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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

Alamo Service Connection is an information, referral, and assistance system for seniors, people with disabilities, and their families.

ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers.

ASC has an extensive database on its website, which is supported by systems navigators in the ASC call center.

Systems navigators help callers explore options for handling problems related to aging and disability and recommend resources and strategies for problem resolution.

Senior Citizens and those with disabilities.

Free

Online 24/7. Phone line during business 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

AccessAbility Fest is a gateway to information, resources, and opportunities for individuals working to overcome barriers caused by physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental health challenges.

AccessAbility Fest is for individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges, and it connects over 4,500 individuals to resources each year, creating opportunities for disability service organizations to collaborate, make referrals, and provide more comprehensive services.

This program is held in high traffic venues to raise awareness about the value, successes, and potential of people with disabilities among the general public.

The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend.

if you would like to partner with disABILITYsa at your next event, please contact us at the email or phone number below.
Melanie - Send email Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262
Notice

VIA will continue to require all non-exempt passengers age 10 and older to wear a face-covering to board a vehicle or access a VIA facility, where proper social distancing (6 feet apart) may not be possible. (While supplies last, a face covering will be made available on vehicles for customers who do not have one.) VIA operators must also wear a face-covering.

VIA will continue to maintain a “safe capacity” to promote social distancing. All passengers must be seated and exit through the rear door.

VIA will continue to operate its Essential Service Schedule which adjusts bus routes and hours, moving several routes to a “Sunday” schedule and adding frequency to others that continue to see high ridership. For a detailed schedule list, click here.

Click here to plan your trip.

VIAtrans is a transportation service option for customers who cannot utilize regular bus service because of a disability. It is a shared-ride, curb-to-curb service that offers independence through mobility and expands access to opportunity via transit.

VIAtrans trips are available for any purpose and can be scheduled at least one day in advance, using VIA’s online or call-in scheduling system.

VIAtrans uses vans that operate in the same areas and times as VIA bus service. Van operators help passengers on and off vehicles but do not provide medical assistance or emergency service.

Individuals may apply to determine eligibility for VIAtrans.

  • Eligibility is based on an individual’s functional ability to use regular city bus service, in keeping with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) criteria.
  • As part of the VIAtrans eligibility determination process, applicants may be asked to participate in a physical functional assessment performed by a skilled and trained professional therapist.

If you're an attorney who can provide pro bono services, our clients need your help. You can join the many private lawyers who are helping TRLA provide free legal services to low-income veterans, victims of consumer fraud, asylum seekers, and many others who otherwise would have no access to representation.

Since TRLA attorneys serve 68 Texas counties and work in at least 45 different practice areas, you can choose how you want to help. Through our Volunteer Form, you can indicate your area of expertise.

VOLUNTEER FOR DISASTER LEGAL SERVICES

TRLA has helped Hurricane Harvey survivors get nearly $450,000 in FEMA aid that was unfairly denied to them. But there are thousands more survivors who need our help to get the federal aid they deserve. Most recently, our Disaster Legal Aid Team has also been deployed to the Rio Grande Valley, where residents are struggling to recover from devastating June flooding. If you can help us represent Texas' many disaster survivors, please fill out our general Volunteer Form.

HELP STAFF FREE LEGAL CLINICS

Throughout our 68-county service area, TRLA operates free legal clinics to help people with divorces, wills, veterans' benefits and many other civil legal problems, If you'd like to help staff a free legal clinic, review our list to find one near you.

CLERKSHIPS

TRLA regularly hosts undergraduate and law students in offices across our service area for a semester, internship, externship, a mini-mester, a co-op, or the summer. Visit our Clerkships page for more information.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

This program offers legal guardianship services, including less restrictive alternatives, for those who lack mental capacity due to illness or disability, and who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

With the goal of protecting the most vulnerable in our society by ensuring their safety in the community, the Guardianship Services creates one-third of all guardianships established in Bexar County.

- Guardianship Legal Case Manager
(210) 455-6105
Alexandra Gallogly
Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

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.)
Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.

This program assists with acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.

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: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities and personal care services.

Notice

Due to health and safety concerns, our in-person services are temporarily suspended. At this time, we are providing

• One-to-one tutoring online or children 5-22 who have disabilities. Small stipend accepted

• One-to-one money management, conflict resolution, interview prep,

• Providing communication to serve as an outlet for the challenges of now being a shut-in.

RTS also has resources in the community for family’s needs. Call or text 210-844-5988 anytime.

As a teen, transitioning from home to living on your own is tough enough. It's especially hard if you have a disability. I assist young adults with learning the skills that they need to successfully live on their own, hold a job and integrate into the community.

