United Way invests your one donation in more well-managed programs that change lives and strengthen families than any other organization in this community. Following is a brief description of programs and community initiatives provided by our partner agencies.
Dedicated volunteers ensure that United Way partner agencies and programs are sound, effective and worthy of your support. Every year volunteer members of United Way’s Program Accountability Review teams conduct on-site agency visits, assess client demographics and outcomes, analyze financial statements and evaluate overall agency and program effectiveness.
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County 352.7000 – Strengthens our community through advancements in early childhood, graduation, and family income while investing in 138 programs in 69 agencies that help children, families, and individuals thrive.
United Way – Young Children – United Way supports children by safeguarding them from abuse and neglect and ensuring they are healthy and prepared to succeed in school.
United Way – Families – United Way assists families by providing services focused on strengthening individual and family financial stability.
United Way – Food, Shelter, and Emergency Care – United Way feeds those in crisis, provides shelter for those experiencing homelessness, offers refuge to victims of family violence, and comforts and supports those affected by disasters.
United Way – Successful Students – United Way supports students by engaging parents in their child’s education, providing youth development opportunities, and ensuring students are ready for college or a career.
United Way – 2-1-1 Help Line – Offers a free and confidential 24/7/365 telephone service for individuals and families that provides quick and easy access to information about health and human services.
United Way – Military Information and Referral – Connects service members, veterans, and family members to designated resources and advocates for those with unique needs. Conducts 100% follow-up support to ensure needs are met.
United Way – Volunteer Center 352.7000 – Provides a clearinghouse for individuals and group volunteers. Refers volunteers to more than 1,000 programs in area nonprofit organizations. Helps United Way affiliated and unaffiliated organizations.
United Way – Women’s Leadership Council – Provides childcare scholarships for struggling families while enrolled in college full-time or working and enrolled part-time, enabling them to complete their education and gain self-sufficiency.
Alpha Home 735.3822 – Provides spiritually-based substance abuse treatment and support to individuals and their families to prepare them to become more productive members of society.
American Heart Association 810.3100 – Fights heart disease and stroke by offering education programs in schools, workplaces, and the general community.
American Red Cross, San Antonio Chapter 224.5151 – Provides relief to victims of disaster, provides services to armed forces, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Any Baby Can of San Antonio 227.0170 – Provides case management, counseling, crisis funding, and information and referral to families with children facing serious health challenges, developmental disabilities, and chronic illness.
Arc of San Antonio, The 490.4300 – Provides support and case management for caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, thereby enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
Autism Community Network 435.1000 – Provides autism diagnostic services, referrals to resources, and education and training for parents, family members, and caregivers of children with autism.
AVANCE – San Antonio 220.1788 – Through education and family support services, AVANCE strengthens the family unit and promotes school readiness in young children by equipping parents to become their child’s first teacher.
Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio 302.6820 – Provides social service, educational, recreational, and cultural programs for infants six weeks of age through senior adults.
Battered Women and Children’s Shelter of Bexar County (a.k.a. Family Violence Prevention Services) 733.8810 – Provides safe shelter and transition to self-sufficiency for victims of family violence.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas 225.6322 – Matches vulnerable children with caring volunteer mentors who help children develop the assets needed to become productive, contributing, successful adults.
Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council 341.8611 – Provides youth development programs that offer character and leadership development, citizenship training and personal and mental fitness.
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio 436.0686 – Offers programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed and become productive, responsible citizens.
Boysville 659.1901 – Provides emergency shelter for children 0-17 who, due to abuse, neglect, or family disruption, cannot live with their families.
Brighton Center 826.4492 – Provides families of young children with developmental disabilities and/or delays early intervention services including counseling, therapy, and developmental activities to help them grow and develop to their highest potential.
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio 222.1294 – Provides a range of social services including assistance with food and clothing, parenting education, maternity shelter, senior/youth services, tax preparation assistance, and guardianship/money management services.
CentroMed 334.3700 – Provides medical, dental, behavioral health, social, and nutritional services to economically disadvantaged, homeless, and medically underserved persons.
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) 225.7070 – Volunteers improve the lives of abused and neglected children in state protective custody by advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.
Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) 671.5411 – Offers camping experiences for individuals with special needs in a medically safe environment and respite services for families and caregivers.
