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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Health & Well-being

Physical Health & Fitness: Sports, Nutrition, & More


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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides programs in five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, and Health & Life Skills. Youth between ages 6 to 18 can become a member for a yearly fee. Check out their programs in Sports and/or Health today!

Visit the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Website

Green Spaces Alliance has a mission to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement and education.

Green Spaces Alliance has three programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water, and Picture Your World youth photography. It provides conservation services, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities – most prominently at the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve and at over 50 community gardens across San Antonio.

Visit the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas Website

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs and classes for teens, adults, and families within the community that help promote health and fitness like sports leagues & free Fitness in the Park, in addition to offering other opportunities to explore nature, science, music, and arts.

Visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Website

San Antonio Sports is all about transforming our community though the power of sport! Starting with elementary to middle school aged youth, San Antonio Sports provides both in school and after school opportunities to get active and have fun. Check out their youth-friendly programs and long list of youth multi-sport organizations under the Healthy Kids Resources!

Visit the San Antonio Sports Website

Love the Spurs? Interested in basketball? The San Antonio Spurs offer several Basketball Clinics per year for both boys and girls ages 7-14. There is a fee to attend and parental/guardian consent is needed. Learn more!

Visit the San Antonio Spurs Sports Program Website

If you are a girl 13 years old or younger and are interested in dance, the Jr. Silver Dancers might be an opportunity for you. Experience the fun and excitement of learning dance routines from the Spurs Silver Dancers and performing live at a Spurs home game!

Visit the San Antonio Spurs Sports Program Website

The Advocates – Boxing Youth Program is not just about learning the sport of boxing and staying fit but also about building character and reaching your full potential. The Boxing Youth Program is open to ages 8-22 years old.

Visit the Advocates Boxing Youth Program Website

Urban Soccer Leadership Academy (USLA) is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to establish a neighborhood based, youth leadership service development program where students of all ages can learn the fundamentals of soccer in an environment that encourages integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership while enhancing pride in the community.

Visit the Urban Soccer Leadership Academy Website

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YMCA of Greater San Antonio focuses on mind, body, and spirit by offering programs and services for youth just like you. At the YMCA you can register for sports leagues, swim lessons, and other fun & activities. Check out the opportunities at your local Y or visit online.

Visit the YMCA Website

Community Resources

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Healthy Me, Healthy We is a program of the Health Collaborative with a goal to get you and the rest of San Antonio to live a healthy and long life, through healthy eating and active living. Check out the current schedule for free group fitness classes and blog posts with healthy eating and fitness tips!

Visit the Healthy Me, Healthy We Website

The Mayor's Fitness Council began in 2010 with the goal of leading San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation. offers a one-stop shop for resources on healthy living, from blog posts to a calender with local events. provides resources to move more, eat better, and stay connected whether at work, school, or in the community.

Visit the Mayor's Fitness Council Website

Online Resources

Collapse All Expand All is a wonderful resource for you to learn about having a healthy eating style and being physically active. Discover tips and online tools to make being healthy fun and rewarding!

Visit the ChooseMyPlate Website

The Take Charge of Your Health Guide will provide you with information on how your body works, tips for healthy eating, fun ways to be active, and tools to make it all work for you. Check it out!

Visit the Take Charge of Your Health Website

TeensHealth is online place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

Visit the TeensHealth Website

¡Viva Health! is a nutrition education campaign for San Antonio that motivates and inspires healthy eating patterns for individuals and families. When you eat well – you feel great!
The campaign resources are free and downloadable for all!

Viva Health
Visit the Viva Health Website

Emotional Well-being: Empowerment & Guidance


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RMYA'S Centro Seguro Drop-In Center provides a safe place for youth ages 11 – 17 (males and females) to come and receive services if they are homeless, runaways, or victims of sex trafficking. Centro Seguro provides emotional support and tends to basic needs. Safety and security, in a non-judgmental atmosphere is the priority at Centro Seguro. Case management services are available to assist the child in meeting their goals. Therapeutic services and support groups are also available for the youth, their family, and support systems. Please call 210.340.8090 for assistance.

Centro Seguro
Visit the RMYA Website

Fiesta Youth is San Antonio's premier LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, & Queer) program for youth and their allies! They offer educational and enrichment activities designed to help youth build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection.

