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You are a Caregiver if you provide routine assistance to a loved one who is 60 years of age or older and frail, disabled, or has a chronic illness, regardless of your own age or relationship to the person you assist.

Alamo Caregiver Empowerment provides services for family caregivers in Bexar County and some of the surrounding counties such as:

  • Education and training
  • Connecting caregivers with resources
  • Finding community supports

To access our services, contact the Alamo Service Connection (ASC) at the number below.

We serve unpaid, primary caregivers who care for:

  • a loved 60 years of age or older
  • a loved one of any age with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias
ASC Office Hours 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
Alamo Service Connection
(210) 477-3275

A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person.

Many people may find themselves caring for a family member or friend in some way or another, which can be rewarding but stressful.

In this meeting attendees can share and support each other with information, fellowship, and prayer. 

Meetings held via Zoom (occasional in person meetings).

Email us for meeting information.

1st Monday of the Month
Todd Phillips & The Vine Wellness Group - Leader Send email
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Family Weekend Retreats are designed to adapt all recreational activities for campers with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities while including the entire family.

Family Weekend Retreats are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.

Throughout the weekend campers and their families participate together in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.

During these inclusive weekends, which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon, families enjoy private, climate-controlled cabins. All meals are provided, and CAMP can accommodate many special diets. Campers must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian to provide direct support during the event.

Family Weekend Retreats are open to new and returning camper families, with priority given to those who have never attended a retreat and/or those who were unable to attend one during the previous year.

Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministry of South Texas, Inc., which has underwritten all program expenses, there is no fee to attend.

A deposit will be required to secure your family's spot (refunded in full following retreat attendance).

By reservation
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is an enrichment activity program for children with medical conditions or disabilities (aged 3-15 years) and their siblings (aged 3-14 years).

PNO events consist of engaging games, crafts, and activities thoughtfully planned around a central theme. CAMP provides a snack and drink for all participants during the event and requests that Campers bring a sack dinner from home to enjoy with their peers.

The Parent's Night Out program is completely underwritten by CAMP.  Because of this, there is no fee to attend.

PNO is held one Saturday evening a month in San Antonio.
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers a chance to recharge.

Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.

Respite Weekend Camps are $750 per Camper. 

Respite units may be used to cover the cost of attendance. 

For families paying out of pocket, CAMP has a Tier Pricing Program.  

Spring Break Camps are held during two sessions in mid-March, each running 4-days/3-nights, at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas. The first Spring Break Camp session coincides with most San Antonio-area school districts, and the second Spring Break Camp coincides with most Austin-area school districts.

ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.

Chris Martin - President & CEO

Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.

Serves ages 8-21

Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED (Drop-off is available as early as 7:30 AM and pick-up as late as 4:00 PM.)

Though every child learns at a different pace, sometimes they encounter conditions that pose developmental delays. The Center for Health Care Services ECI program provides assessment, therapy and other assistance you need to help your baby and your family learn to navigate around the challenges.

CHCS ECI is part of a statewide program for families with children, birth to 36 months, who have exhibited symptoms of developmental delays or disabilities. Family support and specialized services help you strengthen your ability to find the resources you need to improve your child’s development through daily activities. CHCS ECI works with parents or caretakers to help you find learning opportunities within your family’s normal routines of bath time, mealtime, or play time.

Children, birth to 36 months.

ECI includes early intervention case management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, caregiver education and support services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or medical conditions leading to developmental delays, and who reside in Bexar County SAISD, ECISD, HISD, SISD, and SSISD School Districts.

Children's Behavioral Health Clinic at South Presa
(210) 261-3300
Referral Fax Line
(210) 261-1782

Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.

To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.

For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.

ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.

 

Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.

Patty Anderson - Deputy Director
Mary Faithfull - Executive Director

A few of our children living at Mission Road are members of loving and participative families. These families partner with us to care for their children overnight, throughout the week and on weekends as is helpful. We provide each child with professional, 24-hour AWAKE care by trained, attentive staff allowing the child to thrive and grow into a successful and happy adult.

We provide our partnering families with time and respite from the 24/7/365 care that often overwhelms families with children with special needs.

The children in our Boarding School program join us as residents in our cottages and participate completely in all campus and programming activities. The children attend public school at Harlandale ISD as full time students utilizing the exceptional special needs education program of the district.

Families maintain complete and full access to their children and are welcomed to the campus any time, day or night, to monitor and oversee their child's care. Parents are encouraged to attend all campus events and field trips. Parents continue to include their children in family activities that are part of their family tradition.

Children ages 3 to 17 years with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Mission Road Boarding School is a private, fee-for-service program contracted annually, billed monthly and priced individually based upon the needs of the child.

