Community Resource Guide
Salvation Army Pleasanton Unit currently offers assistance with emergency disaster, financial assistance for food, summer camp and prison ministry. Please contact Anthony Torres, Salvation Army Region Representative, at anthony. firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-332-9134.
Pleasanton Church of Christ provides a Food Pantry and Clothing Closet that provides basic nutrition and clothing needs for those who are in need of assistance. They also provide counseling services for those in need of personal, marital, family, grief/depression, and PTSD counseling and support. For those who are looking for deeper connection and relationship with their God and Father we have several Bible study programs which you can either complete in person or through correspondence. For any other needs or prayer requests please feel free to call our office at 830- 281-5511 or contact them through the website (www.pleasantonchurchofchrist.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ pleasantoncoc). Pleasanton Church of Christ is located at 1003 N. Main St.
First Baptist Church of Poteet Food Pantry is open on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Volunteers ask that those receiving donations do not begin lining up before 10 a.m. Please wear your masks and stay hydrated. Please make sure the trunks/ backseats/or truck beds are cleared for volunteers to load your food box. If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions please call Stephanie Cantu at 210-632- 8018.
FBC Jourdanton is a food pantry affiliated with the San Antonio Food Bank. They are available to assist clients with food, but no money for bills. Please call them for assistance at 830- 769-3552 and are located at 515 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton.
Atascosa First Seventhday Adventist Church will give away free clothes, jackets and shoes in all sizes and some miscellaneous household items on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the church’s community center, for anyone needing a helping hand. Please do not take clothing that the church gives for free if you plan to sell it. If you have clothing items in good condition that you no longer need, bring them by and they will be happy to give them to someone who needs them. The church is located at 1093 FM RD 476E (off of Avenue H and 11th Street) in Poteet. If you have questions or need help but are unable to make it at that time, call Margie Aguero, director of their church community services at 830- 742-8653.
Community Food Pantry is housed inside the First United Methodist Church Hall at 420 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. The pantry is currently curbside due to COVID-19. Those needing assistance can drive up and volunteers will load your car. If you would like to visit, volunteer to help in the pantry or donate food, come by the church on Monday or Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The church also provides a Senior Commodity Boxes program held on the second Wednesday of the month. Recipients must have identification and be preregistered. Wesley Nurse Linda Harper is also available for rental assistance applications, diaper program, etc. For further details contact the church office at 830-569- 6450.
A New Life For A New Generation is located in San Antonio and assists with needs such as diapers, wipes, formula and other baby materials, as well as trainings, counseling sessions and even parenting classes and pregnancy tests. They also assist residents in Atascosa County. Contact info is: Marquica Reed, CEO and Beatrice Alcoser, Executive Director. Locations are: • 6353 W. Commerce St., Ste 107, San Antonio, TX 78237, 210-447-7715, and • 314 N. Hackberry, Ste 103, San Antonio, TX 78202, 210- 437-0888 Their website is: anewlifeforanewgen.wixsite.com/mysite/ and you can also follow their Facebook page for local events at “A New Life for a New Generation- Atascosa County Branch.”
Community Bible Chapel is located at 1176 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton. The church offers pastoral counseling and help with benevolence situations (for those in need of food, gas, clothing, etc.). Nigel Kelly is the Senior Pastor and can be reached by email at: email@example.com or at 480- 620-6214.
Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) The deadline to apply for the federal Pandemic- Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) has been extended to August 21. Eligible families, including those with children who lost access to free or reducedprice school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) due to school closures, will receive a one-time benefit of $284 for groceries. Learn more here:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has a variety of educational resources and addresses a diverse range of education with a focus on health and agriculture that may affect the residents of Atascosa County. For more information, please contact their office at 830-569-0034.
K-12 Strategy for Canvas is an educational resource for the online learning platform used by local school districts throughout Texas. Please reach out to their Executive Director Tracy Weeks for an array of educational topics, including what families need to know about remote/ blended learning and tips to get kids ready for whatever the Fall may hold. You may reach her at 480-225-7148.
Building Blocks Pediatrics offers pediatric healthcare for patients from birth to 21 years of age. They accept most major commercial and Medicaid policies as well as offer an affordable fee schedule for uninsured patients. Building Blocks Pediatrics is located at 109 N. Smith St. in Pleasanton. Give them a call today at 830-281- 8367 or visit their website at www.buildingblockspeds.com.
Immunization Clinic at Poteet ISD Office On Tuesday Aug. 25, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Christus Health Immunization Clinic will provide vaccines at no cost from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Poteet ISD Office, 1100 School Dr. This clinic is for Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured children in Poteet ISD, ages 18 and younger. Please note that an appointment is required. Please call 210-954-3764 to set up an appointment or if you want more information. Consent and screening packets are available at the nurse’s office.
