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St. PJ’s offers services to help the community at large and they include Project Ayuda- Family Crisis Support Services and Counseling for families and individuals.

Project Ayuda—Housing Support Services

Project Ayuda provides two housing support programs:

  1. Homeless Prevention
  2. Rapid Re-Housing

Homeless Prevention assists low income families and individuals that are pending disability and have an eviction notice. Clients are assisted with a partial rental payment when approved.

Rapid Re-Housing assists homeless individuals that were formerly in, or aged out of, foster care. Clients are assisted with move in fees and rent.

For more information about Family Crisis Support Services and eligibility for services and supports, please contact (210) 531-8555 or complete our contact form.

Family Crisis Support Services is funded by general donations and various grants including:
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Counseling Center

If you or a family member needs support, contact our Counseling Center at (210) 533-1203 or (210) 531-8518 or complete our contact form.

St. PJ’s Counseling Center serves the entire San Antonio community. We provide mental health evaluations and counseling services to children and adolescents, ages 3-18, adults, and families. We specialize in healing psychological and emotional trauma related to abuse or neglect, family violence, grief and loss, relationship problems, and common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger management issues, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We receive referrals from various sources including former clients, the United Way, the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, school personnel, health and social service agencies, juvenile probation, other professionals, victim services providers, and managed care.

Intake

When a caller requests services, an intake worker will ask about your contact information and a brief description of the reason for seeking services. The worker will then determine the child or individual’s eligibility for services and method of payment, e.g., Medicaid, insurance, sliding-scale, grant-funded services (for victims of crime and/or trauma). Everyone is served regardless of ability to pay.

Walk-ins are welcome to come in to complete an intake. After intake is complete, St. PJ’s will contact the caller to set an appointment for the initial therapy session. Most clients are able to be seen within two weeks of the initial intake.

Therapy

For children and adolescents, both the parent or legal guardian and the child need to attend the first therapy session. When the child with parent/legal guardian, or adult client comes to St. PJ’s Counseling Center for the first appointment, they will complete a client information and consent packet. They will then meet with a therapist for an initial assessment, at which time preliminary treatment goals and frequency of services are determined. After initial information is gathered and the nature of the individual’s presenting challenges is determined, treatment will begin.

Family Therapy

At times issues are best addressed within the context of the entire family. St. PJ’s offers family, couples, marital, and sibling therapy. Some of the issues that can be addressed in family therapy include communication, family rules and expectations, discipline, conflict resolution, and trauma resolution.