Our Mission . . . Helping individuals and families improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Family Service Association of San Antonio has been building strong families since 1903. It is the oldest human service agency in San Antonio dedicated to helping children, seniors, and families in need.
From six neighborhood locations and from 32 school campuses, Family Service provides high quality service in English and Spanish to the residents of 11 counties of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and all socio-economic levels.
Family Service is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency funded by the United Way, fee-for-service contracts with both public and private organizations, foundation and corporate grants, private contributions, client fees, and outpatient mental health insurance. Fees are charged on a sliding scale, and no one is denied help because of their inability to pay the full cost of service. Family Service is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and the Better Business Bureau.
Family Service Association serves our MILITARY families, providing support services to family members whose loved ones have been deployed to Iraq-Afghanistan for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Services available: Home-based, family strengthening and spiritual support services to all family members impacted by a service member's deployment as well as individual and family counseling.
Parenting education and support services to family members caring for a military child affected by Iraq or Afghanistan deployments.
Child Care Subsidy Assistance in quality child care centers for families impacted by deployment. This includes family members with young children within Bexar County who require child care services.
Why are these services available?With thousands of military personnel in the San Antonio area involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, the impact is taking a physical, emotional, and financial toll on the families of these dedicated service members. This creates special challenges for military families. Who qualifies for services? Any service member (active duty, reserve, national guard or veteran) and their extended family members who have been impacted by a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Family member and/or parent who are serving as the primary caregiver for children whose parent is currently deployed or has been deployed to Iraq-Afghanistan. Extended family members impacted by a service member's deployment to Iraq-Afghanistan. Families with a service member who was injured during the deployment and is receiving medical services at the Ft. Sam Houston/Brooke Army Medical Center/Center for the Intrepid or any medical treatment facility in Bexar County.