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...