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Look here for ways your community can assist with finding shelter, health clinics, meals, clothing, and other necessities.
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Ways To Help

United Way Volunteer Center

Interested in volunteering opportunities? Here you will find a comprehensive listing of volunteer options throughout the San Antonio community

Find Family & Friends


A residential and business directory. Residential: 120 million U.S. households; 11 million Canadian residents. Business sources include more than 5,600 Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories.

Telephone Numbers

United Way Help Line

Police Non-Emergency Line
For Emergencies dial 9-1-1

Center for Health Care Services Crisis Center
or Toll-free 1-800-316-9241

Texas Run-Away Hotline
Toll-free: 1-888-580-4357

Rape Crisis Center

Battered Women's Shelter

Texas Abuse Helpline
Toll-free: 1-800-252-5400

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Toll-free: 1-800-621-3362

American Red Cross
or Toll-free: 1-800-775-6803


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    Look here for ways your community can assist with finding shelter, health clinics, meals, clothing, and other necessities.


    Helpful Books

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    Terra - Genesis Community Resources Directory
    Complete listings of services for San Antonio and surrounding areas.

    Web Sites of Interest

    The Following web sites provide detailed information about the many community services provided in San Antonio and Bexar County.

    • United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County: Information and Referral Directory
      A comprehensive directory of the nearly 3.000 community assistance programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. Find assistance programs for shelter, food, clothing, identity recovery, health, substance abuse treatment, and much more.
    • X Net Connect
      A great resource for locating community assistance programs statewide. You can search by any zip code in the state to find assistance resources unique to each locality. For instance, a search for "food and 78205" will bring up a listing of detailed information about all food assistance programs in the 78205 zip code area.
    • City of San Antonio Services
      Provides an alphabetical listing of the many services provided by the City of San Antonio. Find information on a diverse range of topics, such as adult basic education, neighborhood associations, trash pickup, youth recreation, and much more.
    • City of San Antonio Department of Human Services
      A detailed listing of services provided by this City department. Find information on fair housing, child care services, youth programs, senior programs, and much more.
    • Bexar Area Agency on Aging
      This agency provides a wide range of helpful services to senior citizens over the age of 60, including medicare benefits counseling, legal assistance, nutrition assistance, transportation, and care coordination.
    • Haven for Hope
      Haven for Hope provides a wide range of social services in order to meet the needs of San Antonio’s homeless community in a “single-multiservice-campus” setting. Beyond shelter, food and clothing, Haven for Hope’s services are designed to address the root causes of homelessness, with over 70 Partner agencies providing a wide-array of critical services. For more information, call (210) 220-2100.

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