Loving Christ. Loving One Another. Loving The City.

Missions

Local Missions

Local Missions

Local Missions

FPC San Antonio partners with a variety of local mission partners around the city. These partners focus on showing the love of Christ in a myriad of ways; providing food, shelter, and assistance to low-income or homeless individuals and families, assisting with building life-skills and care, building mentorships, planting church families, evangelism, and education.

Pray for Local Missions and our city. Download the Local Missions Prayer Guide.

To find out how you can serve one of our local mission partners, contact Mitchell Moore (210-271-2726) or Lindsay Selli (210-271-2758)


EAST SIDE

The Porch

THE PORCH

Eric8collins35@gmail.com

The Porch Campus Ministry serves the students, faculty and staff at St. Philip’s College where they work to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples. The ministry engages faculty, staff and administration in vital and effective Christian gatherings, practices, growth, and service. The group provides several opportunities for dialogue about faith in an effort to learn about the beliefs and traditions of others within an atmosphere of respect and understanding. As they grow, they hope to be able to incorporate more educational seminars, panels, and worship opportunities.

How We Can Help

  • Prayers for the students who attend The Porch
  • Provide contacts and recommendations for presenters of messages and programs

SA Heals

SA HEALS

www.saheals.com / 210-259-9931

SA Heals is a mercy ministry on the eastside of San Antonio, responding to God’s call to love our neighbor. Generational poverty and all the aspects that accompany it plague the eastside neighborhood that SA Heals serves: addiction, abuse, crime, hunger, sickness and violence. In order to help break the cycle, this mercy ministry focuses on the children with a holistic approach to encourage, equip and empower them. The organization has grown from a small kid’s ministry to community organization in the local elementary and middle school offering literacy and mentoring programs for struggling students, a feeding program for students in need, and now a Pre K program preparing kids for the future.  Most importantly, SA Heals continues to hold true to its foundations of presence and relationship in the community.

How We Can Help

  • Love One Feed One Packing Party (Yearly Commitment)
  • Affordable Christmas Volunteer (Yearly Commitment)
  • Lunch Buddy (Weekly Commitment)
  • Reading Buddy (Weekly Commitment)
  • Pre-K Pilot Program (Weekly Commitment)

School Connect SA

SCHOOL CONNECT SA

www.schoolconnectsa.org / margaret@schoolconnectsa.org

School Connect was conceived by Pure Heart Church in Phoenix, AZ over ten years ago as a result of a community-wide effort to connect the faith community with public schools.  Currently, there are over 500 School Connect partnerships in Arizona.  School Connect is rapidly expanding to other cities throughout the country including, Lafayette, LA, Oklahoma City, OK, Modesto, CA and Philadelphia, PA.  San Antonio is the first city in the state of Texas!

School Connect helps build partnerships by engaging the entire community and collaborating with local leaders to adopt local schools. School Connect uses a simple, accessible model that works in every size school district and socioeconomic context. By providing a framework for principals to identify their school’s biggest needs, School Connect can facilitate community partnerships to address these needs and equip our local public schools to thrive.

How We Can Help

  • Pray for partner schools
  • Serve as a community liaison
  • Participation in Love Our Teacher month project
  • Back to school teacher appreciation lunches (early August)
  • Identify and coordinate Back to School supply drive with partner schools
  • Serve through classroom mentoring/reading buddies

Servant Partners

SERVANT PARTNERS

www.servantpartners.org / mark.cloherty@servantpartners.org

Servant Partners is a ministry organization that functions in several U.S. cities and sites across the world. The ministry work in San Antonio is focused on the east side where the city has experienced decades of decline, leaving it economically depressed. The Servant Partners team launched a church plant seeking to reach their neighbors. They have grown from meals together every Sunday evening to a weekly bilingual church service held at the local YMCA. They seek to introduce Jesus and His love and care for neighbors in a new way, which meets them where they are at, to address the spiritual and physical needs of the community. Their goal is empower and equip their neighbors to become change agents in their community, build disciples and church leaders up to make the church their own, and provide good role models and encouragement for parents and children. They partner with a local elementary school to provide volunteer tutors in an afterschool program, they launched a sports program, provide opportunities to build life skills, and provide activities, like summer-long VBS, for the neighborhood children. Instead of creating a permanent Servant Partners presence, the team evangelizes, trains, and empowers people to transform their own communities in ways that will continue long after they are gone.

