Help Escape Violence near 78205

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San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open during our normal hours of operation.

Speak to an advocate to obtain services, information, or simply talk to someone who understands. Calls can be anonymous.

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

(800) 834-2033
COVID-19 Notice

We continue to provide services to our area.

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.

(888) 621-0047
COVID-19 Notice

The Family Justice Center remains open but has temporarily suspended in-person meetings for non-emergency matters.. Click here for more information.

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
(210) 631-0100

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
(210) 526-3166 Send email
Minerva
COVID-19 Notice

This Safe Place is OPEN to provide services as usual.

Please be aware our RMYA staff are monitoring city, state, and national responses to COVID-19 and will make adjustments as necessary to keep all of our clients and stakeholders protected.

Please feel free to call our 24-hour hotline (210-340-8090) with questions or concerns.

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
COVID-19 Notice

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. 

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!

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.

(210) 299-2406
COVID-19 Notice

Haven for Hope is open to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. No ID is required.

The Intake office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Families are welcome 24/7.

Due to COVID, new arrivals will be tested onsite for COVID-19 and will be required to isolate in a designated location until test results are provided (1-3 nights). If the test results are positive, transportation and placement will be arranged at the City’s Isolation Care Facility Hotel. If the test results are negative, individuals and families will transition directly to Haven programming.

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
(210) 220-2100 Send email
COVID-19 Notice

We continue to provide this service.

In partnership with The Bexar County Health Collaborative, we work with community families to identify and address their needs. By asking a series of questions, we can quickly assess a person's needs and search community resources and programs to address those needs.

We track the progress of each referral, which allows us to further support the needs of our community.

Sign up by calling or sending an email with contact information.

Free

Irene White Send email
(210) 908-9772
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open, but all classes are provided in a virtual platform.

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.

Patricia S Castillo, LMSW - Executive Director Send email
(210) 533-2729
COVID-19 Notice

We remain open, but all classes are provided in a virtual platform.

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.

Court-mandated students only.

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
COVID-19 Notice

We are operating as usual.

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.

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

Free.

Angelica M. Coronado, Esq. - Senior Director
(210) 455-6105
COVID-19 Notice

Guardian House is partially open with measures in place to ensure the safety of our community. Some services remain virtual. Click here for details.

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.

COVID-19 Notice

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are keeping families connected with video conferences between children and non-custodial parents, supervised by Guardian House. (For current clients)

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.

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(210) 733-3349
1.93 miles away, 1213 Iowa St, San Antonio, TX, 78203 , D2
COVID-19 Notice

Our RMYA staff are monitoring city, state, and national responses to COVID-19 and will make adjustments as necessary to keep all of our clients and stakeholders protected. Please feel free to call our 24-hour hotline at 210-340-8090 with questions or concerns.

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: Mon-Thu, 5:30am-9:00pm Fri, 5:30am-8:00pm Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm Sun, closed
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
COVID-19 Notice

Our RMYA staff are monitoring city, state, and national responses to COVID-19 and will make adjustments as necessary to keep all of our clients and stakeholders protected. Please feel free to call our 24-hour hotline at 210-340-8090 with questions or concerns.

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: Mon-Fri, 5:00am-9:30pm Sat, 7:00am-6:00pm Sun, 10:00am-5:00pm
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

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

(210) 616-2119
COVID-19 Notice

Operating as normal.

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.

(210) 225-0864 Send email
Kevin J. Downey, Ph.D. - Chief Executive Officer
(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.

COVID-19 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 - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Catie White - Director of Development Send email
(210) 881-9693
3.62 miles away, 2900 Ruiz St, San Antonio, TX, 78228 , D5
COVID-19 Notice

The YMCA that hosts this Safe Place is CLOSED. Please call our 24-hour hotline (210-340-8090) for directions to the nearest OPEN Safe Place or other assistance.

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: Mon-Thu, 6:00am-9:00pm Fri, 6:00am-8:00pm Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm Sun, closed
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090

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
(800) 824-1478 Send email
COVID-19 Notice

The hotline remains open.

To report violations against the Code of Conduct by clergy.

Send email
(844) 709-1169
COVID-19 Notice

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.

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!

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.)
(210) 299-2406
COVID-19 Notice

Our RMYA staff are monitoring city, state, and national responses to COVID-19 and will make adjustments as necessary to keep all of our clients and stakeholders protected. Please feel free to call our 24-hour hotline at 210-340-8090 with questions or concerns.

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: Mon-Thu, 5:15am-9:00pm Fri, 5:15am-8:00pm Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm Sun, closed
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
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
(210) 675-9000
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 - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(210) 333-2004
COVID-19 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 - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cheronda Tillman - Recruiter Send email
(210) 337-3117
4.85 miles away, PO Box 6753, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D2

Awaaz offers confidential peer support via our helpline.

All calls not directly answered are linked to a confidential voicemail.

Messages are returned by Awaaz advocates within 24 hours.

Awaaz advocates currently speak English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, and Oriya.

For emergencies, call 911.

(210) 446-6464
4.85 miles away, PO Box 6753, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D2

Awaaz provides clients with referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals for assistance with legal matters, medical services, emergency shelter, as well as marriage, family, and group counseling.

Send email
(210) 446-6464
COVID-19 Notice

During this time, Centro will focus its services on youth 17 and under. Youth 18 and over will be served on a case-by-case basis.

Centro Seguro is a 24-hour drop-in/drop-out center for young people age 18 and under who are in need of a safe place due to homelessness, runaway, unsafe living conditions, or falling victims to sex traffickers.

Youth have access to a wide array of services from a hot shower, a meal, a change of clothing, and immediate therapeutic support.

Safety and security, in a non-judgmental atmosphere is the priority at Centro Seguro. In addition to on-site emergency drop in services, clients receive ongoing case management including referrals for medical, dental, and vision care; individual and family counseling services; as well as support groups.

Come by or call our hotline: (210) 340-8090

We are open 24/7.