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio 704.2526 – Serves health and psychosocial needs of children and families with chronic and complex medical conditions including cancer, asthma, and diabetes.
Children’s Shelter, The 212.2500 – Provides care to abused and neglected children removed from their homes and offers programs to teach parents self-sufficiency and nurturing approaches for raising children.
ChildSafe 675.9000 – Provides services to meet the needs of child victims of abuse and their supportive families, including crisis services, counseling, education, training, and off-site activities.
Christian Assistance Ministry 223.4099 – Provides food, clothing, financial assistance for utilities, and referrals for people in crisis.
Christian Senior Services/Meals on Wheels/Senior Companions 735.5115 – Promotes the dignity and independence of homebound seniors by providing Meals on Wheels, companionship, and Alzheimer’s adult day care to thousands of seniors each year.
Chrysalis Ministries, Inc. 299.4540 – Assists the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated by providing skills training, consistent support, and the necessary tools and resources to begin the transformation into productive, law-abiding citizens.
CI-NOW (Community Information-NOW) 562.5500 – A collaboration of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working together to build neighborhood assets, quality community information systems, and greater access to community technology centers.
City Year San Antonio 247.4500 – An education-focused AmeriCorps program that partners with schools to help at-risk students achieve their potential for graduation and beyond.
Clarity Child Guidance Center 616.0300 – Helps children, adolescents, and families overcome the disabling effects of mental illness and improve their ability to function at home, school, and in the community.
Comal County United Way – Serving residents of Comal County.
Communities in Schools of San Antonio 520.8440 – School-based dropout prevention programs that focus on helping students improve their attendance, behavior, and grades, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.
Crosspoint, Inc. 225.0864 – Provides a structured behavioral health program for adults referred from the criminal justice system to facilitate progress toward self-sufficiency and successful community reintegration.
Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio 334.2300 – Provides affordable and accessible primary health care, dental care, health education, child development programs, and utility assistance to economically disadvantaged families.
Eastside Promise Neighborhood 352.7000 – A neighborhood effort revitalizing the Eastside of San Antonio through high quality schools and early childhood centers, improved graduation rates, and engaged residents/parents who are co-constructing the new Eastside.
Ella Austin Community Center 224.2351 – Provides child development programs, after-school activities, and meals and activities for seniors.
Family Endeavors, Inc. 431.6466 – Provides an array of programs and services to help formerly homeless individuals struggling with chronic mental illness become self-sufficient.
Family Service Association of San Antonio 299.2400 – Addresses issues of education success, family well-being, child abuse, substance abuse, successful transition through school, and independent living for seniors.
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas 349.2404 – Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Good Samaritan Community Services 434.5531 – Provides life-changing services for economically disadvantaged individuals including childcare, after-school and summer enrichment, college and career preparation, senior support, and adult life skills.
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio 924.8581 – Helps change lives through the power of work by providing career training, job placement, and wrap-around services to those with barriers to employment.
Greater Randolph Area Services Program (GRASP) 658.6351 – Provides financial help with rent, utilities, medicine, clothing, shelter, fuel, and emergency food. Offers seniors congregate meals, homebound meals, medical transportation, and daily social activities.
Guadalupe County United Way – Serving residents of Guadalupe County.
Haven for Hope 220.2100 – Provides hope and new beginnings for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. Offers residential care and comprehensive services to enable people to transition from homelessness to housing.
Healy-Murphy Center 223.2944 – Accredited alternative education program that supports students by offering childcare, parenting, and child development classes and counseling, enabling them to receive a diploma or GED.
Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston Youth Services 221.3502 – Helps young people develop social skills and build their self-esteem through recreational, instructional and athletic programs, after-school care, and pre-job training.
Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland Youth Programs 671.2510 – Offers social, recreational and educational programs for base-affiliated youngsters. Sports before and after school, camps, and classes contribute to family and community morale and well-being.
Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph Youth Activities 652.2088 – Provides before-school, after-school and summer day care and a diversified program for dependent children of base employees living near Randolph AFB.
Jefferson Outreach for Older Persons 734.5016 – Provides free, volunteer-assisted rides to medical/dental appointments for seniors in northwest San Antonio.
