Local Resources

TACKLE

The TACKLE HIV/HCV project at CHCS and SAAF offers effective screening, care and treatment systems in co-infected people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. About 60% of liver cancer in the USA is caused by untreated HCV. HIV infection accelerates the progression of liver disease, cancer and failure. 

FIESTA YOUTH

Fiesta Youth is a group for LGBTQ youth 11-18, offering peer support, friendship, and fun in San Antonio. Youth meet every Tuesday at 6:45pm at the University Presbyterian Church at 300 Bushnell Avenue. Parents have a bi-monthly support group that meets at the same time and location.

MOMMIES

The Mommies Program is an intensive, outpatient, specialized female substance use treatment program providing therapeutic treatment in the form of group, individual, family and couples counseling, as well as, drug assessments and mental health assessments. (210) 246-1300

NAS Residential Treatment Program

NAS is a specialized female intensive residential treatment program designed to enhance the lives of mothers and mothers-to-be who have substance use challenges. (210) 261-1572

OSAR San Antonio

The Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referrals (OSAR) program is available to those seeking substance use disorder treatment services. Regardless of ability to pay, Texas residents who are seeking substance use disorder services and information may qualify for services based on need. Call 210-261-3076 to schedule your appointment. 

PFLAG

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and almost 500 affiliates in the United States. HELPLINE: 210-655-2383. PFLAG San Antonio holds its monthly support group on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at the University Presbyterian Church at 300 Bushnell Avenue.

PRIDE CENTER SAN ANTONIO

Committed to serve the LGBTQ communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.

RAPE CRISIS CENTER

The center provides comprehensive services to sexual assault victims and their families. Hotline support is available by phone at (210) 349-7273 or toll-free at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). 

SAN ANTONIO GENDER ASSOCIATION

The San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA) is dedicated to the exploration of issues involving gender identity and to the advocacy of fair and just public policy for the wider LGBTQI community. Support groups are held on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month from 6-9pm at the Metropolitan Community Church, 611 E. Myrtle Street.

THRIVE YOUTH CENTER

Thrive provides an affirming, LGBTQ-positive environment where residents experience support and belonging as they take steps to exit homelessness. 

USTA SARABIA FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER

The SFCC offers free counseling services to the community for individuals, couples, and families.

BEHUMAN CAMPAIGN

A peer facilitated supportive discussion group for parents of transgender and non-confirming individuals to share experiences. Clothing swaps, Binder Program, and scholarships also available.

Online Resources

Teens & Young Adults 

American Sexual Health Association: This association provides a wealth of resources on sexual health for both men and women, and specific resources directed at teens and young adults.

Bedsider: Providing accurate and honest information, this online birth control support network helps young women find the birth control method that’s right for them and how to use it correctly.

Go Ask Alice!: Geared at young adults,  this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of reproductive and sexual health concerns. 

Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings.

Safe Teens: Teenagers can use this youth-friendly website to find information on teen pregnancy, STDs, safe sex, relationships, and LGBTQ issues.

Scarleteen: This website provides a wealth of information for teens and young adults about sexuality, sex, and relationships, as well as advice and support, and even a safer sex shop. 

Sex, Etc.: Created for teens, by teens, this website provides accurate and honest information to improve teen sexual health, as well as various ways for adolescents to get involved in various campaigns around sexual and reproductive health.

Teens Against Bullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, take action, be heard, and own an important social cause. 

Your Room: This website offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, their effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. 

Parents & Providers

American Sexual Health Association: This association provides a wealth of resources on sexual health for both men and women, and specific resources directed at teens and young adults.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC offers parent and guardian resources to help teens make healthy choices about sex.

Center for Parent Information and Resources:This resource page addresses development of sexuality for young people with disabilities.

Children Now: This website offers tips on how to talk to children about difficult topics including sex, relationships, and HIV. 

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network:GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. This website provides resources on finding GSA Chapters, and tools on how to establish or re-establish a GSA.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: By providing resources for family members/caregivers, this website helps parents care for children with mental illness, care for themselves, prepare for a crisis, and prevent suicide.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: This website works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.

PBS Frontline:  This video interviews teenagers and families in an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA provides information on mental health services and treatment centers using a service locator.

Teaching Sexual Health: Providing sexual development questions, tips, and strategies, as well as resources, factsheets, parent packages, and webisodes, this website offers a wealth of information for parent educators. 

Hotlines

Love is Respect:

Text “LOVEIS” to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationship. 

National Sexual Assault Hotline:

Visit website to chat or call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to get connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Visit website or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Trevor Project:

Text or call 866-488-7386 to receive crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT young people

Prevention & Treatment

Advocates for Youth:

This organization advocates for policies and programs that help youth make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health and information on HIV. 

The Body.com:

The internet’s largest source of HIV and AIDS information. Read, listen or watch the latest HIV/AIDS news, research and resources. Learn about HIV prevention, HIV testing, HIV symptoms, HIV/AIDS treatment and HIV/AIDS-related health issues, as well as first-person stories from HIV-positive people.

CDC PrEP Information:

Find out more about what PrEP is, and how it works on the CDC’s website.

HIV.org:

Has up-to-date, medically accurate information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.