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GVFVS is dedicated to creating a safe space where all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault receive the highest quality services and are treated with respect and dignity.

Free.

24/7

Our trained advocates are ready to take your call through our in-house, 24-hour hotlines. We’re here to help, and your safety is our priority. All calls and chats are answered by a trained advocate and are completely anonymous and confidential.

Everyone is welcome to call or chat—not only survivors, but also their friends and family, as well as anyone with a question about sexual assault or how to support a survivor in their own lives.

All services are free and 100% confidential.

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.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rebecca Perez - Program Manager
(210) 631-0100

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

This support group brings the darkness to light by helping identify domestic violence abuse. We focus on perseverance and building courage through God's word while encouraging one another. Whether it's something you may be going through now or something you have gone through in the past. Our hope is to offer peace and empower you to create and live in an environment that is in harmony with God's love and one another.

Click here for more information.

Thursday: 6:30 PM - Kid City Building
Minerva

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

We work to increase public awareness regarding domestic violence by teaching, training, and speaking in public, private, alternative, and classroom settings, as well as public meetings, open forums, neighborhood meetings, and churches.

We train people in the medical, law enforcement, child protection, social service, religious, corporate, legal, education, and criminal justice fields, as well as community and civic leaders, educating them on issues of domestic violence such as resources available, culturally relevant interventions, appropriate case management, and safety planning. We also focus on the plight as it affects the lives of the youth by educating them about teen dating violence. 

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Patricia S Castillo, LMSW - Executive Director Send email
(210) 533-2729

Addressing violence and abuse through networking, client education and empowerment.

We work with the offender population in the Bexar County that are first-time arrestees on domestic violence charges and who are eligible for PR Bond, to educate about domestic violence, to promote healthy relationships, to lower recidivism rates, and intervene in the cyclical nature of domestic violence within the criminal justice system.

Nine two hour sessions involve learning about their responsibilities and options with regard to stopping domestic violence, child custody, parental obligations, as survivors and or perpetrators of domestic violence, etc.

Court-mandated students only.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Patricia S Castillo, LMSW - Executive Director Send email
(210) 533-2729

This program is collaborating with community-based organizations—especially women’s organizations—to learn about the extent and impact of family violence.

This campaign will engage males in the learning about and need for stopping the spousal and child abuse violence and involve them in community education, arts, activist, organizing, faith based and neighborhood events and activities to do so.

A father should be a model of positive, non-violent behavior for his children by:

  • Being a true partner in the raising of his children.
  • Valuing his male and female children equally.
  • Sharing in the duties at home.
  • Making the most of family leave entitlements and family-friendly work conditions.
  • Sharing financial decisions and resources.
  • Being non-violent and non-controlling.
  • Promoting gender equality.
  • Being an equal partner in the home.
  • Not accepting male dominance as the norm

Court-mandated students only.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Patricia Castillo, LMSW - Executive Director Send email

Advocacy:

We advocate for the systemic changes needed within the institutions of the community to effectively respond to these needs.

We challenge law enforcement when they deviate from departmental policy in response to family violence calls. Advocate on how city dollars are spent in terms of effective response from community agencies.

The judicial system as a vital link in dealing effectively with domestic violence, the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative has worked to improve the criminal and civil response to domestic violence. During October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative plans, designs and implements events and activities in a citywide effort to create awareness, get community involved, in eradicating the violence in families. 

Coalition Building:

We work to engage community members in discussions about the effects of family violence on family members and the community as a whole.

We are training them to know what to expect from law enforcement in terms of laws, safety, protections, resources and their rights which they in turn will teach other community residents.

We have learned that most survivors of family violence seek help with those people closest to them, therefore it is imperative we build a community consciousness of awareness, accountability and response.

This way that community member, will know what to say, how to respond, and where to send survivors of family violence for the appropriate help and support.  

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Patricia S. Castillo, LMSW - Executive Director Send email

Hello, precious woman. Your story matters. No one can take that from you. We believe you are here to help navigate the rest of your story.

We understand the reality of working in the industry. We offer counseling and mentorship. We want you to know we are here for you no matter where you are on your journey in life. We would love to have coffee and hear your story and see how we can be of support for you.

