Federal Shutdown Response

BEXAR COUNTY SERVICES FOR FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS

Utilities:

  • Bexar County Utility Assistance:
    • The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) 2019 Program Year is fully funded.
    • Furloughed Federal Employees may be eligible to apply for the County’s Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) for their utility bills, pending the State’s declaration of an emergency, or may qualify based on household income status.
  • The Household Crisis Program (HCP) permits a tone-time payment of up to $1,200 for qualified utility bills (current and arrears).
    • The household must show no income in the last 30 days or must fall below the Federal poverty guidelines.

Food Assistance:

  • Bexar County proposes a one-time $15,000 food assistance grant to the San Antonio Food Bank for furloughed Federal employees.

San Antonio Area Food Bank
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway, San Antonio TX 78227
SAfoodbank.org
(210) 431-8326

Outside Partner Agencies and Service Providers:

Bexar County Economic and Community Development is working directly with its local partner agencies who rely on Federal funding to provide needed community services, or whose populations will be adversely affected by a continued Federal shutdown.

A list of service providers is available for the following needs:

  • Child Support
  • Clothing
  • Daycare
  • Diapers
  • Electricity
  • Financial Education
  • Food
  • Home Repair & Weatherization
  • Medical & Dental
  • Rental Assitance
  • Training Programs & GED
  • Veterans Services
  • Water

Food Assistance

Organization Address Phone Information
Agape Ministry Emergency Assistance Program 145 Lanark Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78218 (210) 590-6655                        Tuesday - Thursday 9:30-11:00: Friday 9:30-11:00 (Zip codes: 78217,18,39,09,19,33,44,47)
Bethesda Church 8311 S. Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas 78244 (210) 922-7017 1st and 3rd Thursday each month 10:00 a.m.
Catholic Charities of San Antonio 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd (210) 226-6178 Monday 8:00 a.m. (by appointment on first come first serve basis)
Christian Assistance Ministry 110 McCullough. San Antonio, Texas 78215 (210) 223-6648 Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ella Austin Community Center 1023 N. Pine SL (210) 224-2351 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Food Bank 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy (210) 337-3663 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Electricity Assistance

Organization Address Phone Information
Bexar County Economic & Community Development Dept. 233 N Pecos - La Trinidad. San Antonio, Texas 78207 (210) 335-3666                          Monday 8:00 a.m. (application request on first come first serve basis)
Family Assistance Centers 1322 S Zarzamora (210) 207-7830 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Catholic Charities of San Antonio 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd (210) 226-6178 Monday 8:00 a.m. (by appointment on first come first serve basis)
Ella Austin Community Center 1023 N. Pine SL (210) 224-2351 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Salvation Army 910 N. Frio San Antonio, Texas 78212 (210) 352-2020 Monday - Friday 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m.
SAMMinistries 5254 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216 (210) 377-1616 Online request only 
City of San Antonio 1302 N. Zarzamora San Antonio, Texas 78207 (210) 299-1102 Print online and submit application
       

Water Assistance

Organization Address Phone Information
Catholic Charities of San Antonio 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd (210) 226-6178              Monday 8:00 a.m. (by appointment on first come first serve basis)
Family Assistance Centers 1302 N Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas 78207 (210) 207-7830 Online request only
Christian Assistance Ministries 110 McCullough, San Antonio. Texas 78215 (210) 223-6646 Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
Ella Austin Community Center 1023 N. Pine St. (210) 224-2351 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SAMMinistries 5254 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216 (210) 377-1616 Online request only 

Housing Assistance

Organization Address Phone Information
Bexar County Housing 1954 E Houston St. Ste 104, San Antonio, Texas (210) 225-0071               Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (waiting list - presently closed)
Catholic Charities 1801 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd (210) 226-6178 Monday 8:00 a.m. (by appointment on first come first serve basis)
Family Assistance Centers 1302 N Zarzamora, San Antonio. Texas 78207 (210) 207-7830 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
SAMMinistries 5254 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216 (210) 377-1616 Online request only 
City of San Antonio COSA caseworker referral needed (210) 207-7830 Call for application and program guidelines Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Medical & Dental

