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About Community Assistance Services

Access to resources such as food, clothing, utilities, and housing is essential for individuals with autism and their families to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our resource library offers information on centers that can help with issues such as Family Violence Prevention & Assistance, General Assistance, Legal Assistance, Medical & Prescription Assistance, Grants & Funding, and Housing & Shelter. We strive to provide information that can support families in meeting their basic needs and achieving greater independence.


Bexar County Family Violence Prevention Services

  • 210.733.8810

  • 7911 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209

Child Help USA—Child Abuse Hotline

Child Safe

  • 210.675.9000

  • 7130 US-90, San Antonio, TX 78227

  • As the only Children's Advocacy Center in Bexar County, our mission is to restore dignity, hope, and trust to children traumatized by abuse and neglect.

Family Violence Prevention Services

  • 210.930.3669

  • Hotline: 210.733.8810

  • 7911 Broadway, SA TX 78209

  • Operates the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter of Bexar County, La Paloma de la Paz, which provides crisis intervention for those in need of short-term, residential assistance, in addition to medical services, educational workshops, case management, legal assistance, and counseling; other services include community outreach services, transitional housing, individual and group counseling, and violence intervention programs.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Prevent Child Abuse (PCA)

Rape Crisis Center

San Antonio Police Department (SAPD)

  • 210.207.7410

  • Family & Domestic Violence Unit

  • 515 S. Frio, San Antonio, TX 78207

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services


Agape Ministry

  • 210.590.6655

  • 127 Lanark Dr., SA TX 78218

  • Provides emergency assistance for families and individuals in crisis situations; must reside in the following zip codes: 78154; 78218; 78239; 78209; 78219; 78244; 78217; 78233; 78247 and receive food stamps. Assistance includes food pantry; clothing; household items. Also has a resale store.

Alamo Area Resource Center

  • 210.625.7200

  • Physical Address: 303 N Frio St, San Antonio, TX 78207

  • Alamo Area Resource Center provides medical and non-medical case management services for people in need. Their services include access and adherence to medical care; and referrals to other agencies for emergency rent and utility assistance, if needed. They also provide transportation to medical; dental and social service appointments. Alamo Area Resource Center provides assistance for individuals who are homeless; disabled or facing life challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

Alamo City Christian Fellowship

  • 210.654.7880

  • 6500 IH 35 N., SA TX 78218

  • Food and clothing available, first Saturday of the month beginning at 7:30 am

Assistance League of San Antonio

  • 210.732.1200

  • 2611 W. Ave., SA TX 78201/PO Box 13130, SA TX 78213

  • The Assistance League of San Antonio provides clothing for children from low income families. They provide clothing for newborn children up to children age four. They also provide programs to teach kids safety techniques for daily life. They also have a thrift store available.

Assurance Wireless

  • P.O. Box 5040, Charleston, IL 61920

  • Provides a free cell phone and monthly minutes to low income individuals who qualify; plans include 500 minutes and free unlimited texts each month for up to one year. Re-certification is required each year. Applicants apply online and must submit proof of income or public benefits programs.

Atascosa Health Center WIC Program

  • 830.569.2388

  • 310 W. Oaklawn, Pleasanton, TX 78064 This program offers supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income women and children. To qualify for these services; the applicant must fit into one of the following categories: pregnant women; breastfeeding; and non-breastfeeding postpartum women; and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. For more information; call Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Bexar County Department of Community Resources

  • 210.335.3666

  • 233 N. Pecos St., Ste. 590, SA TX 78207

  • This program assists Bexar County residents with payment assistance for utilities. Assistance is provided to low-income households that fall in one of the following Priority Groups: * Elderly (60 years or older) * Disabled (must have proof of disability (not Dr.’s orders) * Families with children 5 years of age or younger. The household income must be at or below 125% Federal Poverty Level. To apply for this free program please call Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM to complete the prescreening process. The application takes approximately 4 weeks to process.

Bexar County Family Justice Center

  • 210.631.0100

  • 126 E. Nueva, 2nd Floor, San Antonio, Texas 78204

  • BCFJC offers multiple assistance programs; including assistance with child care; employment; education; financial stabilization; housing; food and clothing.

Bexar County Justice Support and Human Services

  • 210.335.6770

  • 233

    N. Pecos, Ste. 590, SA TX 78207

  • Utilities and rent assistance

Catholic Charities at the Guadalupe Community Center

  • 210.226.6178 x 205

  • 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd., SA TX 78207

  • The Guadalupe Community Center of Catholic Charities offers emergency financial assistance; food and clothing assistance; and counseling services for those in need; to include: low income families; active duty; reserve; National Guard or veteran service members; as well as their dependents and spouses. There is a food pantry and a clothing closet available as well. To utilize these services; bring valid photo ID and Social Security cards for you and all members of your household who will benefit and a current utility bill. The food pantry and the ‘closet’ are open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Christian Assistance Ministries – CAM

  • 210.223.6648

  • 110 McCullough, SA TX 78215

  • CAM provides food; clothing; and financial assistance to ALL individuals; no zip code or demographic restrictions. Applicants must bring a photo ID and a social security card. Other documents required: utility bill/lease agreement; SSI award letter; food stamp notification letter. To apply for assistance; go to one of the locations listed above. Downtown hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM; Friday 9:00 AM-11:45 AM; Northside location hours: Monday; Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Christian Hope Resource Center

  • 210.732.3776

  • 321 N. General McMullen Dr., SA. TX 78237

  • This program provides access to food and clothing and more to individuals that must schedule an appointment first and bring a photo ID and proof of income to qualify for services. For more information, call the office to schedule your appointment. They are open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

City of San Antonio - Family Assistance Centers

  • 210.207.7830

  • 2805 E. Commerce, SA TX 78203

  • This program provides assistance with emergency financial assistance for utilities and rent (if funding is available) on a case by case basis to San Antonio/ Bexar County residents in need. Applicants are seen by appointment only and must bring a photo ID; proof of residency; past due utility bill; lease agreement (depending on which type of assistance they are seeking); and proof of hardship.

Ella Austin – Emergency Assistance Program

  • 210.224.2351 x128

  • 1023 N. Pine, SA TX 78202

  • Our Individual & Family Services Program provides short term emergency assistance with basic needs of food; clothing; holiday assistance; utility assistance and resource information and referrals. --Utility Assistance (CPS-SAWS) appointments are taken by phone; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 noon; if eligible we can assist with the last amount needed to prevent disconnection (not to exceed $75.00). We make appointments for all other services - Monday to Friday - 9 am to 4 pm. Proof of identification; income; and cause of crisis. Walk in clients will be seen if time permits or be given an appointment to come back. We partner with the SA Food Bank providing Weekly Bread Distribution every Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm; and Monthly commodities for elderly 60 years and over - 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color

  • 210.375.6199

  • 17700 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232

  • All of the stylists are trained to take care of kids on the spectrum, so parents just need to let us know when they schedule the appointment that they have a child on the spectrum.

Family Service Association of San Antonio

  • 210.299.2400

  • 702 San Pedro, #102, SA TX 78212

  • All services based on availability of resources; Margaret’s Place, located at Main Office donates clothing on an as needed basis (primarily baby clothes and diapers; DOES NOT GIVE OUT FORMULA).

Federal Communications Commission - Lifeline

  • Lifeline provides a discount on monthly service of $9.25 per month for eligible low- income subscribers throughout the United States. Subscribers may receive a Lifeline discount on either a wireline or a wireless service; but may not receive a discount on both services at the same time. FCC rules prohibit more than one Lifeline service per household. To participate in the program; subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in certain assistance programs. To see if you are eligible use the Lifeline Eligibility Pre- Screening Tool at There is also a list of service providers available at the following website:

Greater Randolph Area Services Program

  • 210.658.6351

  • 250 Donalan, Converse, TX 78109

  • A non-profit human service organization helping economically disadvantaged individuals; families and children with emergency assistance; Available to residents of Bexar and Guadalupe Counties with proof of residency that qualify for assistance; Offers information; education; and referrals to other area agencies addressing each of the client needs. Assistance for rent; utilities; food and medication is available to those in need. Clothing and housewares for families who experience loss due to fire; flood or other loss is available through the Thrift Store. The agency provides emergency financial assistance; food pantry; senior transportation; daily activities and nutritious meals at the Community Center in Converse. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Senior Center for those 60 and over operates Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM; donations welcomed.

House of Neighborly Service

  • 210.434.2301

  • 407 N. Calaveras St., SA TX 78207

  • Food distribution that consists of vegetables; fruits; beans; rice; dairy products; and bread; may vary week by week; Available to all San Antonio residents every Tuesday at 8:00 AM; Vouchers for food are given on a first come first serve basis. No qualifications to benefit from this service.

The Kitchen Table- New Braunfels Utilities (NBU)

  • 830.327.6000

  • 1620 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130 This program provides emergency financial assistance to help with individuals and families that are experiencing an extreme hardship and/or financial need with their New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) payment; Guidelines to qualify for assistance is 125% federal poverty level or hardship. Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM by appointment only.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • U.S. DHHS, 370 L’Enfant Promenade S.W., Washington, DC 20447

  • The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia; as well as on most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. LIHEAP assistance can apply to a wide range of home energy fuels; including electricity; natural gas; and deliverable fuels such as propane and wood.

Madonna Neighborhood Center

  • 210.435.1391

  • 1906 Castroville Rd., SA TX 78237

  • This Emergency Food Program provides basic necessities for survival on short term basis; provides limited amounts of toiletries, as well as assistance with pet food, based on availability. This assistance is for families who are self-sufficient but in crisis situations. Our clothing closet is open once a week for families. Madonna Center is also a distribution site for Project HOPE and CSFP (commonly known as the cheese box), which both provide monthly food commodities to people over 60 years of age. To register to receive any of these services, please visit the Social Services Office at Madonna Center.

Presa Community Center

  • 210.532.5295

  • 3721 S. Presa, SA TX 78210

  • Individual/Family Empowerment Services we offer: Community Health Worker Certification. Access to Computer Lab; Counseling Services; Emergency Food Bank; Family/School/Community Partnership; Financial Education Classes; Free Income Tax Preparation; Job Work Supports-Career Closet with a referral from Goodwill; Small Business Academy.

