San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Family Service (Nonprofit)
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Mission: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.

Founded in 1903, Family Service (officially Family Service Association of San Antonio) is the oldest human service nonprofit in San Antonio.

Four traits have always characterized Family Service: innovative programs, collaboration with others in the community, responsible fiscal management, and an abiding dedication to families. The vision of a handful of leaders in 1903 has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives to date.

Today the programs of Family Service continue to support positive family values, respect the changing role of the family, and assist children, seniors, and families to deal effectively with their problems and challenges. Family Service remains a premier resource for San Antonio families.

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Mary E. Garr - President/CEO
Frances Hill - Director of Programs Send email
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way. Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family counselors. Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.

The first meeting with a counselor is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow-up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay.

An appointment must be scheduled in advance.
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
Notice

Counseling services are now available in both in-person and telehealth formats at the discretion of the client, following an initial enrollment session in-person.  For more information, please contact the Family Service Behavioral Health Counseling team at 210-299-2406. 

Family Service Association offers numerous professional counseling services including: Individual, Couples, Family, Group, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Consultations.

We also provide specialty educational groups such as Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention designed to help maintain personal wellness. Services are offered locally in the San Antonio metropolitan area and our rural locations. The services are provided through a combination of at-home and office-based visits. Our licensed counselors are available days, evenings, Saturdays, and by special appointment.

Our counseling professionals provide services to include working with children, youth, families, and seniors. Our team has many specialized skills to successfully address a wide range of counseling needs. Services are offered for both short and long-term depending on individual needs. We are available to assist with the following:

  • Anger Management
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief Support
  • LGBT Issues
  • Life Skills
  • Parenting
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Victimization from Crime
  • And more!

Funding is provided by United Way, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Client Fees, School Districts, Medicaid, Private Contracts, Private Insurance, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) Grant, and Office of Attorney General (OAG) Grant.

Notice

As older adult in-home services have been deemed critical needs, our service providers continue to help our seniors while taking extra precautions.

For more information, please contact the Family Service Senior Care team.

Given the choice, most people want to stay in their homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home.

In-Home Personal Care Services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by their families or friends.

When health issues prevent them from performing simple tasks, impair their mobility, or put their safety and well being at risk, their options may be limited. Some may move in with family members. Some go to nursing homes. Those who do not qualify for public assistance and cannot afford private care often face a serious struggle for independence. That is where Family Service Association steps in to lend a gentle hand.

Older adults who have the ability to remain independent in their own homes with the assistance of supportive services may receive up to 10 hours of direct service each week in the home for personal care and home assistance, including the following:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Light housekeeping,
  • Assistance with the daily activities associated with living at home, such as bathing, dressing and grooming, washing and combing hair.

A complete evaluation and assessment is conducted on the first home visit, with on-going supervision at least every 90-days. Follow up visits are scheduled to monitor client needs and to ensure continued appropriateness of services.

An excellent investment, the program can serve 100 clients for less than it would cost to care for 10 patients in an alternate care setting, for the same one-year period.

Services are offered on a sliding fee scale that is based on the client’s ability to pay.

Funding is provided by United Way, Client Fees, and Private Foundations and Corporations.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
Notice

The Promotora are staying in regular contact with their families via phone calls and video chat, and they are also conducting at-home visits. Promotoras are developing individualized plans for their families, and they will be in touch with each of their families to review their plan.

Promotoras are state-certified community health workers who offer in-home parenting courses focusing on parenting strengths, growth and development of children, establishing nuturing routines, and guiding children's behavior. The parent education classes uses hands-on curriculum with a concurrent children's program, educational groups, follow-up services, and networking activities. The goal is to ensure children are kindergarten ready and children have a safe, nuturing home.

A unique pilot program created by Councilwoman Gonzales, along with Family Service, it uses a peer-to-peer mentor model, allowing trained community members know as Promotoras, also parents in the same targeted zip code areas, to provide valuable in-home healthcare education to families.

Residents in 78207 zip code.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Third-grade reading levels lay a foundation for a successful educational journey. From third grade onwards, sutdents are reading to learn, and literary struggles only compound. Strong reading ability is pivotal to learning and future career goals.

