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Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

If you're struggling with things like addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, depression, and marriage/relationship issues, we recommend affordable online counseling with a professional counselor as a good supplement to working the 12 Steps.

BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited addiction counselors, psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC). It's OK to seek a little extra help!

Click here to get started.

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger, don't use this service. Click here for immediate help.

The Neighborhood Place is a community hub that brings services and resources together to empower families on the Westside of San Antonio.

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

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: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

The church provides free emergency food, clothing, counseling and prayer to those in need, including seniors, the disabled, and low income families with children. Supports all of Bexar County.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Alamo Psychiatric Care PA is a medical group practice that specializes in Psychiatric Services for the treatment of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

Ages 21+.

In-person or Telehealth visits available.

Only Private Insurance accepted, this includes Medicare.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Dr Damaso Oliva, MD - Psychiatrist

Nueva Vida Behavioral Health Associates is a mental health organization that supports individuals and families in developing coping skills and strategies to facilitate each client’s development and ensure successful life transitions enhancing physical, emotional, social and vocational functioning. In dedicating ourselves to providing the highest standards of mental health care, we strive to implement a comprehensive approach involving all systems of the client’s treatment. We view it critical to establish and maintain working relationships with support systems important to our clients’ growth and development.

Ages: 4+.

Click here for a list of client forms.

We accept all major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

Nueva Vida is dedicated to providing professional psychological services to the community.

Ages: 4+.

Click here for a list of client forms.

We accept all major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Shawna Carreon - Office Manager
(210) 616-0828

Assists individuals in Felony and misdemeanor drug courts to improve their quality of life and further reduce recidivism by incorporating community based case management services, psychiatric medication management, counseling, and skills training.

Judicial referrals only.

Mental Health & Specialty Programs @ San Saba Building
(210) 261-3100

We provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene items to homeless veterans that are in need. We partner with the shelter for homeless veterans to help those that served our country. No veteran should be homeless after putting their lives on the line for their country.

We offer free financial literacy classes as preventative measures to reduce homelessness in our military population. The classes are designed to teach how money works, how to invest, and how to utilize VA home loans.

Veterans; must show a need and a provide military ID or DD214.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408

Heart 2 Heart is a ministry of San Antonio’s First Baptist Church and was founded on two simple principles:

  • We all experience brokenness sometime in our life; and
  • There is healing in God’s Word.

Divorce Care
Will anyone accept you after divorce? This group will. Take steps toward courage and wholeness with those who know how deeply divorce can cut.

Considering Forgiveness
Does forgiveness mean excusing harmful behavior? Is forgiveness necessary? Explore these difficult questions in a group that won't insult your dignity by minimizing or downplaying the hurt you have known.

Grief Share
Grief is a burden too heavy for anyone’s shoulders to bear alone. In this fellowship, you’ll find a group that stands by one another when the loss you’ve known bends you to the ground.

Men's Freedom Group
(meets year-round on Tuesdays)
We are a Christ-centered, 12 step self-help group providing a safe and confidential setting (apart from other H2H groups) for men recovering from sexual addiction. Our goal is to provide you with the support of fellow recovery travelers with once-weekly meetings year-round.

Journey to Restoration
This caring ministry creates a safe space for those who during childhood were abused, sexually, physically, emotionally, verbally or by neglect.

All groups are open to the community. You do not need to be a member of the church.

Register and see current schedule online here.

Free.

Bryan Richardson - Pastor Send email
(210) 226-0363 x: 2236
0.57 miles away, 637 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at CAST Tech High School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
CAST Tech High School
(210) 554-2700

Any Woman Can's licensed counselors, nurses, and client advocates walk alongside women in crisis by offering:

Free and confidential counseling

  • Crisis pregnancy
  • Sexual abuse or sexual assault
  • Self esteem or relationship issues
  • Anxiety, depression or emotional instability
  • Coercion into commercial sex
  • Counseling for couples

Free STI Testing

  • AWC provides STI testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two of the most prevalent STI’s in San Antonio.

Free Pregnancy Tests

  • AWC offers pregnancy tests and medically accurate information about your pregnancy options. Our trained nurses and client advocates will walk alongside you throughout the process and provide unconditional support.

Free.

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This support group for those who have experienced a divorce uses a video series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on divorce and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. Weekly DivorceCare meetings include watching the video lesson followed by support group discussion on the material from the video.

To learn more about DivorceCare recovery groups, click here.

Free.

Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Butch Gerfers Send email
(210) 862-9998

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.
Santa Rosa Clinic
(210) 922-7000

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.
Santa Rosa Clinic
(210) 922-7000
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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.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Heroes (HMHH) is providing no-cost counseling services to veterans with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

The program will also counsel the veteran's family
members as long as the presenting issue relates back to supporting the veteran.