You can apply for the Supplemental and Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), TANF or Medicaid at YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size.
Connections counseling Free counseling for children and families is available through Connections in Jourdanton. Services are being provided via free telehealth services. To receive this free counseling, you must fit the following criteria: •Must reside in Atascosa County. •Only for children that are up to age 17 and still enrolled in school. The mission of Connections is strengthening communities, one youth and one family at a time. Connections has been at their Jourdanton location since 1982. If you are interested in making an appointment, call 830-629-6571. Their 24-hour Crisis Line is 800-532-8192.
Coping with COVID-19 through Baylor College A new program developed by mental health experts at Baylor College of Medicine gives parents the tools they need to help their children cope with fears and uncertainties due to COVID-19. Coping with COVID is a program that provides free, parent-led cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children in Texas who are experiencing stress due to the pandemic. This initiative includes 60-minute coaching sessions for parents via Zoom or phone over a six-week period. Parents will also complete three assessments to track progress. Those interested in participating or wanting to know if they qualify for the program can call 832-206- 4034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Eighty in Jourdanton treats withdrawal and medical complications associated with dependency on alcohol, narcotics and other drugs. They provide medical withdrawal stabilization for patients who are physically dependent on alcohol, opiates and prescription drugs. They are located at Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton. Please call 830- 769-4566.
Community Restoration and Recovery Clinic in Floresville is offering FREE counseling services and now utilizes telephone/ FaceTime/skype for sessions with clients. They are open to accepting new clients and also continue to serve those individuals affected by the Sutherland Springs community tragedy. Please call their office at 830-216- 2993 or their counselor at 830-276-0926.
San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) is a non-profit organization that provides youth intervention programs, adult and family services, information resources and education on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse. Located at Dave Coy Building, 7500 US Hwy. 90 W., Suite 201 in San Antonio. Please call them ahead of time at 210-225-4741 or visit their website at www.sacada.org.
St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton hosts Alcohol Anonymous (AA) meetings every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 1. For more information, please give their parish office a call at 830-769-3687.
Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) is always open to the public to answer questions and offer referrals for counseling services. In addition, CAST has a “Rainbow Room” filled with donations ranging from toys, clothing and furniture. Give them a call at 830-393- 6290 ext. 4018 and ask to speak with an advocate for assistance.
Poteet Housing Authority Low income housing for income eligible individuals and families. Written applications are required, however, there is currently a waiting list. Give them a call today at 830-742-3589 to see if you qualify.
Community Council of South Central Texas Inc. provides help to those affected by COVID-19. Did you lose your job, get less hours or have to hire child care? You may qualify for utility assistance. Visit www.ccsct.org/covid-19-resources.relief for more information on how to apply. You may also call 1-844-887-9241 Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Assistance is limited to the CCSCT service area.
Mental Illness Counseling
Camino Real Community Services offers a wide array of services designed to meet the needs of individuals with mental illness. Services include screening, assessment, referral, case management, medication related services, supported housing, supported employment, peer support, integrated healthcare services, counseling, crisis intervention and a full range of rehabilitative services and family support. Camino Real serves persons of all ages. Please contact their Mental Health Director Jo Ann Schmidt at 830-769- 2704. Camino Real is located at 1749 Hwy. 97 East in Jourdanton. Their Crisis Hotline number is 1-800- 647-7418.
Atascosa Cowboy Connect Shuttle
The Atascosa Cowboy Connect shuttle servicing Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet will officially begin October 1, pending approvals by the Mayors and the County Judge. The final route has not been decided but from Poteet one can catch the shuttle to go to college in Pleasanton. A person in Pleasanton can catch the shuttle to go to the hospital or a medical appointment. Someone anywhere in the Tri–City area can catch the shuttle to shop–riding to all three cities if necessary. The cost of transit for each entry on the system is $1, or $.50 if you are a senior citizen or student. There will be the opportunity to buy tokens and use in lieu of cash. In addition to the new system, Alamo Regional Transit (ART) will still offer the same curbside pickup options they have under the previous transit system. For more information call Atascosa Co. at 830-769-3093.
Endeavors SSVF Grant offers assistance to low-income veterans that are either literally homeless, or at risk of losing their current housing (facing eviction). They offer assistance to include case management, obtaining VA benefits, employment assistance/ search, housing searches, rent and utility assistance, and coordinating referrals to other community agencies to assist veterans with becoming stable to sustain their housing. For details, contact 210-469-9664 or email SSVF-SA@endeavors.org.