Fiesta Youth
Visit the Fiesta Youth Website

Girls, Inc. of San Antonio offers year-round programs focused on STEM, healthy relationships, sound body image, and college and career readiness. Programs occur after school, on weekends, and during school breaks in a girls-only environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe. The primary purpose of all programs is to help girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become.

Visit the Girls, Inc. of San Antonio Website

The mission of Good Samaritan Community Services is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.

Good Samaritan Community Services helps young people ages 5-18 acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. A wide variety of activities and services are offered including academic tutoring and enrichment sessions, career exploration field trips, sports and recreational activities, team-building exercises, volunteer and community service opportunities, and tours to college campuses.

Visit the Good Samaritan Community Services Website

The Martinez Street Women's Center focuses on women and girls on the Southeast and East sides of San Antonio. The Center offers the Girl Zone program for young ladies looking to explore various topics including physical health, emotional well-being, leadership, STEM, and more.

Visit the Martinez Street Women's Center Website

Community Resources

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The Alamo Area Teen Suicide Prevention Coalition (AATSPC) works to provide suicide prevention and crisis resources to teens, families, and communities. Visit their website to connect with local resources for crisis planning and services or join the AATSPC Teen Advisory Board to bring your own voice to teen suicide prevention messaging!

Visit the Alamo Area Teen Suicide Prevention Coalition Website

BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio helps youth reach their full potential by providing services that promote healthy development including workforce assistance, dropout prevention activities, self-esteem and leadership activities, counseling and more. Services are for young people ages 16 to 25, who are at-risk, or are current or former foster care youth.

Visit the BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio Website

Catholic Charities has a wide variety of services for San Antonio youth, adults, and families. They offer free and low-cost counseling services, in addition to several programs for pregnant and/or parenting teens.

Visit the Catholic Charities Website

If you are experiencing a crisis related to mental illness, counselors and immediate help are available 24 hours a day at the Center for Health Care Services.

24-hour Crisis & Substance Use Hotline: 800.316.9241 OR 210.223.SAFE (7233)

For Routine Assistance or to Make an Appointment, Call:

  • Adults: 210.261.1250
  • Children: 210.261.3350

Visit the Center for Health Care Services Website

Clarity Child Guidance Center is a mental health treatment center for young people, ages 3-17, in San Antonio and South Texas. Services include Outpatient Therapy, Brief Therapy, Psychiatric Assessment & Management, Day Treatment.

Visit the Clarity Child Guidance Center Website

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (FVPS) offers both residential and non-residential services to help individuals, including teens, and families recover from the pain and long-term effects of domestic violence. Contact the Crisis Hotline: 210.733.8810, 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year or visit the website to learn more!

Visit the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. Website

Rise Recovery seeks to help teens, young adults, and their families overcome the effects of mind-changing substances. Not only do they provides a wide range of counseling, group meetings, life skills training and support but they also have a Recovery Community Center specifically for youth ages 13-21 with a history of substance abuse. Learn more today!

Visit the Rise Recovery Website

The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) is a nonprofit organization that provides education, youth prevention programs, information resources and services to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. There are many helpful resources for teens on their website. Check them out!

Visit the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Website

The Ecumenical Center offers counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families, training for professionals, and community-based educational programs. The Center can help you find release from depression, anger, or other issues.

The Ecumenical Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available. For appointments, call 210.616.0885. Learn more today!

Visit the Ecumenical Center Website

The mission of The Pride Center San Antonio is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.

Visit The Center - Pride Center San Antonio Website

The Thrive Youth Center provides a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth so they may become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the ability, opportunity, and possibility of achieving their dreams. Thrive offers a variety of programs and resources for homeless LGBTQ youth to fulfill this mission. Visit the website to learn more!

1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, Texas, TX 78207

Office number: 210.212.2935

Visit the Thrive Youth Center Website

The Metro Health Violence Prevention section is one of the newest programs responsible for implementing a public health approach to violence prevention.  If you or someone you know needs help, there are many resources available.

Visit Violence Prevention

Wonders & Worries is an Austin-based nonprofit providing free, professional mental health support to children and teenagers during a parent’s serious illness. Parents who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, recurring heart condition or other illnesses like ALS or MS often don’t know how to talk about their disease and its impact on the family.

A parent’s life-changing illness can negatively affect a child/teen, increasing their risks for behavioral, emotional and academic problems. It can interfere with personal relationships and stress management. Wonders & Worries’ free programs ensure that children and teenagers can reach their full potential, despite a parent’s serious illness.

