Helpful Links & Resources
We are happy to provide you with these links and resources. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
Healthy living toolkits
The Refugees website provides a Healthy living toolkits in various languages. This resource provides:
- health and nutrition toolkits
- cultural orientation information
- reconnecting families workbook
- financial literary resources
- and many other reports
San Antonio Public Libraries
Libraries provide many resources. Adult and children's book titles, CDs and videos can be checked out for free. Some are in languages other than English. Libraries have computers for public use. The main library has a Jobs and Small Business Center, and some libraries offer activities for kids as well as adults. Voting takes place at most libraries as well.
Check out the Ed Cody Library, which is the closest location to the Medical Center area.
San Antonio has an extensive bus system. VIA’s service area is 1,226.07 square miles, which is 98 percent of Bexar County.
- Via Bus Homepage
- Bus schedules on Google Maps
- Information on Bus Fares and Passes
University Health Systems
To request a new appointment, cancel, or reschedule an existing appointment or to review/change personal information, go to the University Health Systems Patient Online website.
CareLink Hours and Locations
University Health System/Refugee Clinic (for shots/green card health screening)
Phone: (210) 358-0800
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' website contains information on the application for travel documents, green card processes, etc., as well as change of addresses for those with resident alien status.
You will also find study guides as well as citizenship practice classes.
Domestic Violence Hotline
If you are experiencing domestic violence or know of someone who is, the National Domestic Violence website has many resources to help.
You can also call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
The Simple Dollar created a guide called "How Victims of Domestic Violence Can Afford Transitional Housing," which includes tips on how to develop a plan of action, options to help finance the move, and a list of helpful resources that can offer readers support.
RAICES stands for The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Their website provides:
- Community Immigration Services
- Children's Programs
- Family Detention and Reunification
- Social Services
They are located at 1305 N.Flores, San Antonio, TX, 78212 and they can be reached at 210-222-0964.
You can also go to the U.S. Department of Justice to see a listing of pro bono legal service providers.
Electric Bill Assistance
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.
CPS Energy also provides Emergency Assistance programs.
Legislation & Reports For Refugees
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on The Refugee Act of 1980.
At the Department of Homeland Security website, you can see Immigration Data & Statistics.
The U.S. Department of State website provides a wealth of information that is of value to a legally settled refugee and anyone wanting more information.
How To Apply For WIC
WIC is a nutrition program for growing families, provided by San Antonio to all eligible families. You can find more information on their website as well as instructions on how to apply.
You can also call 210-207-4650.
Christian Assistance Ministry
The Christian Assistance Ministry is located at 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249. It provides a variety of services and assistance to low-income residents of San Antonio.
- CAM is located on the campus of University United Methodist Church.
- Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul at St. Matthews Catholic Church is located at 10703 Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230 and can be reached at 210-478-5000. It provides a variety of services and assistance to low-income residents of San Antonio.