For the past 16 months, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Homeless Division has worked alongside Corazón San Antonio, Centro San Antonio, SAPD's HOPE Team, Municipal Court staff, and other partners to operate a resource hub for unsheltered homeless clients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Resource Hub was located at San Fernando Gym, providing food, COVID vaccinations, showers, hygiene items, information on COVID-19, masks, case management, ID Recovery, clothing, and connection with community resources.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 8 2021 - 1:23pm
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Commentary by Jim Bailey, member of the Housing Policy Task Force
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 28 2017 - 5:55pm
The Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio, and Haven for Hope are reaching out to help the most vulnerable community members as San Antonio braces for near-record high temperatures this weekend. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will open four facilities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29 and Sunday July 30 as cooling stations. The sites, covering four quadrants of the city, are:
Written by B Kay Richter on Aug 21 2016 - 10:25pm
On your typical day in San Antonio, about 2,800 people are homeless, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMMinistries), an interfaith ministry dedicated to helping the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Written by Katie Nickas on Jun 11 2016 - 3:32pm
A San Antonio proposal to cut $1.3 million from programs including domestic violence and correspondingly expand workforce development is “criminally shortsighted,” said District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 12 2015 - 2:33pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge, for the week of October 12 How can we get more people out to vote?
Written by City of San Antonio on Oct 6 2015 - 2:55pm
The City of San Antonio announced today plans to address City regulations regarding the feeding of the homeless that supports charitable feeding in a safe manner. The plan was presented to the City Council’s Housing Committee this morning following a review of best practices, current regulations and input from to stakeholders. You can replay video from the July 28 Homeless Feeding Summit here.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 4 2015 - 11:43am
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge Feeding the homeless is not illegal in San Antonio
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 3 2015 - 3:30pm
In a first of its kind summit, San Antonio political leaders, law enforcement and human services staff met with dozens of Good Samaritan groups and Haven for Hope at the San Antonio Central Library July 28 to clarify the city’s policies on feeding the homeless and to solicit input and suggestions for improvements.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 16 2015 - 9:53am
On Wednesday, June 17, NOWCastSA webcast the San Antonio City Council B Session from the campus of Haven for Hope. The meeting included a briefing on Haven for Hope Campus Development, current programming, and related homeless initiatives. The City of San Antonio underwrote the webcast, which you can replay any time right here: