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  • Jessica Dovalina
    Assistant Director
  • Patrick Steck
    Assistant Director
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International Golden Rule Day, April 5, 2019
"Treating all others in ways we wish to be treated ourselves!"

City Council Resolution as Compassionate San Antonio

Signed into action on June 22, 2017
View the Compassionate San Antonio Resolution

Compassion Lives Here

Improving the Lives of Families and Communities Most in Need!

Through collaborations based on relationship, partnerships that are engaged, and services activated across networks between the San Antonio faith community, government agencies, non-profit organizations and community groups.

Urgent Action Alert System

Urgent Action Alert

Want to help neighbors in need but not sure where or when to start?

Let us ALERT you!

  1. Join Urgent Action Alert System by texting Compassion to 55000
  2. Receive about one text per month detailing an urgent need
  3. Take action and make a difference in San Antonio

What's New in the Initiative?

The San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative will carry the work forward to foster compassion with the support of other public, private, community and faith-based organizations.

  • A Community Faith-Based Liaison position was added to the Department of Human Services 2017 Fiscal Budget to implement and lead the Initiative.
  • City Council approved a resolution affirming the Charter for Compassion and authorized registration with the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities. The campaign is inspired by the Golden Rule, which calls on each person to treat others as he or she wishes to be treated.
  • Fiscal Year Summary
Find out More

Compassion. Recognizing the need for greater compassion in our community—find out more about compassion organizations and compassionate deeds.

Impact of the Initiative. For more information about the impact of the Faith-Based Initiative within San Antonio, please see the Initiative Impact and End of Year/Annual Reports.

Reports. For a more complete background and actions to-date, please see About the Working Group & Reports.

Resilience (and other valuable resources). How the Faith-Based Initiative can promote Community Resilience and be a benefit to San Antonio.

Structure. Find out how the Faith-Based Initiative is structured.

Contact the Faith-Based INITIATIVE
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Participation in The Initiative is voluntary. For more information and/or to sign up yourself, congregation or organization.

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