Q Link Wireless - Lifeline Program

  • 855.754.6543

  • 499 E. Sheridan St., Ste. 300, Dania, FL 33004

  • The Lifeline program provides one wireless or landline phone per household for qualifying low-income applicants. You may be eligible if you live at an address that consists of multiple households, such as a nursing home or homeless shelter. The service is an entirely free service and you will get a free phone and free monthly service with no bills; activation fees; hidden fees or shipping fees. As long as you remain eligible and continue to use your phone at least once every 60 days; you will continue to receive this service at no cost to you. To be eligible you must currently be participating in a government benefit program like Medicaid; Food Stamps (SNAP) or SSI. For additional information refer to

Project WARM (Winter Assistance Relief Mobilization)

Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program-RACAP

  • 210.658.1613

  • 307 Pfeil St., Schertz, TX 78154

  • Offers assistance for Food, clothing, rent, utilities for NE area residents, M-F 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM; Please call to see if you qualify for assistance; Serving zip codes: 78108; 78109; 78124; 78132; 78148; 78154; 78233-Live Oak only; 78247; 78266. To qualify for assistance, you need a valid photo id; social security card; proof of residence and proof of income. Also offers holiday meal basket program for Thanksgiving (applications accepted Sept 28-Nov 4) Christmas (applications accepted Sept 28- Nov 16). You can download an application on the website.

Residential Energy Assistance Program (Reap)

  • 210.335.3666

  • This program helps disadvantaged elderly, disabled and low-income customers with small children pay their CPS Energy bill. REAP recipients are eligible for financial assistance twice a year (up to $400 per year) -- once during the heating season and again during the cooling season. To qualify; your income must be at the 125% federal poverty guideline, have either an elderly, disabled, or a small child in the household, and you must be a resident of San Antonio or Bexar County. You will be asked to provide proof of income. For further information and contact information go to the website.

Safelink Wireless - Free Cell Phone & Minutes

  • 800.378.1684

  • PO Box 220009, Milwaukie, OR 97269-0009

  • This program provides a free cell phone and monthly minutes to low income individuals who qualify. Plans include 350 minutes and free unlimited texts each month for up to one year. Re-certification is required each year. Applicants may apply online and must submit proof of income or participation in public benefits programs. For additional information call 800-378-1684.

Salvation Army Hope Center

  • 210.352.2046

  • 515 W. Elmira St., SA TX

  • Emergency food pantry; phone Mondays by 8:30 a.m. for appt. for monthly food pantry.

Salvation Army Social Services

  • 210.352.2020

  • 910 S. Flores St., SA TX 78212

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank - Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • 830.327.6010

  • 5200 W. Old Hwy. 90, SA TX 78227

  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a Voucher Program where families on WIC receive $30 to spend at local Farmers’ Markets on fresh fruits and vegetables. Qualifying families bring your “Shopping List” (the grocery list your WIC Clinic prints for you) to your most convenient FMNP Voucher Distribution site.

San Antonio Food Bank - Kids Café

  • 5200 W. Old Hwy 90, SA TX 78227

  • Kids Cafe is a program that gives children somewhere to go after school to receive a hot meal and help with homework. There are several locations throughout the city of San Antonio

San Antonio Water System (Saws) Project Agua

  • 210.233.2273

  • 2800 U.S. Hwy 281 North, SA TX 78212

  • This program assists San Antonio Water System residential customers with a one- time payment assistance on their water bill. Applicants must meet low income guidelines and requirements made by the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services. To apply for this free program; please call the office from Monday-Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM to complete the prescreening process.

SNAP Texas Supplemental Nutrition Program

  • 210.436.4392

  • 2534 Castroville Rd, SA TX 78237

  • The Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides financial assistance to families who have trouble paying for food Eligibility is based on yearly household income and family size. A full list of qualifications is listed in the following link:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

  • 210.225.7837

  • 1 Haven for Hope Way, SA TX 78207

  • Food, clothing, rent, utilities, furniture, appliances

  • Call between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for a referral to the SVDP location in your area

Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Wesley Health and Wellness Center

  • 210.922.6922

  • 1406 Fitch, SA TX 78211

  • Food, clothing, utilities, day care, after school care; multiple locations throughout the city


2-1-1 Texas / United Way Help Line

  • Dial 211 or 1.877.541.7905

  • A free, confidential referral line that offers assistance in locating local services for food, shelter, rent assistance, utility bill assistance, childcare, after-school care, senior services, disaster relief, and other programs. Phones are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also assists with information on applying for Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance, nursing home care, and other services for people who are elderly or that have disabilities.

Alamo Service Connection

  • 210.477.3275

  • 8700 Tesoro Dr., # 700, San Antonio, TX 78217

  • Alamo Service Connection is a resource center connecting seniors; veterans; individuals with disabilities and caregivers to resources in the counties they serve. Individuals can search for local services by topic or keyword on the website.