Finding community with women who can be trusted and have your best interest at heart is the first step to healing. We are such a community—women who have found ourselves in broken relationships, addiction, loss of hope, and in deep need of healing from the trauma of sexual exploitation. You will find community and support with the NSAGirls.

We offer a bi-weekly support group for your mind, body and soul. We have trauma therapies available along with resources in our community to help you live a whole, healed and productive life after your abuse.

This program is open to any woman or youth (13-18) who has been sexually abused, exploited, or trafficked.

Free

Call or email to set up a first meeting.
Lisa Michelle - Executive Director Send email
(210) 517-8256

Our therapeutic environment ensures children aren’t exposed to negative or violent interactions and can express genuine responses to both parents without “guilt.” Often, when there is a history of conflict, children don’t want to show happiness at seeing one parent for fear they will “hurt” the other parent.

It is during this temporary, transitional, and traumatic time that families are most in need of the services provided by Guardian House.

A supervisor will be present at all times during the interaction between the parent and child(ren). The supervisor documents observed interactions and conversations during the visit; however, they do not record opinions or make recommendations. The supervisor is responsible to intervene and re-direct the non-custodial parent if policies are not being followed.

The role of the supervisor is also to help facilitate, as needed, interaction and connections between the parent and child. Additionally, the supervisor can assist with parenting questions, like how to discipline with time-outs and how to change a diaper. Parents are encouraged to take our free Parenting Education class and can put to practice what they are learning during visitation.

We understand that being supervised during visitation may feel uncomfortable at first, but parents and children typically adjust quickly to the situation.

Shannon White - CEO/Chief Clinical Director Send email
(210) 733-3349
1.93 miles away, 1213 Iowa St, San Antonio, TX, 78203 , D2

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM Tuesday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM Wednesday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM Thursday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM Friday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM Saturday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

The majority of the teens who arrive at Seton Home are behind in school, and two-thirds are regular truants and do not see graduating in their future. Through Seton Home’s comprehensive education program, our teens are not only graduating High School but are continuing onto college or vocational school!

Our comprehensive education program includes:

  • Counseling to help start the healing process
  • School enrollment within 3-business days of arriving at Seton Home
  • Year-round tutoring
  • On-campus summer enrichment academy
  • School supplies
  • On-site licensed Child Development Center with Early Head Start Programming
  • Child development screenings
  • Education Coordinator to attend parent/teacher conferences and encourage our teens to reach their educational goals!

Additionally, Seton Home provides young mothers with the tools to become nurturing parents in order to break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect, guiding them into self-sufficiency ensuring they are capable of caring for their children upon leaving our facility. The program encapsulates everything from:

  • Prenatal and childbirth education
  • Parenting and child development education
  • Life skills training
  • Financial literacy
  • Adulting 101 classes
  • Job skills training
  • Health and nutrition courses

Click here for more information.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified resident
  • Must be one of the following:
  • Pregnant
  • Parenting at least one child under 36 months of age

There are no income or insurance requirements to receive services.

All services are FREE OF CHARGE.

For more information, or to schedule a session contact Seton Home at 210-533-3504 or [email protected].

The Home provides a free residential, Christian environment for men and women. The purpose of the Home is to reclaim, redeem, and restore lives that have been destroyed or disrupted by drugs, alcohol and/or other substance abuse by establishing three essential values: a commitment to Christ, restoration of the family and a positive work ethic.

The goal of Victory Outreach San Antonio Christian Recovery Homes is to reach those affected by the scourges of urban life including drug and alcohol addiction, gang involvement, and prostitution.

Free

The Esperanza Court provides transitional residential support to individuals enrolled in the Bexar County Human Trafficking Court. This Bexar County Specialty Court began operating in May 2014 with the aim of interrupting the cycle of prostitution, arrests and addiction that devastates the lives of women and men. Shortly after the court’s inception, Crosspoint agreed to add its proven model of transitional residential services to the court’s resources.

Crosspoint’s Esperanza program provides a safe and secure residential experience for clients. The program is co-located in our Residential Reentry Center where that program’s structure and accountability rules provide clients positive support in their challenging transition. Esperanza clients who lack positive supports in the community need time to establish a stable foundation for independent growth and success. The Crosspoint program provides a safe haven from which Esperanza clients can take time to build their skills and resources as they prepare for a new life.