Organization Address Phone Information
Acts of Hope 3910 West Avenue, San Antonio. Texas 78213 (210) 757-0691                [email protected] Concentration on Diabetes
Human Services Dept - Medicaid 1067 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78258 (210) 337-3550 www.yourtexasbenefits.com 
Barrio Comprehensive Clinic 1102 Barclay St, San Antonio, Texas (210) 233-7000 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Call for Appointment
CentroMed South Park Clinic 910 Wagner, San Antonio, Texas 78211 (210) 922-7000 Hours vary-income based-adult and children
I Can San Antonio - Haven For Hope 1 Haven For Hope Way, San Antonio, Texas 782017 (210) 220-2370 [email protected] $20 copay, 3 to 6 weeks to process*
San Antonio Founder Lions Club PO Box 593008 San Antonio, Texas 78259 (210) 225-1164 www.saflc.org Adults without any type of vision coverage

Clothing

Organization Address Phone Information
Dress For Success 600 N. Frio Rd, San Antonio, Texas (210) 737-9510                 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm *by referral only*
Family Service Association - Neighborhood Place 301 Rivas St, San Antonio, Texas 78228 (210) 431-7500  Housing opportunities, job training, counseling, and family services
Madonna Neighborhood Center 1906 Castroville Rd, san Antonio, Texas 78237 (210) 432-2374 [email protected] walk-ins welcome

Training Programs & GED

Organization Address Phone Information
Alamo Colleges District 201 W. Sheridan. San Antonio, Texas 78204 (210) 485-0000          Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Chrysalis Ministries 509 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212 (210) 299-4540 Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Acts of Hope 3910 West Avenue, San Antonio. Texas 78213 (210) 757-0691  [email protected]
Learning Center at La Casita 830 W. Mulberry St San Antonio, Texas 78212 (210) 733-5467 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Education Service Center Region 20 1314 Hines Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78208 (210) 370-5239 Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Family Service Association 702 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212 (210) 431-4401 Call to register for early childhood training
San Antonio Public Library Free GED and ESL classes contact local branch   Contact Emily Flores at [email protected]

Financial Education

Organization Address Phone Information
The Neighborhood Place-Financial Empowerment 301 Rivas St. San Antonio, Texas 78228 (210) 431-4425                    Call for appointment free: one-on-one sessions
Willie Velasquez Community Center 1302 N. Zarzamora. San Antonio, Texas 78207 (210) 207-7830 Call for appointment
Habitat For Humanity Family Services Department 311 Probandt, San Antonio, Texas 78204 (210) 223-5203 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 9-12 month program interest free loan

Child Care & Diaper Assistance

Organization Address Phone Information
Child Care Subsidy Program (CCS) 1499 Hillcrest Dr. Ste 103. San Antonio. Texas 78228 (210) 230-6300                   Monday - Friday 7:45 - 5:00 p.m.
United Wav Childcare Scholarship Program PO Box 898, San Antonio, Texas 78293 (210) 352-7106 Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. 4:45 p.m. (program runs Feb 28 - April 17)
City of San Antonio-Head Start Program 1227 Brady Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78207 (210) 206-5500 saheadstart.org
Texas Diaper Bank - (Child Care & Diapers) 5415 Bandera Rd #504 San Antonio, Texas 78238 (210) 731-8118 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Acts of Hope 3910 West Avenue, San Antonio. Texas 78213 (210) 757-0691  [email protected]

Child Support

Organization Address Phone Information
Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 1207 Austin, Texas 78711 (800) 252-8014       24 Hr Line: (512) 463-2100 
Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center 300 Dolorosa, Suite 1.102, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 335-2128 DRC Website

Veterans Services

Organization Address Phone Information
Military Records Requests N/A (314) 801-0800               No cost for basic military personnel and medical record information
American GI Forum 511 N. Flores, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 354-4892 Housing opportunities, job training, counseling, and family services
Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars 8503 N. IH 35, Austin, Texas 78753 (512) 834-8535 TexasVFW.org
Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic 5788 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78240 (210) 699-2100 Health Care Services