Benefits Check Up

  • 571.527.3900

  • 251 18th St. South, Ste. 500, Arlington, VA 22202

  • This is a national resource center to help people apply for state benefits. They help you find state; federal; and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions; health care; food; utilities; and more. You can also get help with tax relief; transportation; legal issues; or finding work

Epilepsy of Central & South Texas

Ft. Sam Army Support-Soldier and Family Assistance Center

  • 210.916.7322

  • 3931 Okubo Barracks, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234/Bldg. Warrior Village, Bldg. 3639, BAMC Campus, Brooks Army Medical Center, TX 78234

  • This organization offers 14 different services supporting soldiers and their families. Programs offered: Information; referral and follow up; Military Personnel Services; Outreach services; Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Social Service Assistance; Army Career and Alumni Program; Army Continuing Education Services; Staff Judge Advocate/Paralegal; Child; youth and school services; Financial Services; Office of Personnel Management; Social Security Administration; Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor; Veterans Affairs Military Service Coordinator; and an Inter-Net Cafe

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging -Resource Locator

  • 202.872.0888

  • 1100 New Jersey Ave SE Suite 350 l, Washington, DC 20003

  • The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) serve as single points of entry into the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system for older adults; people with disabilities; caregivers; veterans and families. Find your local Area Agency on Aging for resources in your area on the website.

National Down Syndrome Society

  • 800. 221.4602

  • The National Down Syndrome Society provides information and support for people with Down syndrome and their caregivers. The website has a wealth of information including tips for dealing with behavioral challenges and wellness issues. For additional information and referrals call the hotline at 800-221-4602 which is staffed by professionally trained personnel Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST. They also offer assistance in Spanish and have access to a language line for 150 other languages.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Texas Department of State Health Services-Complaint Hot Line

Texas Disability Information & Referral Center

  • 800.252.9605

  • 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 The Disability Information and Referral Center of the Talking Book Program houses information and materials on types of disabilities and health conditions, as well as related organizations, publications, products and technology; This is a free reference service provided for anyone with a disability-related question. You do not have to be a member of the Talking Book Program in order to use the services provided by the DIRC. The Talking Book Program’s Disability Information and Referral Center is available to assist people who have questions pertaining to disabilities.


Autism Care and Treatment Today (ACT)

  • 818.340.4010

  • 509 Marin Street, Suite 123, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

  • Provides grant money for families that cannot afford or access the treatments, ranges from protective helmets, to social skills groups, to ABA and biomedical treatments; To apply for assistance; fill out the online application at: http:// www.act-today. org/act-today-grant-program.php. Applications take a month to be processed.

Autism Speaks – Grants and Funding

Heart of Variety Fund

  • 512.328.5437

  • 5555 N Lamar Blvd., K113, Austin, TX 78751

  • Providing direct financial assistance to families with children who have special needs across Texas. You can apply if your child is age 21 or younger; The applicant can receive unto $5000 a year; but no more than $10,000 in their life time. You can apply for assistance with Medical Procedures; services & Equipment; mobility equipment and Mobility therapy; education; experience and play. To apply you can go online and download the Support Application; complete it and submit by the second Thursday of each month and they are reviews on the third Thursday of the same month. The applications are only accepted by mail. Their office is open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Masonic Home and School of Texas

  • 817.203.9111

  • 338 Grapevine Hwy, Hurst, TX 76054

  • Services include, but are not limited to: Food, clothing, transportation and family service, Medical, dental and prescription services, Housing, food and care for children living in statewide childcare facilities and for widows residing at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, Tutoring, career counseling and educational scholarships, referral services for children, families and agencies.

United Health Care Children’s Foundation

  • 855.698.4223

  • PO Box 41, Minneapolis, MN 55440

  • UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. Applications must meet certain criteria to be considered for a grant.

Variety, The Children’s Charity of Texas

  • Offers financial assistance and services directly to children and organizations that serve children with special needs. By providing funding for therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, specially-designed adaptive bicycles, vehicle modification for wheelchair accessibility, prosthetic limbs, life experiences like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, or even going to the movies for the first time.


Comal County Habitat for Humanity

  • 830.625.4025

  • 1269 Industrial Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130

  • A non-profit corporation that assists low income families own their own homes. To qualify; the annual family income has to fall between 30% and 60% of the area median income; you must be a legal resident and have lived in Comal County for one year; have the ability to repay the no-interest; no- profit mortgage and have a willingness to partner with Habitat.

Family Endeavors - Fairweather Lodge

  • 210.431.6466

  • 6363 De Zavala Rd, SATX, 78249

  • Fairweather programs provide supportive housing; case management; life skills training; and supportive employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities so that they can achieve a life full of stability; successes; and self-sufficiency. The Fairweather Family Lodge (FFL) provides case management; life skills training; employment assistance; educational guidance and other supportive services for women with mental illness and their children in an apartment style campus. Admission criteria: Axis I Mental Health Diagnosis from a Psychiatrist; Ability to provide proof of homeless status (only applies to FFL); Stable and compliant with medication for at least 30 days; At least 18 years of age; Have a child, ages infant to 12 years old (only applies to FFL); Free of Drugs and Alcohol for at least 30 days; and; Must be willing to either work 15-20 hours per week or attend school within 30 days of entrance into the program.

Family Promise Of Greater New Braunfels

  • 830.214.0024

  • PO Box 311866, New Braunfels, TX 78131

  • A shelter for families with children 0-17 years of age or still enrolled in school; to be added to the wait list one must first complete an application; once completed a phone interview will be scheduled and if interview is passed there will be a face to face interview scheduled. Provides help for low income families to achieve and sustain independence. Day center hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5PM.

Habitat for Humanity

  • 210.223.5203

  • 311 Probandt, SA TX 78204

  • Partners with families in need to help them build houses for themselves at no interest and no profit.

