About BCFS-San Antonio
BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio helps youth reach their full potential by providing services that promote healthy development including workforce assistance, dropout prevention activities, self-esteem and leadership activities, counseling and more. BCFS-San Antonio parenting education programs also help families create safe, loving home environments.
Youth receiving services are:
- Between the ages of 16 and 25
- Currently in foster care, or aging out of foster care
- Formerly in foster care but still need assistance
- Foster youth on probation or parole, or released from juvenile correctional facilities
Tamera is a 19-year-old former foster youth who aged out of foster care in San Antonio. BCFS-San Antonio helped her get into San Antonio College, get tuition assistance, register for classes and buy text books. They’re also teaching her financial responsibility and helping her get an apartment close to campus. Tamara says, “no matter how difficult the job, BCFS has helped me get it done! I love you guys!”
- One-on-one individualized assistance
- Assessments to identify unmet needs
- Texas Workforce Commission: Job searches, job referrals, career assessments, identification of growth occupations in the local labor market, job skills training and job placement
- Preparation for Adult Living (PAL): Helps youth from foster care develop the necessary skills and access resources to live independently after leaving the foster care system
- The University of Texas at San Antonio Housing and Education Assistance
- Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Scholarship Program: Helps youth from the foster care system pay for higher education and vocational training
The Services to At-Risk Youth (STAR) program aims to reduce family conflict and prevent the problems of delinquent behaviors, runaway, truancy and child abuse by helping youths and their families learn to resolve crises and develop coping and parenting skills. Star services are FREE to youth and families.