Family & Home Life Support

Mission United

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 six protective factors are closely linked to a happy and resilient family:

(1) Family functioning/resiliency;
(2) Social support;
(3) Knowledge of parenting/child development;
(4) Concrete support;
(5) Nurturing and attachment; and
(6) Children’s social & emotional development.

Eligible Participants:  Active duty military member, veteran, national guardsman, reservists and/or retirees who have children 0-17 years of age, regardless of income or discharge type.

Available Services Include: 

  • Endeavors: Providing Group and In-home Parenting Classes utilizing the Nurturing Parenting Program
    Michelle Hayden, (210) 866-3860,
  • Family Service: In-home Parenting Education and Support using the Triple P curriculum; additional support provided through in-home counseling
    Fabi Avila, (210) 216-4951,

For more information, please contact Rachel O’Hern at

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 

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. Learn More >


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




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 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.