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Public Library Information and Directions

Ed Cody Library is the closest location from Wurzbach, Datapoint Dr, and. Garden Dale area
http://www.mysapl.org/location.aspx?id=cod


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Public Transportation information

Home page
http://www.viainfo.net/

Bus Schedules  
http://www.viainfo.net/BusService/Schedules.aspx

Information on Bus Fares and Passes
http://www.viainfo.net/FaresAndPasses/FaresList.aspx


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San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center

all services are confidential and free of charge

http://sapregnancy.com/
Phone: (210) 614-4124


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University Health System

  To request a new appointment, cancel, or reschedule an existing appointment or to review/change personal information
https://patientonline.universityhealthsystem.com/gepol/

CareLink Hours and Locations
http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/carelink-hours-a-locations/

University Health System/Refugee Clinic
(for shots/Green Card health screen)
Phone: (210)-358-0800


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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

This site contains information on the application for travel documents, Green card ...etc, as well as 
Alien's change of address
www.uscis.gov


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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone:  1-800-799-7233

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Legal Services

RAICES
1305 N.Flores
San Antonio, TX, 78212
Phone: 210-544-781 and 210-226-7722
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/freelglchtTX.htm

Texas Law Help
http://www.texaslawhelp.org/TX/index.cfm



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Free ESL and GED Classes

Classes are with the Community Family Resources and Learning Center. 
Call for class schedule.
 Use one bus from Wurzbach (#534)
The center gives a reduced fare bus card for the students!!
The nearest one is located at:
 107 W. Rampart
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210)-207-7650


Useful Site to Learn English for Arabic Speakers:
http://www.go4english.com/index.php


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Assistance with Electric Bill

CPS provides assistance through the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP). This is a nonprofit foundation that helps needy families pay their cooling and utility bills. Another option is Project WARM to help with utility and cooling bills.
http://liheap.ncat.org/

 

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Resources for Jobs

Craigslist
For Jobs and Other Services in the Community
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/


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U.S. Legislation Related to Refugees

Legislation that Protects Refugees in Texas
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/programs/refugee/index.html

Legislation that Protects Refugees in the U.S.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/refact1.htm

U.S. Government's Fiscal Year 2010:  Report on Authorized Refugees in the U.S.
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/129393.pdf

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
http://www.state.gov/g/prm/c25756.htm

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/refugee-protection


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Education Resources

Texas Education Code
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.25.htm

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Refugee Youth and Children Resources

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
http://www.brycs.org/

NISD: Board Policy Manual: Admissions
http://www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/015915/pol.cfm

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/know.html

Race and National Origin Discrimination
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr100.html 

Age Discrimination
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr110.html

Disability Discrimination
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr104.html<

 Disability Discrimination
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-28cfr35.html  



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How to Apply for WIC (A Nutrition Program for Growing Families)

www.sanantonio.gov/health
On the home page, in the center is a section "You & Your Family's Health". Put the cursor on it.
Then click the link that shows up entitled "Family Health".  Next click "Women's Health". Then click "WIC".
Tips: There is a newer clinic (not listed on their locations sheet) called Christas Santa Rosa at 5430 Fredericksburg Rd. that is very close, possibly even walking distance, to where many of the refugees live. The phone number is 210-340-1161. It is open Monday-Thursday. The other clinic often used is at 3600 Fredericksburg Rd. Phone 210-738-3486.
Be sure to call and set up an appointment, or you will have to make two trips. Ask for one early in the day before the "backlog" in clients arrive.
Read carefully the section regarding proof of ID, proof of income, and proof of residency.


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Household Items and Clothing Resources

Christian Assistance Ministry
5084 De Zavala Rd
San Antonio, TX 78249

CAM is located on Vance Jackson and DeZavala in the University United Methodist Church south part of the campus.  Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   In order to receive needed items, one must take I-94 cards for each member of the family plus an apartment lease document that has their signature.  At the site, there is an application that needs to be filled out.  One must fill out front and back of the form and sign both sides.  It is important that a translator accompany the person wanting assistance if this person does not speak or write in English. 


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