Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio makes grants to approximately 100 nonprofits every year, ranging from community food pantries to churches to medical facilities. Through a thoughtfully-built grant application process, every nonprofit receives personal attention to ensure their best proposal moves forward.
The City of New Braunfels was instrumental in advancing the work of NB Housing Partners by facilitating the land acquisition for the Appleseed Apartments. The City of New Brunfels has also provided a 25-year lease at 4120 Loop 337, which will provide a location for street outreach, a comprehensive referral and care center, shelter, and support services for persons experiencing homelessness.
People in our community who are homeless or whose housing is unstable remain important – as humans, just like us. They need our help to navigate lives that have become complicated and we, as a community, are in a position to help them. Community organizations are coming together to develop New Braunfels’ first shelter and supporting services.
Crisis Center of Comal County, which acts as the lead agency in a strategic collaborative grant to address homelessness and its impactful relationship with individual and community health (including behavioral health). The grant initiative is through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and CCCC spearheads housing navigation and case management to assist individuals and families with moving from homelessness to housing stability, providing housing start-up costs, and following program participants once housed to ensure they remain housed. In addition to their other services, they spearhead a collaborative initiative called Next Step which seeks to address health/behavioral health factors that impact homelessness and assist individuals and families with rapid re-housing.
Hill Country MHDD/Comal Mental Health provides a team as part of this collaboration (we call the collaboration “Next Step”). They help develop supportive relationships with individuals who are struggling to cope with mental health or substance misuse, reduce the stigma associated with seeking help, and guide individuals on a path toward improved health, wellness, and stability, improving the likelihood that they can obtain and maintain housing..
At the HIS Centre, the Community Health Program (CHP) seeks to expand access to care in the community, embrace a prevention-driven approach to health, connect citizens to the correct care, and offer health knowledge to shape stronger individuals. In a single year, the needs of hundreds of unique patients are addressed via the program resulting in an economic benefit to taxpayers.
The McKenna Foundation understands that accessible, affordable housing is an obstacle for many. Thus they remain committed to housing as a strategic initiative. As the community has grown, this problem has worsened. McKenna partners with non-profit organizations that operate housing programs for those with sub-standard or unstable housing or for those who are homeless.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for uninsured and low-income families through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas.
Through our partnership with the New Braunfels Food Bank, we’ve coordinated the development of a 28,000-sq ft. distribution, education, and community center that serves to aid the efficiency of food distribution to regional non-profit organizations. The expanded facility also provides much-needed volunteer opportunities and jobs to residents.
Salvation Army transitional housing programs offer shelter while providing the time to find a permanent place to live. Those facing eviction, an addiction, a domestic break-up, or another type of housing crisis find housing assistance support in Salvation Army’s programs in Comal County. Salvation Army also provides meals and faith-based support for those participating in the First Footing program.
The United Way of Comal County envisions a community where all individuals and families thrive. Our mission is to engage the community and focus resources for those in need in Comal County. Since 2008, this United Way has helped with feeding the hungry, providing safety to those in danger, furnishing educational and fitness programs for our youth and elderly, and keeping the lights on for those in crisis.
As with any sizeable charitable undertaking, we operate with the help of volunteers from the surrounding community.
Individuals or businesses interested in donating time, money, or other resources are encouraged to contact us.