Emergency Assistance Programs

Emergency Assistance Programs

Customer Assistance Programs

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

Agency funds may be limited.

The amount of assistance you may be eligible to receive will vary from program to program.

Proof of eligibility will be required. And requirements will vary between programs.


Name of organization: CPS


Other assistance they can provide – EMAIL




Name of organization: Catholic Charities

Hours of operation: by appointment only

Phone number: (210)226-6178

Criteria if any to get a  box of food: Assistment needs to be done by phone

St. Stephen’s CARE Center, our food and clothes pantry, is located at 2127 S. Zarzamora St. San Antonio, TX 78207. Please make an appointment if possible, exceptions considered. – food pantry assistance coomunity at large STRTS AT  8:30 am   – picture ID., SOCIAL AND CURRENT DOCCUMENT WITH ADDRESS AND NAME MATCHING WITHIN CITY

Other assistance they can provide: Monday mornings clients are to call to see if funds are avalable for  Utility and rental assistance  

Name of organization: Bexar County Economic and Community Development

Hours of operation: 8 – 4pm

Phone number: (210)335-366

Criteria: utility assistance

Other assistance they can provide. – Pauper Burial

Bexar County Economic & Community Development Attn: Utility Assistance
233 N. Pecos, Suite 590
San Antonio, Texas 78207


Name of organization: Food Bank / closed to public – phone bank only

Hours of operation: 8 – 5pm

Phone number: (210)337-3663

Criteria if any to get a  box of food: Location for food pantry pick up

Other assistance they can provide. –

Client is to call daily for food pantry location by zipcode drive up only is provided. 2 locations are provided daily no food distrubution is being done at Food bank all food is being distrubuted out to food pantires. Location is closed to the public at this time. Calls are only being taken ast this time.


Name of organization: Chrisitan Assistance Ministries

Hours of operation: M – Th (10-1pm) Friday (10-11:30am)       

Phone number: (210) 223-4099

Criteria if any to get a  box of food: Food Distribution

Other assistance they can provide.

Sack Lunches to homeless given out daily M- F AT 9AM

Name of organization: Texas Diaper Bank / phone only

Hours of operation: by appointment

Phone number: (210) 731-8118

Criteria: Parents and Caregivers of children ages 0–4, Bexar and 12 surrounding counties, Parenting Education Courses.


Household income not exceeding 150% of the Federal Poverty Line, Prescription/diagnosis of incontinence

The following documents must be brought to the Texas Diaper Bank office:

  • Photo ID (Caretakers must be formally designated to receive items through a formal letter or Power of Attorney)
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of guardianship for those 18 years and younger

Other assistance they can provide:  case management , parenting classes, financial assistance, food pantry.

Name of organization: Nxt Level Youth Oppurtunity

Hours of operation: M-F, 9:00AM – 6:00PM

closed at this time to the public / Phone coaching is being conducted only no new intakes clients are being added to a list of those who will need appointments so they can be called when the safety precautions are lifted.  

Phone number: (210) 207-1723

Criteria: age group 16yr – 24yrs only


Name of organization: Department of Public Safety  

Hours of operation: CLOSED

Phone number: 1-886-357-3639


Driver License (DL) Expiration Dates Extended, DL Offices Closed in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak

Additionally, the department has been directed to close DL offices, effective Thursday, March 19, until directed to reopen by the governor. These actions come as the state works to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19 by increasing social distancing in communities.

Name of organization: Texas Department of  Motor  Vehicles

Hours of operation: closed to public/ phone and email only

Phone number: Toll-Free Phone Number

1 (888) DMV-GOTX or
1 (888) 368-4689

Local Phone Number

(512) 465-3000
Fax: (512) 465-4129

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is monitoring the impacts of the Covid-19/Coronavirus closely and working with state officials, county tax assessor-collectors and others to maintain or restore services in affected areas.

All TxDMV offices will be closed to the public for in-person transactions as of the close of business on March 18. Services and support will continue to be provided by mail, email, and phone while in-person services are unavailable.

For additional information regarding updates, tax assessor office closures, title and registration service, and FAQ’s select the tabs below.




Name of organization: The Center For Health Care Services 

Hours of operation: by appointment

Phone number: Adult  (210)261-1250, Children: 210.261.3350, CRISIS HOTLINE: 210.223.7233


Filling for Unemplyment Process IN Texas

Apply for benefits in one of two ways:

  1. Apply online at Unemployment Benefit Services by selecting Apply for Benefits. Read the Applying for Unemployment Benefits Tutorial. for help applying online.
  2. Call a Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 and speak to a customer service representative.

When to Apply

Apply for benefits as soon as you are unemployed because your claim starts the week you complete the application. However, you may not apply until after your last work day. We cannot pay benefits for weeks before your claim effective date.

Information You Need to Apply

You will need:

  • Your last employer’s business name, address and phone number
  • First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer. If you worked for your last employer on more than one occasion, provide the most recent employment dates.
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked the week you apply for benefits (Sunday through Saturday)
  • Information about the normal wage for the job you are seeking
  • Alien Registration number (if not a U.S. citizen)


Districts launch curbside meal programs to feed students who aren’t in school

Southside ISD offers daily meal curbside service M-F from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at both Southside High School and Heritage Elementary. Additionally, five buses are distributing meals in outlying areas. Meals include breakfast, lunch, and supper. Also, students receive breakfast and lunch for weekend meals when picking up meals on Friday.