Housing Authority of Bexar County

  • 210.225.0071

  • 1954 E. Houston St., Ste. 104, SA TX 78202

  • Provides rental assistance to low and very low income families and works to provide improved living conditions in Bexar County; Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Housing Authority of Bexar County Family Self Sufficiency Program

  • 210.231.2002

  • 1017 N. Main Ave., Ste. 201, SA TX 78212

  • The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary five-year incentive program that allows Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents to accrue money in an escrow account as their earned income increases; allowing participants to become self-sufficient. Any increases in the family’s rent as a result of increased earned income during the family’s participation in the program results in a credit to the family’s escrow account. Once a family successfully graduates from the program; they may access the escrow and use it for any purpose. This program doesn’t affect eligibility for continued housing.

SAMMinistries Emergency Shelter

  • 210.340.0302

  • 1919 Northwest Loop 410 #100, San Antonio, TX 78213

  • Provides short-term shelter for individual and families

SAMMinistries Homeless Set Aside Vouchers

  • 210.979.6188

  • 5254 Blanco RD, San Antonio, TX 78216

  • SAMMinistries, along with the San Antonio Housing Authority, helps families eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program; offers the opportunity for low-income families to choose affordable rental housing outside of areas of high poverty concentration. The program provides case management services to families in need of affordable housing opportunities. Eligibility: *Must have an income at or below the 30% Area Median Income adjusted for family size *Must not have been convicted of a felony in the last 5 years *Must not have broken a lease in the past in a subsidized housing program.

SAMMinistries Transitional Living and Learning Center

  • 210.979.6188

  • 5922 Blanco RD, SA TX 78216

  • Provides transitional housing to homeless families with children and assists them in becoming self-sufficient.

SAMMinistries Permanent Supportive Housing Program

  • 210.321.5683

  • 5254 Blanco RD, SA TX 78216

  • Permanent Supportive Housing Program assists disabled heads of households’ transition from homelessness to permanent housing; and empowers them to live independently. Case managers work with participants to achieve goals: *Remain in (or exit to) permanent housing *Increase skills and/or income *Achieve greater self- determination *Achieve financial stability (reduce debt). Eligibility: *Must be HUD definition of Homeless (and/or fleeing domestic violence) *Head of household or child must have a permanent disability *The family must have children (0-17 years); children must be enrolled in school *Must have some form of stable income (SSI; SSDI; employment; SSDI etc.”)

SAMMinistries Rapid Rehousing Program

  • 210.321.5610

  • 5254 Blanco RD, SA, TX 78216

  • The SAMMinistries Rapid Re-Housing program reduces the amount of time a family experiences homelessness and rapidly re-houses families into permanent; affordable homes. Financial assistance is provided for up to 3 months along with 12 months of case management. The program provides: *Assistance with deposit; rent and utilities for up to 3 months and *Case management with emphasis on budgeting and maintaining self-sufficiency for 12 months. To qualify applicant must be: *homeless according to Housing and Urban Development’s definition *Can be a family; couple; or individual *Must be willing to work with case manager for 12 months *Must have sustainable income for 60 days.

San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation

  • 210.224.2349

  • 1215 S. Trinity, SA TX 78207

  • Our mission is to provide decent rental and ownership housing that is affordable to low and moderate income people in Texas; to provide housing education and ownership counseling through a community home ownership association; and to promote and create business development, job training, health and soc. serv.

San Antonio Habitat for Humanity

  • 210.223.5203

  • 311 Probandt, SA TX 78204

  • You must meet all of the following requirements to qualify for the program: Have a need for affordable housing by meeting the income guidelines (will be notified if you qualify after applying). Includes income from Social Security; SSI; child support; and/or employment income; Does not include TANF; Unemployment; or Food Stamps. Have a clear marital status. Acceptable statuses include: *No Separation *Divorced *Single *Widowed *Married. Have a workable credit history. NO credit is GOOD credit! We do not use a credit score. Have 3 years stable income history. Be a permanent resident of Bexar County with proof of Social Security number. Be a first- time homebuyer or not have owned a home within the last three (3) years; and Be willing to partner with Habitat by participating in sweat equity (volunteer hours) and homeowner education meetings.

San Antonio Housing Authority

  • 210.477.6000

  • TTY: 210.224.7124

  • Public Housing: 210.477.6196

  • Section 8 Housing: 210.477.6210

  • 818 S. Flores, SA TX 78204

  • Provides non-profit affordable housing, public housing and Section 8 housing


Alamo Service Connection

  • 210.477.3275

  • Free legal assistance for limited income, for seniors over age 50. Can assist with a simple will, power of attorney or a medical directive.

