have sustainable income.
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 year

Ready to make a difference? You’ve come to the right place!

Every one of our volunteers is a valuable part of our work here, and we could not succeed in overcoming homelessness without them. We hope you will join the team!

Individual volunteers:

  • Click here to complete an individual volunteer application, which includes consenting to a background check.
  • You will then receive information on volunteer orientation dates. (Your application will not be approved until you have attended an orientation.)
  • Volunteer opportunities are sent out weekly to all approved volunteers with an online sign-up.

Group volunteers:

Click here to learn more and complete a group volunteer application.

  • SAMMinistries Volunteer Services will contact you within one week to offer your group some options for volunteering.

Anyone aged 14 and up may volunteer independently; however, you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer independently in our opportunities involving children.

SAMMinistries does not provide volunteer opportunities for adults with court-mandated community service hours. However, in lieu of community service hours, adults can pay SAMMinistries to certify court ordered service hours at a rate of $8 per hour.

Please contact Human Resources at our administrative offices at (210) 340-0302 for additional information.

 

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.