Catholic Charities can help. In your most desperate moment, we will welcome and embrace you with love. Guadalupe Community Center and St. Stephen’s CARE Center provide immediate free help to address food insecurity, reduce poverty, and prevent homelessness.
SNAP Assistance – Guadalupe Community Center is now offering assistance with SNAP benefits. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people buy food for good health. SNAP food benefits are put on a spending card and can be used like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP. Our case managers are available by appointment to provide assistance in accessing the resources if you qualify. Call the Guadalupe Community Center at (210) 226-6178 for more information.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Free tax preparation for individuals that earn less than $55,000 annually providing immediate cash to supplement living expenses, pay debt, or save for a home or transportation. Staff and volunteers request a driver’s license, a social security card, and tax documents such as a W-2, 1099 miscellaneous, 1099 R, Social Security Form SSA 1099, 1099 INT, and/ or 1098-T. Drop off documents at the Guadalupe Community Center VITA office Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
St. Phocas Garden – Guadalupe Community Center maintains an organic garden on San Antonio’s west side. Staff and volunteers grow lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and other vegetables to supplement the food pantry’s non-perishable food with fresh produce by adding nutritional value addressing food insecurity among the poor in the community.
40 Cans for Lent – During Lent, Catholic Charities collects canned food to feed the hungry in San Antonio. Get involved and gather your community for a food drive! To request a food collection bin, contact Guadalupe Community Center at (210) 226-6178.
Emergency Financial Assistance – One-time emergency financial assistance is available to prevent homelessness and utility disconnection as well as provide financial coaching and budgeting assessment for income-eligible individuals and families. *Eviction notice and/or utility disconnection notice required.*
Adult Education – Classes in citizenship, English as a second language, and money management promote self-sufficiency for a secure future.
After School Program – Free program for students K-12 to receive homework help, fun activities, and fresh meals after their school day. All students are invited to our Mobile Summer Camp:
Parish Hotline – Priests are encouraged to call the Parish Support Line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency financial assistance, material assistance, and access to resources.
Project Cool – Bexar County seniors, age 60 and above, and disabled individuals are eligible to receive FREE fans during the hot summer months to reduce heat-related illness and death. Free fans are provided between June and September at Guadalupe Community Center.
Fan donations are accepted at the sites listed below, and monetary donations can be made online.
For more information, call the Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 at (210) 226-6178.