Services offered in English and Spanish, Saturday sessions and evening hours, make it easy for families to access the care they need to thrive during a difficult time.

San Antonio Office
In the START Center for Cancer Care
4383 Medical Drive, Suite 127
San Antonio, TX 78229
Tel: 210.307.4853

Individual Sessions: offered for ages 2-18, six-session curriculum focused on helping children learn about their parent’s illness, treatments and potential side-effects, facilitate communication between children and their parents regarding their questions and worries; develop coping skills to help children manage their emotions

Group Sessions: for ages 5-18 to meet others in their age range who are coping with similar experiences (similar to six-session curriculum used for individual sessions)

Visit the Wonders & Worries Website

Online Resources / Hotlines

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Ditch The Label is a leading anti-bullying non-profit organization working hard to combat bullying internationally. Ditch the Label offers an online support community – a safe space where you can ask questions and share about your own bullying experience and other important topics and get advice from experts and others going through similar things.

Visit the Ditch The Label Website

Loveisrespect has highly-trained peer advocates that offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

  • Text loveis to 22522*
  • Call 1.866.331.9474
  • Or click on the link to live chat!

Visit the Love is Respect Website

The My Life My Voice App by Boys Town National Hotline is an interactive app that allows you to track your thoughts, feelings and moods using animated emoticons, writing, recording your voice, or attaching a photo about what's going on. You can review a report of your tracked moods over a period of time, and you can also get life tips on ways to help turn your mood around when you're feeling down or stressed out!

Visit the My Life My Voice App Website

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to victims of domestic violence. The Hotline operates around the clock, seven days a week, is confidential and free of cost. You can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information. If you visit the site you can find info about domestic violence, safety planning, and local resources.

Call The Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens website is organized to help you learn about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.

NIDA is a project of the National Insitute of Health and hosts reliable and current information.

Visit the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens Website

If you are thinking about running away, or have already, reach out to the National Runaway Safeline. They have trained professionals to provide you with support and advice.

If you are in need of immediate assistance call 1.800.786.2929 or text 66008. Crisis responders are available 24 Hours a day, 7 days out of the week.

Learn more!

Visit the National Runaway Safeline Website

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 1.800.273.TALK (8255) if you need help or know someone who needs help.

Visit the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Website

Created by and for teens, the Teens Against Bullying website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause. Get involved today!

Visit the PACER Center's Teens Against Bullying Website

Respect Effect aims to help young people practice healthy relationship skills by completing daily challenges with their significant other (S.O.), friend or family.

Users can share completed challenges on the Community Feed, earn points to get placed on the Leaderboard, and view other's challenges.

Together, we can create more respectful relationships and digital communities where our collective actions make a big difference and inspires a respect effect! Get the FREE app through the Google Play Store or iTunes store.

Brought to you by Futures Without Violence and That's Not Cool.

Respect Effect
Visit the Respect Effect App Website

That's Not Cool is an initiative of Futures Without Violence that addresses dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse using interactive tools and resources for teens. Learn more!

Thats Not
Visit the That's Not Cool Website

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. If you need help or support call the Trevor Lifeline 866.488.7386 or visit the link below!

Visit the Trevor Project Website

With Help Comes Hope is a website from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that provides information and resources for survivors of suicide attempts, including family and friends of people of have attempted suicide.

Visit the With Help Comes Hope Website

You Matter is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You Matter blog posts are written by a rotating Blogger Council of individuals between the ages of 13-24 that are passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.

If you need support, call 1.800.273.8255 or Chat with the Lifeline.

Visit the You Matter Website

Your Life Your Voice, part of The Boys Town National Hotline, provides help when you need it most. They have counselors available to talk if you're depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge. Call, chat, text or email 24/7!

Hotline: 1.800.448.3000

Visit the Your Life Your Voice Website

Sexual Health & Sexuality

Teen Parent Programs

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Are you a first-time mom? Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. To see you if you qualify visit the web link below or call 210.358.5894.

Visit the Nurse-Family Partnership Website

The San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign is a community initiative designed to promote responsible fatherhood by helping males and father’s of all ages to achieve greater self esteem and better awareness of their responsibilities to their families and community. Through this initiative, fathers are encouraged to become actively involved in the health and wellness of their own lives as well as in the lives of their children. The campaign wants to emphasize the honor of being a father and about the important role a male parent, regardless of his age, plays in the life of his child.

