Family & Home Life Support

San Antonio Military and Veterans Prevention Program

With a $4 million grant from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County (UWSA), on behalf of the ReadyKidSA Coalition and others, is the lead for the San Antonio Military/Veterans Prevention Programs Coalition (SAMVPPC). The SAMVPPC will develop a Resource Directory for Military/Veteran Families that is user-friendly, frequently updated, available in print, online, and will develop a phone app with local partners. 

The focus of this grant is to increase Military and Veteran families’ protective factors and reduce the risk of child abuse and/or neglect by stitching together the vast resources available across multiple sectors so that families can easily access the resources they might need.  Research has shown that five protective factors are closely linked to a decreased likelihood of child abuse and neglect:

(1) Family functioning/resiliency
(2) Social support
(3) Knowledge of parenting/child development
(4) Concrete support and
(5) Nurturing and attachment.

Eligible Participants:  Active duty military member, veteran, national guardsman, ready reservists and/or retirees who have children 0-17 years of age and are who are at risk of family violence or abuse and neglect.

Available Services Include: 

  • Any Baby Can: Case Management for Military Families with Special Needs
    Jana Grohman, 210.547.3021, jgrohman@anybabycansa.org
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentoring for At-Risk Youth
    Christine Tanner, 210.225.6322, ctanner@bigmentor.org
  • The Children’s Shelter: iParent SA® and Parents as Teachers; Ancillary Services including Counseling and Connection to Basic Needs Support
    Natalie Lopez, 210.212.2597, nlopez@chshel.org
  • Family Service Association: Parents as Teachers and Ancillary Services including Counseling and Connection to Basic Needs Support
    Veronica Salgado, 210.431.7505, vsalgado@family-service.org
  • VOICES for Children: Outreach through Early Childhood Training and Resource Fairs
    Kathy Fletcher, 210.220.2584, kfletcher@voicessa.org

For more information, please contact Kasi McCormick, DM, Vice President of Grants at (210) 352-7147 or via email at kmccormick@unitedwaysatx.org

Catholic Charities

Military Family Relief Project

Financial assistance, food and clothing assistance, and counseling services for active duty, reserve, National Guard or veteran service members, as well as their dependents and spouses, in need of social services.

 

Family Service Association

Family Service Association Parent and Children’s Resources Child Care Resource & Referral, a Child Care Aware ® Quality Assured Consumer Education and Referral Service, is committed to supporting our nation’s military families and strengthening child care through a partnership with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (NACCRRA) and Department of Defense (DoD).

 

Joint Base San Antonio

Military and Family Readiness Programs

The Military & Family Readiness Centers provide programs, referrals and services to Active Military and their Family, Reservists, Coast Guard, National Guard , Retirees, DoD civilian employees and DoD contracted employees.

 

Camp Flaming Arrow

This resident camp in Hunt, Texas, holds a special camp one week every summer strictly for children who have a parent or parents who have been deployed or are currently deployed in the military. It is called Operation Purple Camp. Military kids receive a free week of camp where they connect with other kids just like them. It is called Operation Purple Camp because purple happens to be the perfect mix of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force Blue, Marine Corps Red, and Navy blue! Kids participate in kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, swimming and more. It also gives them tools to deal with the stresses that come with a parent’s deployment.

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For Veterans and Families

 

San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families

The San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families (SACVF) is focused on helping veterans, their families and caregivers.

 

Tex-Vet – Alliance for Veterans and Family

 

Relocation

 

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

The following information was put together by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to help your visit or relocation to San Antonio is smooth. Please contact The Chamber’s communications office at communications@sachamber.org if you have an idea of other resources that should be listed here.

 

Additional Support Resources

 

Military City USA – Support Organizations

Many organizations which support the military have been created in the City of San Antonio and the State of Texas.  Others have located here because of those strong relationships.  All are important to the continued well being of our installations, our troops, and our country. This list includes military base offices, commissions and various veterans’ and military organizations that offer support.