Family Service parent engagement provides free reading tutoring for first, second, and third graders to help them feel confident, pass their exams, and set them up for future success.

Parents volunteer to be reading tutors, which helps them stay engaged in their children's school. The parents are trained by our team members and their school's reading specialists in literacy techniques, games, and curriculum to help students improve their reading skills. Our reading tutors, called Students for Life, help students accelerate their reading skills.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our impact is only possible with the support of volunteers.

As a community, we have a larger impact together. Year-round, volunteers gather from all over San Antonio for large group projects, one-day events, and project-based service days.

Volunteering with Family Service is sure to align with your passions and utilize your specific skills in giving back to the community. There’s a range of projects from "adopting" one of our early childhood education centers and visiting once-a-month to projects centered on national days, like reading awareness, to beautification and painting of our classrooms and service centers to donation drives for our families.

  • Individual and Group Volunteers
  • Recurring Volunteer Projects
  • Intern

Click here or call us for more volunteer information.

1.11 miles away, 600 Leal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
Notice

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is now open at all of our locations. 

Our Centers are taking extra precautions. Parents are asked to drop and pick up their children outside of our facility. The child’s temperature will be taken daily before entering the building. 

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership is a new opportunity to support the partnering of Early Head Start Programs with Child Care Providers to expand the number of quality slots for infants and toddlers in San Antonio. Through partnership, Early Head Start grantees partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet Early Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations and provide high-quality comprehensive, full-day, full-year services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services that enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children. In addition, services provide young children ages birth to 36 months, with an array of comprehensive services including health, nutritional, behavioral, and family services.

Haven for Hope
(210) 220-2100
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Notice

Video chats and phone calls have been established with each of our families to continue engaging children and providing support for the students through these turbulent times. Activity kits also were provided to families. The kits include activity sheets, school supplies, and items they can use to continue through their program curriculum.

For more information, please contact the Family Service Youth Education team at 210-414-5879.

Family Service's Youth Education Programs build on a foundation of technology, innovation, and creation to transition youth from consumers of technology into tomorrow's innovators. Our mix of Youth Education and Career Programs offer something for every student, and encourage the inclusion of their family and support system. Family Service's youth programming develops key relationships and demonstrates to our students how many opportunities are available for them in San Antonio and beyond.

They include:

  • Paid Summer Internship
  • C2C Pathways-a yearlong mentoring program
  • Transition Camps-to help you move from elementary to middle school and middle to high school
  • YAGA-a youth-led afterschool program

Please phone for program eligibility requirements and other details.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2.73 miles away, 925 Gulf St, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Notice

Capacity is 10 students at a time to maintain COVID distancing protocols. No registration is required.

Our Teen Tech Center is sponsored by Best Buy and established with the support of The Clubhouse Network to engage and inspire youth through the operations of the Teen Tech Center. Young people, ages 13 to 18, will have the opportunity to create art, music and animations; design science simulations and mobile applications; write and illustrate interactive poetry, stories, and film; build kinetic sculptures and robotic constructions; and design their own 3D worlds and games using state-of-the-art technology and professional software tools.

The Teen Tech Center is part of Best Buy’s commitment to fuel the next generation of innovators. We provide a safe out-of-school time learning environment where youth can explore their ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. This creative environment encourages youth to express themselves while developing critical 21st century skills.

For more information regarding enrollment and volunteer opportunities, please call 210-431-7529 or email [email protected].

To be eligible for membership, you must be 12-18 years old and have a completed parent packet at the time of your first visit.

Free. No registration required.

Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way. Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family counselors. Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.

The first meeting with a counselor is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow-up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay.

An appointment must be scheduled in advance.
Notice

Counseling services are now available in both in-person and telehealth formats at the discretion of the client, following an initial enrollment session in-person.  For more information, please contact the Family Service Behavioral Health Counseling team at 210-299-2406.

Family Service Association offers numerous professional counseling services including: Individual, Couples, Family, Group, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Consultations.