How We Can Help

  • Evangelism outreach
  • Prayer
  • Support with clothing, food, and other items

Young Life San Antonio East

SAN ANTONIO EAST YOUNG LIFE

saeastyl.younglife.org / eric8collins@gmail.com

Young Life is an evangelical urban ministry that focuses on teens who are marginalized academically, financially, and socially. San Antonio East Young Life began in 2006 as YoungLives when adult volunteers, concerned about the lives of teen moms and their babies began working with teen moms at the Healy Murphy Center in downtown San Antonio. YoungLives leaders later realized that there was a need to reach all students at Healy Murphy Center so Young Life  was started. Young Life ministry on the east side has now grown to include students at St. Phillips High School, St. Phillips College and non-parenting teens at Healy Murphy Center.  They meet at The Porch on the St. Phillips College campus.  These students share their lives with volunteer mentors, participate in fun activities and  learn of the life changing power of Jesus Christ. San Antonio East Young Life also provides opportunities to dig deeper into God’s Word through time on school campuses and through the highlight of the Young Life year at summer camp – a week away enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.

How We Can Help

  • Serve on the Young Life SA East Committee
  • Be a mentor
  • Provide meals in partnership with The Porch during weekly campus activities
  • Prayer
  • Assist with fundraising activities
  • Provide camp sponsorships

YoungLives San Antonio

YOUNGLIVES SAN ANTONIO

sanantonioyounglives.younglife.org/ christinabvia@gmail.com

More than 20 years ago, Young Life answered God’s call to run headfirst into the chaos of teenage motherhood with the hope of Jesus – and YoungLives was born and has never wavered from the original vision to read teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. San Antonio YoungLives has two primary goals:  To introduce the person of Jesus Christ to teen moms and to help them grow in their faith journey through mentorship and scripture study. YoungLives accomplishes this by first befriending teen moms and mentoring them.  Leaders are welcomed on school campuses, visiting with teen moms during lunch and parenting classes to get to know them and to invite them to club at FPC on Tuesday afternoons and early evening.  YoungLives is also welcomed at Seton Home as a spiritual part of their program.  These strong relationships help volunteers earn the right to share the gospel with their mentees.  The summer camp experience is a key element in offering students the plan of salvation.  Once this happens and a teen mom has accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, they become part a community – believers who are delving deeper into their faith and into God’s Word.  In this way teen moms become Spirit dependent and receive Biblical education.

How We Can Help

  • Serve on the YoungLives Committee
  • Provide childcare during clubs, camp, or other activities
  • Provide meals during weekly clubs at the FPC Student Center
  • Serve as a mentor
  • Pray for teens, teen moms, and their babies
  • Attend fundraisers
  • Help fill the needs of campers (camper bags)

L.O.V.E. (LOVING ORPHANS VIA EVERYONE)

Any Woman Can

ANY WOMAN CAN

Anywomancansa.com / carolyn.biedenharn@anywomancansa.com

Any Women Can is a Christ – Centered ministry that provides a safe environment where women are empowered to make informed decisions regarding total sexual health, including unplanned pregnancy, based on the Truth of Jesus Christ. Any Woman Can was founded in 2013 with a mission to help pregnant women, especially those who are abortion vulnerable and who do not have access to healthcare. Over the past eight years, Any Woman Can has grown and is now able to offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, and counseling all free of charge to our clients. All these programs are vital in getting clients from crisis to comeback.

Any Woman Can is a ministry partner in the Kingdom Restoration Lab at FPC. They are able to give clients healthcare and help they may not be able to afford. Women are able to see a picture of their baby and hear their heartbeat. People are able to get an STI test and treatment if needed. They also offer free counseling which takes healing even farther by supporting clients who are dealing with spiritual, mental, and emotional distress.

How We Can Help

  • Outreach Projects to spread awareness
  • Serve as a Client Advocate

Chosen Care

CHOSEN CARE

www.chosen.care / jenclord@chosen.care

Through the use of gospel-centered care practices backed by science, Chosen addresses the holistic needs of both children and their families. At the heart of our model of care is parent coaching, which prioritizes attachment and connection to create healing. Through coaching, trauma-informed education, therapy, and personalized case management, Chosen’s care managers do whatever is necessary to ensure families can thrive together.

The goal of Chosen is to ensure that families stay together, which means that adoptions are not dissolved, foster placements are not disrupted, and children stay with their biological families whenever possible. Since 2016, families who have gone through Chosen’s programs for 6 months or more have experienced zero dissolutions or disruptions.

The overarching vision of Chosen is to have every child thriving in a family. By prioritizing attachment and offering intensive case management using evidence-based methodologies, they are setting hurting children on a path of healing.