Lora Butler - Executive Director of Mission Road Developmental Center Send email
(210) 334-2437

Parents caring for adult children with IDD often prefer to keep their child at home as opposed to alternative living arrangements such as moving them to a community home, apartment or nursing home. Likewise, there are many loving Texas families who have chosen to welcome a non-relative adult with IDD into their home and join in their family activities.

Mission Road's Host Companion Care program partners with families to provide professional training, oversight, and often immediate and urgent assistance. We help families and caregivers create and maintain a safe home environment where adults with IDD can flourish socially, emotionally and physically.

Adult Host Companion Care provides:

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication management
  • Social interaction & activities
  • Transportation services
  • Personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing)
  • Aiding in daily recreational & vocational activities
Elisa Gonzalez - Director, Community Operations Send email
(210) 334-6492

Mom’s Morning Out allows parents with children with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) some much deserved free time.

Families living in San Antonio and Bexar County caring for a child, age 6 to17 years, with IDD.

$40/child for 4 hours of care.

One Saturday each Month: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (As scheduled and available)
Lora Butler - Director of Mission Road Ministries Send email
(210) 334-2437

Mission Road Developmental Center provides in-home and family support services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who choose to remain in their own home.

Mission Road’s Home and Community-Based (HCS) Services and other Waiver programs ensure the individual’s welfare in the community and prevent or delay institutional placement. A team of professionals and family members develop a plan with the individual seeking services to identify the goals and services that the adult needs to continue to live in his/her own home.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission monitor and license the program.

Lora Butler - Executive Director, Mission Road Developmental Center Send email
(210) 334-2437

Individuals living with physical disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements, and in many cases, mobility is limited and some level of home care is required. At BrightStar Care of Metro San Antonio, we provide a personalized approach to care, case management, and disability assistance for our clients.

Quality Home Care:

BrightStar Care care professionals are trained to help those with disabilities and special needs such as Spina Bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy and spinal cord injuries, giving them the support they need to live as independently as possible. From disability aids and accessible transportation to personal care, our advanced and specialized expertise in this area ensures our clients’ safety, and empowers you and your family to get the most out of life.

Our disability care services include:

  • Pressure Relief: Mobility issues can lead to pressure sores, debecutis ulcers and, in severe cases, the need for wound care. BrightStar Care caregivers are trained to provide pressure relief every 15 minutes for wheelchair-bound patients, and to turn bed-bound patients every two hours to prevent complications caused by prolonged immobility. Our CNAs are also trained in the transfer of patients using Hoyer lifts and slide boards, and use the proper techniques to help patients avoid injuries and falls during transport.
  • Care for Special Needs Children: Babies, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. BrightStar Care trained professionals specialize in administering in-home pediatric care and can provide comprehensive case management and support for children with special needs.
  • Special Event and Respite Care: Whether you need assistance caring for your loved one during a wedding or holiday celebration, BrightStar Care care professionals can provide help on a short-term basis so you and your family can make time for a vacation or receive additional support during a special event.
  • Travel Companionship: Travel and transportation can be challenging for individuals with disabilities and special needs. BrightStar Care provides travel companion care to help make travel accessible for people with special needs, enabling them to experience more in life.
  • Medical Procedure Transportation: BrightStar Care care professionals are available to help those who need assistance with a scheduled medical procedure or doctor’s appointment. Your compassionate care professional will:
  • Pick you up at home and taking you to the hospital or doctor’s office.
  • Wait until the procedure is completed and signing you out.
  • Safely transport you home.
  • If needed, stop at a pharmacy, grocery store, or restaurant if you need prescription, medical supplies, groceries, or food.
  • Make sure you are safely settled in your home after your procedure.

Additional options:

  • We can stay with you in your home after the procedure and assist with meal preparation, bathing, toileting, laundry, light cleaning, and medication reminders.
  • A Registered Nurse (RN) can visit after you are home and change your dressings, perform wound care or infection monitoring.
  • An RN patient advocate can help coordinate care, treatment, and communicate between you, your family and healthcare providers. We can attend appointments with you and help you understand options and make the best possible health care decision.

BrightStar Care is ready to help.

Open 24 hours
Lorena Villarreal - Director of Clinical Operations & Nursing
(210) 377-3355
Joseph Guijarro, MHA - Alternate Administrator & Compliance Supervisor

Our mission is simple, to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.

Click here for registration form.

Click here for the latest updates on program dates and times.

Free.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Our Spanish Support Group is for any Spanish-speaking or bilingual family member who wants to spend time and build friendships with other parents of Down syndrome children.

