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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.
At Forward Progress Arts & Entertainment Center (FWD Progress), we are passionate about encouraging creativity and empowering dreamers.
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.
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.
County government plays an integral part in our daily lives. County officials provide a measure of local decision-making over important matters that affect our families and our communities.
Bexar County government:
- provides public safety and justice
- holds elections at every level
- maintains vital records
- manages public works
- provides health and safety services
- provides emergency management
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.
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.
Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, apprenticeship-style training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers.
The Department is the advocate, expert, and clearinghouse on community mental health and substance abuse issues and programs for Commissioners Court. The Department leads in the planning, coordinating, advocating, and organizing of community behavioral health stakeholders in activities to continually improve the availability of services in this community.
The department's essential duties are to develop and monitor behavioral health services that:
- Increase early identification of behavioral health needs,
- Promote access to care, and
- Promote continuity of care.
Areas of focus:
- Improve services for Bexar County citizens; build capacity
- Improve mental health and substance abuse screening and access
- Establish a systematic approach to continuously assess mental health and substance abuse needs
- Reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse
- Strengthen the public safety net through an expanded behavioral health system of care
- Receive community feedback from citizens and stakeholders
- Address and support the behavioral health legislative agenda
The Criminal District Attorney's Office analyzes all felony and most misdemeanor charges filed by law enforcement agencies in Bexar County reviews these charges to decide if enough evidence exists for further prosecution, and determines how best to proceed in the interests of justice.
The District Attorney seeks to require defendants who are found guilty of a crime to take responsibility for their actions and for any harm they have caused but also works to lessen recidivism, prevent crime, and make Bexar County a safer and better place to live, work and raise children.
In addition to responsibility for criminal prosecutions in Bexar County, the District Attorney also serves as legal counsel for Bexar County, county officials, and county employees in all matters related to their governmental functions.
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.
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 Bexar County Family Justice Center provides services and resources necessary to assist victims of domestic violence and their families in one centralized location.
Goals of the Bexar County Family Justice Center include:
- Greater access to legal and social services
- Effective apprehension and prosecution of domestic violence cases
- Increased reporting of undocumented domestic violence
- Empowerment and education of victims of domestic violence leading to the termination of abusive relationships, thus breaking the cycle of domestic violence one family at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Human Services’ Family Assistance Centers works with individuals and families and in the San Antonio/ Bexar County community. The Training for Job Success program is designed to support individuals as they prepare for better employment that leads families to self-sufficiency.
Following are some of the resources and services available through the Training for Job Success Program for individuals seeking better employment:
Job readiness activities such as assistance with résumé writing, interviewing skills and job leads
Scholarship opportunities for Alamo Colleges Demand Occupations Training Programs
Textbooks, supplies and uniforms required for Demand Occupations Training Programs
One-on-One career coaching, case management services and counseling services
Assistance with utilities and rent
Connection to other community resources
* Eligible participants must meet income criteria upon enrollment into the program.