The program is composed of an intake specialist, licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. Our counselors are either veterans themselves, or are a part of a veteran family, or have other experience with military culture. Counselors are trained in specific trauma therapies like Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Counselors are also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy informed by the research and work of Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson.

HMHH does not provide medications and is not an emergency service for walk-in clients.

To be eligible for the program, the veteran will need to provide a DD-214 and a photo ID. (HMHH can also help the veteran obtain their DD-214 document.)

A veteran with a dishonorable discharge will not be eligible for this program.

Call with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Healthy teens, healthy communities.

UT Teen Health promotes adolescent health and wellness by encouraging positive youth development and healthy life choices.

Patients and their families are supported with care and information that is age-appropriate and empowers good decision making and self-care.

We offer bilingual behavioral health counseling for teens.

Ages: 13-19

Free.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Ambar Rios, LPC Send email
Maria Gomez, LPC

AARC is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental health care, supported by a culturally sensitive team working to advance the care and treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people.

Primary Care: AARC’s Health Equity Clinic (HEC) provides a safe space for licensed medical staff to conduct intakes and medical assessments while offering treatment services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in San Antonio, which historically one of the most medically underserved populations in South Texas. AARC contracts with LGBT and LGBT-friendly physicians and clinicians who are culturally sensitive and representative of the communities served. In addition to primary medical care, AARC Health Equity Clinic staff offer comprehensive information, referral, PrEP, HIV care and patient navigation services for LGBT patients and consumers.

AARC will utilize its LGBT clinic for health services outreach and education to LGBT organizations and the community throughout San Antonio. AARC Health Equity Clinic services are offered with respect and compassion for the diverse community we represent and serve.

HIV Specialty Care: AARC’S Health Equity Clinic offers people living with HIV a wide range of support services, including leading-edge medical care. AARC’s wrap-around care model practices a holistic approach to treatment, helping clients manage all aspects of living with HIV, through counseling, nutritional advice, and transportation support.

Nutritional Services: AARC provides home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) to individuals who are on home hospice, home health or who have been recently released from the hospital as well as on-site meals for those with multiple medical and social service appointments. All nutritional services are coordinated through AARC’s registered dietitian.

Pharmacy services include:

  • Private consultations with staff members who can answer your questions about medications, especially HIV-drug regimens and side effects
  • Free, confidential delivery in San Antonio (some restrictions apply)
  • Prescription refill assistance program
  • On-site assistance in English and Spanish

If you’re a client of our health center, pharmacy staff will work closely with your physician, nurse, nutritionist, case manager, and/or mental health provider to help you achieve your health care goals. (Pharmacy hours and phone: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 210.231.0383)

Behavioral Health: Mental Health Services are provided to individuals and families who are dealing with various life stressors. These services are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by Licensed Professional Counselors. All behavioral health programs are overseen by Howard Rogers, M.A., AARC’s Executive Director, also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and by Dr. Robert Jimenez, AARC’s Medical Director, a psychiatrist with a history of working with individuals living with HIV.

  • Spanish and bilingual services are available.
  • The prescribing and monitoring of psychotropic medications to individuals with a diagnosed mental disorder and are provided by a licensed physician.
  • The provision of prevention and treatment to address substance abuse problems (including alcohol, legal and illicit drugs) in an outpatient setting. Substance Abuse groups revolve around an evidence based approach to treating substance abuse and involve both group as well as individual support.

We accept:

  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Superior

If you are uninsured, we can help determine your eligibility for medical and drug assistance programs.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Chrysalis Ministries offers free mental health counseling and chaplaincy services for all clients. These services are available in order to help those attempting recovery, on-going recovery, along with former inmates attempting to merge back into society.

Counseling sessions vary client to client.

Call 210-299-4540 to schedule an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 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 - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Steven Balarin, LPC
(210) 299-4540
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

24-hour assessment and intervention services addressing psychiatric crisis resulting in crisis resolution, extended observation and coordination into alternative care.

We are the first choice for law enforcement to divert people with behavioral health needs from costly incarcerations and emergency room visits.

We provide onsite, direct care staff including:

  • Psychiatrist and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors
  • RNs and LVNs trained in mental health psychiatric care

Mental health warrant application assistance provided.

Walk-ins welcome.

24/7. No appointment needed.
The Restoration Center
(210) 225-5481
Crisis Helpline
(210) 223-7233
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

A true approach to integrated healthcare, the Burns-Bank Primary Care Clinic offers primary care services to people receiving psychiatric services including counseling, and therapy, nursing services, case management, and rehabilitative services including recovery assistance for substance abuse, mental health disorders, and/or diagnosed with HIV.

