United Way Partner Agencies

Here in San Antonio and Bexar County, 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 United Way-funded agencies and other community initiatives.

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 Review and Stewardship 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, graduations and family income while investing in 133 programs in 65 agencies that help children, families and seniors thrive.

United Way – Children – United Way supports children by safeguarding them from abuse and neglect, preparing them to attend school and graduate, developing their self-esteem and social skills and providing many other services.

United Way – Families – United Way supports families by teaching parenting skills to new fathers, offering respite to families of children with special needs, supporting seniors and families caring for elderly parents and providing other services that stabilize and strengthen families.

United Way – Food, Shelter and Emergency Care – United Way feeds those in crisis, provides homeless families a safe haven, offers refuge to victims of family violence, comforts and supports those affected by disasters and so much more.

United Way – Help Line  2-1-1 or 227-HELP (4357) – Offers a free and confidential 24/7/365 telephone service for individuals and families, including service personnel, that provides quick and easy access to information about health and human services.

United Way - Volunteer Center  – 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 – Strategically invests in programs enhancing the lives of women and children through early childhood development, childcare scholarships, parent engagement and emerging needs leading to improved graduation rates and family self-sufficiency.

Alpha Home  735.3822 – Provides spiritually-based substance abuse treatment and support to women and their families in order to prepare them to become more productive members of society.

American Heart Association  810.3100 – Fights heart disease and stroke through medical research and education at the school site, work site and in the community-at-large.

American Red Cross, San Antonio Chapter  224.5151 – Provides relief to victims of disaster 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 day activity services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and case management services to individuals and families with such disabilities.

Autism Community Network  435.1000 – Provides autism diagnostic services, parent education, professional trainings and outreach and awareness to children, families, service providers and the San Antonio community.

AVANCE – San Antonio  220.1788 – Through education and family support services, AVANCE strengthens the family unit and promotes school readiness in young children by parents becoming their child’s first teacher.

Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio  302.6820 – Provides educational, recreational and cultural programs for infants six weeks of age through senior adults. Awards over $100,000 in scholarships for day care and camp.

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter of Bexar County (a.k.a. Family Violence Prevention Services) 733.8810 – Provides safe shelter, transition to self-sufficiency, counseling and legal advocacy for victims of family violence.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas  225.6322 – The BBBS mentoring program matches vulnerable children with caring volunteers who assist children to develop the assets they need to become productive, contributing, successful adults.

BioBridge Global (formerly South Texas Blood & Tissue Center)  731.5555 – The community’s source of life-saving blood, cord blood and tissue for transfusion and transplantation. A center for unduplicated clinical research and cancer therapy.

Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council  341.8611 – Youth development programs for school age boys and young women in high school offering character and leadership development, citizenship training and personal and mental fitness.

Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio  436.0686 – Enhances the educational, social and moral development of San Antonio’s youth, especially those who need it most. Great Futures Start Here.

Boysville  659.1901 – Provides emergency shelter, residential, foster care and transitional living to children 0-17 who due to abuse, neglect or family disruption cannot live with their families.

Brighton Center  826.4492 – Provides early intervention services including counseling, coordination, developmental activities, nutrition, vision and hearing screenings and physical, occupational and speech therapy in the child’s natural environment.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio  222.1294 – Provides financial assistance, food/clothing assistance, 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 through nine programs operating from 23 sites.

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.

Child Care Scholarship Fund  352.7000 – Helps struggling families who are completing education or training to pursue self-sufficiency by awarding child care scholarship assistance for their young children.

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)  671.5411 – Offers camping experiences for individuals with special needs in a medically safe environment, respite services for families and certification credit for healthcare and other 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, diabetes, etc.

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 child sexual abuse victims with services necessary for emotional and physical healing through forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling, support services and coordinated investigations.

Christian Assistance Ministry   223.4099 – Provides food, clothing, financial assistance for utilities and referrals to 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 more than 5,000 seniors each year.

Chrysalis Ministries, Inc. (formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries) 299.4540 – Provides interfaith ministries, educational classes to incarcerated adults and juveniles, and social services, support groups and psycho-educational classes to those formerly incarcerated and their families.

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 public schools to reduce dropouts and increase college readiness.

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.

Communities in Schools of San Antonio  520.8440 – School-based dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Crosspoint  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, wellness services, counseling services and child development program to low income families.

Ella Austin Community Center  224.2351 – Provides child development program, after school activities, senior meals, emergency food, clothing, utility assistance and free tax preparation.

Eastside Promise Neighborhood  352.7000  – A neighborhood effort revitalizing the Eastside through high quality schools, improved graduation rates and engaged residents/parents that builds on Eastside assets and addresses challenges.

Family Endeavors, Inc. (formerly San Antonio Family Endeavors)  431.6466 – Provides an array of programs and services for children, adults, families and the homeless struggling with chronic mental illness.

Family Service Association of San Antonio  299.2400 – Services address issues of education success, family well-being, child abuse, substance abuse, successful transition through school and independent living for the elderly.

Fort Sam Houston Youth Services  221.3502 – Helps young people develop social skills and builds their self-esteem through recreational, instructional and athletic programs, youth campus, after-school care and pre-job training.

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 low-income individuals including childcare, afterschool and summer enrichment, college and career preparation, senior support, adult life skills and education.

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.  We offer residential care and comprehensive services supporting transition from homelessness to housing.

Healy-Murphy Center  223.2944 – Accredited alternative education program that offers self-paced instruction, parenting, child development classes, counseling, clinic and childcare for clients seeking diploma or GED.

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.

Kendall County United Way – Serving residents of Kendall County.

Kerr County United Way – Serving residents of Kerr County.

Lackland AFB Boys & Girls Club  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.

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 children, families and elderly with special emphasis on the socially and economically disadvantaged.

Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County  352.7058 – Provides  a select, diverse and  highly qualified group of volunteers who are  informed on community needs and issues to serve primarily on nonprofit and civic organization boards.

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.

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.

Randolph AFB 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.

Rape Crisis Center for Children and Adults, The  521.7273 – Provides comprehensive services to sexual assault survivors and their families and conducts sexual assault 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 (formerly Palmer Drug Abuse Program)  227.2634 – Helps teens, adults and families overcome drug abuse by providing free counseling, support groups, activities, educational classes, youth leadership training and partnerships in community education.

Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives  340.8077 – Provides crisis intervention 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, residential care, foster care and adoption placement for abused and neglected children.  Provides trauma assessment, counseling and family and victim services for residents and community.

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 – Helps the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless to attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, housing and services.

San Antonio AIDS Foundation  225.4715 – Offers residential  HIV/AIDS skilled nursing hospice care including case management.  Additional services include hot meals, rental assistance, transitional housing, prevention education and free HIV testing.

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse  225.4741 – Offers prevention, intervention and treatment services for children and families and resources for teachers, clergy and community groups to promote safe and drug-free communities.

San Antonio Food Bank  337.3663 – Fights hunger in Bexar and the fifteen surrounding counties through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy. Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.

San Antonio Public Library Foundation  225.4728 – Promotes literacy and learning all while raising awareness for the resources and programming offered by our local library system.

Seton Home  533.3504 – 24-hour residential program that provides medical, educational, life skills, recreational, parenting and therapeutic services to homeless, pregnant/parenting teens who choose to parent their children.

Texas Diaper Bank (formerly Hispanic Religious Partnership)  731.8118 – Provides basic necessities such as diapers and other baby essentials, incontinence products for seniors, health education and other services benefitting over 15,000 families annually.

United Way of Comal County – Serving residents of Comal County.

USO San Antonio  227.9373 – Provides critical support to those who need us most – forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, their families and families of the fallen.

YMCA of Greater San Antonio  246.9622 – Stands for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, through providing state licensed childcare, character building youth development, senior and holistic wellness 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.