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Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth For youth, professionals & parents. Advocacy & support to make responsible choices about sex & reproductive health.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

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.

https://www.begreatsa.org/

Administrative Office

123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
210.436.0686

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

https://www.bigmentor.org/
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
Age: 6-18
10843 Gulfdale Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78216
210.225.6322
info@bigmentor.org

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

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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

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Center for Young Women’s Health

Great website for all questions that have to do with young women’s health and sexuality. youngwomenshealth.org

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
www.childrensshelter.org

 

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
www.rmya.org

 

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
www.stpjhome.org

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “HOME” to 741-741
Info also at crisistextline.org

Healthy Children Tobacco Info

Great site for info on all tobacco exposures including e-cigarets, JUULs and more.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/tobacco/pages/default.aspx

Kit for KIDS: National Association for Children of Addiction

Click HERE for free PDF meant to help children with parents suffering from addiction. https://nacoa.org/

  • A Letter to Kids
  • Questions and Answers about Alcohol and Drug Problems
  • What Can Kids Do?
  • The Seven Cs
  • People Who can Help Me
  • Books for Kids to Read

LGBTQ Resources

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

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

Martinez Street Women’s Center

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. tiag@mswomenscenter.org

http://mswomenscenter.org/

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

PFLAG

PFLAG Promotes health & well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender persons, families & friends

San Antonio Youth Sports

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.

Smokefree Teen

Info on helping teens quit smoking.
teen.smokefree.gov
Click here for QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app

Starlite Recovery Center

Starlite is one of the leading addiction rehab centers near San Antonio & Austin, Texas.

Stop, Breathe and Think

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Help reduce stress and increase focus, anywhere. Phone, web. Click below
www.stopbreathethink.org

Student Resources & Support: LGBTQ

Student resources & support: LGBTQ Creating welcoming environments for teens & college students

Teen Driver Source

Great info for Teen drivers, their families and providers. Click the link below for info
www.teendriversource.org

Teen Parenting Resources

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 (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

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.

https://texaswic.org/

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.