How We Can Help

  • Prayer support
  • Meeting practical needs for families
  • Providing transportation

FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative and GrandFamilies

FPC L.O.V.E. INITIATIVE AND GRANDFAMILIES

210-226-0215/email lindsays@fpcsat.org

The FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative (Loving Orphans Via Everyone) sprung from a partnership with the South Texas Alliance for Orphans. This is a ministry dedicated to caring for foster families within the FPC congregation and equipping new foster parents. This ministry also seeks to show God’s love, care, and concern through GrandFamilies: grandparents in need as they raise their grandchildren; helping to establish a safe environment through relational, physical, and spiritual support during a time of transition.

How We Can Help

  • Sign up to provide meals for foster families within FPC
  • Prayerfully discern the possibility of becoming a foster parent
  • Attend a training to become a babysitter for a foster family
  • Help with a Parent’s Night/Day Out at FPC
  • Become a hospital sitter
  • Serve with GrandFamilies (home repair projects, Interpreter, care)
  • Become a prayer partner

San Antonio Marriage Initiative

SAN ANTONIO MARRIAGE INITIATIVE (SAMI)

www.samarriage.org /sami.apanter@gmail.com

The San Antonio Marriage Initiative (SAMI) seeks to lead and facilitate the marriage movement in the city. SAMI’s goal is to create a high level of trust, empowerment, and shared purpose around the common mission of strengthening marriages. They serve a multi-sector, multi-role approach, empowering people all across the community to each work in their highest and best role whether in the church, the workplace, the nonprofit world, and even in the family law system.

SAMI works to empower the restoration of family, by strategically investing in marriage, for the strengthening of communities and the glorification of God.

How We Can Help

  • Participate in the “Couples Story Workshop”
  • Advocate for healthy marriages through leading in marriage ministry at FPC
  • Participate in FPC Marriage Ministry as mentors with Merge Modified, or the Foundations Marriage Enrichment Class (contact mitchellm@fpcsat.org or lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information).

South Texas Alliance for Orphans

SOUTH TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS (STAFO)

alliance4orphans.org / 210-216-6223

The Alliance was created to fill the huge gap between the Biblical mandate to care for orphans and the state and local organizations that govern the foster/adopt process. They strive to impact the full foster care continuum from crisis pregnancy to aging out youth through prevention (slowing the flow of children needing to enter foster care through mentorships, meeting tangible needs and wrapping around birth families), capacity (raising up “more than Enough” Christian families, mentors and advocates for the children) and support (ensuring longevity for families that say “Yes” by wrapping a trained, trauma informed community around them). They work with churches to equip and encourage them in their foster/adopt ministries. Caring for children and families in the foster system and beyond solves root issues and positively impacts all social service areas including welfare, prison population, homelessness, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and mental illness. The Alliance was founded on the strong knowledge that the orphan/foster crisis is solvable and they want God to get the glory through what His church does. The church, in turn, gets to show the children their identity in Christ.

How We Can Help

  • Host a Parent’s Night Out and spend an evening loving on children from hard places while their caregivers get a much needed break.
  • Support families within the FPC church body who are or have fostered/adopted through the FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative.
  • Become a certified babysitter (trainings available through FPC).

NEIGHBORHOOD/CITY

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)

CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE MINISTRY (CAM)

www.christianassistanceministry.org / 210-223-6648

The mission of Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. CAM offers temporary assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations, alleviating the duplication of services by banding together to form one centrally located social service agency. 

How we can help

  • Help stock the CAM Emergency Christmas Store with gifts for teens. New, Unwrapped gift donations can be delivered by Wednesday, December 9 to the CAM Downtown Campus, at 110 McCullough Ave. Curbside dropoff is also available at the CAMpassion Warehouse in the Grace Lutheran Parking Lot.
  • Volunteer weekly or on Saturday work days
    • Client Interviewer
    • Distribute clothes to clients
    • Organize the food pantry
  • Donate clothing and goods
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities for specific programs:
    • Back to School “adopt a child” program – adopt a child, help set up backpack distribution, or help hand out backpacks
    • Annual Christmas Shop – donate new toys, help set up the Christmas Shop, or help families shop for toys

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)

www.alamofca.org / toddjohnson@fpcsat.org

In 1954, Don McClanen (Oklahoma) saw that the world was idolizing sports figures.  He thought that if athletes and coaches who were Christians could use their influence for Christ it could change the world. FCA San Antonio continues to work with the vision to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. They focus on evangelism and discipleship through Campus Huddles in the San Antonio area, where thousands of students and coaches are impacted each week.