We also provide specialty educational groups such as Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention designed to help maintain personal wellness. Services are offered locally in the San Antonio metropolitan area and our rural locations. The services are provided through a combination of at-home and office-based visits. Our licensed counselors are available days, evenings, Saturdays, and by special appointment.

Our counseling professionals provide services to include working with children, youth, families, and seniors. Our team has many specialized skills to successfully address a wide range of counseling needs. Services are offered for both short and long-term depending on individual needs. We are available to assist with the following:

  • Anger Management
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief Support
  • LGBT Issues
  • Life Skills
  • Parenting
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Victimization from Crime
  • And more!

Funding is provided by United Way, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Client Fees, School Districts, Medicaid, Private Contracts, Private Insurance, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) Grant, and Office of Attorney General (OAG) Grant.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
Notice

Family Service Neighborhood Place continues to remain open to provide a safe haven and resources to our community. We are taking extra precautions to adhere to CDC guidelines. We are also determining how our space can be of best use for the community with our current challenges.

The Early Childhood Education program promotes school readiness and parental engagement by enhancing the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social and emotional development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children, from the ages 0-5 years old and their families. These services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage encouraging the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and community.

Services include:

  • Developmentally appropriate early childhood education services utilizing an evidenced based curriculum in a school campus or center-based setting
  • Nutritional services
  • Assistance in obtaining health services (medical and dental)
  • Mental well-being
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Parent, family and community engagement opportunities

Children ages 0-5 years and their families.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
Notice

We continue to remain open to provide a safe haven and resources to our community. We are taking extra precautions to adhere to CDC guidelines. We are also determining how our space can be of best use for the community with our current challenges.

Have you always wanted a different career? Have you been wanting to further your education? Now is the perfect time!

Through Family Service Workforce Development you have access to GED courses, job training, and college classes. We want you to pursue the career of your dreams, and we can help.

New career opportunities can include:

  • Certified Nursing Assist. (CNA)
  • Community Health Worker Child Development Associate
  • Information Technology Security
  • Medical Front Office
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

We also connect individuals to GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

To learn how you can make a positive change and start a new, exciting career, contact our Workforce and Financial Sustainability Team, or call (210) 431-4425 to attend an information session. Services available at The Westside Education & Training Center, 563 SW 40th St, San Antonio, TX 78237.

The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community, and targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Given the choice, most people want to stay in their homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home.

In-Home Personal Care Services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by their families or friends.

When health issues prevent them from performing simple tasks, impair their mobility, or put their safety and well being at risk, their options may be limited. Some may move in with family members. Some go to nursing homes. Those who do not qualify for public assistance and cannot afford private care often face a serious struggle for independence. That is where Family Service Association steps in to lend a gentle hand.

Older adults who have the ability to remain independent in their own homes with the assistance of supportive services may receive up to 10 hours of direct service each week in the home for personal care and home assistance, including the following:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with the daily activities associated with living at home, such as bathing, dressing and grooming, washing and combing hair

A complete evaluation and assessment is conducted on the first home visit, with on-going supervision at least every 90-days. Follow up visits are scheduled to monitor client needs and to ensure continued appropriateness of services.

An excellent investment, the program can serve 100 clients for less than it would cost to care for 10 patients in an alternate care setting, for the same one-year period.

The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community, and targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.

Services are offered on a sliding fee scale that is based on the client’s ability to pay.

Funding is provided by United Way, Client Fees, and Private Foundations and Corporations.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free

Notice

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is now open at all of our locations.

Our Centers are taking extra precautions. Parents are asked to drop and pick up their children outside of our facility. The child’s temperature will be taken daily before entering the building.

Our Head Start program promotes school readiness by enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. These services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage. Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and community.

Our commitment is to provide high quality comprehensive early childhood education and family support services to empower families and their children to reach their full potential while strengthening the community.

Services offered include:

  • Developmentally appropriate early childhood education services utilizing an evidenced-based curriculum in a school campus or center-based setting
  • Nutrition services
  • Assistance in obtaining health services (medical and dental)
  • Mental wellness
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Parent, family and community engagement opportunities

The age requirement for our Head Start Prekindergarten Program is three years old on or before September 1.

Pilgrim School
(210) 525-0350