San Antonio Community Resource Directory

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Texas is one of the longest-running charities in South Texas serving those in need throughout ten south-central Texas counties. For nearly 150 years, we have continued this mission in San Antonio, providing direct assistance to meet critical needs in our community.

Our network of 55 Conference sites, spanning almost 1,400 total square miles, allows our reach to extend across the South Texas community. Our programs (both emergency and long-term) provide food, clothing, household items, furniture, financial aid, school supplies, fans, case management, job training, budget counseling, housing search and placement, disaster recovery, and rent and utility assistance.

As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Texas Council we also affiliate with St. Vinny’s Bistro® which provides three hot, nutritious meals each day,  365 days a year in the Courtyard at Haven for Hope. Through this work, we serve an average of 1,100 to 1,400 meals per day. In addition, sack lunches are provided for those who work in the community and medicinal meals are provided for those who need to take their medication with food.

Maria Leslie - Interim Executive Director Send email
(210) 864-2056
Erica Benavides - Development Director Send email
(210) 864-2249

In collaboration with others, we offer an array of services to the poor and vulnerable in and around San Antonio, including underserved, unincorporated areas of Bexar County with high levels of poverty. The program serves a broad population of all ages, with a special focus on veterans, the disabled, seniors, those with children under 5, the homeless, and those at high risk of becoming homeless.

Through our Essential Services Program, we offer an array of programs and services that address basic needs. In addition, limited financial assistance is provided for expenses such as utility bills, rent, and medication to low-income individuals as outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We also offer a Rapid Rehousing Program funded by Bexar County Economic and Community Development Department Development Services Division and City of San Antonio - Dept. of Human Services.

In addition, because we guide and oversee a network of more than 59 Conference distribution sites in the community (offering an array of services), we can connect those in need to the conference located closest to them.

Devon Maddox - Executive Director Send email
(210) 864-2151
Janet Muir - Family and Community Assistance Manager Send email
(210) 864-2271
COVID-19 Notice

Due to safety concerns, this program has been temporarily discontinued. Please check back for updates.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Wednesday: 5:30 - 7:30 PM Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Isabel Avila - President
(210) 212-5530

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Must have valid ID
  • Must reside within parish boundary
  • Application with Household Members and Information

Free.

Thursday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nell Jordan
(210) 347-9286
Josie Ramirez
(210) 226-5024
2.11 miles away, 1334 W Ashby, San Antonio, TX, 78201 , D1
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (STVDP) put their faith into action. The Vincentians, as the members are called, follow Christ by serving those in need of food, clothing, and assistance and so bear witness to Christ’s compassion for the poor and broken-hearted. Through person-to-person, Vincentians give their heart and friendship to those they serve.

Food Pantry and Utility Assistance Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.

Other Services for the Homeless:

  • Sack Lunches
  • Clothes
  • Personal Hygiene Items

Free.

All Services: Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chris Powers - President Send email
(210) 734-5404
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • We serve on a case-to-case basis, we will not turn you away if it is your first visit.

Free.

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elida San Miguel - President
(210) 432-3176

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary. Food service requires walk-in. Utility Assistance requires a home visit

Monday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Homer Cadena - President Send email
(210) 736-3883
COVID-19 Notice

This location remains open to provide services to families in their neighborhood.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Dan Fernandez - President Send email
(210) 862-2393
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mike Valdez - President Send email
(210) 533-7334
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Valid ID preferred.
  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Application with household members and information.
  • Clothing and Household items also available on food distribution days, you do not need to live in parish boundaries for these items.
Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cleo Boyd - President
(210) 434-9269
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service.

An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.

The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Laura Pacha - President Send email
Maria Leslie
COVID-19 Notice

We are currently in transition. Please call (210) 426-1287 for assistance. If we can't help with your immediate need we will do our best to direct you to others who may be able to.