How we can help

  • Serve as a Character Coach for a local team (high school/college)
  • Volunteer at a local school FCA chapter
  • Participate in mission trip opportunities

Haven for Hope

HAVEN FOR HOPE

www.havenforhope.org / 210-220-2100

Haven for Hope offers a place of hope and new beginnings by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in Bexar County. They partner with over 185 partner agencies to help provide over 300 comprehensive services directly on the campus to address barriers to self-sufficiency such as housing, lack of sustainable income through employment, medical care, food, legal services, mental health, substance abuse, child care, spiritual needs and much more.

How We Can Help

  • Serve at special events and projects
  • Provide Administrative Support
  • Client Interaction Service
  • Sorting Donations in the Campus Warehouse
  • Landscaping/Painting
  • Volunteer for Bingo or Movie Night
  • Help wash sleeping mats

Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL)

KINGDOM RESTORATION COLLABORATIVE (KRL)

210-226-0215/email: lindsays@fpcsat.org

The KRL is located on the first floor at FPC. This is a space in which FPC is strategically partnering with faith based ministries to holistically care for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors. Partnerships with the SA Christian Hope Resource Center, CAM, Haven for Hope, Any Woman Can, and Life Restored SA are providing resources, connections, and care to transform the lives of those who are struggling.

How We Can Help

  • Serve as a KRL Host
  • Donate items for the KRL Resource Room: https://bit.ly/KRLNeeds
  • Host a care or hygiene kit packing party
  • Volunteer to organize and re-stock shelves in the Resource Room

Life Restored San Antonio

LIFE RESTORED SAN ANTONIO

https://liferestoredsa.org

Life Restored of San Antonio (LRSA) is a new faith based, God breathed, non-profit organization, birthed out of a need to bring healing and wholeness to not only the direct victims of Human Sex Trafficking, but to the entire family as the entire family is affected. In addition to providing counselling, educational alternatives and addressing the physical and emotional needs, Life Restored want to provide a safe place where they can experience healing, regain their dignity, pride and self-respect. They want the entire family to see themselves as God sees them, beautiful and wonderfully made, knowing that they are worthy, and that God has a purpose for their lives.

Life Restored San Antonio is committed to kingdom work through collaborating in FPC’s Kingdom Restoration Lab. They are a Christ centered, gospel centered ministry, seeking to glorify God by bringing restorative health and wholeness to families throughout the city of San Antonio.

How We Can Help

  • Serve as a mentor
  • Join the prayer team
  • Provide Bibles
  • Adopt a family
  • Provide a meal for a family in crisis
  • Sponsor/teach classes (finance, healthy cooking, crafts)
  • Sponsor/Drive for field trips/events
  • Write notes of encouragement
  • Join the apprenticeship program if you own a business

National Alliance for Mental Illness

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

www.nami@nami-sat.org / 210-734-3349

NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and friends affected by mental illness. They are a self-help, support and advocacy organization helping those living with mental illnesses. Course offerings and support groups include the Family-to-Family Education Program, NAMI Basics, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, and various Faith-based and non-faith support groups around the city. NAMI works to bring education to the community as it is an essential part of understanding and coping with mental illness.

How We Can Help

  • Serve as a liaison for NAMI-SAT classes
  • Serve as an instructor for NAMI-SAT classes
  • Volunteer and participate as a NAMI Walk team member
  • Join the FPC Mental Health Committee to support local mental health activities

Pay It Forward

PAY IT FORWARD

www.payitforwardsa.org / 210-212-2926

Pay It Forward was founded in 2008 as Pay It Forward Ministries by a recovering alcoholic that saw the critical need for sponsored sober living in the Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas area. Through the Bridge program, PIF provides emergency move-in assistance for individuals to move into one of 57 partner community sober living homes and funds the first two weeks or residency. This allows clients time to find gainful employment and begin to achieve self-sufficiency. Additionally, the Next Right Step program is a sober living dormitory on the campus of Haven for Hope. They offer 61 beds for men and women to live with us for up to one year after they have completed treatment. Residents also have access to all other partners on campus ensuring that any barriers to self sufficiency can be addressed and overcome.

How We Can Help

  • Volunteer by giving of your time and talent as PIF continues to grow and serve more people in need of scholarship assistance and spiritual counseling.
  • Share your “circles of influence” so that PIF can convey their solution for recovery – Invite PIF to be a speaker at your Rotary Club, Sunday School Class, etc.
  • Lead as a board member
  • Help PIF to counsel and assist its residents. Invite residents to come participate within the church family.
  • Pray for residents, staff, and families for continued recovery, strength, guidance, protection, wisdom and health.

