Community Resources for San Antonio Residents

Family Services

Childcare Assistance

Emergency childcare assistance for residents who qualify.

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

The Y is operating 5 Emergency Childcare centers; providing virtual exercise, educational activities, and family resources; conducting wellness phone calls to senior members.

United Way 2-1-1 Helpline

Social service hotline that helps people in the region find information about local resources in their community

FOOD RESOURCES

San Antonio Food Bank

The Food Bank is ramping up additional service to meet that additional need.

School Meals

This map shows students where they can find breakfast and lunch near them for free. Please check with your school district for regular updates.

Little Free Pantry

A grassroots, crowd sourced solution that facilitates feeding neighbors and bringing attention to food insecurity.

Meals on Wheels

Serving meals to at-risk senior’s in the community.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The program provides money for food, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children provides resources for pregnant women and people with children younger than 5.

Housing

Salvation Army Rental Assistance

Assisting individuals and families who are struggling to pay their rent and those facing eviction.

SAMMinistries

Offers rental assistance, utility support and long-term housing assistance.

Request for Utility Assistance

This program assists with utility assistance for CPS Energy and assists with an Affordability Discount Program Application. Seniors, families with young children, individuals with disabilities, and individuals using critical medical care equipment are eligible to apply.

Fair Housing and Emergency Assistance

Effective March 18, 2020, the City’s Fair Housing Division is accepting emergency rent and mortgage assistance referrals.

Fair Housing Council

The Council’s programs and services, such as complaint investigation, advocacy, and education & outreach are available to consumers living in this South Texas service area.

Eviction Fact Sheet during COVID-19 Outbreak.

Bexar County Executive Order

Bexar County suspended evictions on March 23rd for 30 days. Get more information about Judge Nelson Wolff’s Executive Order NW-03 here.

UTILITIES

CPS Energy

CPS Energy announced on March 11, 2020, they will suspend energy disconnects for their customers in support of a request by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the San Antonio City Council. CPS Energy will continue to follow the guidance of the Mayor and City Council as they’re leading our city through this pandemic.

Spectrum Free Wi-Fi

Spectrum offers free access to broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days for students K-12 and College Households.

San Antonio Water System

San Antonio Water System is temporarily halting disconnections due to non-payment. Service interruptions will resume at a later date, as SAWS continues to work with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council.

Free Wi-Fi

There is free Wi-Fi at several City of San Antonio parks. Citizens can bring their laptops and other electronic devices to the park to research, apply for jobs and browse the internet. Students also have the opportunity to complete homework, check college blackboards for assignments, and connect with friends and family via social media. Note: Community Centers are not open to the public.

AT&T

Waiving all home internet data overage fees for current customers. Offering two months of free service to new customers who order access by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending speed. Expanding eligibility based on income to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start.