Project Ayuda—Housing Support Services
- Homeless Prevention
- 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:
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.
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.
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.