A national organization dedicated to serving needy families by providing food, medicine and payment of utility bills. The St. Vincent De Paul house is located on Clower across from the church. Call 735-3700 for more information.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Benito Cardenas
(210) 735-3700
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jesse Alcala - President Send email
(210) 262-5075

The Good Samaritans of SJB provide food and utility assistance.

Food Pantry

  • A valid ID/DL is required.
  • Must live within the parish boundaries.
  • Clients qualify for food once every 4 months, per household address.
  • Please call the Rectory Office prior to picking up food.

Utility Assistance

  • A valid ID/DL is required.
  • Must live within the parish boundaries.
  • Bills must be in the client's name or in the name of the client's current spouse (documentation for spouse will be required).
  • Call during hours of operation to schedule an appointment.
Hours of Operation Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Enemencio Ybarra - President Send email
(210) 436-5311
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday and Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maria Luisa Reyna - President
(210) 998-2440
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

Sharing with neighbors in need.

Must reside within the parish boundary.

3rd Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM As needed for emergencies
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open during our normal hours of operation, but we ask that you call ahead to our automated helpline (210 826-3312) to leave a voicemail if you are inquiring about pantry, rental or utility assistance.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul ministry provides aid to those in need who reside within our parish boundaries.

We also refer individuals to other agencies or organizations when needed.

We are sponsored by donations from the generous parishioners of Blessed Sacrament.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • No Walk-ins, must make an appointment.
  • Curbside Food Distribution
Hours of Operation: Monday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Nhancie Botello - President Send email
(210) 826-3312
Dee Arevelo - Vice President
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify the days and hours of operation.

The mission of the St. Gregory’s Conference of the St. Vincent De Paul Society is to give assistance to the needy who reside within our parish area.

We can furnish emergency supplemental food and, depending on the circumstances, may offer financial assistance for rent and utilities or help with referrals to other agencies.

Because those who come to us find themselves in difficult situations, it is our mission also to be empathetic and understanding and attempt to help them to resolve some of their issues. 

Must reside within parish boundary.

Tuesday 8:30am - 10:30am Thursday 1:15pm - 2:30pm Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am
Barbara Wagner - President Send email
(210) 308-8743
5.44 miles away, 4623 Lord Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78220 , D2

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary
  • Must show proof of government assistance

Free.

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month: 9:00 AM - 10: 00 AM
Michael Berry - President Send email
(210) 386-3914
COVID-19 Notice

This location remains open to provide services to families in their neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Juanita Gonzales - President Send email
(210) 438-8477

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.

(Domestic violence certified Homelink assessors are available here.)

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.

Devon Maddox - Executive Director Send email
(210) 864-2151

Prevention is a coordinated homelessness prevention and eviction response system to help low-income households resolve a crisis that could otherwise lead to a loss of housing. Common prevention methods include short-term financial assistance, legal assistance, housing case management, etc. Below are the specific details for this prevention program:

  • One-month rental assistance
  • One-month energy assistance up to $400

(Private funding program)

Income must not exceed 150% of Federal Poverty Level. For families with young children (under 5 years of age). You must be the leaseholder. 60 days proof of income, ID for all adults, birth certificate for children, current lease agreement will be required.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Devon Maddox Send email
(210) 225-7837
Maria Leslie
(210) 225-7837

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Council has two different types of volunteers - Good Samaritans and Vincentians.

Good Samaritan Volunteers work with our Society of St. Vincent de Paul staff. Good Samaritians assist us collect and sort fans for Project Cool, sort and pre-package food to distribute to families in need, organize food drives and third party events to bring in critically needed items, assist in St. Vinny's Bistro to cook and serve food to homeless individuals, and assist with special projects.

Vincentian Volunteers are parish-based volunteers. Vincentians conduct Home Visits (in-person and virtual). During their visit, Vincentians are able to asses the needs of our friends and refer them to one or all of our programs.

Conference Support Volunteer:

Volunteer at your local St. Vincent de Paul Conference location. Volunteers help with stocking shelves, bagging food, sorting donations and seeing our brothers and sisters who come to our doors seeking assistance.

