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.
FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & ASSISTANCE
Bexar County Family Violence Prevention Services
7911 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Child Help USA—Child Abuse Hotline
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
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)
Works through advocacy, education, and training to prevent child abuse and neglect in all forms in Texas; also offers a training program on bullying.
Rape Crisis Center
4606 Centerview Dr. Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78228
San Antonio Police Department (SAPD)
Family & Domestic Violence Unit
515 S. Frio, San Antonio, TX 78207
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
24-hr hotline: 800.252.5400
State Office: 512.438.4800
3635 SE Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78223
FOOD, CLOTHING & UTILITIES ASSISTANCE
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
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
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
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.
888.321.5880 Web: www.assurancewireless.com/public/Welcome.aspx
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
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
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
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
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
210.226.6178 x 204
231 W. Commerce St, SA TX 78205
Offers a food pantry for those in need on Fridays from 9am-12pm
Christian Assistance Ministries – CAM
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.lifelinesupport.org. There is also a list of service providers available at the following website: www.lifelinesupport.org/ls/companies/companies.aspx
Greater Randolph Area Services Program
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
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)
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
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
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
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 www.qlinkwireless.com/members/Lifeline-Eligibility.aspx.
Project WARM (Winter Assistance Relief Mobilization)
233 N. Pecos, Ste. 590, SA TX 78207
Eligible customers receive: Credit on their CPS Energy utility bills. To qualify; you must: Be experiencing a financial hardship and have an income at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines. Have small or school-age children. Be elderly; handicapped or require critical care equipment. Be a resident of San Antonio or Bexar County. Be able to present proof of income; hardship and number of family members.
Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program-RACAP
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)
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
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
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
910 S. Flores St., SA TX 78212
San Antonio Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank - Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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
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
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: yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/snap/
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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)
The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) is a voucher program that provides financial assistance to Texans with disabilities that interfere with access to the telephone networks for the purchase of specialized assistive equipment or services. The type of devices available under the program are on our website at Vouchers and Values.
Applications can found on this website: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/regulations/forms/3000-3999/form-3906-application-specialized-telecommunications-assistance-program-stap
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Free tax preparation for low income individuals.
Wesley Health and Wellness Center
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
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
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
8601 Village Dr., Ste. 220, San Antonio, TX 78217
Ft. Sam Army Support-Soldier and Family Assistance Center
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
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
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
6201 E. Oltorf, Ste. 600, Austin TX 78741
Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
State Agency over Medicaid Waiver Programs like CLASS, HCS and MDCP; Home and community-based services, Intermediate care facility, IDD community services, State supported living center, Texas home living program, relocation assistance, STAR+PLUS Waiver Program, Community First Choice
Texas Department of State Health Services-Complaint Hot Line
To file a report against: A State Healthcare Facilities call 1-888-973-0022
Narcotic Treatment Facilities call: 512-834-9030
Office of the Ombudsman: 866-566-8989
Texas Disability Information & Referral Center
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.
GRANTS & FUNDING
Autism Care and Treatment Today (ACT)
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
Autism Speaks offers a variety of grants to service your child with special needs.
Heart of Variety Fund
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
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
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.
HOUSING & SHELTER
Comal County Habitat for Humanity
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
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
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
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
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
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
1919 Northwest Loop 410 #100, San Antonio, TX 78213
Provides short-term shelter for individual and families
SAMMinistries Homeless Set Aside Vouchers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8925 IH 10 W, San Antonio, TX 78230
Betsy Riley, Family Law
206 E. Locust San Antonio, TX 78212
Cadena-Reeves Justice Center
300 Dolorosa, First Floor, San Antonio, TX
4950 San Pedro, SA TX 78212
Estate Planning, Guardianship, Medicaid, Special Needs Trust, Power of Attorney
Catholic Charities – Guardianship Services
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
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
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.
111 Soledad, Ste. 300, SA TX 78205
Estate Planning, Guardianship & Medicaid
11122 Wurzbach RD, Ste. 100, SA TX 78230
Social Security Disability
Disability Rights Texas
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
5535 Fredericksburg RD., Ste. 110, SA TX 78229
Estate Planning, probate, estate and trust administration
Heard & Smith, LLP
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
6391 De Zavala Rd., Suite 201, San Antonio, TX 78249
Estate planning and probate, military law.
8526 North New Braunfels, Suite 315, San Antonio, TX 78217
Judith Davila-Nelson, Law Firm PLLC
3503 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213
Karen Dalglish Seal, Attorney, Mediator and Counselor at Law
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.
8118 Datapoint Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229
Kay Martinez, Family Law
8626 Tesoro Dr, Suite 811, San Antonio, TX 78217
Law Offices of Courtenay E. Euton
Po Box 792441, San Antonio, Texas 78279
The Law Office of Karen Dalglish Seal
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
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 600, San Antonio, TX 78217
Matthew L. Finch, Esq
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
Guardianship/Powers of Attorney
Michael Archer – Social Security Disability Attorney
14350 Northbrook Dr Suite 150, San Antonio, TX 78232
Social Security Disability
Packard Law Firm
1100 NW Loop 410, Ste. 104, SA TX 78213
Social Security and Disability
Refugees & Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
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
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
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
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.
MEDICAL & PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Abbvie Patient Assistance Foundation
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: www.abbviepaf.org/eligibility.cfm
Any Baby Can’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program
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
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
PO Box 66745, St. Louis, MO 63166
The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation provides prescription assistance to individuals who qualify. Applicants who qualify can receive their BI medications free of charge from the foundation. Apply online at: www.bipatientassistance.com/#public/!PreQualify/1 to find out if you qualify.
Bridges to Access - Prescription Assistance Program
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 https://www.lillycares.com/assets/pdf/lilly_cares_application.pdf
Merck Helps - Merck’s Patient Assistance Program
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 https://youtu.be/iBw05i0itFE Fax completed form from a participating Licensed Prescriber’s Office to 1-800-528-2551.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries-Wesley Health & Wellness Center
1406 Fitch, SA TX78211
Offers services to low income families and families without insurance; services offered range from medical care to counseling services to financial and food assistance to help finding a job. Services are based on income if you do not have insurance. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
$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.