The City of San Antonio supports the community’s efforts to end homelessness through participation in the South Alamo Regional Alliance to End Homelessness Continuum of Care; support and coordination with Haven for Hope, and contracts with community-based homeless services providers.
Mission: To promote life-long success by providing Human Services and connecting people to community resources.
Vision: To provide leadership, develop collaborative strategies, and maximize resources to improve the quality of life for children, families and seniors in our community.
Services: The Department of Human Services provides comprehensive direct and contractual services in the areas of Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Education, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services.
We are a family-like community with a richly diverse culture, but one in the faith, liturgy and social activities. We seek to be more vibrant and effective in proclaiming the Word of God. We joyfully celebrate communal prayers and worship, especially the Holy Eucharist with utmost reverence and devotion.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County.
FitCitySA is the main community portal for health and fitness in San Antonio and is powered by the Mayor’s Fitness Council.
The Mayor’s Fitness Council is supported by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
Rise Recovery's mission is to help teens, young adults and families overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol and partner with the community in education and prevention.
Rise Recovery offers community-based support to youth, young adults, and families on their journey to recovery from substance use disorder – providing support groups, recovery mentoring, counseling, prevention education, and aiding in the transition to living a life in recovery – at no cost to program participants. Just as important, Rise Recovery provides a supportive alternative peer group within a sober community. Rise Recovery also partners with the community in education and prevention. Through longstanding partnerships with public schools, Child Protective Services, and Juvenile Probation, we are able to impact a greater number of families.
Rise Recovery is the only organization in San Antonio that provides open-ended recovery services with no eligibility barriers to youth and families.
Rise Recovery’s approach focuses on 2 important facts that are critical to success:
1. Youth thrive amongst their peers.
2. Engaging families in the recovery process is essential.
Rise Recovery focuses on creating a supportive family system to prevent relapse and create a healthy home environment. When the family is involved, recovery chances increase by 80%.
The Jacqueline Smith Foundation was created to assist individuals and families who are battling cancer, Alzheimer's, and homelessness, as well as veterans, children with special needs, minorities, and underserved communities. You are not walking the journey alone. Assistance is available, and we are here to help.
The San Antonio Roundup is an annual recovery conference hosted by members of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community. The San Antonio Roundup (SARU) is a not-for-profit group whose primary purpose is to help alcoholics stay sober by carrying the message via an annual recovery conference.
Freedom Youth Project Foundation is dedicated to bringing clarity to an issue that is characterized by myth and misconception. Through our public awareness/ education initiative known as Think Freedom Campaign, we empower youth, parents, and communities through education, training, tools and other content.
For the past three decades, Joan M. Cheever has been a tireless advocate for the poor, persons without homes and those who are imprisoned.
The Chow Train is fully operational. We have prepared nearly 60,000 meals for the elderly and disabled.
San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA) is a corps of attorney volunteers coordinated by professional staff to provide free civil legal services to those with limited means and those who are vulnerable or at-risk.
Legal Priority Areas:
Our programs are designed to meet significant legal needs in San Antonio and surrounding communities that otherwise would go unaddressed. SALSA volunteers provide free legal services across a variety of civil legal issue areas and multiple areas of substantive law.
As new unmet needs are identified, SALSA’s volunteer corps adjusts to fill these gaps. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, SALSA volunteers drafted wills for over 300 frontline healthcare workers, providing critical peace of mind so these heroes could care for San Antonio’s most vulnerable citizens.
Legal Service Models:
SALSA offers many different kinds of volunteer service opportunities. Some can be completed in a day, and others assist clients as they navigate more complex legal issues.
Emergency management is a comprehensive system to respond to emergencies or disasters impacting our community. The mission of the City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management (SAOEM) is to coordinate activities of the City departments responsible for continued operations during disasters, coordinate agreements for the use of resources, communicate with State and Federal agencies and provide education and training to citizens and municipal employees.
Emergency management has four phases.
