Transformational Services for Homelessness
The Center for Health Care Services is ready to help you transform, to change your life for the better: deal with your mental health challenges, heal your physical ailments, and get back on your own two feet. You’ll have a safe place to stay, and an opportunity to recover and stabilize.
In-House Wellness Program (IHWP)
The In-House Wellness program offers a safe, structured environment for men and women experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and trauma by promoting:
• Mental health education through groups and individual services with a focus on mental health recovery and trauma informed services
• Mental health stabilization through mental health services and medication compliance
• Assistance with disability benefits and/or job readiness services
• Transition to independent and stable housing
PATH–Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PATH is the outreach team that finds people experiencing homelessness who are currently living under bridges, in the streets, and in tent cities. PATH workers can connect you to mental health services, shelter and housing programs. People with priority diagnoses are referred to The Center; other non-priority diagnoses are referred to other community agencies. PATH workers screen clients for chronic homelessness and link them to Safe Haven.
Shelter Plus Care/SNAPS
Shelter Plus Care focuses on people with mental illness and families who experience homelessness, helping them get into permanent housing more quickly. The Center provides the “Care” – mental health treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management and skills training. Qualified participants will receive a Section 8 Certificate through the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA).
In-House Recovery Program (IHRP)
IHRP is a 3 – 4 month sober living dormitory for adults experiencing homelessness. Working 24 hours a day, specialists maintain a supportive, sober living environment. The mentors help participants acquire the skills and behaviors that reshape their lives. IHRP staff are peer recovery support specialists that once suffered from addiction and homelessness. They have walked the path to wellness. They have recovered. They can show you the way to stability and independence.
Homeless Set Aside Voucher Program
The Center helps people who are experiencing chronic homeless and actively receiving outpatient treatment in our programs obtain a permanent Section 8 voucher with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA).
The Courtyard at Haven for Hope
At the Courtyard, you will find a safe, secure place to sleep, eat, shower, and store your belongings – and a lot more. The Courtyard is your portal to all the transformational services The Center offers. Our friendly, compassionate staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you calm the chaos in your life and find your way to productive independence.
Male Safe Haven
Safe Haven helps people experiencing chronic homelessness get off the street and engage in psychiatric services. We connect participants with resources that will lead to permanent housing.
The Integrated Wellness Clinic
The Wellness Clinic provides psychiatric, nursing, case management and rehabilitative services to adults experiencing homelessness.
DSHS Supportive Housing
We help people with an active LOC 1-4 who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, providing rent and utility assistance for as long as 12 months.
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
The Center administers up to two years of rental assistance to applicants who are actively receiving treatment in Center programs and need rental assistance.