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SAPD and WestCare Team Up to Prep Students and Parents for the School Year

Jessica Cerda, WestCare Texas WestCare Texas partnered with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to host a special event on Saturday, August 14th at the Second Baptist Church Community Center that focused on preparing students and families for the new school year as well as building community trust between residents and police officers. “How you […]

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Joining Together to Address Mental Healthcare Gaps

By Jessica Cerda, WestCare Texas  The capacity to help those in need of mental healthcare and services in San Antonio’s Eastside has significantly increased as a result of the Bridges to Care program, which links individuals to behavioral health services and training through spiritual and faith-based communities. “Because of [WestCare’s] generosity, families are being impacted, communities […]

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In Vaccine Search, Love and Community Find a Way

Wire Article By Cary Clack, San Antonio Express-News A few weeks ago, two teachers who’d once worked together crossed paths in a local Costco. It had been more than 20 years, but even behind their masks, the two women recognized each other. Their conversation quickly turned to COVID-19, with one expressing frustration that she’d been […]

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Experiencing Impacts of a Harsh Winter Storm Firsthand

By Linda Papayanopulus, Community Engagement Coordinator – WestCare Texas Texas faced record-low temperatures during a harsh winter storm this February, leaving millions without heat or water — a life-threatening situation in a state unaccustomed to and unprepared for the extreme cold. Although the unprecedented weather was shared by millions left shivering in their own homes, […]

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Drive-Thru Resource Fair Provides Winter Storm Relief

By Linda Papayanopulus, Community Engagement Coordinator On March 17th, WestCare Texas held our Community Blood Drive & Drive-Thru Resource Fair to bring winter storm relief and recovery resources to low-income families following the crippling snowstorm that Texas faced in February. “While many have had their power turned back on and water restored, there are still […]