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106 S. St. Mary's, 7th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205




  • Melody Woosley
  • Jessica Dovalina
    Assistant Director
  • Patrick Steck
    Assistant Director

About Us

To promote life-long success by providing Human Services and connecting people to community resources.

To provide leadership, develop collaborative strategies, and maximize resources to improve the quality of life for children, families and seniors in our community.

The Department of Human Services provides comprehensive direct and contractual services in the areas of Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Education, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services.

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Accomplishments, by the Number

FY 2018

Children & Youth are Safe, Healthy, Resilient & Ready to Succeed in school & Life

Children in Head Start & Child Care Services 21,855 apple icon
Families engaged in Workforce Training 6,148 briefcase icon
Children that receive stabilizing care in time of crisis (Our City Cares) 300 icon
College Students enrolled in the Ambassador Program 172 graduation cap icon
Employers Partnering in the Ambassador Program 93 tools icon
Ambassador satisfaction rate 97% seal icon

Individuals & Families are Financially Secure & in Stable Housing

Clients receiving utility assistance 10,868 lightbulb icon
Tax returns fixed through VITA 35,184 clipboard icon
Total tax refunds through VITA $53,819,704 money bag icon
Households stabilized through counseling or assistance 2,761 house icon
New food pantries opened with faith congregations 4 food pantry icon

Seniors are healthy, engaged & independent

Senior Center Participants 32,608 person icon
Senior Center Participant Satisfaction Rating 97% seal icon
Senior Center Participants Reporting Increased Social, Emotional, &/or Physical Health 95% increased health icon
Seniors Receiving Additional Food Commodities 7,048 carrot icon
Fans collected for Seniors through congregations 1,000 fan icon

Homelessness is rare, brief & non-recurring

Individuals served at Haven for Hope 10,162 heart icon
Individuals transitioned from Prospects Courtyard to housing or shelter 1,259 briefcase with right arrow icon
Individuals transitioned from Haven for Hope to permanent Housing 610 house with up arrow icon
Coordinated Homeless Encampment Outreach Events 165 teepee icon
Veterans permanently housed 581 house with star icon
Pounds of winter clothing donated from congregations 38,000 winter hat icon

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A Caregiver's Toolkit

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VITA - Year Round Tax Clinic

Taxpayer receives assistance
Households who earned $60,000 or less last year qualify.

Head Start - Enrollment

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Head Start Program is accepting applications.