Elisa Lopez-Canseco - Program Administrator
(210) 225-0864

The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps soldiers and their families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military lifestyles.

Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life.

We are also dedicated to helping soldiers and their families with the complex challenges related to domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect. We focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.

If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233. You should also contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program for more information.

Additional information can be found here.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

Provides legal aid to low-income and immigrant families, as well as to victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.

Participants are offered legal information, and if necessary, referrals to legal aid or to other attorneys who may work on a sliding scale or a payment plan.

Our lawyers are experienced in multiple fields to offer clients the best legal advice on a wide range of legal issues:

  • Guardianship – Legal help for family members of individuals who are unable to secure food, clothing, or shelter for themselves or need help making decisions.
  • Wills – End-of-life legal preparations including power of attorney, simple wills, and probate management.
  • Property Deeds – Assistance with transferring homes to loved ones during their life or upon death.
  • Financial Wellness and Care – Legal aid for those who have limited ability to manage their personal finances.
  • Immigration Assistance – Legal aid to help immigrants and refugees secure their legal immigration status. Every person has a unique situation. At Caritas Legal Services, we will try our best to find immigration relief that will allow you to stay in the USA and work legally. Caritas Legal Services have grants that can help immigration to reduce the fee or waive the fee.

Please contact Caritas Legal Services for additional information at (210) 433-3256.

Free.

Our company was established with the primary goal of helping people who are suffering from addiction, mental health issues, and addictive behaviors; through our education, counseling and intervention programs.

We understand first hand, the hurdles, struggles, and difficulties the individual in recovery and their family may face. Our programs serve as resources to help move beyond blame, shame and guilt and towards a path of positive change so the individual can realize their true potential.

We offer:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Telehealth
  • Case Management
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Intervention Services
  • Sober Transport and/or Escort
3.47 miles away, 2900 Ruiz St, San Antonio, TX, 78228 , D5

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Notice

The YWCA is following all State, City, and District mandated COVID-19 protocols.

The YWCA Olga Madrid Center is a multi-purpose center that is the literal hub of the community, reaching multiple generations in the same families. The Center is reflective of the culture of the community, and offers important services with dignity and respect.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Michelle Serna - Development & Contracts Manager Send email
(210) 881-9693

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Branch hours: Monday: 5:15 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 5:15 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 5:15 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 5:15 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 5:15 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

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

We also provide specialty 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 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 successfully 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.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
4.17 miles away, 3730 IH 10 E, San Antonio, TX, 78220 , D2

ChildSafe offers a safe, child-friendly atmosphere where a talented team of mental health professionals, child protective services, and law enforcement agencies work together to coordinate strategies and care plans which are sensitive to the needs of each individual child and family. Our clients receive an array of evidence-based, trauma-focused services, therapy, extended care, and individual case management to ensure that the journey toward healing is not overwhelming. ChildSafe strives to create an environment which encourages our clients to feel as though they are part of a caring community of support. Follow-up services are also offered until the child reaches adulthood. In short, ChildSafe endeavors to facilitate healing at every step of the way.

This program is for children and teenagers who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse.

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 - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kim Abernethy - President/CEO Send email
(210) 675-9000
4.17 miles away, 3730 IH 10 E, San Antonio, TX, 78220 , D2

ChildSafe builds informed, empowered communities through educational programs to adults, teenagers, children, community members, and partners, as well as education and healthcare professionals.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Samantha Coleman - Director of Prevention and Community Awareness Send email
(726) 200-9342

APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities and who live in the community. Any adult who has a disability or who is age 65 or older that is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may be eligible to receive adult protective services.

Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services.

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
Notice

We continue to provide services to Texas children. We recognize parenting is hard and current stress makes it harder.

Check our website for resources for parents and caregivers here.

If you suspect abuse or neglect call: 1-800-252-5400

COVID Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-986-1919 toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For Tips & info click here.

TDFPS provides information, training, and licenses for approval to become a foster parent or adopting parent.

Foster care and adoptive parents must be 21 years old and up, pass a background check, submit to home inspections, attend trainings, and be willing to work with the welfare team.

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
Cheronda Tillman - Recruiter Send email
(210) 337-3117

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a RMYA staff member or qualified Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to RMYA's Centro Seguro Drop-In Center.

Step Four – Once at Centro Seguro, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090