Family Service

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amily Service is the oldest human service nonprofit in San Antonio, established in 1903 and serving in 13 counties across South Texas. In March, 1903, the doors of a revolutionary new social service agency opened in San Antonio for the first time. The Charity Association of San Antonio and Bexar County, predecessor of Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc., was founded by a group of public-minded community leaders. Their goal was to provide financial assistance to poor and needy families and prevent their exploitation by unscrupulous individuals. Although Family Service Association’s objectives and methodologies have changed over the years, its commitment to its mission of strengthening families has remained constant.

Programs:

Today the programs of Family Service continue to support positive family values, respect the changing role of the family, and assist children, seniors, and families to deal effectively with their problems and challenges. Family Service  programs include Education, Counseling & Senior Services, Job Training & Financial Stability, and Parent & Community Involvement.

Mission

Family Services’ Mission: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.

Family Service

702 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 299-2400
Fax: (210) 299-4498

Family Service

Administration Office

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturdays
(210) 299-2400

What Programs Are Offered At Family Service?

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program promotes school readiness and parental engagement by enhancing the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social and emotional development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children, from the ages 0-5 years old and their families. These services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage encouraging the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and community.

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership is a new opportunity to support the partnering of Early Head Start Programs with Child Care Providers to expand the number of quality slots for infants and toddlers in San Antonio. Through the partnership, Early Head Start grantees partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet Early Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations and provide high-quality comprehensive, full-day, full-year services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services that enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children. In addition, services provide young children ages 6 months to 36 months, with an array of comprehensive services including health, nutritional, behavioral, and family services. Family Service Early Head Start Child Care Partnership is building relationships and has partnered with Northside Independent School District and YMCA-Haven for Hope and will serve 140 infants and toddlers who qualify for services.

Head Start

The Head Start program promotes school readiness by enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. These services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage. Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. The program builds relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and community.

Upcoming Events

BRP Scholar FSA Spring 2021

Date: January 21, 2021 – April 29, 2021
Time: Every Thursday from 4 – 6 PM
Location: The Neighborhood Place located at 3014 Rivas St, San Antonio, TX 78228

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Head Start
Registration is still open for Family Service Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership and Head Start Centers for the 2020-2021 school year!
Offer your child a Head Start through our program. We follow a national curriculum and focus on the entire child’s well-being, including their physical, mental, and socio-emotional development, as well as strengthening the family’s involvement in school.
Learn about the benefits of Head Start and the enrollment requirements: Here
Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership

Enroll your child today in Family Service Head Start! Now accepting students 6 weeks to 4 years, Head Start helps ensure your child is kindergarten ready. With locations throughout Northside ISD, we can find a school convenient for you and your family.

Click here for more information

C2C Program
The C2C (Clubhouse to College/Career) Pathways Program is still accepting applications! The after-school program provides skills training and workforce development for students 16 to 20 years of age.
C2C provides selected youth with project-based learning opportunities, workforce readiness skill development, career guidance and advice as a participant and beyond, and real-world work experience through an engaging summer internship. The program meets twice a week through May and in June and July students will complete a paid summer internship.
Learn more and complete your application: Click Here

Family Service is continuing to work to address the social determinants of health through a trauma-informed care lens. Visit this page to learn how to help.

If you are interested in supporting Family Service please contact 210.299.2400 or via email at support@family-service.org