The City of San Antonio supports the community’s efforts to end homelessness through participation on the South Alamo Regional Alliance to End Homelessness Continuum of Care; support and coordination with Haven for Hope, and contracts with community based homeless services providers. Support to homeless providers includes the following:
Alamo Area Resource Center Greater San Antonio Housing Works
Provides a housing resource database, housing locator service, and intensive housing case management to assist individuals and families with HIV/AIDS in locating and maintaining safe, affordable, and appropriate housing.
BEAT-AIDS Coalition Trust, Inc. Case Management
Provides case management to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS to encourage linkage to community supports and adherence to medical treatment.
Family Violence Prevention Services – Battered Women’s Shelter
Provides temporary shelter, counseling, and case management services to women and children who have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Haven for Hope and Prospects Courtyard
Provides food, clothing, shelter and an array of social services including but not limited to job training, medical and dental services and day care to Haven for Hope members, prospective members and the surrounding community. Prospects Courtyard on the Haven for Hope campus is safe, outdoor sleeping space where guests receive meals, communal showers, laundry, basic medical care and mental health care, and other basic services. Prospects Courtyard is operated by the Center for Hope.
San Antonio AIDS Foundation Nursing Facility Basic Housing HOPWA Operations
Operates a skilled nursing/hospice facility to provide 24-hour care to individuals with HIV/AIDS who are not able to care for themselves and do not have resources for such care.
San Antonio AIDS Foundation Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program
Provides long-term housing subsidies to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS.
San Antonio AIDS Foundation Transitional Housing
Provides transitional housing to HIV-positive individuals with no income that are homeless and/or recently released from prison.
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Rapid Rehousing
Reduces use of shelter or other temporary housing by providing available rental units to individuals and families that
are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Seton Home Safe Shelter
Provides safe shelter for teen mothers and their children, allowing them to stay together as a family.
Resources for homeless families include Childcare Services. Child care services are available to eligible homeless families enabling them to work, receive training, or attend school in their effort to become self sufficient. Once referred, parents are given the opportunity to choose a day care center that best fits their life situation. More information about this service can be found at Homeless Child Care Services or by calling 210.206.5550.
Children in families experiencing homelessness also receive priority for Head Start services. Head Start children and families of San Antonio and Bexar County with high quality educational, nutritional, medical, dental, mental health, disability, and other that promote school readiness and family strengthening. For more information, please contact the Department of Human Services Head Start Program at 210.206.5500.
SOUTH ALAMO REGIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE HOMELESS
The City is a member of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless, the area Continuum of Care (CoC). SARAH directs the annual CoC plan, establishes priorities for projects, and develops coordinated policy on issues such as financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services. As a member of SARAH, the City helps develop and adopt efficient and effective approaches to the delivery of services to homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless.