The Family Assistance Center’s main focus is to provide low income families and individuals with the support they need to move toward better jobs and financial self-sufficiency. Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Education, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services are offered through combined federal (Community Services Block Grant), utility (CPS Energy and SAWS), and general fund dollars, the Department of Human Services’ Family Assistance Centers provides help to families in San Antonio and Bexar County that are seeking to meet basic needs, such as utilities and rent, and those aiming for better employment.
View the Standard Requirements for all program assistance - Must meet the priority categories.
*Some services are income based.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTERS
- Project Agua (SAWS)
- Plumbers to People (SAWS)
- Project REAP (CPS Energy)
- Project Warm (CPS Energy)
- Work Support & Case Management
- Job readiness
- Rent assistance to families who have received a final eviction notice
- Assistance in applying for Benefits (Food Stamps, Medicaid, etc.)
- Referrals to other Community Services
For convenience, we have centers in key locations throughout the community.
To view center locations, please visit the Facilities Provider page.
*for assistance with rent and utilities
Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM
The Fair Housing Program is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agency.
FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTERS
The Family Assistance Center’s main focus is to provide low income families and individuals with the support they need to move toward better jobs and financial self-sufficiency.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
San Antonio individuals and households who earned less than $55,000 last year qualify for FREE income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program! VITA San Antonio operates a year round tax office open to complete prior year and amended returns. Services are available by appointment only. Please call 210-431-7541 to schedule an appointment.
FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTERS
Need help managing or reducing your household debt? Want advice on how to build or restore your personal credit? Have a budget but need some specific tips on how to better save for your retirement?