Haven For Hope was started in 2006 by Bill Greehey as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to fight the problem of homelessness in Bexar County. Haven For Hope is able to stand out from the other homeless shelters because it improved the accessibility and efficiency of resources. At the shelter all the needs of the homeless are catered for whether it be through shelter, food, or any other service. Haven For Hope has also partnered with other organizations to make there campus a bigger better place for their clients. Place like H-E-B and the YMCA have generously provided spaces and materials for the campus.


The Haven for Hope mission is to offer a place of hope and new beginnings. We do this by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio.

Haven for Hope

Intake Office

1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 220-2357

Fax: (210) 910-6868

Haven for Hope

Donation Center

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday
(210) 220-2187



Financial Sustainability

The goal of Financial Sustainability is to present opportunities and remove barriers to income and skill development, in order to help individuals create a strategy for long-term financial stability and permanent housing.

Haven to Home Recovery Team

The Recovery Team serves the needs of individuals and families residing on the Haven for Hope campus. The Teams connect clients to resources to support each clients’ Person-Centered Housing Plan. Each team consists of a Clinical Manager, Residential Specialist, Peer Support Navigator, and Housing Liaison.

Supportive Housing

The Supportive Housing Team of Case Managers and Peer Support Coordinators help clients to transition into housing from the Haven campus. The Housing Team works to identify and procure safe, decent, and affordable housing while assisting clients in sustaining their long term recovery and housing.

Transformational Campus

The Transformational Campus provides residential housing while clients work to address the issues that have led to their homelessness. Over 150 partner organizations collaborate to provide wide-ranging comprehensive services, from obtaining identification to securing permanent housing.

Jail Outreach

Clients are referred by Bexar County Pretrial Services and University Health Systems, while incarcerated in the Bexar County Jail. Individuals are connected to the Jail Outreach and clinical support teams, who assist clients in meeting their legal obligations, connecting to community resources, and adjusting to a new quality of life in the community.

Spiritual Services

Spiritual Services provides care to those who live and work at Haven. Emphasizing hope, recovery, and new beginnings, we provide opportunities for clients to meet with faith-based groups and establish relationships that will carry over into their lives after Haven.

Veteran Services

The Veteran Services Team supports all homeless individuals residing at Haven for Hope who have ever served in the armed forces of the United States, (including National Guard and Reserve units), regardless of the length of service, or type of discharge. Services provided to Veterans include Case Management, Counseling, Public Housing, Educational assistance, Employment assistance, and VA Benefits.

Legal Services

Legal services are provided by partners of Haven for Hope for clients experiencing homelessness. Services include ID recovery and warrant relief.


Haven for Hope is the only homeless service provider in San Antonio that permits individuals to bring their beloved dogs or cats with them as they access services. Our Kennel Program provides shelter, food, toys, blankets, vaccinations, and veterinary services.

Street Outreach

The Street Outreach Program seeks to find unsheltered homeless individuals and families throughout the community, mostly in encampments. The Team strives to build trust and rapport with people who are experiencing homelessness, in order to connect them to homeless services providers including Haven for Hope.


The Courtyard is a low barrier emergency shelter where individuals experiencing homelessness can take refuge as needed. Through our many community partners, clients at The Courtyard have access to three meals daily, safe sleeping, shower facilities, medical care, mental health outreach resources and more. Annually, over 500 people move from the Courtyard to the Transformational Campus.

Get Involved

Volunteer Groups

Haven for Hope welcomes groups of any size. Projects can include washing sleeping mats, sorting donations, landscaping, painting, playing Bingo, and more. We are also open to hearing any group volunteer ideas you may have.

Groups projects are facilitated Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Dates of services are based on availability and we request at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to the requested date. To get started, please submit a Volunteer Group Project Request Form.

Serve Food

Meals on the Haven for Hope campus are provided by our two wonderful partner organizations, the St. Vincent de Paul Society (St. Vinny’s Bistro) and the San Antonio Food Bank. If you are interested in volunteering with either organization, please use the contact information below to schedule a time to serve.

To volunteer at one of our partner kitchens, please contact directly:

St. Vinny’s Bistro serving the Courtyard: (210) 220-2452

San Antonio Food Bank serving the Transformational Campus: (210) 431-8388


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