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (SACDC)

SAN ANTONIO CHRISTIAN DENTAL CLINIC, INC. (SACDC)

www.sachristiandental.org / 210-220-2300

SA Christian Dental Clinic was founded in 1979 by two members of FPC who recognized the urgent need for free dental care for low-income adults in San Antonio, and in 2010, the clinic moved onto the Haven for Hope campus. The Clinic has a two-fold mission: to provide charitable dental care to low-income and homeless Bexar County adults who might otherwise go without care, and to train and equip disadvantaged adults as Dental Assistants at no cost to participants. Their vision is a commitment to providing the highest quality of dental care and decreasing the gap in affordable, accessible dental care while demonstrating the loving nature of Christianity.

How We Can Help

  • Join the Board of Directors or Advisory Council
  • Volunteer as a dental professional
  • Volunteer for administrative support
  • Provide patient intake/discharge services
  • Provide dental care

SA Hope Center

SA HOPE CENTER

www.sahopecenter.org 

SAHC began in the 1980’s as a benevolence ministry of Oak Hills Church, became a 501c3 in 2001, and operated for over a decade as one of the city’s largest food pantries. Between 2012 and 2014, SAHC changed its mission and program focus to one founded upon best-practice principles of social work. SAHC became laser-focused on building relationships with those facing homelessness, hunger, crisis, joblessness, etc. with the goal of addressing the multiple barriers and empowering clients to become self-sufficient and holistically well. Today, SAHC operates in the KRL at FPC, SAHC’s main campus on N. General McMullen, and has expanded to 2 additional sites in partnership with other mission-driven organizations (Restore Education and Good Samaritan Community Services). SAHC has a staff of 24, hosts nearly 30 social work interns each year, and serves 4,600 individuals annually across all four locations.

SAHC’s mission is to love people well by empowering them to meet their needs through in-depth case management and wrap-around social services. Their vision is to eliminate generational poverty. They treat clients with dignity, build trust, provide best-practice services with excellence and efficiency, and love them to “wellness” holistically, including all areas of their life, from finances to mental, physical and spiritual health. SAHC simultaneously addresses basic needs and breaks down barriers critical to ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

How We Can Help

  • Assist at the front reception area
  • Pray with KRL Guests
  • Help one-on-one computer skills
  • Help with other program and administrative tasks
  • Serve in the client-choice pantry, clothing room, and hospitality

STCH Ministries

STCH MINISTRIES (South Texas Children’s Home)

https://www.stchm.org/

STCH Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has been caring for children and families since 1952. They work to show the love of Christ to each and every child and family to whom they ministry. They do this by creating a culture where the needs of families are seen and met in creative and innovative ways. STCH provides for families and children through providing counseling services, homes, and other resources to care for children and families. STCH currently provides counseling services on the FPC Campus one day a week.

How We Can Help

  • Pray for the ministry and the families they serve.
  • Volunteer throughout the year at campus projects

FPC HERITAGE MISSION PARTNERS

Chrysalis Ministries

CHRYSALIS MINISTRIES

www.bcdm.org / 210-299-4540

Chrysalis Ministries (formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries) provides religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. The Family Renewal Center, located at 503 San Pedro, serves as the outreach center and administrative offices. A wide variety of religious and social services are provided at the Family Renewal Center to those formerly incarcerated in any detention or treatment facility. These same services are also provided to the family members of those incarcerated, or formerly incarcerated.

How we can help

  • Serve as instructors of character or development classes in the detention and treatment facilities
  • Facilitate worship services or Bible study groups at the Family Renewal Center
  • Assist with special events or fund-raising activities
  • Volunteers to answer the phone or help with other clerical duties at the Family Renewal Center.

Habitat for Humanity

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

www.habitatsa.org / 210-223-5203

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build modest, decent, and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. They do not consider themselves to be a “handout” program, but rather they help families help themselves. Since their founding in 1976, Habitat has built over 1,000 homes for families who would not ordinarily be able to afford a home.

How we can help

  • Serve as a board member
  • Volunteer to build
  • Work in the administrative offices
  • Provide lunch for volunteers at the work site
  • Work at the Home Centers

House of Neighborly Service (HNS)

HOUSE OF NEIGHBORLY SERVICE (HNS)

www.hnstoday.org / 210-434-2301

The House of Neighborly Service (HNS) is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that serves the west side of San Antonio, primarily the 78207, 78228, and 78237 zip code areas. It was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1917, and has provided services to people in need for over ninety years. HNS’ mission is to join with neighbors in Christian love and service to enhance the quality of life in the community. Services include early childhood intervention programs, child care, parenting education, healthcare evaluations, outreach programs to senior citizens, food distribution programs including an emergency food pantry, and collaborative programs partnering neighborhood residents with volunteers from various other areas of San Antonio.

