San Antonio youth leaders and city leaders have launched a survey aimed at gauging the mental health of young people in the community. The Teen Mental Health Survey was made by high school students for fellow young people between the ages of 12 to 19. The online survey will be open until April 10. The survey is a partnership between the San Antonio Youth Commission, Project Worth Teen Ambassadors, the Department of Humans Services and Metro Health. This initiative follows declarations form the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Surgeon General that the mental health of children and adolescents is a national crisis. - KSAT
Chiflada's hasn't served its first drink yet, but San Antonians are already buying in to the "little Westside gem." Of course, Natasha Riffle has a wide industry network, but the bar name is also gaining some attention. "Chiflada," which generally means spoiled or bratty, resonated with the bar's early supporters.
"We're three Latinas, we're all raised on the Westside. We were throwing around names for a while and we were joking about it, actually." Natasha Riffle says. "Then we were like 'Wait, that's a really good name, it's catchy, it's funny. Everyone in San Antonio is Tex-Mex, so we know what Chiflada means — we all act like it."' - My San Antonio
The San Antonio Food Bank serves 90,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas, with a 29 county service area. On top of food distribution, additional services include government benefits assistance, nutrition education, job assistance, a farmer’s market and in-school meals.
RAICES provides affirmative, defensive, and litigation services to low-income immigrants. With more immigration lawyers than any organization in Texas, in 2018 RAICES managed 37,863 cases at no cost to clients. The legal services extend from low-cost residency and citizenship services to pro-bono representation for families and children in detention, with service offerings for Residency & Citizenship Services, Asylum Seekers, Removal Defense, DACA, Legal Representation for Family and Children, and more.
The San Antonio River Foundation’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and transform the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.
Impact SA is a women’s collective giving, grant-making nonprofit organization serving the greater San Antonio area, awarding over $4.8 million in grants since 2004.
Helping San Antonio’s low-income children stay in school and helping young adults who have quit school gain a second chance through high-school credit recovery and workforce training.
TOSA is committed to a mission of saving lives through the power of organ donation by providing organ donation and recovery services to Central and South Texans wishing to donate, and to those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Haven for Hope provides, coordinates and delivers a system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. The organization aims to address the root causes of homelessness by offering programming tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Its approach is person-centered, trauma-informed and recovery-oriented. The goal of HFH is to meet individuals where they are and support them as they move toward self-sufficiency.
Our Mission is to provide opportunities that encourage, educate, and empower the families of our Westside community.
THRU Project bridges the gap between foster care and adulthood for youth who age out of the foster care system.
Exiting foster care alone at age 18 can be overwhelming. The statistics show increased rates of homelessness, unplanned pregnancy, and incarceration amongst foster alumni. THRU Project provides foster youth, ages 14 and up, with a volunteer mentor, free bus passes & cell phones, crucial life skills training, and affordable & stable housing.
The mission of Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.
A hands-on exhibition targeted for all ages, Uniquely Us allows children to engage with ideas of race and equity in a safe, empathetic way.
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