Protects children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. www.dfps.state.tx.us
The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.
406 San Pedro Ave.
Provides legal aid to low-income and immigrant families as well as those who are victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking. Additionally, free site based legal clinics called “Ask-A-Lawyer” are available to anyone seeking information about any legal issue.
Participants are offered legal information, and if necessary, referrals to legal aid or to other attorneys who will work on a sliding scale or a payment plan. Non-immigration consultations are by appointment only. Immigration consultations are available on a walk-in basis Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please contact Evelyn Huron, program director, for additional information at 210-433-3256.
The mission of the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. is to break the cycle of violence and to strengthen families by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through delivery of emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education, and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly.
Their highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or requesting assistance with unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Call 800.799.SAFE (7233) or Text “START” to 88788
Visit their website for further information and resources. TheHotline.org
Free services for survivors of sexual assault and their family/friends, as well as victims of human trafficking. Services include individual and family counseling, hospital accompaniment, case management, outreach programs, prevention educations, and miscellaneous training opportunities.
24 hour hotline: 210-349-RAPE (7273)
Online chat: https://rapecrisis.com/chat/
RMYA creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse.
Offers emergency shelter, mental health care and substance abuse treatment and counseling. Crisis intervention is available.
With specific and helpful information about protective orders, shelters and support services, sexual assault and violence, stalking or harrasment, Immigration and Domestic violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Foster Care, Spouse/Partner/Dating Abuse.
For help getting a protective order in Texas, you can contact the free program AVOICE at (888)-343-4414