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.
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.
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. Donations are accepted at Guadalupe Community Center and San Antonio Fire Department stations throughout San Antonio (except at the Airport).
For more information regarding services, call the Guadalupe Community Center at (210) 226-6178 or 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.