Village Program

The Village Program provides a continuum of care and supportive services to women in crisis related situations caused from homelessness, displacement, mental health or domestic violence. The Village consists of transitional living programs that strive to help single women and families to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

        • Stepping forward: provides case management, life skills training, spiritual healing, employment assistance, educational guidance and other supportive services for single women and their children in an apartment style campus.
        • Shining Star: provides case management, life skills training, spiritual healing, employment assistance and other supportive services in agency homes located in the San Antonio area for single women with serious and chronic mental illness.
        • New Start: provides case management, life skills training, spiritual healing, employment assistance and other supportive services in agency efficiency located in San Antonio area for single women who have experienced chronic life triage and struggles which have lead them to homelessness.
Services include:

        • A safe, stable and secure place to live
        • Life skills trainings: Career management, budget advisory, conflict resolution, emotional healing, effective communication, problem solving, and decision making skills
        • Consistent Case management
        • Group and individual counseling
        • An individualized assessment individual or family needs
        • Parenting training
        • Spiritual/Emotional – Prayer; emotional support; Encouragement to homeless clients who will benefit by participating with The Salvation Army Worship Center.
        • Assistance in meeting educational and employment needs.
        • Meals – The Salvation Army, provide daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for all residents.
        • Transportation assistance – monthly dispersal for qualified uses.
        • Household management kits – Furniture and household items (including blankets, pillows, towels, and sheets, etc.)
        • Hygiene management kits-(Soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
Program Goals:

        • Provide a safe, stable and supportive environment
        • Develop women empowerment and raise level of self confidence
        • Increase self-sufficiency and personal income through job readiness, education, and training.
        • Prepare individuals to be resilient and how to respond to crisis situations.
        • Help individuals find permanent housing
Admission Criteria:

        • Axis I Mental Health Diagnosis from a Psychiatrist (for shining star only)
        • Ability to provide proof of homeless status
        • At least 18 years of age
        • Have a child(ren) ages infant to 12 years old (for stepping forward only)
        • Free of Drugs and Alcohol for at least 30 days
        • Be motivated for self improvement
        • Must be willing to either work 15-20 hours per week or attend school within 30 days of entrance into the program

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a caseworker, please contact us at (210)352-2020 or 910 N. Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78212.