How We Can Help

  • Assist with the thrift store
  • Help with maintenance
  • General carpentry
  • Serve food to seniors in need
  • Landscaping
  • Serve through the WOC Gift of Christmas

Mission Road Ministries

MISSION ROAD MINISTRIES

www.missionroadministries.org / 210-924-9265

Mission Road Ministries is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities each day with residential, day services and vocation programs. They are a community-based family of agencies with a call from God to minister to persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by challenging them to achieve their full potential for independence, productivity and inclusion in the community. It is one of two organizations in Texas caring for children with developmental disabilities who have been removed from their family due to neglect and abuse. Their services include a housing program (on Mission Road Campus or in Apartments), personal care (the campus provides care by RN’s and a clinic to provide extensive healthcare support), social activities (a day program, chapel services, exercise, field trips, community service fun, and summer camps), and adult foster care placement and program management. The Unicorn Center focuses on helping adults with IDD find, get, and keep and appropriate job, continuing education for life skills, and an onsite workshop. This center is uniquely positioned to set goals with their customers and help them learn the skills to be successful in the San Antonio business community.

How We Can Help

  • Volunteer on campus
    • Working directly with residents
    • Helping with maintenance of Mission Road facilities (painting, gardening, repair work, hanging Christmas lights).
    • Collect and donate items such as jerseys for Special Olympics, Christmas party supplies, toys, educational books, and tickets for community events.
    • Assist in on-campus programming (arts and crafts classes, music lessons and programs, tutoring, field trips, birthday parties, fundraisers, holiday parties, and more)
  • Volunteer with Shindig, Mission Road’s primary fundraising event.
    • Underwriting/Table Sales
    • Live Auction
    • Silent Auction
    • Country Store
    • Logistics
    • Decorations & Party Favors

Morningside Ministries

MORNINGSIDE MINISTRIES

www.mmliving.org / 210-734-1000

Morningside Ministries is the area’s oldest and largest not-for-profit, faith-based organization providing a full continuum of care to older adults in three retirement communities. Housing and services include independent living apartments and cottages, residences for individuals needing assistance with daily activities, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Morningside has been offering affordable retirement living for seniors since 1961, and strive to meet the individual, physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of each resident and their families.

How We Can Help

  • Visit residents
  • Help host events for residents during Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day and other holidays
  • Help with arts and crafts activities
  • Join in inspirational readings
  • Participate in musical groups or singing with the church choir.
  • Assist with care of residents

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS)

PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN’S HOMES AND SERVICES (PCHAS)

texas.pchas.org / 210-558-4770

PCHAS, founded in 1903 to provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. They strive to strengthen and redeem San Antonio families so that children will have permanent homes and families will find self-sufficiency. Local programs are aimed at preventing children from entering the foster care system and nurturing safe, loving homes where San Antonio families can thrive.  The three programs in San Antonio are the Single Parent Family Program, Transitional Living, and the Child & Family Program.

How We Can Help

  • Become an Ambassador to encourage church support and provide volunteers for activities related to the ministry of PCHAS.
  • Become a mentor to families or children in PCHAS programs
  • Volunteer to provide childcare or transportation
  • Help host the annual fall BBQ, birthday parties for the children, holiday parties, etc.
  • Make or donate weighted blankets (a soothing mechanism to help children who have experience trauma.
  • Assemble welcome kits for new families and women in the Single Parent Family Program.

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM)

SAN ANTONIO METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES (SAMM)

www.samm.org / 210-321-5631

SAMM is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing and services. They also provide volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve. Their programs are designed to address and alleviate the full spectrum of issues associated with homelessness and ensure that clients are able to create and implement a plan to transition out of homelessness permanently. Program offerings include short-term financial assistance, financial literacy assistance, employment development assistance, academic support for adults and children, extra-curricular activities, basic life skill education, on-site medical, dental, and mental health care, Bible studies and other congregational support activities, household items, and case management.

How We Can Help

  • Host supply drives
  • Provide homework help for students
  • Provide spiritual activities (praise and worship services, Bible studies, VBS)
  • Act as monitors for the Teen Room
  • Host a family social event (movie night or BBQ)
  • Act as a mentor for teens in the Transitional Housing Program
  • Participate in a family volunteer day to help clean, paint, or do other day-to-day tasks

Local Serve Opportunities

KRL

  • Make Care Packages:  this is a great class or group project (gallon ziplock bags with a water, a gatorade/juice drink, package crackers/cookies, granola bar, fruit snacks, and a pop-top canned protein)
  • Volunteer: Please contact Karen McCulloch (mc2karen@yahoo.com) for more information or to register for an upcoming training.

