On Tuesday, compassionate students from San Antonio College Catholic Campus Ministry made and delivered 100 sack lunches, with loving notes attached, to asylum seekers at the San Antonio Greyhound station. “La communidad las apoya” (the community supports you) “No pierdan la fe” (don’t lose faith) “Tienan familia en San Antonio” (you have family in San Antonio.) We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news faster, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate actions!
Seen on KSAT 12, 25 April, 2019
Homeless men plagued by mental, drug issues get help at transitional home
Hall House has a capacity for 35 men, who can stay there for up to 120 days, depending on their needs.
Found in the Express-News, 25 April, 2019
San Antonio nonprofit receives $1 million to help adults with mental illness
Founded in 2003, the San Antonio Clubhouse operates under a national model that’s based on the belief that everyone deserves to be part of a caring community and has talents to share.
Found in the Express-News, 26 April, 2019
Criminal trespassing charges no longer lead to jail for homeless
Prosecutors no longer will charge homeless people with criminal trespassing — a violation that has landed some in jail for lengthy periods — if they don’t have a violent history and meet other criteria.
Seen on WOAI 4, 26 April, 2019
New food program brings fruits, vegetables to Southside corner stores
The program plans to improve availability, quality, and affordability of healthy food choices by adding fruit and vegetable options to neighborhood corner stores. A study by the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) found there were no supermarkets located within the Southside School District.
Seen on KENS 5, 27 April, 2019
Alamo City event combines sneaker culture with community service
Kids at East Side Boys & Girls Club painted designs on gently-used pairs of shoes before they were distributed to those who need them. “It helps our youth know there are people here for them.”
Found on KENS 5, 28 April, 2019
Therapy dog brings joy to Baptist Hospital children and staff
“The blood pressure, for example, goes down. Anxiety goes down. If some child can pet a dog and stroke that dog, the fears go away.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 28 April, 2019
City offers free military-style fitness classes led by veterans
“Myself being a disabled veteran, I can’t do everything, so our instructor, Michael, he does a lot of modifications for me so I’m able to perform up to my needs.”
Found in the Express-News, 29 April, 2019
San Antonio school topples record 32,000 dominoes to raise money for sister school in Haiti
money raised by St. George students has gone to support buildings, tuition and supplies for the St. Benoit school and church community.
Seen on KSAT 12, 29 April, 2019
Haven for Hope ready to expand jail outreach program
Getting homeless people with mental illness the help they need takes patience and compassion.
Found in the Current, 29 April, 2019
San Antonio Food Bank Requesting Donations for ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Campaign
Donate by leaving bags of non-perishable food items next to your mailbox Saturday, so letter carriers can collect and deliver them to the food bank.
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 19 March, 2019
Special Cafe Offers An Oasis For People With Alzheimer’s And Their Caregivers
A memory cafe is meant to be a social event where people travelling the same journey can meet, have fun, learn from one another and often develop friendships.