Bruce Gonzales Jr.
1. Family Service Association
Location: 702 San Pedro, 78212
This resource actually has many branches and other locations inside our community, along with their main building. They provide services such as child abuse information and treatment centers, daycare, family counseling, senior citizens services, social services, and welfare. This is very helpful and beneficial for the whole community.
2. Via Bus System
Location: Intersection of
Although this source is all over
3. St. Phillip's Community Family Resource and
This center provides ample information for parenting, emergency resources (if a member of the community were ever in need of the basic needs such as food or shelter), staying healthy, and child care services. This source is equal to about five sources. They provide important knowledge to those who have no other way of obtaining it. And it's all for free!
4. Bob and Jeanne Billa Community Family Resource and
This center provides free classes for adults. These classes include GED certification, Basic English, basic education, computer classes, and citizenship. This is very useful to adults who wish for an education, but don't have the money. It is set in a small building, so it is less intimidating for those who try to go to a community college, but are embarrassed by their age.
This center is located inside a church so it doesn't have its own building, but it is still a great community resource. This is a facility to train neighborhood leaders. By doing this, the leaders will be able to use information and resources to develop their neighborhood or community. They offer an annual neighborhood conference with workshops. They also have scholarship opportunities and rewards up to 1,000 dollars in association with neighborhood efforts.
6. Community Action Program
Location: 115 Plaza De Armas #150
This resource provides many services to the community. Some services include information on child care, child abuse and neglect, child support, early childhood education, and fatherhood initiative, just to name a few. This program provides to people in the community resources that they need for every day life, but may not know where or how to obtain it.
7. McCreless Library
Not only is this library a great place to do research and find books, but it is a community resource. This library in particular was an early voting site. For people who don't have time to find other places, or don't have transportation to other places, this library in their community gave them a chance to vote. Voting is extremely important for everyone, not just this community. When people get the chance to vote, they are having their voice heard, and something might get done. It is a sense of empowerment to those who have none.
This clinic, in the heart of our community, provides family planning for new families; and prenatal care for those women expecting a child. Also, for those who need to know if they are pregnant, free pregnancy testing. This location also provides adult and child check-ups and immunizations. WIC is available here as well. This program provides food vouchers, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals at no cost to pregnant or breastfeeding women.
This is more of a source for teachers, rather than a community resource, but when you think about it teachers teach the community, therefore are a community resource. This store provides teachers with a variety of supplies. From posters to manipulatives, everything a teacher could need to make their classroom "student ready" is there. Also, it is located less than half a mile away from
10. AIDS Foundation
This resource provides free rapid test HIV testing, which takes 20 minutes, to the public. They also give free informational HIV/AIDS presentations to inform the public about the risks of HIV/AIDS and how to get it. Those infected with HIV/AIDS in the community have free programs available to them such as case management services and hot meals program; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served for free.
Contact: Vanessa Gonzales (Director of Education) - (210)-225-4715
11. Harvest Time Fellowship
This resource’s motto is to “work with the people.” Some of the services they provide are visiting the jury detention center every third Sunday of the month, visiting the nursing home every Saturday at 10 a.m., providing a step team/drug team for the youth, and providing a summer track program for the kids to participate in AAU track and field. Additionally Alonso runs a business for Christian entertainment promotions to promote Christian music concerts around town and reach out to children as well as adults.
Contact: Alonso Hurtz (Youth Pastor) - (210)-304-6000
12. Community Evangelical United
This resource is located close to I-10 and one thing they do especially for the surrounding community is to offer a Food Pantry to give food out to people who are in need. The pantry is for anyone at all who may be passing by and in need of food in the area. The Church is small and the rest of its community outreach is done through offerings and consist of donations to Forgotten Children Program; for foster kids, Medina Children’s Home, various Food Banks, and others.
Contact: Rita Wilbur (Senior Pastor) - (210)-333-1603
13. Catholic Worker House
Location: 622 Nolan,
The resource aims to offer hospitality, food, and shelter to the homeless in the area. Monday-Wednesday and Fridays they offer a soup line from ; Pastries and Coffee are available in the morning and lunch is served at . The resource is run by a group of volunteers along with the house coordinator which are sometimes helped by groups such as a women’s group and sometimes school children. There is also room here for up to 4 families, an adult with at least one child, which receive housing and food.
Contact: Maribel Espinoza (Volunteer) - (210)-224-7736
14. Salvation Army
Location: 226 Nolan,
The Salvation Army in any community offers a countless amount of resources for the needy in the neighborhood. The Salvation Army acts as an emergency overnight shelter for those in need. This location also is used for transitional housing. Salvation Army also hosts the toy giveaway during the Christmas season for those less-fortunate children.
Contact: Milt Bruff - (210)-226-2291
15. American Red Cross
This resource offers first aid/CPR training, lifeguard training, and babysitting training. The American Red Cross specializes in responding to emergency needs in the community in response to disasters such as fire, flood, and tornadoes. In these situations they set up shelters for the displaced in need and help assist with food, clothes, medication, etc, when a disaster destroys them.
Contact: Courtney Banayad (Development Coordinator) - (210)-224-5151
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