CAM

  • Help stock the CAM Emergency Christmas Store with gifts for teens. New, Unwrapped gift donations can be delivered by Wednesday, December 9 to the CAM Downtown Campus, at 110 McCullough Ave. Curbside dropoff is also available at the CAMpassion Warehouse in the Grace Lutheran Parking Lot.

There are several ways to our neighbors at CAM regularly. Please visit the CAM Volunteer Page for more information and to start volunteering!

  • Front Desk Intake
  • Phone Receptionist
  • Client Interviewer
  • Food Pantry Worker
  • Men’s Clothing Pantry Worker
  • Women’s and Children’s Pantry Worker
  • Clothing Sorter
  • Administration/Clerical

Haven for Hope

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Haven for Hope, please contact DJ Jackson at 210-220-2549

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • At the Ready – special events and projects
  • Administrative Support
  • Client Interaction Service

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sorting donations in the campus warehouse
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Playing Bingo
  • Movie Night
  • Washing Sleeping Mats

Mission Road

Come and use your gifts to help lead chapel at Mission Road on the First Sunday of each month at 10:00am. There are needs for people who can lead teaching, provide music for worship, act in skits, and help to organize. For more information about these great opportunities to worship with our friends at Mission Road, please contact missions@fpcsat.org.

PCHAS

“Home Sweet Home” Campaign

This is an opportunity to help the campus expansion prepare for the new children and families which are anticipated to begin moving in within weeks.

  • All the units whether for a single parent & children or apartments for the children aging out of foster care need to be outfitted with linens, kitchen essentials and supplies.
  • To keep every unit consistent among all clients, our program staff has created registry on amazon.
  • Sorry but PCHAS cannot accept items outside of the registry for uniformity purposes AND because the families will be able to keep many items upon successful discharge from the program.
  • Since the program staff members have already conducted some ‘intake’ applications, the items being chosen for the registry will be relevant for the children and their ages & preferences. (unicorns, cars and such)
  • “Home Sweet Home” Amazon LINK:   https://a.co/19x5HUc

Become a PCHAS “Prayer Partner”

You will receive a true client prayer request once a month by email. Please contact Diane Carssow at (512) 940-3424 or email dianecarssow@gmail.com. 

KRL

Provide needed items for our neighbors in the KRL through visiting the Amazon Wishlist, or “Welcome Home Basket” initiative.

  • Amazon Wishlist
    • Provide items for our KRL Ministry Partners as they walk alongside our neighbors in the KRL. You may purchase needed items from the Amazon Wishlist, or bring needed donation items to FPC.
  • Welcome Home Baskets
    • As our neighbors work with mentors in the KRL for housing, we can come alongside them to provide much needed items to welcome them home. Please visit our sign-up genius or contact Karen McCulloch for more information.

CAM

The CAM downtown campus is in need of women’s socks, women’s underwear sizes 7-10, unisex athletic shorts, boys underwear of all sizes except size 14, and women’s dresses sizes 12 and up.

The NW campus needs men’s casual shoes of all sizes, women’s casual shoes sizes 7-9, children’s clothing sizes 10-16 boys and girls, men’s jeans of all sizes, and full-sized hygiene items.

You can drop off your donations to our downtown campus Monday-Thursday between 8am and 3pm, and Fridays between 8am and Noon. You can drop off your donations to the NW campus Monday-Thursday between 9am and 1pm. If none of these dates and times work for you, please know both of CAM’s locations have white donation bins that are available 24/7. Questions about donating? Contact Sarah at skory@cam-sa.org today.

Haven for Hope

Haven for Hope’s Donation Center accepts in-kind donations Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit their website for more details and their Amazon Wishlist.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • New or gently used walking shorts for men and women
  • New packages of men’s underwear (boxers and boxer briefs all sizes)
  • New packages of women’s bras and underwear (all sizes)
  • New or gently used jeans for men and women
  • New packages of men’s undershirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Gift cards: $10 & $15 increments to HEB, Walmart, and Target

SAMM

For more information about needed items and donation locations, please the SAMM Website.

Men’s & Women’s Hygiene Kits – Hotel Shelter

All items should be able to fit in a 1-gallon Ziplock bag; they will be given to adults entering the shelter program

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel-sized shampoo
  • Travel-sized conditioner
  • Travel-sized lotion
  • Travel-sized body wash
  • Bar soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lip Balm
  • Washcloth and hand towel
  • Personal wipes
  • Pair of socks
  • Pads & tampons (women’s kits)
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Travel tissue pack

Other Needs

  • Toilet paper*
  • Paper towels*
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies – wipes, disinfectant spray, floor cleaner, etc.