Jewish Family Service of San Antonio 302.6920 – Provides individual, family and group counseling to overcome emotional trauma and mental disorders, and learn behaviors necessary to function as productive members of the community.
Kerr County United Way – Serving residents of Kerr County.
Lifetime Recovery 633.0201 – Offers targeted, evidence-based treatment for chemical dependency to medically indigent adults suffering from substance abuse and addiction, utilizing both residential and outpatient settings.
Madonna Neighborhood Center 432.2374 – Provides comprehensive services for families, with special emphasis on the socially and economically disadvantaged.
Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County 352.7058 – Provides leaders the opportunity to learn about issues and needs in San Antonio, while securing their commitment to serve the community through board service and volunteerism.
Mission Road Ministries 924.9265 – Helps children and adults with intellectual development disabilities achieve their full potential for independence, productivity, inclusion, acceptance, self-reliance, and quality of life.
Northeast Senior Assistance (NESA) 967.6372 – Provides free personal rides to medical appointments and grocery shopping for homebound seniors living in northeast San Antonio.
Presa Community Service Center 532.5295 – Empowers families to achieve self-sufficiency by providing emergency aid, senior and youth development programs, and mentoring and support for school success.
Rape Crisis Center, The 521.7273 – Provides comprehensive services to sexual assault survivors and their families and conducts sexual assault prevention education programs across Bexar County and surrounding areas.
Respite Care of San Antonio 737.1212 – Enhances the stability and nurturing capabilities of families of children with developmental disabilities and complex medical needs through community-based and emergency shelter services.
Rise Recovery 227.2634 – Helps teens, adults, and families overcome drug abuse by providing free counseling and coaching, youth leadership training, support groups, and activities.
Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives 340.8077 – Provides crisis intervention, treatment, and long-term residential services for children in crisis.
St. Paul Lutheran Child Development Center 534.8577 – Provides early childhood education for children recovering from abuse and neglect with an emphasis on nurturing their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development.
St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home 533.1203 – Provides emergency shelter and residential care for abused and neglected children.
SA Youth 223.3131 – Promotes academic success and lifelong learning for high-risk urban school children and high school drop-outs through fun and engaging programs.
Salvation Army, The 352.2000 – Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, and disaster services for those in need.
SAMMinistries (San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries) 340.0302 – Through its Homeless Prevention Program, provides utility assistance for those on the verge of becoming homeless.
San Antonio AIDS Foundation 225.4715 – Offers residential skilled nursing care, mental health services, free HIV testing, and daily meals for people with HIV/AIDS.
San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse 225.4741 – Offers prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children and families, focusing on children who, due to family circumstances, are at a higher-than-average risk for drug use.
San Antonio Food Bank 337.3663 – Fights hunger in Bexar and fifteen surrounding counties through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Offers free, bilingual diabetes education classes.
San Antonio Public Library Foundation, The 225.4728 – Provides the Literacy Caravan, a mobile classroom van, to promote family literacy, foster a love of reading, and connect families and young children with the San Antonio Public Library.
San Antonio Sports 820.2118 – Improves the health of local families through family-friendly physical activities to reduce the rates of obesity and diabetes in San Antonio.
Seton Home 533.3504 – 24-hour residential program that helps homeless, pregnant/parenting teens who choose to parent their children by providing medical, educational, recreational, parenting, and therapeutic services.
Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP) 558.0007 – Provides free, safe, reliable, volunteer-assisted transportation for underserved seniors and caregivers in south and west San Antonio, helping them stay healthy and connected to their community.
Texas Diaper Bank 731.8118 – Provides basic necessities such as diapers and other baby essentials, incontinence products for seniors, and other services benefitting area families.
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation 593.5949 – Provides life-saving transportation assistance to cancer patients who would otherwise be unable to get to and from their treatment and medical appointments.
United Way in Kendall County – Serving residents of Kendall County.
USO San Antonio 227.9373 – Provides support services to deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, their families, and families of the fallen.
YMCA of Greater San Antonio 246.9622 – Provides youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through state-licensed childcare and character-building youth development programs.
Young Women’s Christian Association 228.9922 – Empowers children and youth to become productive and self-sufficient citizens by encouraging them to succeed in school and pursue higher education.