Our mission is to restore innocence and strengthen families.

Fall has arrived, and around the corner our children at the emergency shelter and residential treatment center will celebrate Halloween. We are in need of the following items:
  • Halloween costumes (sizes: 2T to 14) for boys and girls. We kindly request no adult-themed or scary costumes. 
  • Halloween candy and trick-or-treat toys
  • Long-sleeved shirts and cotton pull-up pants for boys and girls ages infancy to 16
  • Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes
Volunteering to Restore Innocence & 
Strengthen Families

Thank you to The Children's Shelter board of trustees-Rick Johnston and Jessica Gonzalez for bringing volunteer work groups from Valero and Ernst & Young.  Because of the hard work of our wonderful volunteers, our campus is refreshed and in time for fall!  The foster care department offices received a fresh coat of paint; our playground located at our Glenda Woods Campus, which provides emergency shelter for children from infancy to 16 years of age has a new fresh layer of mulch; our gardens throughout our campus have been cleaned and mulched. Volunteers have a direct impact on our children and families we serve, which builds empowerment, choice, collaboration, trust, and safety.

Photo Credit: The Playhouse

"Beauty and the Beast"

Thank you Margaret Mireles for saying to our children and youth, "Be our guest" at the showing of Beauty and the Beast. Not only were they guests at The Playhouse, Beauty and the Beast visited our children!
National Taco Day

Celebrate National Taco day at your local Taco Cabana on October 5, and learn how you can support The Children's Shelter throughout the month of October during their Caring for our Kids fundraiser. While at Taco Cabana, snap a #selfie, tag #TacoCabana and The Children's Shelter.
Pour Your Heart Into It Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Huge Success!

They came...they sipped...they supported our kiddos!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Pour Your Heart Into It wine event.  Mark your calendars for next year's event on September 7, 2017!

Come toss some Washers for a Cause at the 8th annual tournament hosted by Quality Fasteners on October 15 at Selma Stage Stop Park.  Register individually or as a team at WashersForACause.com. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Children's Shelter! 

iParent SA Military Services
We're Here to Serve Those Who Serve Us

The Children's Shelter was awarded grants from the Texas Veterans Commission and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County to support the well-being of military and veterans families by providing hands-on tools to parent. We serve active, transitioning, and retired military families and their dependents who are ages 0 through 17. For more information, please call 210.212.2576 or email iParentSA@chshel.org. 

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The Children's Shelter | 2939 W. Woodlawn | San Antonio | TX | 78228