Clinic providers often manage chronic diseases by partnering with other medical specialists to offer coordinated medical care.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Diana M. Burns-Bank Primary Care Clinic
(210) 261-3750
1.05 miles away, 130 Lewis St, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

We provide Individual and Group Therapy for Adults.

Insurance Accepted:

  • United
  • Optum
  • Cigna
  • Tricare

Call us for more information on our fees.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kristine M. Johnston, PhD - Psychologist

We offer court mandated Theft Prevention classes.

Each class is offered monthly. Phone or email for times, fees and other details.
Jessica Zimmermann and Deborah Martinez Send email
(210) 268-5211
0.94 miles away, 222 S Comal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Individuals returning from a period of incarceration or who are on probation or parole and are looking to plan their personal comeback can find assistance at the Bexar County Reentry Center.

Our Reentry team can help you increase your level of employability, obtain higher educational levels, and acquire specialized job training. A variety of other services and resources are also available to you as well.  Call us for an appointment!

Available services include:

  • Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) classes
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) Classes through CATS
  • Cite & Release
  • Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Supplies
  • Free MRT Classes
  • GED Placement, Testing, and Tutoring
  • Government Benefits Enrollment
  • ID Recovery
  • Interview Prep and Job Search Assistance
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Readiness and Resume Writing
  • Job Training Programs
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Recovery Coaching for Substance Use Disorder
  • Spiritual Guidance and Networking
  • Trauma Support Groups for Men & Women
  • Utility Assistance
  • Veteran Services
  • Other Specialized Services

This program is for formerly incarcerated individuals who need resources to successfully transition back into the community.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 500 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 Appointments are preferred.

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.
Sarah Davidson Clinic
(210) 220-2330

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.

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

We also provide 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 on 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 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!

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. 

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.

The Transformational Campus provides residential housing while clients work to overcome the issues that led to their becoming homeless.

Haven's Promise

  • You will ALWAYS be treated with kindness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
  • You will always sleep indoors, even in the Courtyard.
  • You will receive three hot meals a day and any clothing you need.
  • You will be connected to housing, through Haven Housing and our partners.
  • You will be connected to medical care, dental care, eye care, mental health care.

Over 150 partner organizations collaborate to provide comprehensive services, including:

  • Housing
  • Employment opportunities
  • ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
  • Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
  • Substance use recovery
  • Detox
  • Sober living
  • LGBTQ services
  • Medical care
  • Eye care
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Help with abuse, trauma
  • GED classes
  • Support for parents
  • Support for school-age kids
  • Legal services
  • Showers, laundry

Space on the Transformational Campus is limited and we cannot guarantee that a bed will be immediately available.

All services are at no cost to Haven clients.

Hours of Operaton 24/7 Intake Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Our emergency shelter is located on Haven for Hope's campus. We currently have 10 beds for LGBTQ young adults ages 18-24, and are one of two LGBTQ-specific emergency shelters in the state of Texas. Our residents have access to safe living quarters, meals, showers, laundry facilities, hygiene supplies, and other basic living needs, but also have access to many other services and resources to help them work towards self-sufficiency and exiting homelessness:

  • Strengths-based support, including an individual case management plan that meets the resident's specific needs and goals.
  • Education Services: If needed, residents can be connected with an off-campus GED or high school diploma recovery program. Our partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo connects our young adults to vocational trade programs for in-demand occupations, which ensures they will make sufficient funds to sustain housing.
  • Employment Resources: Assistance in resume development, job searches, and connections to other local agencies.
  • Mental health services: Coordination for LGBTQ-specific counseling services onsite or offsite, including weekly group and individual sessions.
  • Life Skills: Weekly life skills classes cover topics including
    becoming financially literate, exploring self-identified hobbies and interests, and developing and utilizing healthy communication and social skills
  • Medical Care: Access to HIV/STI testing and LGBTQ-specific medical services, including access to appointments and Hormone Replacement Therapy medications for our transgender residents.
  • Legal services - Assistance in recovering documents (such as ID or Social Security card); guidance through the process of legally changing name and gender markers for our transgender residents?.
  • Aftercare: Support and coaching is offered 6-12 months after residents leave Thrive to obtain their own housing.

LGBTQ youth ages 18-24.

Free.

Sandra Whitley - Executive Director Send email
(210) 212-2935

Providing Counseling services for Child Loss, Miscarriage, Infertility Issues, Family Counseling, Divorce, Adopting, Fostering, Chronic Illness, Cancer, First Responders, Veterans, Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem, Adolescents, Young Adults, and more!

Call to verify eligibility.

Call for an appointment.
Beatrice Alcoser - Executive Director
(210) 437-0888

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Tafolla Middle School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Tafolla Middle School
(210) 978-7930