All services are delivered at the client's location.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Raeme Bosquez-Greer Send email
(210) 844-5988
2.92 miles away, 310 Eads, San Antonio, TX, 78210 , D3
Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confidence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

We provide free services to children, youth, families, and professionals:

  • Summer, holiday, and after-school programming
  • Assistive technology, braille and tactile graphics lending libary
  • Family and professional support and training
  • Services for familes who choose home school or private school options
  • Teen and young adult programs

All services are based on the Expanded Core Curriculum - vital skills for blind and visually impaired children and youth.

Our services are FREE of charge!

We serve children with vision disabilities from birth to 22 years of age, their families, and professionals who serve them.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Evening and weekend programming also available.
Tiffany Walker - Senior Director Send email
(210) 531-1434
Notice

During the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Care Warriors is also providing tutoring to children and young adults with disabilities as they and their families struggle to learn virtually.

Study smarter.

We offer:

  • Peer tutoring
  • Mentorship
  • Specialized subjects
  • 1:1 help sessions
  • Social Skills
  • Vocational Skills

Services are offered at Baptist Temple Church and Learning Center. Home-based services are also available.

Care Warriors is proud to announce that we are contracted AACOG and the Yes Waiver Program to work with IDD, Autism and Mental Health.

Monday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Raeme Bosquez-Greer - Founder and Executive Director Send email
Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

The Emma Freeman College Scholarship Fund was established through the San Antonio Lighthouse in 1970 to afford students who are blind/legally blind the opportunity to obtain a college education.

Scholarships are awarded annually in the spring and applicable to one year or two semesters. Previous recipients must reapply each year in order to be considered for a scholarship.

To be considered, a completed application must be submitted by April 1.

Find and complete application here.

Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

Learning to do things differently.

Vision loss and blindness changes how you approach the world, but it does not mean that you can't keep doing the things you enjoy. With the right tools and training you can be more independent than you thought possible.

We provide 5 free services:

  • Independent Living Skills Training with Adaptive Aids
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Counseling Sessions
  • Low Vision Clinic, Eye Evaluation and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the resources and expertise to help you.

Services are FREE of charge!

To qualify, you must be 23 years or older and have low vision.

For more information, call 210-531-1547.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Marlene Cisneros - Administrative Asst Send email
(210) 533-5194
Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

At the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we provide vocational rehabilitation services that are tailored to meet the needs and interest of each individual. Are highly skilled staff specialize in working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who are uniquely abled. We provide a wide range of services from basic life skills to advanced technical training to help prepare our customers for independence and success in today's employment market.

Our Programs:

Technology Evaluation and Training: We provide evaluations and training on the latest assistive technology avialable, and specialize in training the vision impaired on mainstream software such as Microsoft and Apple, as well as assistive software. In addition, we work with community organizations and businesses to provide training for staff.

Employment Services and Job Placement: We are proud to offer employment services to assist individuals with preparing for, locating, and maintaining suitable employment. We offer assistance and training in job search, resume writing, job application completion, interviewing skills, and vocational adjustment training (VAT).

School of Business: Our School of Business offers 7 hours that are designed to assist students in refining their marketability into today's workforce. We currently offer seminars in over 15 different areas to include: Introduction to Windows 10, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Zoom.

For more information, contact Employment Services at 210-531-1432 or [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Employment Services Send email
(210) 531-1432
Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confindence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

The Transition to Work program provides individualized vocational and job skills training. Students enroll through local school districts partnerships and parent referrals.

Students engage in a learning environment which encourages them to achieve their individual maximum potential. Students receive hands on learning through simulation of various career situations and job tasks.

Criteria:

  • Students must be 16-22 years of age.
  • Experience a vision or other disability.
  • Be self-sufficient for toileting and eating.
  • Travel independently.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 531-1518

Our website, disABILITYsa.org, a collaborative online tool for sharing information, resources, ideas, and support between people with all types of disabilities; highlighting organizations and businesses that provide these services; and advancing public awareness, respect, and consideration for the success of people with disabilities.

Since going live in 2007, disABILITYsa has given over 16,000 unique visitors access to useful information about programs, services, legislation, and “real people” stories that impact individuals with all types of disabilities in San Antonio and surrounding communities.

Free

Online 24/7
Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

The Food for Thought educational series offers nonprofit leaders serving within disability service organizations the opportunity for low-cost education on topics within the realms of planning, HR, finance, fundraising, marketing, story-telling, management principles, and more. Serving up a little food for thought along with some tasty morsels, we bring these educational tidbits to community leaders over lunch. This is a valuable opportunity for nonprofit leadership to learn, network, and discover.

