San Antonio Community Resource Directory

Acts as advocates for veterans and economically disadvantaged individuals and families by providing employment, training, and other supportive services.

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) currently serves veterans with employment and training services. Additionally, the housing services for the elderly are available in San Antonio at three different apartment complexes.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Yolanda Suarez - Interim President and CEO
Sylvia Amaro - Administrative Assistant
(210) 233-4088

The ECBO program provides employment services such as Job Readiness Training and Remedial Education Training to Texans experiencing homelessness and unemployment. Supportive services for clients such as childcare, housing assistance, and substance abuse counseling, and crisis intervention as needed can be coordinated through community partners.

This program provides:

  • Skills assessment
  • Resume writing
  • Help to complete job applications
  • Job search assistance
  • Job fairs/hiring events
  • Access to online services (computer lab use and assistance with setting up an email account, sending/receiving emails, online applications, uploading documents)
  • Assistance accessing training (registration, funds to pay for classes/certifications)
  • Help securing needed documents (driver’s license, photo identification)
  • Help to pay for work-related items (uniforms, tools, safety gear, bus passes, etc.)

The Employer and Community-Based Organization (ECBO) Initiative Program offers employment services to individuals who are unemployed and facing homelessness.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

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.

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.

You do NOT need to be a veteran to receive an assessment at this location.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

The National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) has diversified its service components over the last 35 years to meet the priority needs of the community. In 1997, the NVOP built its first of three apartment complexes designed specifically to provide affordable housing for low-income elderly. Teaming with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the NVOP presently provides 170 apartments for the elderly.

All projects are operated on a non-profit basis, and each apartment is eligible for housing assistance vouchers provided by HUD, making the apartments very affordable for eligible elderly residents. Support services include meals on wheels, food bank assistance, visiting nurses, seasonal social events, and many other amenities that provide a safe and comfortable setting for the independent-living residents.

Residents must be elderly, fixed low-income recipients, and must be able to live independently. Currently, all three properties have a waiting list for apartments.

Elderly veterans and their families.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

Offers job search and job development assistance to veterans.

Veterans.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Monica Alexander Send email
(210) 354-4892
Updated within the last 1 month.

Employment placement, job readiness, support services, and personalized case management tailored to help participants become self-sufficient.

  • Must be homeless AND unemployed
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and authorized to work
  • Will need Texas ID and SSN

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Walk-ins welcome.
Emilio Moreira Send email
(210) 354-4892
Updated within the last 1 month.

To enhance veterans' well-being, NVOP initiated the Veterans & Family Wellness Program, securing critical mental health services and ensuring veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses have accessible counseling options.

With generous support from the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Department of Health & Human Services, and the City of San Antonio, the Veterans & Family Wellness Program (VFWP) extends sliding-scale counseling services to all Texas counties. Additionally, we provide peer services, and soon, mental health services for non-veterans will be available.

The Veteran and Family Wellness Program provides counseling (individual, group, marriage & family) and Peer support services to Veterans, Veteran dependents, and surviving spouses, including via telehealth and after-hours appointments. Interested? Speak to your local NVOP office for a referral to our sliding scale services. Community Partners: ask about joining the VFWP mental health collaborative!

Follow these steps in order to take advantage of this program:

Speak to your local NVOP office for a referral to our sliding scale services. Community Partners: ask about joining the VFWP mental health collaborative! 

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

The residential center provides a safe and secure place for veteran clients to regain stabilization and engage in services that will equip them in their journey to self-sufficiency.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

The Veteran Workforce Initiative (VWIN) program is designed to assist with employment services for veterans who have been recently released, disabled, been involved with the judicial system, and/or are currently experiencing homelessness.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

Another project operated by the Veterans Enterprises of Texas is a specially designed center that provides work opportunities for veterans with disabilities that are not ready for mainstream employment. The VETS Work Center is a sheltered environment that promotes temporary work opportunities that will assist in the transformation of these veterans to reach their full potential and enter a mainstream work environment.

"VETS" is a member organization of the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), also known as Ability-One. "VETS" seeks out contract opportunities with government and private industry to create work that will be conducive to the hiring of a workforce of disabled veterans.

The VETS Work Center’s primary work is "kitting," where assembly of products or materials into a kit create an in-product. A great example is the current contract the Work Center is performing for the U.S. Army who awards retiring soldiers a beautiful commemorative box with a folded American flag, lapel pin, a DVD of information, and some auto decals for retirees. The VETS box manufacturing company (described above) produces the box, and the disabled veterans at the VETS Work Center fold the flags and assemble the pieces to create the commemorative retirement kit.

The Center, which was specifically designed for this fulfillment work, has great warehouse space, robust electrical and pneumatic systems for contracts requiring repetitive "bench work" (i.e. electrical soldering, pneumatic hand tools, etc.). The Work Center is an important element in the continuum of care offered to veterans by the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, and it provides disabled veterans a means of recovery with pride and dignity.

Interested customers are encouraged to contact the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program for further information on the work of the VETS Work Center at (210) 223-4088. This non-profit entity is approved as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.

Disabled veterans.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Van Mitchell Send email
(210) 233-4088
Updated within the last 1 month.

Get Involved!

Help us bring honor to our veterans by volunteering with NVOP.

Click here or call us for information on volunteering.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 1 month.

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.

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.

You do NOT need to be a veteran to receive an assessment at this location.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Updated within the last 1 month.

NVOP's Rapid Rehousing program, funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of HUD, reaches out to help homeless veterans with families find suitable and stable housing.

This program offers rental assistance to homeless veterans and their families in San Antonio. We help them rapidly find stable housing with services including:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Suitable housing search
  • Support Services

Veterans only.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 1 month.

SSVF, funded through the Department of Veteran Affairs, is a program designed to assist very low-income veteran families in obtaining permanent housing.

Under the program, participants receive client-centered case management, individualized housing stability counseling, assistance with obtaining public benefits, referrals to community agencies, and other support services as needed.

Eligible clients include:

  • Veteran families currently homeless staying in their cars, parks, abandoned buildings, airports, camping grounds, etc.
  • Currently living in their home but at risk of eviction
  • Veteran families currently homeless staying in a shelter, transitional housing, hotel, or motel.
  • Veteran families who are currently homeless, but scheduled to move into permanent housing within 90 days
Updated within the last 1 month.

The American GI Forum's Residential Center for Veterans provides 80 transitional beds and 60 single-room apartments to veterans experiencing homelessness.

Must be homeless and a veteran.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Request Intake
(210) 248-9933
Updated within the last 1 month.

VETS is an economic development project located in the heart of the San Antonio Enterprise Community. VETS operates a 25,000-square-foot corrugated box manufacturing plant focused on training and employing veterans experiencing homelessness and veterans with disabilities

Disabled veterans.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Van Mitchell Send email
(210) 233-4088
Updated within the last 1 month.