George Gervin Youth Center
San Antonio Community Resource Directory
At the George Gervin Youth Center, our services are two-fold. In addition to providing free, public charter school education to pre-kindergarten through high school students, we also provide community assistance for a variety of residents in need. We strive to meet the individual needs of the whole person through innovative, comprehensive, and culturally-sensitive services to positively impact the lives of our students and their families. We also provide services and housing to senior citizens and teens who find themselves homeless and pregnant.
(210) 568-8800
Frances Boynes - CEO/Superintendent Send email
(210) 568-8800
Cynthia Fischer - Executive Assistant Send email
(210) 568-8800
The George Gervin Youth Center Basic Center Program assists homeless and/or runaway pregnant girls ages 13 to 17 looking to continue their education in a safe and supportive educational environment. It is licensed as a Foster Family Home by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. The Basic Program provides therapeutic and supportive services and acts as a short- and long-term residential care facility to those whose needs are not adequately met in their current family structure or other shelters.
While we do our best to help every girl in need, no one agency can meet the variety of needs of all youth requiring shelter. When accepting youth for services, we consider the individual needs of each youth and how we can best meet her needs. Under certain circumstances, we accept youth adjudicated as in need of supervision. However, we will not accept youth charged with violent crimes such as murder, rape, manslaughter, sexual assault, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, or similar crimes. Adjudicated youth who have engaged in delinquent behavior primarily due to lack of supervision are most appropriate for care. GGYC Basic Program receives referrals from schools, social services, Child Protective Services, churches, courts, juvenile probation departments, parents and guardians, and other child placing agencies. The youth we admit should be: • Pregnant females between 13 and 17 years old, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, or need • Designated as runaway or homeless caused by physical, substance, and/or mental abuse in the family home; a victim of economic deprivation (neglect, inconsistent provision of basic survival needs); face economic instability in the family • Assigned to a Basic, Moderate, or Specialized Level of Care, as defined by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, if in the custody of Child Protective Services • In possession of I.Q. test results greater than 70, unless there is reason to believe the scores are invalid due to emotional distress • Free from physical or psychological disabilities that prohibit participation in daily activities at the Center • Eligible to attend public school
Cynthia Fischer - Executive Assistant Send email
We know it can be a challenge to find affordable housing in retirement, so GGYC built the Newell Retirement Plaza for adults age 62 and older. Our facility provides seniors a variety of on-site resources and opportunities while allowing them the comfort and security of independent living in their own residence. Take a look at some of the amenities and opportunities we have for our 48 one-bedroom apartments and six efficiency apartments: • Professionally managed • On-site activities coordinator • Regular coordinated activities • On-site medical screening • Transportation upon request • Furnished apartments available upon request • Appliances • Spacious laundry facilities • Handicap accessibility • Food bank • Internet available • Shopping and services within walking distance • Elevator access • Near public transportation • Affordable rent • Secure apartments • Pets are welcome • Tutoring and mentoring availale at the George Gervin Academy • Volunteer opportunities at the George Gervin Youth Center daycare center • Reduced cost for beauty and barber services • Participate in neighborhood association
Age 62 and older
(210) 824-6001
Project ALERT (Adolescents Life Education through Resistance Training) is a non-profit Drug Free Community (DFC) coalition under the George Gervin Youth Center Inc. The DFC Program helps local leaders organize to identify the youth drug issues unique to their communities and develop the infrastructures necessary to effectively prevent and respond to the disease of addiction. The DFC Support Program is a federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance abuse. How can you help? • Join our coalition. • Collaborate, promote, and support “drug-free” events in collaboration with Project ALERT. • Promote recovery resources and help reduce the stigma of addiction by supporting and advocating with Project ALERT.
Teresa Williams - Program Director Send email
(210) 568-8800
The Young Fathers Reconnect Project is a mentoring program designed to help young men strengthen their relationships with their children. Young Fathers Reconnect reaches out to young fathers in pre- and post-release status. Our program provides every young father with a consistent and caring mentor who will provide support and guidance as they transition back into the community. Our Goals and Objectives: • Promote responsible fatherhood by targeting comprehensive transitional services designed to improve responsible parenting, family engagement, life skills and self-sufficiency. • Improve outcomes for young fathers, their children, and family members by improving young fathers' academic achievement (high school diploma/GED completion, post-secondary enrollment, etc.). • Strengthen and increase the involvement and parenting skills of young fathers through healthy relationships and responsible parenting activities.
Eligibility Requirements: • Must be a male between the ages of 18 to 25 • Reside in Bexar • Be within 90 to 180 days of release • Must have a child • Willing to listen • Commit to being a mentee for at least twelve months. This commitment involves a required four hours a month contacting your mentor once a week via phone, email, or in person.
Tehjia McFadden Send email
(210) 804-1786
YouthBuild San Antonio is part of a nationwide mission aimed at community leadership and development. It provides its trainees with marketable construction skills as well as career planning and preparation for postsecondary education. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the program’s funding. Each grant period is 24 months and is divided into six to eight month training cycles. We accept admission referrals from organizations such as the Department of Human Services, Office of Juvenile Probation, Texas Youth Commission, SAMM Homeless Shelter, Justice of the Peace Precinct I, and local school districts.
Eligibility: • Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24. • Applicants must be economically disadvantaged. (HUD determines the maximum income level, which varies according to the size of the household and/or a documented educational need.)
Vernadette Ellis - Program Coordinator Send email
(210) 568-8800