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Children’s Shelters

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

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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

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