Prevention: actions and interventions to avoid incidents that endanger lives and property.
Preparedness: activities such as planning, training, public education, and outreach to create awareness of potential dangers and increased readiness in our community.
Response: use of available resources to meet the needs of the community when disaster strikes. Depending on the severity of the disaster, this can include local, county, state, and federal resources, including fire and EMS services, public works, and law enforcement.
Recovery: the long-term support of restoring the community to pre-disaster conditions. This phase includes damage assessments to public and private property, as well as social services to assist citizens. The length of the recovery phase depends on the magnitude of the disaster.
Click here to see COVID-19 updates and guidelines from the Office of the Archdiocese.
San Fernando Cathedral also called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candelaria and Guadalupe is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA, facing the city's Main Plaza. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the seat of its archbishop.
MOVE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy. And yeah, we’re an acronym, learn it, memorize it, live it.
Mobilize. Organize. Vote. Empower.
As students solve civic challenges through Geekdom’s CivTechSA Program, they become directly involved with the City of San Antonio (COSA) to solve real-world civic problems and gain necessary skills for their future. This collaboration between students, CivTechSA and COSA, grows civically-minded tech talent in San Antonio while overcoming common civic challenges. Middle school and high school students work on civic challenges during pitch competitions, showcases and class projects. Throughout the year, students engage with the City, CivTechSA, and our partners.
If you are interested in partnering with CivTechSA and the City for the upcoming year of educational programming, please contact [email protected].
All students Middle School,1st/2nd Year High School, 3rd/4th Year High School.
On February 15,1984 the Bexar County Commissioners Court established the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center (BCDRC) with the advice and support of the San Antonio Bar Association. The Founding by-laws call for an Advisory Board nominated by the San Antonio Bar Association, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office and the County Commissioners. Final Board appointments are made by the Bexar County Commissioners. The BCDRC's primary focus is to provide mediation services to residents, businesses, and organizations of Bexar County at no charge. The BCDRC provides referrals to other organizations, agencies, and departments which may provide ancillary services.
The Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center provides mediation services to the people of Bexar County.
In situations where mediation is not the only possible solution, the Center also offers referrals to other organizations which may provide appropriate services.
The San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to focus on creating jobs and promoting long term economic growth specific to the San Antonio regional business ecosystem. The SAEDC seeks to help grow current businesses, create new start-up companies, and attract new business to the area.
The Workforce Development Office is focused on fostering collaboration between employers, partner agencies, and residents for the successful implementation of SA: Ready to Work.
Partnering with agencies, training, and education providers in addressing the workforce needs of large, mid-size, and small employers will improve the quality of life for residents of San Antonio and be an added dimension to the City's economic development efforts.
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All are truly welcome at Travis Park Church!
Established in 1846, our church is grounded in history and vision. Today, the people of Travis Park Church continue seeking to make the world a better place through transformation of self and community. We serve and learn as siblings from all walks of life: rich and poor, housed and homeless, gay and straight, black and brown and white, secular and sacred, PhD and GED. The people of Travis Park Church seek to live and love as God does: passionately and unconditionally. God calls us on a journey forward, to break down the walls of prejudice, and to embrace all our brothers and sisters.
Travis Park’s commitment to justice means our congregation strives to remove political, cultural, and societal barriers both in the church and community that prevent people from being who God created them to be. This commitment is not based in anybody’s idea of political correctness, but in the actions and teachings of Jesus. The closer our lives mirror his life, the more available we are to experience and become God’s new creation.
Travis Park Church is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group of congregations and groups worldwide which have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Corazon Ministries, a 20+ year-old nonprofit that helps care for San Antonio's unsheltered community, operates out of Travis Park Church.
Corazon San Antonio operates in the heart of downtown at Travis Park Church, serving our homeless and marginalized neighbors by providing hot meals, clothing, warm showers, hygiene items, ID recovery, access to primary medical care, optometry and dermatology care, barber haircuts, art therapy, recovery and prayer groups, and Bible study.