We're Stronger When We're United.
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County supports local nonprofits and partnerships to create multifaceted programs that help address our most critical issues. Each program regularly undergoes a Stewardship review to ensure dollars donated are funding strong programs and making the greatest community impact.
Dial 211 on your phone
or dial (877) 541-7905
2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.
United Way’s Women United provides child care scholarships to help parents with the cost of child care while they are enrolled in college full-time or working and enrolled part-time.
This program supports parents pursuing either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree for the first time.
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Parents selected for child care scholarships must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in school or technical skills training for a minimum of 12 hours if not working OR enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours and working 19 or more hours weekly
- Attending job training schools or earning their associate or first time bachelor’s degree
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Provide referral agent all class and/or work schedules when available, and must keep referral agent informed of changes in contact information, employment and school status
- Have demonstrated financial need
- Must complete FAFSA application
- Not currently enrolled in a Child Care Services subsidized child care program
- Have a demonstrated plan for reaching their educational and employment goals
- Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States and a resident of Bexar County
- Be screened by a referral agent and selection committee
We believe that when children are surrounded by strong families and healthy communities, they can break the cycle of poverty, achieve greater stability and fulfill their potential.
Dual Generation answers the challenges created by poverty by coordinating the expertise of its many partners to create solutions for finding housing, education, child care and employment.
The Dual Generation Initiative is an unprecedented community-wide solution that coordinates the expertise of its partners who bring decades of experience serving children and families to help them find safe housing, education, child care and employment. We are creating hope by removing barriers and enabling families to achieve greater stability and success.
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File Your Taxes for Free.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Receive help from IRS trained professionals at one of our 10 curbside locations. Click here to learn more.
Proudly serving those who have Served.
HELPING MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES
Out of concern about highly stressed and vulnerable military families, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County created Mission United, a military information and referral program, in November 2015. This program helps military and veteran families navigate the robust, but complex, array of community and military support programs.
CONNECT TO SPECIALIZED RESOURCES
Contact MISSION UNITED by calling 2-1-1, our 24/7/365 stigma-free and confidential phone service dedicated to connecting people with community, health, and disaster services. Our special Military Navigators can assist active duty, and fellow Veteran and military families in navigating the maze of health and human service programs available in the San Antonio area.
We will connect you to the best military or Veteran resources and benefit information based on branch of service, status of service including Veterans and active duty, and by category, such as behavioral health, education and employment, financial assistance and more.
ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.
ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.
Volunteers are changing lives and transforming our community. The Volunteer Center at United Way provides a myriad of opportunities to enrich the future of those in need through volunteer service.
WHERE ACTION MEETS COMPASSION
Building a strong community takes each one of us. Whether you're interested in mentoring a young person, preparing food bags for clients in a food pantry, or spending an afternoon with a senior, you can join us in making a difference. Our impact is made possible by our volunteers working hard behind-the-scenes. Volunteering is a work of heart!
- Read to Succeed
- Write Start Project
- Shoebox Project
- Born Learning Trails
- Literacy Kits
- Stewardship Review
Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities.