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Phone: 210.352.7077



on NOVEMBER 13, 2015

The piercing sound of the smoke alarm wakes you up, and you stumble out of bed, disoriented and groggy. How long do you and your loved ones have to escape your burning home before it’s too late? 10 minutes? 5 minutes?  The Red Cross can tell you. The answer is 2 minutes. Fire experts agree […]

Your Goodwill Changes Everything

on OCTOBER 11, 2015

For 20 years, Trina worked in security. While it was a job that paid the bills, it never offered the fulfillment that Trina truly wanted. She was intrigued by the idea of being a nurse, but that seemed like wishful thinking, not a real possibility. Then she discovered the Good Careers Academy (GCA). Today, as […]

Soles for Souls

on SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Richard had sought assistance with Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) several times over the last 10 years — whether he needed food or help obtaining his ID, CAM had been there for him. But he never thought much of it. Richard was just surviving, living on the streets, no steady work, and a mountain of problems. […]

Caleb Loves CAMP

on AUGUST 7, 2015

Caleb Thompson was just eight years old he was introduced to CAMP, a United Way partner agency.  His mom D’Anne Thompson describes feeling a little apprehensive that first year when she came to drop Caleb off. “It was a little difficult, but after ten minutes I realized how freeing CAMP is for the kids and their […]

CIS-SA Helps Students In Dire Need

on JUNE 9, 2015

A student, “Jackie,” was referred to me and was classified as homeless, pregnant and in dire need of social support,” writes a Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) site coordinator. “Jackie had dropped out of high school her junior year. At our first meeting Jackie expressed the desire to catch up and graduate. We […]

Brighton is a Beacon: Madelyn’s Story

on MAY 7, 2015

Little Madelyn was born prematurely when her teenage mother was a part of a tragic car accident that required an emergency C-section. From that moment on, Madelyn’s life has been a constant battle to defy odds. All hope was lost for this new mom and her baby when doctors confirmed the list of complications Madelyn […]

Sophia Welcomed at the Bridge

on APRIL 7, 2015

Sophia recently agreed to appear on Channel 4 WOAI News to talk about her experience as a resident of Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives’ The Bridge Emergency Shelter several years ago.  Here is what she had to say. “I was placed at The Bridge when I was 15 because I was a bad kid. I was […]

Nathan Turns From Jail To SA YOUTH

on MARCH 4, 2015

Nineteen year old Nathan has a long history with SA Youth. He considers himself a first generation student. When Nathan was eight years old, he began attending SA Youth’s out-of-school-time community learning center until he was 12. He later found himself involved in the juvenile justice system and felt compelled to call SA Youth—a place he […]

Celina turns “I can’t,” into “I will” at YWCA

on FEBRUARY 9, 2015

During the 2013-2014 school year, “Celina,” a 6th grade student, was a bright young lady who lacked motivation and self-esteem.  She was struggling with mathematics when a YWCA’s Mi Carrera program coordinator took note. YWCA’s Mi Carrera program works with young women, ages 12 through 19 and residing in impoverished areas, to help them stay in school. […]

Lifetime Recovery Changes Micaela’s Life

on JANUARY 20, 2015

“Micaela” found herself in trouble with Child Protective Services. She had been smoking marijuana since high school, became pregnant and dropped out of school. Her boyfriend left her and she moved in with an aunt who was a drug user. She gave birth to two more children and worked as a waitress in various restaurants […]