Elvie and Carol brought donations of lots and lots of socks from the Unitarian Church to Inner City Development for the annual “socktober” sock and (new!!!) underwear drive. You can deliver your donations to Inner City Development at 1300 Chihuahua St., Mon. through Fri, 9:00 to 12:00 noon We publish this compassion new roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!

Found in the Rivard Report, 16 October, 2019
Too Few Degrees of Separation: Domestic Violence in San Antonio
And that’s probably why a best practice is to intervene with education and training on better conflict resolution tools while someone is still in the misdemeanor phase, before they ever get to felony offenses.

Found in the Rivard Report, 17 September, 2019
South San ISD To Open Mental Health Resource Center Powered by 6 Community Agencies
“If you are not addressing mental health issues or substance abuse issues, you are not addressing educational issues.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 October, 2019
City Council OKs Spending Nearly $130,000 to Develop Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness
The San Francisco-based firm will work with City departments to produce a report over the next six months that will identify gaps in homelessness services and provide policy recommendations for system-wide improvements,

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 October, 2019
San Antonio Adopts Climate Plan to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2050
Mayor Ron Nirenberg: “We declare that we will not be bystanders.”

Found in the Express-News, 17 October 2019
In book for childhood cancer patients, San Antonio author draws on her history with the disease
It can be rewarding to find “just the right words” to address problems that are troubling a child.

Seen on KENS 5, 18 October, 2019
‘Don’t Be A Monster’ program teaches students about bullying
The program traveled to St. Gregory The Great Catholic School

Seen on KSAT 12 18 October, 2019
Countywide project to raise awareness about dangers of unsecured weapons
The University Health System Injury Prevention Program is teaming up with Bexar County, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and Be Smart, a campaign launched by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Found on Texas Public Radio, 18 October, 2019
Generational Poverty Plagues San Antonio. How Are Different Groups Tackling The Issue?
Texas ranks second in the nation with households experiencing food insecurity — a symptom of generational poverty.

Found in the Express-News, 18 October, 2019
San Antonio parents urged to look for signs of teen dating violence
“I want to see young people involved in relationships that are based on respect, communication, mutual interests and love.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 October, 2019
‘A Conversation on Teen Dating Violence’ Teaches Skills to Build Healthy Relationships
“We want teens to learn how to fight fair and resolve conflict peacefully.”

Vista en Univision, 18 Octobre, 2019
Condado de Bexar lanza su oficina móvil [Bexar County launches its mobile office]
Bajo la iniciativa “Registros en ejecución”, se pueden llevar a cabo procedimientos tales como: alta del servicio militar, registro de nombres comerciales, compra de licencias de matrimonio, entre otros. [Under the “Records on the run” initiative, procedures can be carried out such as: military service discharge, business name registration, purchase of marriage licenses, among others.]

Found in the Express-News, 18 October, 2019
County Clerk going mobile to help veterans, disabled
The handling of U.S. Department of Defense military discharge papers is especially beneficial to homeless veterans needing to access health care or mental health counseling, and to family members making funeral arrangements.

Found in the Express-News, 19 October, 2019
At a San Antonio elementary school, creative adults gave a gift of music
His violin teacher, Mary Fimble, had searched the internet and found another young boy, also with a missing left hand, who had the device and was able to play.

Found in the Rivard Report, 19 October, 2019
Westside Washaterias Become High-Tech Hubs As New Program Tackles Digital Divide
Known as the Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, the Libraries Without Borders program launched Friday at two test sites in West San Antonio. EZ Wash locations on Saint Cloud Road and Culebra roads have been furnished with computing devices, internet, books, and other resources for customers to use while they do their laundry.

Found on spectrum News, 19 October, 2019
West Side Community Utilizing Laundromats to Combat the Digital Divide
According to the San Antonio Digital Inclusion Alliance, one in four households don’t have access to the internet.

Seen on Spectrum News, 19 October, 2019
Retired Firefighter Continues Mission to Save Lives
He spends some of his free time writing words to music that kids and their parents can relate to.

Seen on Kens 5, 19 October, 2019
SA raises $600,000+ in 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
More than 4,000 people registered for the 2019 walk, fighting for a cure and raising money for resources, research and awareness.

Seen on Spectrum News, 20 October, 2019
Local Church Helps Thousands of Homeless San Antonionians
More than 500 volunteers from Calvary Chapel used their helpful hands by offering free haircuts, manicures, bike repairs and makeovers to ease the burden of those living on the edge.

Seen on KENS 5, 20 October, 2019
Chris Madrids helping children in the foster system
It is working toward an initiative to offer mentors and establish foster-friendly restaurants that will employ foster youth.

Found in the Rivard Report, 20 October, 2019
San Antonio to Reevaluate How It Fights Homelessness
Mayor Nirenberg: “We need to address the public safety concerns, but in a compassionate way that treats homelessness as a symptom of a system failure and remembers that these are folks that don’t choose to be in this situation.”

Found in the Express-News, 21 October, 2019
Sight of abused dogs in San Antonio prompted meter reader to work on behalf of pets
“Even if we can’t see it, the help pays off.”

Found in the Express-News, 18 October, 2019
Reducing gun violence begins with listening
Hundreds of San Antonians showed up, spoke from the heart and listened to their neighbors. There were tears, disagreements, ideas and, to the surprise of many, the discovery of common ground.

Seen ont FOX 29, 22 October, 2019
Small group of volunteers work to make big changes in community
“Our greatest accomplishment [is] watching from year to year how people become closer together and really affect the community by the love they share.”

Seen on FOX 29, 22 October, 2019
Bank of America gives $400k to two local nonprofits
Haven for Hope and SA Youth were surprised when they were awarded $200,000 each to continue to addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility.

Seen on KSAT 12, 22 October, 2019
LGBTQ+ youth often end up homeless; local programs helping
Thrive Youth Center case workers help homeless LGBTQ+ youth with counseling, education, life issues, relationship skills and finding jobs and housing.


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