Barbie Scharf-Zeldes, Family Law

  • 210.699.6589

  • 8925 IH 10 W, San Antonio, TX 78230

Betsy Riley, Family Law

  • 210.212.6700

  • 206 E. Locust San Antonio, TX 78212

Cadena-Reeves Justice Center

  • 210.335.2844

  • 300 Dolorosa, First Floor, San Antonio, TX

Carol Bertsch

  • 210.892.4555

  • 4950 San Pedro, SA TX 78212

  • Estate Planning, Guardianship, Medicaid, Special Needs Trust, Power of Attorney

Catholic Charities – Guardianship Services

  • 210.293.1009

  • 202 West French Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

  • The Guardianship Services offers legal guardianship services; including less restrictive alternatives: for those who lack mental capacity due to illness or disability; and who are at risk of abuse; neglect and exploitation. With the goal of protecting the most vulnerable in our society by ensuring their safety in the community; the Guardianship Services creates 1/3 of all guardianships established in Bexar County. Since a guardianship takes away a person’s rights and cannot easily be undone; Catholic Charities believes it is crucial that less restrictive alternatives are implemented first. Direct guardianship services are only provided as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted and there are no other means of protecting the individual. Some alternatives to Guardianship are our money management services or referrals to other agencies. Additionally, Catholic Charities offers wills & advanced planning services for anyone who is in need of legal assistance and guidance with life affairs planning; including will preparation and durable powers of attorney. If available alternatives are not suitable options; then Catholic Charities will establish legal guardianships for qualified individuals and provided case management services to those enrolled.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio

  • 210.222.1294

  • 202 W. French Place, SA TX 78212

  • Offers legal assistance with immigration; wills and advanced planning services; guardianship and legal aid; these services are available Monday thru Thursday 8 AM - 11:30 AM and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 8 AM - 12 PM.

Center for Legal and Social Justice at St. Mary’s University

  • 210.431.2596

  • 2507 NW 36 St., SA TX 78228

  • Representation in removal proceedings; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); T (trafficking) and U (victims of crime who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse) visas; Claims for Social Security disability: debt; fraud; family; tax; ID theft/loss; and tax. You can call and leave a message and state what type of case you’re seeking legal representation for and they will get back to you within 2 business days.

Cheryl McMullan

  • 210.212.4076

  • 111 Soledad, Ste. 300, SA TX 78205

  • Estate Planning, Guardianship & Medicaid

Connie Somers

Disability Rights Texas

  • 210.737.0499

  • 6800 Park Ten Blvd., Suite 208N, San Antonio, TX 78213

  • Provides assistance with legal rights for persons with disabilities. Possibly free.

Granstaff, Gaedke and Edgmon PC

  • 210.348.6600

  • 5535 Fredericksburg RD., Ste. 110, SA TX 78229

  • Estate Planning, probate, estate and trust administration

Heard & Smith, LLP

  • 877.606.3737

  • Social Security Disability: 10715 Gulfdale St., Ste. 100, SA TX 78216 Probate/Guardianship/Estate Planning: 9601 McAllister Frwy., Ste. 620

  • 100 N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 1050, SA TX 78216

Jacobson Law Firm

  • 210.341.1333

  • 6391 De Zavala Rd., Suite 201, San Antonio, TX 78249

  • Estate planning and probate, military law.

Jim House

  • 210.821.6863

  • 8526 North New Braunfels, Suite 315, San Antonio, TX 78217

  • Estate planning.

Judith Davila-Nelson, Law Firm PLLC

  • 210.299.1300

  • 3503 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213

  • Immigration attorney.

Karen Dalglish Seal, Attorney, Mediator and Counselor at Law

  • 210.226.8101

  • 202 East Park Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

  • Firm addresses placement, modifications, accommodations and proper programming of students in special education. Also advocates for situations that do not require the expertise of an attorney.

Kathleen Goodman

  • 210.949.1000

  • 8118 Datapoint Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229

Kay Martinez, Family Law

  • 210.826.0851

  • 8626 Tesoro Dr, Suite 811, San Antonio, TX 78217

Law Offices of Courtenay E. Euton

The Law Office of Karen Dalglish Seal

  • 210.226.8101

  • 202 E. Park Ave., SA TX 78212

  • Contact Name: Kassandra Levay

  • Provides advocacy for students with disabilities in public school; Karen and advocate, Cassandra Levay, strive to mend the disagreements that occur from time to time between parents and school districts in the education of children with Disabilities; Karen Dalglish Seal is a former special education teacher and administrator for 20 years, 1975 – 1996; she has been practicing Special Education Law since 2000. Our goal is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children. TEAM can help you learn more about your child’s disability, give you tools to better understand your child’s rights, improve your communication with Page 67 educators, become your child’s advocate and provide emotional support. Partners Resource Network is a parent- driven, parent-run, agency who strives to provide accurate and current information regarding special education laws and rights of parents. We provide workshops on various topics, assist with parent to parent matches, organize parent support groups, information and referral to other agencies, one on one trainings and provide quarterly newsletters and 24/7 website packed full of helpful information.

The Legal Framework

  • Region 18 providing statewide leadership for the legal framework for the children centered process in Texas.

Margie Boldrick Estate Planning

  • 210.455.6105

  • 1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 600, San Antonio, TX 78217

Matthew L. Finch, Esq

  • 210.223.1123

  • 115 E Travis, SA TX 78205

  • Attorney at Law. Represents parents and students in litigation against school districts and assists families in resolving disputes against schools through mediation and due process hearings.

Medical-Legal Assistance for Families

  • 210.704.8730

  • Guardianship/Powers of Attorney

Michael Archer – Social Security Disability Attorney

Packard Law Firm

  • 210.340.8877

  • 1100 NW Loop 410, Ste. 104, SA TX 78213

  • Social Security and Disability

Refugees & Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

  • 210.222.0964

  • 1305 N. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78212

  • Promotes justice by providing free and low coast immigration legal services and education to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in central and south Texas.

