The Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) was founded in 1990 to assist in meeting the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and surrounding areas. AARC provides integrated clinical and social and prevention services to over 6,000 unduplicated individuals annually.
The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation (CBWF) is a grass-roots, community based non-profit organization, with a long standing history of providing services to those in our community that are often disenfranchised, taking on causes to fill gaps in services that no other agency provides. Current services include primary health care, mental health and substance abuse programs, infectious disease testing, education and linkage to treatment, and youth education to provide information on the dangers of drug use.
Family-Focused AIDS Clinical Treatment Services (FFACTS) Clinic is a University Health System outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic funded in part by the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act. FFACTS Clinic offers comprehensive health services including primary and specialty medical care by board-certified physicians, professional case management services, psychiatric services and mental health counseling, and substance abuse counseling.
PILLAR was founded in 2010 to service the youth of the community of Laredo and surrounding areas who are victims of bullying, have attempted suicide, or are struggling with suicidal thoughts. PILLAR promotes the health and well-being of people from diverse communities by furthering effective suicide and bullying prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to ensure individual growth, personal success, saving lives and advancing the respect for human life.
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1986. The organization was founded by Robert Edwards (also known as “Papa Bear”) a local bar owner who responded to the medical and social crisis at a time when most were afraid to acknowledge the AIDS epidemic. SAAF grew from a volunteer grass-roots effort and is now the oldest and most comprehensive professionally managed organization that provides services for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and 11 surrounding South Texas counties.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is a state agency of Texas with a mission to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions. TACKLE works with the Hepatitis C Surveillance Team, TB/HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch.
The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance use challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Services offered for adults, children and veterans include: Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Substance Use Treatment
Valley AIDS Council (VAC) is the primary provider of HIV prevention, education and testing services and the only Ryan White funded agency providing medical care and supportive services for people living with HIV in the 3-county area that stretches from the lower Rio Grande Valley on to the US/Mexico border.