A Story Of Hope: Bernadette Herrera

A Story Of Hope: Bernadette Herrera

BERNADETTE HERRERA, IDD Operations Administrator, Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) Bernadette Herrera’s lifelong career began as a young college student when she found herself working with a very special population — people with Intellectual and Developmental...
A Story of Hope: Briseida Courtois

A Story of Hope: Briseida Courtois

BRISEIDA COURTOIS, Director of Substance Use Treatment Services During a 2016 family vacation, Briseida “Bee” Courtois, Program Director for Substance Use Treatment Services, and her 12-year-old daughter, shared food from across the table with a man they had never...
A Story of Hope: Zaida Yzaguirre

A Story of Hope: Zaida Yzaguirre

ZAIDA YZAGUIRRE, Program Director, Early Childhood Intervention Services How do you console a grieving family whose expectations of a “normal,” healthy baby has just been derailed by a medical diagnosis of spina bifida, cerebral palsy or down syndrome? Will my child...
A Story of Hope: Quentin Thomas

A Story of Hope: Quentin Thomas

On a Tuesday morning late December, Quentin Thomas, Director of Justice Programs for CHCS, was approached by a man on the street who appeared disheveled and in desperate need of something. Anyone else might be quick to pass judgement, but not Quentin. As he would...
A Story of Hope: Jose “Joe” Vargas

A Story of Hope: Jose “Joe” Vargas

“Confident,” “amazing work ethic,” and “friendly.” These are just a few of the words that describe Jose “Joe” Vargas. As a consumer of The Center’s Long Term Care Services for over 15 years, Joe has been active in several programs including Host Home Companion Care...
A Story of Hope: Amanda Seay

A Story of Hope: Amanda Seay

It’s hard to imagine a world without Amanda Seay in it. The vivacious, free-spirited and larger than life now 18 year old can light up a room with just her smile. As a hard-working high school student who will leave for Savannah, GA late summer to pursue her dream in...
A Story of Hope: Frederick Hornsby

A Story of Hope: Frederick Hornsby

Brought to San Antonio during Hurricane Harvey, Frederick Hornsby is a self-described “cool, laid-back person who has been through a lot.” Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Frederick and his siblings grew up around drugs— his mother abused them and his father...
A Story of Hope: Fonda White

A Story of Hope: Fonda White

Fonda White wants to change the world. He is “a fighter, a struggler, a survivor.” He is not to be defined by his mental illness or physical ailments, but by his deep-rooted desire to get better, so that he can go on to help someone else get better. That’s Fonda...
Notice to CHCS Patients

Notice to CHCS Patients

NOTICE TO CHCS PATIENTS REGARDING THE UNAUTHORIZED USE/DISCLOSURE OF PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity and security of our patients’ information and we regret to inform you...