Click here for the registration form.

Click here for program dates and times.

Free.

Magaly Diaz - Education Director Send email
(210) 349-4372
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Are you a mom of a child with Down syndrome?

Then Moms Offering Moms Support (M.O.M.S.) is for you!

Come meet new friends, participate in fun monthly activities, learn and share information and resources, and become an integral part of a community of mighty moms making a difference!

Click here to registration form.

Click here for the latest updates on program dates and times.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of the program for virtual meetings. Some meetings are now in person, check dates and times for more information.

Free.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas welcomes all new and expectant parents and their families! The whole family is welcome to enjoy breakfast with us while learning more about the Down syndrome community.  This meeting will be held quarterly as an opportunity for expectant parents and parents with children ages 0-3 to meet, socialize, and learn from each other!

Have you attended a New and Expectant Parent Breakfast in the past?  We invite you back to share your experiences and support other families.

Click here to register for program.

Click here for program dates and times.

Masks are optional for this event at this time. If this policy changes, we will inform all registrants. We encourage you to check the CDC guidelines or talk to your healthcare provider to discuss what is appropriate for you. We will be taking temps at the door and ask that anyone not feeling well (exhibiting symptoms of Covid or any other illness) please refrain from attending.

Free.

Quarterly
Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

SA Sibs is designed for siblings that have brothers and sisters with intellectual special needs. Siblings are encouraged to build new friendships by engaging in meaningful discussions, activities, and games.

SA Sibs strives to honor and increase the self-esteem that siblings often need.

This program is for individuals ages 18 and up who have siblings with intellectual special needs.

For updates on SA Sibs, click here.

Christiane Garcia - Executive Director Send email
Jennifer Stevenson - Program Director Send email

We are thrilled to announce a new Eva's Heroes program, Coffee Spot, specifically for parents, guardians and caregivers of individuals with intellectual special needs.

We realize this time of sheltering in place and quarantining has posed a special set of circumstances and a little bonding time with peers could be very helpful. Exchange ideas, concerns or just share a laugh to brighten your day. The program will connect fellow parents and caregivers.

View Calendar.

This program is for parents, guardians and caregivers of individuals with intellectual special needs.

To register for our programs, click here

Christiane Garcia - Executive Director
Jennifer Stevenson - Program Director Send email

Medicaid Waiver Program that provides services to people of all ages with an intellectual or developmental disability, related condition, or both, who live with their families or in their own home.

To maintain optimal quality of life, we provide services to help with needs related to daily living, independent living and leisure/ recreational activities.

  • Residential services
  • Host home/ companion care
  • Group home
  • Respite services
  • Day habilitation   
  • Employment services   
  • Nursing services
  • Dental services   
  • Behavioral support
  • Supported home living (transportation)
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Audiology services
  • Accessible minor home modifications
  • Adaptive aids
  • Transition assistance services
Long Term Care Services at Lone Shadow
(210) 261-3419
Enrollment Send email

Community living and support services are needed to maintain a good quality of life.

This program includes:

  • Respite services   
  • Day habilitation   
  • Employment services   
  • Nursing services
  • Dental services   
  • Behavioral support
  • Community Support (transportation)
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Audiology services
  • Accessible minor home modifications
  • Adaptive aids

To begin the enrollment process, click here to send an email explaining your situation.

Long Term Care Services at Lone Shadow
(210) 261-3419
Enrollment Send email

This ministry was established to create a support group for cancer survivors and their caregivers.

We have expanded to include all people with serious or chronic illnesses and their caregivers and loved ones. It is a place where we can all come together to be encouraged and inspired as well as to encourage and inspire others.

Many of the people in this parish and our community have had, currently have, or will have to face a diagnosis of a serious illness or disability. We would like to offer encouragement and support to people who face these struggles. You do not have to be Catholic to join this support group; it is a community outreach ministry.
 
If you are a patient currently undergoing treatment, join us.  We are in constant prayer on your behalf. We offer you encouragement, wisdom and a hand to hold onto. We’ve been in your shoes; we can be a light in the darkness for you.
 
If you are a survivor, join us. We need your wisdom, compassion and experience to help others. It is said that God can take something bad and turn it into something beautiful. Take your experiences and turn them into something beautiful to give glory to God.
 
If you are a caregiver or loved one for a patient, join us. We understand having a serious or chronic illness is an arduous journey and the patient does not take that journey alone. We want to encourage and support you as well.

For more information contact Ann Trost 361-218-9843 or email at [email protected].

If you are interested in being a guest speaker at one of our meetings, please contact Magdalena.

Ann Trost - Ministry Leader Send email
(361) 218-9843