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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Foster Care

Mission: Restoring innocence and strengthening families. As the premier child abuse prevention agency in San Antonio and Bexar County, The Children’s Shelter provides a full continuum of care for children in abusive and neglectful situations and the families affected. Once a child comes through our doors, it is our mission to provide for all of the needs of that child, from shelter, to treatment, to a secure and safe home environment.

Results: Since 1901, The Children's Shelter has provided safe homes for children. As a nationally accredited agency, The Children's Shelter implements evidence-based practices throughout every department in our organization. By providing the highest quality of care, we ensure positive outcomes for the children and parents we serve. Last year we: Served 422 children ages 0-13 in the Emergency Shelter Served 65 children ages 5-12 in the Residential Treatment Center Served 291 children ages 0-19 in Foster Care Facilitated 44 adoptions Served 430 fathers & 1,099 children in Compadre Y Compadre Served 96 parents and 137 children in iParent SA Served 100 parents and 94 children in iParent SA Teen HOPES

Target demographics: create a brighter future for children and their parents

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 4,000 children and families

Geographic areas served: San Antonio and Bexar County

Programs: emergency shelter and residential treatment for children in crisis, help children find permanent homes through foster care and adoption, and through our Family Strengthening programs that teach nurturing parenting skills to vulnerable families.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Children's Shelter of San Antonio is a fantastic organization and I was so impressed with the facility, the staff, and the management of it. I can't think of a better organization to support. The facilities and program for the children are outstanding. The staff are very caring, loving, and supportive. This is the best Shelter and deserves everyone's support and charitable contributions.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a former resident of San Antonio, we were aware of children who were homeless and without a safe, secure place to go. I learned of their mission and have heard of child survivors that sustained abuse and neglect which were offered a place to be safe and cared for. We also know of children that have found permanent homes with the assistance of the Children's Shelter. It is a great organization who needs to be recognized nationally for what they do.

2 Laura245

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Children's Shelter does an amazing job offering services to families throughout the San Antonio community!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since 1901, the Children's Shelter has provided safe homes for children. Today we offer emergency shelter and residential treatment for children in crisis and help children find permanent homes in foster care and adoption. Our Family Strengthening programs teach nurturing parenting skills to vulnerable families. The Children's Shelter relies on our community to help us realize our mission: Restoring innocence and strengthening families. Each year, our programs and services create brighter futures for over 4,000 children and parents.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (creating a safe, nurturing place in their uncertain world!):
Children's Emergency Shelter
Residential Treatment Center
Foster Care
Adoption

FAMILY & YOUTH PROGRAMS (making a big difference to our little ones!):
Project Mas (Mothers and Schools)
Nurse-Family Partnership
Compadre Y Compadre
iParent SA
Girls Inc. of San Antonio