*Much-needed items

Any Woman Can

Any Woman Can Testimony

Visit the Any Woman Can website

Haven for Hope

During the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Haven for Hope sent out a request to raise enough money to put wi-fi in the Family Dorm.  They were able to not only put in wi-fi, but they were able to buy laptops, hot spots, head phones and tablets from the area schools for the children.  Not only is Haven helping Aurora’s 3rd grade daughter, but, 64 other school-aged children with virtual learning that spans 6 different districts and 20 different schools.

Mrs. Rodriquez was able to get a job that required working “virtually,” so she was also able to put these tools to use from her spot in the family dorm.

Haven has requested that you pray for their 230 employees.  They have done everything they could do to protect the clients who are looking for safety and hope…innovating, re-creating, adjusting…24/7. They have not stopped loving, encouraging and helping the homeless find housing, jobs, healthcare and more but it has been a BIG Job.  Please pray for their energy levels, stamina and safety.

Haven for Hope was just selected as the best places to work in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express News.  Please visit their website at havenforhope.org to find out more about them.

Glory Be To God…”Our ever present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1

Mission Road Ministries

Mission Road Ministries

During the COVID-19 crisis, the caregivers of the children at Mission Road have adopted an additional role as co-teachers, in order to effectively facilitate the children’s program. Another change has been that the adults receiving care through Mission Road have been unable to attend campus for schooling, but recently been able to perform limited hands-on activities in a controlled environment on campus. Praise Jesus!
Please check out missionroadministries.org for up-to-date information on what’s happening at Mission Road. Our prayer request is for the Lord’s guidance, wisdom, and discernment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and additionally prayers for the staff, children, and adults living at Mission Road.

Christian Assistance Ministry

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)

Throughout this COVID-19 period, CAM remained open to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. We have adapted to this “new normal” by moving operations outside, at first prioritizing the unsheltered homeless, then financial assistance for prescriptions and food. CAM has never been more needed.  We are blessed to meet the needs of people, often at 4 to 5 times the service levels before COVID-19.  Please visit https://christianassistanceministry.org/ for updates of our services and needs and watch for our article in the November 2020 FPC First Press Magazine.  Please continue to pray for our staff, clients and God’s abundant provision.  God is good!

Kingdom Restoration Lab

Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL)

Last year, the SA Hope Center received a grant to help with providing housing for our neighbors in the KRL. This week, we celebrate a KRL client who has been working with a mentor from the SA Hope Center and now has housing! As this client moves into her new home, FPC is invited to help provide needed items to help her get started. Please check out the sign-up genius if you would like to donate any new or gently used items. Items should be delivered to FPC for the “KRL Housing Basket.” Please contact Karen McCulloch (mc2karen@yahoo.com) with questions or for more information.

(KRL) | Kingdom Restoration Col-LAB-orative

The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC helps meet the needs of our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient. The KRL is a collaboration of various prominent mission-focused ministries, including the SA Hope Center, Christian Assistance Ministries, Any Woman Can, Life Restored, and is also in collaboration with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Haven for Hope/Next Right Step, and One by One Ministries.

Visit the KRL Webpage

You can be a part of the Kingdom Restoration Collaborative!

  • Donate: See our Current Needs List below or donate on Amazon.
  • Welcome Home Baskets: Love our neighbors who are moving into housing by providing much needed items to welcome them home. Please visit our sign-up genius or contact Karen McCulloch for more information.
  • Make Care Packages:  this is a great class or group project (gallon ziplock bags with a water, a gatorade/juice drink, package crackers/cookies, granola bar, fruit snacks, and a pop-top canned protein)
  • Volunteer: Please contact Karen McCulloch (mc2karen@yahoo.com) for more information or to register for an upcoming training.

Current Needs*:

  • Adult casual clothing for hot weather*
  • Men’s and/or women’s new socks and underwear (must be new)
  • Jeans/casual pants (for both men and women)
    • men’s sizes 28-34
  • Casual shoes (for both men and women)
  • Wallets and belts
  • NO food at this time

*Please donate clothing that can be worn in the current season as we do not have storage for out-of-season clothing.


Amazon Wishlist

Donation needs and items for Care Packages can be purchased from our Amazon wish list created by our partner, SA Hope Center. The items are then delivered directly to the KRL.


Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) Celebration Story

Last year, the SA Hope Center received a grant to help with providing housing for our neighbors in the KRL. This week, we celebrate a KRL client who has been working with a mentor from the SA Hope Center and now has housing! As this client moves into her new home, FPC is invited to help provide needed items to help her get started. Please check out the sign-up genius if you would like to donate any new or gently used items. Items should be delivered to FPC for the “KRL Housing Basket.” Please contact Karen McCulloch (mc2karen@yahoo.com) with questions or for more information.