Volunteers are needed on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Devon Maddox - Executive Director Send email
(210) 864-2151
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Roy Gabrillo - President Send email
(210) 824-2758
Steve Greefkens - Vice President
6.55 miles away, 4603 Manitou, San Antonio, TX, 78228 , D7

Inspired by Gospel values, the St. Vincent de Paul Society members offer person to person services to those in need, promote human dignity and personal integrity in all dimensions. We give priority to the poorest of the poor and to those rejected by society. Last year, the Society our Vincentians helped our brothers and sisters with food, clothing, household goods, rental, and utility assistance, bus tickets, and hope. Vincentians hold reverence for the poor; we do not judge, but seek to understand without being judgmental. We establish confidentiality by creating relationships based on trust and friendship. We promote self-sufficiency by helping the poor to help themselves forge ahead and change their own destiny.

Requirements:

  • Valid ID.
  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Application with household members and information.
  • Curbside Food Distribution.

Free.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
John Stanley - President Send email
(210) 431-7794
COVID-19 Notice

This location remains open to provide services to families in their neighborhood.

Our parish St. Vincent de Paul ministry is a lay team of men and women who join together to grow spiritually through Christian service. They offer person-to-person service to families and individuals living within our parish area who are in need of groceries and financial assistance.

This ministry serves as a witness to God’s love by embracing works of charity and justice. They collaborate with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes. They make no distinction in those served because, in them, our parish sees the face of Christ. St. Vincent de Paul assists people in our parish needing food, clothes, rent assistance, utility assistance and other emergency needs.

A special collection on the first Sunday of the month helps to support the St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Your donations help many families each month to stay in their homes and feed their families.

Contact the parish St. Vincent de Paul Office at [210] 344-0611 to receive assistance or for information about joining this ministry.

Food Pantry Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary. Please call before to see if you qualify for assistance at this parish.
  • Must have a picture ID.
Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Isabel Beltran Send email
(210) 344-0611
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique.

Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service.

An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it also must assume a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Elena Shriner - President Send email
(210) 432-2071
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

The St. Vincent De Paul Society seeks to help those that are in need. The center is able to provide food, clothing, and limited financial assistance on an individual basis.

The St. Vincent De Paul Center is located across the parking lot from the Administration Building on the parish grounds and is the social service center for the entire parish community.

Donations are always welcomed and can be dropped off during operating hours. The most important donation you can make is your time, talent, and prayer.

Requirements:

  • Valid ID.
  • Must reside within parish boundary.
  • Copy of Residential Lease for proof of residency.

Free.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Mario Garcia
(210) 478-5020
Ray Linares
(956) 206-6725
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in oue neighborhood.

Our Current Services:

  • Once a Month Food Distribution
  • Once a month Clothing Allocation
  • Weekly Bread Distribution - Wednesday (Bi-weekly service)
  • Visitations - In home or office visits to listen to our brothers and sisters needs and respond with the resource available
  • Honoring Mothers - During May we give a gift to each mother and have a prize drawing at the end of May.
  • Thanksgiving Food Basket - Provide turkey and all the trimmings for as many families as possible
  • Mini Food Fair - Periodic event distributing 10-13,000 lbs. of food from Food Bank
  • Clothing Assistance - Bexar County Transition Center on Military Drive
  • Sweets and "Goodies" - Adult Day Care Center on Marbach Road
  • Support John Jay JROTC Program - Teach poverty awareness to students and support annual food drive.

Food Pantry Requirements:

  • Must have picture ID
  • Should live within parish boundary, please call before to confirm address.
  • Food is given once a month to each qualiflying person.
Monday: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mariana Soria - Vice President Send email
(210) 673-4038
Gaylon Lamont - Vice President
(210) 381-8503
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open to provide services to families in our neighborhood. Before visiting, please call to verify days and hours of operation.

Provides food, utility, and prescription medication assistance to families that live within the church boundaries.

Must reside within church boundaries.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Ralph Clark Send email
Carol Granneman