San Antonio Community Resource Directory
The Children’s Shelter puts children first by providing a safe, trauma-focused place for children in crisis. Whether the need is for immediate shelter, residential treatment, or foster or adoptive homes, we work to strengthen families by breaking the cycle of child abuse and offering specialized mental health services for children affected by maltreatment.
M-F, 8:00-5:00
(210) 212-2500
Annette Rodriguez - President and CEO
India Chumney - Chief Development Officer
The Children’s Shelter Zachry Cottage is a 66-bed emergency shelter that provides round-the-clock trauma-informed care. When children come into the care of The Children’s Shelter, they are evaluated and receive medical, dental and psychological services to understand their individual situations. Children can stay at the emergency shelter for as little as 24 hours or as long as 90 days.
Children ages birth to 16 years old
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00

(210) 212-2500
Compadre y Compadre™ is a parenting program for male caregivers in the San Antonio area. Through a 15-session program in a group setting, fathers gain the knowledge, skills, and encouragement they need to build nurturing relationships with their children.
Male caregivers only
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00
Family Tapestry strives to ensure children and youth in foster care experience safety, well-being, and permanency, which are achieved through our values and outcomes: 1. Safe in care 2. Improve overall well-being 3. Placement in their home communities 4. Achieve permanency 5. The first placement is the last placement 6. Increase family engagement 7. Reunified with their biological parents when possible 8. Placed with relative or kinship caregivers if reunification with biological parents is not possible 9. Placement in least restrictive environment when possible and reduce length of stay in foster care 10. No eject-no reject (every child who enters foster care must be provided care) 11. Connections to family and others important to the child are maintained 12. Placement with their siblings 13. Services respect child’s culture 14. Children and youth provided opportunities, experiences, and activities similar to those by their peers who are not in foster care 15. Youth have opportunities to participate in decisions that affect their lives 16. Youth are fully prepared for successful transition into adulthood
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00
The Harvey E. Najim Hope Center is a specialized outpatient mental health clinic that provides accessible mental health services for children and families as a result of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.
Children ages three to 17 years, and their families (biological, foster, relative caregiver, and/or adoptive).
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00
HOPES (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support) 3 is a group and community-based initiative centered on providing parental support and education to increase protective factors, and decrease risk factors within families in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. These services include: • Group-Based Parenting Training • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training • Family Enrichment Activities • Case Management • Basic Support Services • Period of Purple Crying
Families with children from infancy to age five, and prenatal mothers. Family must reside in Bexar County and San Antonio.
M-F, 8:00-5:00
In the Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) program, baccalaureate registered nurses provide home visits to first-time, low-income mothers. Nurses begin home visits while the mother is pregnant and continue with regularly scheduled visits until the baby is two years old—totaling more than 60 visits over the course of the program.
First-time, low-income mothers only
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00
The Children’s Shelter provides treatment foster care for children from birth to 18 years old who have been removed from their birth families due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. There is an on-going need for loving, stable and licensed therapeutic foster care homes in Bexar County to provide the environment children need while awaiting permanency (biological reunification, kinship placement or natural adoption). Treatment foster care can range from overnight upwards to 22 months. Treatment foster parents may elect to adopt children when their biological parents’ rights have been terminated.
Children birth to 18 years old
Free
M-F, 8:00-5:00
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(210) 212-2590