October 2015 

Family Service Association

of San Antonio, Inc.

Since 1903, we're the family you can always count on!

Our mission: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.

Our core values: Respect, Responsiveness, Excellence, Integrity, and Accountability. 





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STOP A Parent's Violence
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Family Service Association
702 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
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  • For money anxiety and associated woes... Family Service offers a holistic approach
  • Step One... Financial Solvency
  • Step Two... FREE Financial Planning
  • Step Three... Looking Beyond Money
  • Upcoming Events
For money anxiety
and associated woes ...
Family Service
offers a holistic approach
Photo: The Family Service managed Financial Empowerment Center.

An empty wallet triggers many concerns - how to pay the mounting bills, buy groceries, cover the rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation. Bill collectors are at the door and you have no savings for the future. When unemployment, under-employment, divorce, illness and other problems result in debt, the repercussions go beyond an empty wallet or depleted bank account.
Photo: We turn everyday struggles into empowering solutions.

Family Service knows that financial anxiety can lead to marital problems, child abuse or neglect, hunger, homelessness, depression, diminished health. We care. We are here to help. Our spectrum of services offers real solutions to the complex problems of more than 96,000 real people every year.
Step One ... financial solvency.
Photo: A client empowered forward financially.

We currently serve 2,000 families with year 'round financial counseling at the Financial Empowerment Center at The Neighborhood Place.  To most of our clients, debt seemed insurmountable, but slowly and with steadfast determination, they have reduced their debt by $3 million and we have helped them save $200,000 since opening the Financial Empowerment Center in 2013. Watch for news on the upcoming launch of a second Financial Empowerment Center to be managed by Family Service.
Step Two ... FREE financial planning.  
Photo: A consultation from our 2014 Financial Planning Day.

In conjunction with a group of Certified Financial Planners, we offer a FREE Financial Planning Day - our fifth annual event. You're invited to join us on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Neighborhood Place at 3014 Rivas Street. To end current financial distress, avoid future problems and prudently plan for the long-term, these professional planners will help you with such issues as:
  • Debt Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Strategies
  • Income Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Estate Planning
Plan to attend this FREE event, bringing with you any questions you'd like to address, relevant financial documents and a snapshot of your current financial picture.
Step Three ... looking beyond money.
Photo: We are the family you can always count on.

When financial troubles effect psychological, sociological and behavioral health, Family Service can help heal the wounds. We view each client through a holistic lens. While our Financial Empowerment Center can help with the financial end of the spectrum, our counselors, educators, case managers, child care resource and referral services, parenting guidance, and early childhood/Head Start facilities can help resolve the secondary consequences of poverty and financial instability.
Upcoming Events
Financial Planning Day
When: Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Where: The Neighborhood Place 
Family Service and Ameriprise Financial are partnering once again to bring FREE professional financial advice to San Antonio! To schedule an appointment click HERE 
Don Harris and Harvey Najim Golf Classic 4 Kids
When: Monday, October 19th
Where: La Cantera Resort and Golf Course   
For more information click
Morris Kaye and Sons Furs and Fashion, ME Salon and The Jewelry Store Present: "Out of the Rabbit Hole" An Alice in Wonderland Fashion Experience Benefiting Family Service 
When: Thursday, November 5th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Where: The Club at Sonterra 
The premiere Fashion Week San Antonio event!  
To learn more and purchase tickets call 210-299-2409 or click
Lighting of the Smokestacks at the Alamo Quarry Market
When: Saturday, November 7th, 6 pm - 8 pm 
Where: The Alamo Quarry Market 
This event kicks off the Festival of Lights holiday season! This is a free and fun family event! 
Festival of Lights: An Enchanted Evening Gala
When: Thursday, November 19th
Where: Shriner's Auditorium                      
For ticket information contact 210-299-2409 or click HERE

17th Annual Wrappin' with Jack
When: Tuesday December 8th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: San Antonio Northside Ford
Join Jack Riccardi of 550 KTSA as he invites all of listeners to be holiday helpers for a night. Bring gifts to wrap! All gifts wrapped support our Adopt-A-Family program.  

2015 Adopt-A-Family
When: November and December 
Where: The Neighborhood Place
To adopt a family for the holidays register HERE 
Our services to the community are among many programs Family Service offers to strengthen families, transform lives, and change the community. It is what we've been doing  for 112 years. Your gifts in any amount ensure a brighter tomorrow for families in our community. Please send your contributions to Family Service Association, 702 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

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