Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.
From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here
Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
10843 Gulfdale Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78216
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves youth through a variety of after-school and summer programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development.
123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
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
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
Great site for info on all tobacco exposures including e-cigarets, JUULs and more.
1.Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!
2. Fiesta Youth is San Antonio’s premier LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) non-profit youth organization for youth and their allies. (ages 12-18)
We offer educational and enrichment programming/activities designed to help youth build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection through our weekly programming, special events, and partnered events with the San Antonio Library System and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio.
3.The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there
Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners. Call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or chat and/or locate resources at www.loveisrespect.org
The Martinez Street Women’s Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity, and justice.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – Parents learn via observation, discussion, practice, & feedback to manage common behavior problems & developmental issues. (210) 908-9772. firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation department offers numerous opportunities for our youth to get active and fit by participating in sports such as T-ball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. Youth sports leagues are offered in various seasons year round. To sign-up, parents are asked to call the community center to confirm which sport and age divisions they are hosting. Parents should then register online or visit the center to complete a registration form and pay the registration fee. The $10 fee (per child), includes a team shirt. Hours at the participating community centers are Monday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please click HERE for more information and a map of local community centers with phone numbers.
Info on helping teens quit smoking.
Click here for QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app
1.Seton Home works to break the cycle of abuse and poverty by providing a caring home, education, and support services necessary to transform the lives of pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children.
2.Child Care/Education: Head Start. Preparing children and engaging families for school readiness and life-long success.
3. Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Partnering first-time moms with an experienced Registered Nurse empowers these women to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves.
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old.
Call 800-942-3678 (800-WIC-FORU) to learn more about Texas WIC.
Downtown: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. 401 North San Saba. (210) 704-4180.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.
Medical Center: 5500 Babcock Rd, Suite 123. (210) 340-1161.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.