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Children’s Shelters

Children’s Shelter of San Antonio

A temporary residential emergency care & assessments for children age birth to 14 years, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect. All children are given assessments, which include complete medical, eye, and dental exams, a psychological examination and interview. Children also have the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction in an on-campus school.

2939 W. Woodlawn Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78228


The Bridge Emergency Shelter

The Bridge provides 24-hour a day emergency care in a structured setting for boys and girls aged 5 – 17 years of age. It is the only such facility of its kind in Bexar County. Residents may stay from one day or as long as thirty, sixty, or ninety days depending on their situation.

3103 West Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 340-7933


La Puerta Emergency Shelter

La Puerta focuses on chronic runaways, severely abused and trafficked children, and children with high therapeutic needs due to trauma-induced behavioral and emotional issues. Professionals who are trained to help children in crisis no matter what issues they may be facing are available 24 hours a day and a master’s level therapist is assigned to help and counsel every resident.

For more information on La Puerta, please call (210) 340-7933


St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home/Emergency Shelter
St. PJ’s Children’s Home is a short term emergency shelter for children age birth to 17 years who are victims of abuse or neglect, are under the protection of Child Protective Services or are victims of human and sex trafficking. St. PJ’s also provides temporary foster care homes for international children age birth to 12 years old.

919 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 533-1203

Homeless Resources

Click Here to search for various housing and shelter options (bottom of website).

Men’s Shelters

Haven for Hope
Haven for Hope’s mission is to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. Partnering with 78 governmental, non-profit and faith-based agencies, Haven for Hope seeks to transform the lives of the homeless through education, job training and behavioral health services.

1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 220-2100


Salvation Army Dave Coy Shelter for Men
Dave Coy Men’s Shelter provides emergency shelter and transitional housing opportunities for men experiencing chronic homelessness and/or lack a stable housing environment. Participants receive three meals daily and work with a case manager to identify and coordinate available educational and career development opportunities and other resources to facilitate greater independence and self-sufficiency. The facility is alcohol, smoke, and drug-free.

226 Nolan Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 226-2291


San Antonio Rescue Mission
The San Antonio Rescue Mission houses up to 40 men.  The dormitory building consists of a sleeping area, dining area, kitchen, showers and bathroom facilities,  laundry room and two staff quarters.

907 E. Quincy
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 222-9736

Roy Maas Youth Alternative Counseling Center

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.

Main Office: 210.340.8077

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. We have a long tradition of helping people with basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems.

  • The Briscoe Center
    700 South Alamo
    San Antonio, TX
     (210) 352-7000

Women’s Shelters

Family Violence Prevention Services – The Battered Women and Children’s Center

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (FVPS) has been helping victims of domestic violence in San Antonio since 1977. FVPS began as an emergency shelter for women and children and we now offer a complete array of shelter, transitional housing, counseling, children’s, and legal services to help individuals and families recover from the pain and long-term effects of domestic violence.

7911 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 733-8810


Visitation House

The mission of Visitation House is to address the needs and concerns of economically poor women and children.  They offer a two-year transitional housing and education program which provides the opportunity and the means for homeless single mothers and their children to achieve self-sufficiency and independence through its focus on education as foundational to ending the cycles of poverty and homelessness.

945 W Huische Ave San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 735-6910


SAMMinistries Emergency Shelter
SAMMinistries’ Homeless Prevention Services provides rental assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, or are currently homeless. SAMMinistries goal is to meet each person where they are.  They work with each individual or family and find the way in which they can best meet their needs.
1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 340-0302

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