Contact disABIITYsa for details.
Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

disABILITYsa Creative Services offers marketing design, layout and printing services for nonprofit organizations serving children and adults living with a disability in the San Antonio community. By doing so, we are able to help fulfill the mission of disABILITYsa to strengthen the nonprofit organizations that serve individuals living with a disability in San Antonio by moving funding out of their marketing budgets and back into programming and direct services.

Contact disABIITYsa for details.
Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

The abilitySTRONG Parade is a celebration of the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of the human diversity in which people living with a disability can take pride. On the first Saturday of October, children and adults with disabilities, their support networks, and the community that supports them will take to the streets in the heart of downtown San Antonio, to be a part of a vision to change the way we think about and define disability.

The abilitySTRONG Parade brings the local community together to focus on diversity and inclusion and celebrate the strengths, abilities, and beauty of the children and adults living with a disability in San Antonio.

Click here in September for the parade route.

Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

The Service & Leadership program identifies opportunities and provides training for individuals with disabilities who are interested in serving the San Antonio community by engaging in volunteerism, service on nonprofit boards, and participation in strategic conversations about the future of our community. While there are other opportunities for people with disabilities to learn to advocate for themselves, there are few programs that expect, encourage, and empower these citizens to advocate for and serve others.

This opportunity is for individuals with disabilities.

Office hours are irregular, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

Volunteer for a disABILITYsa event or program:

There are a number of opportunities to engage with disABILITYsa through one-day events and program interactions. Click here for a list of events you can volunteer for.

Volunteer to support disABILITYsa outreach:

One of the best ways to learn about our organization and promote our mission within the San Antonio community is to serve as an outreach volunteer. This position requires a two hour training where we walk you through each of the disABILITYsa programs, show you how to set-up our information table, and prepare you to answer some basic questions about the organization regarding programs, volunteer opportunities, and ways others can get involved. You'll accompany us to various information fairs, and then once you're ready, you'll take off on your own. Outreach volunteers are a big part of fulfilling our mission to educate, advance, and engage.

Volunteer with a program:

Utilize your skills and expertise to help change a life or our community. These volunteer opportunities allow you to share your expertise and experiences with others in the community to help effect positive change.

Volunteer to serve on a Planning Team: 

disABILITYsa programs would not exist if it weren't for the long-term commitment of those who are serving on our planning teams. From budget to logistics, our planning team members work to plan and implement the mission of disABILITYsa into our programs that benefit our community.

disABILITYsa Volunteer Team: 

Join this team of individuals as we get together and volunteer in our local community. Volunteer service activities will be selected in areas of human services, arts, culture, animal services and more! disABILITYsa will work to provide the supports necessary for individuals of all abilities to participate.

Click here to sign up for the disABILITYsa Volunteer Team.

Click here to find out how to volunteer for all other programs and events.

Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

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

Serving SAISD, ECISD, HISD, SISD and SSISD in Bexar County.

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

How does Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) help? Our attorneys and advocates work to impact the lives of Texans with disabilities in the following ways:

  • Legal assistance: We provide direct legal assistance to people with disabilities whose rights are threatened or violated.
  • Protect rights: We protect the rights of individuals and groups of people with disabilities through the courts and justice system.
  • Educate policymakers: We educate and inform policymakers about issues that impact the rights and services for people with disabilities.
  • Inform about rights: We inform people with disabilities and family members about their rights.
  • Referrals: We make referrals to programs and services.

If you would like help or information related to any of the items listed above, visit our Contact Us page.

Click here for a list of service priorities and resources.

Click here to learn how to apply for services.

Headquarters
(512) 454-4816

Our volunteers are vital to the success of our agency. We have opportunities in the following areas:

Click here for the volunteer interest form.

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
Patty Anderson - Deputy Director
Mary Faithfull - Executive Director

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

Winter weather in Texas can be severe, so it’s important to be prepared. Check out our How to Prepare for a Disaster video to learn what steps you can take to be ready and stay safe.

Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies.

Click here to read all of our resources on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.

We’re here to help

Are your housing issues keeping you up at night? Do you owe your landlord money? Are you worried about eviction? We may be able to help!

  • We offer free help and resources.
  • Translators are available.
  • Immigration status is not required.

If you are experiencing a disability-related housing crisis, you can contact our Housing Advocacy Team directly by clicking here or calling 1-833-212-4212. Voicemails and emails will be responded to within two business days.

Click here for help with evictions, accomodations, possible discrimination, and more.

Click here to learn about housing rights basics and how to exercise your housing rights.

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