San Antonio Community Law Center

  • 210.271.9595

  • 322 W. Woodlawn, SA TX 78212

  • Provides legal services for working poor and elderly people ineligible for Legal Aid

St. Mary’s School of Law; Center for Legal and Social Justice

  • 210.431.2596

  • 2507 Northwest 36th St, SA TX 78228

  • Representation in removal proceedings; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); T (trafficking) and U (victims of crime who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse) visas; Claims for Social Security disability: debt; fraud; family; tax; ID theft/loss; and tax. You can call and leave a message and state what type of case you’re seeking legal representation for and they will get back to you within 2 business days.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

  • 210.212.3700

  • 1111 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

  • To qualify for free legal services from TRLA; an applicant must meet the income; asset; and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress; the Texas Legislature; and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. The guidelines are complicated; but trained intake workers will be the first step of the process. Applicants will be asked various questions regarding income; assets; and citizenship/immigration status in order to see whether they are eligible. Serves the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Crockett, Edwards, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Real, Sutton, Wilson.


Abbvie Patient Assistance Foundation

  • 800.222.6885

  • This program is for those who are prescribed Abbvie products and can’t afford it. They go off income based per family size and yearly income in household.

  • For a list of products that are eligible for this assistance you can go to:

Any Baby Can’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program

  • 210.227.0170

  • 217 Howard, SA TX, 78212

  • Offers prescription drug assistance to individuals without health insurance, without prescription coverage on their health insurance, who have exhausted their prescription drug coverage limits, who have a chronic condition requiring regular medication, or meet financial criteria for prescription assistance

AstraZeneca – AZ&Me Prescription Assistance Program

  • 800.292.6363

  • PO Box 898, Somerville, NJ 08876

  • This program provides certain AstraZeneca medications at no cost to individuals who qualify. Applicants may not have insurance that covers their prescription medication and must meet income requirements of 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. Individuals with Medicare Part D may qualify on a case by case basis. Anyone who has experienced a major change in financial circumstance may still qualify even with prescription coverage. Applications may be completed online; via phone or mail; and approved applications are valid for one year.

BI Cares - Boehringer Ingelheim Prescription Assistance Program

Bridges to Access - Prescription Assistance Program

  • 866.728.4368

  • PO Box 29038, Phoenix, AZ 85038

  • Bridges to Access is GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program that provides certain GSK medicines “at no cost” to qualified patients. To qualify for Bridges To Access; patients must: Have no prescription drug benefits through any insurer/payer/program. * Not be eligible for Medicaid or Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan Mi Salud * Have gross monthly household income at or below 250% FPL. To apply for this program, you can complete the application available online to be faxed or mailed or rep can email; fax or mail an application.


  • 210.358.3350

  • 903 W. Martin St., SA TX 78207 CareLink is a membership program for Bexar County residents who do not have health insurance and are not eligible for other programs such as Medicare; Medicaid; or CHIP. Offers families a monthly payment plan that is based on their income and family size and assists in accessing health care at the University Health System

Catholic Charities Wellness Clinic

  • 210.226.6178 x 205

  • 231 W. Commerce, San Fernando Medical Centre, SA TX 78205 Offers a free wellness clinic and food pantry; no appointment needed; walk-ins okay; offered to those in need in the San Antonio area, Fridays from 9am-12pm

CommuniCare (Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center)

  • Dr. Frank Bryant Health Center:210.233.7070

  • Physical Address: 3066 E. Commerce, SA TX 78220

  • Barrio Family Health Center: 210.233.7000

  • Physical Address: 1102 Barclay, SA TX 78207

  • Women, Infants and Children: 210.233.7150

  • Physical Address: 803 Castroville RD., Ste. 416, SA TX 78237

  • CommuniCare Health Centers offers an array of services including pediatric medicine; family medicine; women’s health; podiatry; dental; behavioral health; minor surgery clinic; vision care and pediatric speech therapy and more. Confirm that the service you are seeking is available at the location nearest you. Co-pay is determined by income value. Proof of income is needed as well as ID and address Co- pay can be $40-150; Mon-Fri

Daughters of Charity of San Antonio-Insurance Sign Up

  • 210.626.0600

  • 19780 South US Hwy 281, San Antonio, Texas 78221

  • Assistance to sign up for low cost insurances including CHIP; Children’s Medicaid; Adult Medicaid and the Health Insurance Market Place for those in need or who do not have insurance. Contact the main number to Daughters of Charity and request for insurance sign up assistance.

Healthwell Foundation

  • 800.675.8416

  • 20440 Century Blvd., Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874

  • The Healthwell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications. The foundation may assist you in affording medications approved by your insurance; and may even cover part of your monthly insurance premiums. Income requirements apply and individuals must have income that is less than 400% - 500% Federal Poverty Level. You must have insurance and be prescribed a medication covered by this insurance. You must be currently receiving treatment for a disease covered by the Foundation. You can apply online or call a representative Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation

  • 800.652.6227

  • Provides free prescription medication to eligible individuals; eligibility is based on income and household size and whether or not you are insured; only certain medicines are eligible. You can print out an application online or have one mailed to you then return it to your Dr.’s Office. It takes about 3 days for the application to be reviewed and you will be notified by mail if you are eligible; once approved you can pick up medicines at doctor's office; mail order or local pharmacy. You must apply each year to continue eligibility.