For new members, the Fatherhood Campaign requires a scheduled one hour meeting before you are able to receive services/or attending a class. To schedule this, please text 210.617.3554 with your name, date and time you would like to meet.

Office business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm. These hours are subject to change, so for non-scheduled visits please call or text 210.617.3554 before visiting.

Learn more today!

Visit the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign Website

San Antonio Healthy Start provides high quality home visitation services and resources for pregnant teens until the baby turns two years of age including case management, health education, depression screening and referral.

Visit the San Antonio Healthy Start Website

Parent Life is a ministry of San Antonio Youth For Christ that empowers expectant and parenting teens to make good choices and further their education while moving toward independent living and becoming life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

Visit the San Antonio Youth For Christ - Parent Life Website

Community Resources

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The Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) assists in meeting the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and surrounding areas. AARC offers an LGBT Health Equity Clinic, social services, prevention services, and leadership advocacy.

The AARC & the Health Equity Clinic are located at
303 N. Frio
San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM – 4:30PM

Connect today!

Visit the Alamo Area Resource Center Website

Healthy Futures of Texas (HFTX) is a non-profit organization that aims to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio & Texas. The Youth Advocacy Council (YAC), a project of HFTX, brings together a diverse group of young people who would like a strong understanding of teen pregnancy prevention in order to positively impact policy in our community and for the State of Texas.

Visit the Healthy Futures of Texas Website

Metro Health STD/HIV Clinic provides low cost STD testing and treatment to Bexar County and San Antonio residents 13 years old and up. The STD/HIV Clinic is walk-in only and you will need a photo I.D. (school ID is okay)

Clinic Location:
512 East Highland Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78210


Visit the Metro Health STD/HIV Clinic Website

The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio offers free and confidential counseling, crisis intervention, client advocacy, and education services to children and adult survivors of sexual assault. Contact the Center 24 hours a day at their Hotline: 210.349.7273 or visit them online to learn more about how they can help.

The Rape Crisis Center: Serving Children, Women and Men
Visit the Rape Crisis Center Website

San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) offers free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing; minors ages 13 and up can get tested without parental consent.

Call 210.225.4715

Testing Location:
818 E. Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX 78203

Visit the San Antonio AIDS Foundation Website

The Teen Health Clinic, a partnership between University Health System and UT Health San Antonio, focuses on healthcare needs for male and female pre-teens, teens, and young adults that are 10-24 years old.

Teen Health Clinic provides education and medical services in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment with staff specially trained to care for this age group. Services include: vaccines, sports physicals, primary care, reproductive health, counseling referrals, and more. Visit the Teen Health Clinic website to learn more!

Location: Robert B. Green Campus
Clinical Pavilion, 4th Floor
903 W. Martin St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Referrals and Appointments: 210.358.TALK (8255)

Visit the Teen Health Clinic Website

University Health System (UHS) clinics provide STD testing and treatment, HPV vaccines, pregnancy testing, family planning, and birth control at various San Antonio locations.

Call 210.358.TALK(8255) for more information or click below to see a list of local clinics.

Visit the University Health System Clinics Website

The UT Teen Health online provides information for teens on teen pregnancy, STDs, sex, healthy relationships, abstinence and contraception. They also have a easy to use Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic close to you that offers sexual health services and more for teens. Check it out!

Visit the UT Teen Health Website

Online Resources

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Visit the I Wanna Know Website

Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! helps teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

Visit the Sex, Etc. Website

Stay Teen provides information on issues like sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control, so that you will be more prepared to make informed choices for your future. In addition, you will you can find local health centers.

Visit the Stay Teen Website

Teen Talk is an initiative of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The website provides access to detailed and accurate information about sex, STDs, life, and everything else that comes along with being a teen.

Visit the Teen Talk Website

National CDC Hotline: 1.800.CDC.INFO (232.4636), 24 hours daily

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides the most current and accurate information on HIV and AIDS, including basic information, testing sites, risk reduction methods, statistics, and more.

Visit the CDC HIV and Aids Website

National CDC Hotline: 1.800.CDC.INFO (232.4636), 24 hours daily

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides the most current and accurate information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), related conditions, and infections. Also get specific information about how STDs are affecting teens. Click below to learn more and how to reduce your risk.

Visit the CDC STD Website




Benavides Center
515 Castroville Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78237



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