Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Convoy of HOPE, an annual event organized by the San Antonio Food Bank, which provides food and holiday cheer to seniors residing in all 10 City Council Districts. It is always a great feeling to know you have helped someone who has fallen on hard times. But with so many needs existing in our communities, the hardest part can be deciding where to focus our time and resources. One way to narrow down the options is to concentrate on the surrounding neighborhoods where we can see with our own eyes the impact that is being made. Below is information about nonprofits located right here in District 2.
Healy-Murphy Center – Provides comprehensive services to youth-in-crisis having trouble succeeding in a traditional school environment by offering one-on-one attention, individualized curriculum, counseling, childcare and health services.
Ella Austin Community Center – Assists Eastside neighborhoods and beyond through integrated services that span generations, including childcare, educational and recreational after school programs, as well as nutritional and wellness programs for seniors.
Martinez Street Women’s Center – Transforms communities by empowering women and girls to achieve equal access to health services and quality education.
ChildSafe – The only Children’s Advocacy Center in Bexar County working to restore dignity, hope and trust to children traumatized by abuse and neglect.
These are just a few nonprofits making a difference for residents in District 2 and by no means an exhaustive list. We encourage you to do your homework and research local organizations that address challenges you are passionate about. To get help with identifying area nonprofits, simply contact the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County by dialing 211. You have the power to change someone’s life.