LillyMedicare Answers Prescription Assistance Program

  • 800.545.6962

  • The LillyMedicareAnswers Prescription Assistance Program will provide free Lilly medicines to those with no prescription drug coverage and limited financial resources through a mail order pharmacy. Medications covered include Effient, Forteo, Glucagon, Humalog, Humatrope, Humulin, Trulicity and Zyprexa. To qualify for this program, you must have been prescribed a Lilly drug; be a permanent legal resident of the United States; be enrolled in Medicare Part D or have been denied Low-Income Subsidy assistance; not enrolled in Medicaid; have an annual household income of $35;640 or less for a household of 1 (300% Federal Poverty Level). All applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Call to apply or access the application on-line at

Merck Helps - Merck’s Patient Assistance Program

  • 800.727.5400

  • 2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

  • Provides Merck brand medications free of charge to eligible individuals, if someone doesn’t meet the insurance criteria they may still qualify with Merck if they attest that they have special circumstances of financial and medical hardships; and their income still meets the program criteria. One application may provide for up to one year of medicine free to eligible individuals; they may apply as many times as needed. Eligibility: (you may be eligible if all 3 apply) 1-Reside in the US and are 50 or older. (citizen or legal resident) 2-Have no health insurance 3-Annual household income less than 400% FPL. To participate in the program; patients and their licensed prescribers must: Complete and sign an application form “ available for download at Fax completed form from a participating Licensed Prescriber’s Office to 1-800-528-2551.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries-Wesley Health & Wellness Center


  • 800.503.6897

  • PO Box 219, Gloucester, MA 01931

  • NeedyMeds is a non-profit web-based information resource that assists people in locating Patient Assistance Programs online to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs. They also have a prescription drug discount card that is designed to lower the cost of prescription medications by up to 80%. To apply just call 800-503-6897 Mon through Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST to get mail in Application or go online. No activation need no expiration date once approved; can’t use any insurance along with card. You can even download the app.

Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)

  • 866.316.7263

  • PO Box 221858, Charlotte, NC 28222

  • This program provides prescription and limited financial assistance to individuals who qualify. Applicants must complete an application form online; and information will be subject to verification. Household income must be under 400% FPL. Depending on the condition and drug prescribed; funds awarded may be used to cover co-payments; deductibles; co-insurance and possibly insurance premiums and travel assistance. If you qualify you can get up to $1500 per year for assistance with medications used to treat the chronic illness.

Pfizer RxPathways - Prescription Assistance Program

  • 800.844.7284

  • Corporate Office: 235 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017

  • Connection to Care Program provides eligible patients with their Pfizer medicines for free through their doctor’s office; to receive free Pfizer medicines; patients must: (1) Have been prescribed a Pfizer medicine available through Connection to Care; (2) Have no prescription coverage or qualify for hardship assistance; (3) Meet the household income guidelines for the program; (4) Live in the United States; Puerto Rico; or the US Virgin Islands. Patients will receive notification of their enrollment status in the mail within 3 to 4 weeks of submitting their completed application. If accepted; they will be enrolled for up to 1 year. They can reapply to the program each year if they continue to need assistance. Income limits of 400% Federal Poverty Level apply

Sanofi Patient Connection Program (National)

  • 888.847.4877

  • PO Box 222138, Charlotte, NC 28222

  • The Sanofi Patient Connection provides free prescription drugs to patients who do not have insurance coverage and who meet eligibility criteria. The goal of the Patient Assistance Program is to provide medication free of charge to patients who are uninsured and who meet the program eligibility requirements. Patients must meet financial criteria and eligibility; Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM standard time. Assistance program goes by income and household size; status process usually takes about 1-2 business days.

Starkey Hearing Foundation

  • 800.328.8602

  • 6700 Washington Ave. S., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

  • Services include noise induced hearing loss education; accepts and redistributes hearing aids to those in need both in the states and internationally; and offers grants; as well as the Hear Now program. The Hear Now program provides hearing help to low-income Americans; each person we help is fit with new; top-of- the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss.

Takeda Patient Assistance Program

  • 800.830.9159

  • PO Box 5727, Louisville, KY 40255

  • This program offer prescription assistance to individuals who are uninsured or cannot afford their medications. To become eligible, you must be a U.S. resident; not have health coverage; and your household income must be equal to or 3 times less (300%) then the federal poverty level. Hours of operation are from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM; Mon-Fri.

Texas Health And Human Services Commission Star+Plus

  • 800.252.8263

  • 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

  • STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for people who have disabilities or are age 65 or older. People in STAR+PLUS get Medicaid health-care and long-term services and support through a medical plan that they choose. Bexar Service Area includes Atascosa; Bandera; Bexar; Comal; Guadalupe; Kendall; Medina and Wilson counties. Health plans that people within the Bexar Service Area can choose from: Amerigroup; Molina Healthcare of Texas; or Superior HealthPlan.

Walgreens - Prescription Savings Club

  • 866.922.7312

  • $20 a year to enroll in the saving’s plan for a single person or $35 for a family. People on Medicare; Medicaid and other federal or state health care programs are not eligible. This program can provide a 30-day generic prescription for $5-15; 90-day prescription for $10-30 on generic medications. To sign up; visit your local Walgreen’s store. 

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