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    CZ 

    South San Antonio Independent School District's CARE Zone (carezone@southsanisd.net) is located at 2707 W. Gerald, San Antonio, TX 78211.  Since opening our doors in 2019 we have partnered with the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative to offer no-cost mental wellness services. These evidence-based services include: individual, group, family, and substance abuse counseling, as well as psychiatry, and community education groups.

    In addition to the Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative, the CARE Zone also partners with other community agencies that include:

     San Antonio Threads

    San Antonio Threads is a non-profit organization providing new clothing and accessories for referred at-risk teens in the San Antonio Area. If you would like to recommend an at-risk student between the ages of 12-21 to receive this service please contact the school counselor

    San Antonio Food Bank 

    The San Antonio Food Bank along with South San Antonio ISD host a monthly food drive on the 4th Tuesday of the month. In addition to the food drive the CARE Zone has a fully stocked food pantry (foodpantry@southsanisd.net) on site to serve our students, families, and community. (Food Drive Information)

    Region 20 GED / ESL Programs

    Region 20 delivers education, workforce, and post-secondary education and training transition outcomes for students through innovative service delivery and partnerships that result in efficiencies, alignments, and accountability. GED and ESL classes are offered weeknights at our CARE Zone, for more information call 210-977-7030.

    Texas A&M San Antonio Baby Paws

    The Baby Paws program connects early childhood pre-service professionals with South San Antonio ISD professionals and families. Students learn how to assess development and gain skills while interacting and speaking with families. Parents learn how to promote the child's growth and development. 

    Wellness Garden

    Youth from the neighboring elementary school participate in a garden club where they learn to grow and take care of vegetables.  This creates opportunities to learn, use mindfulness skills, and enjoy the art of gardening.  The best part of this is that the students not only grow these veggies they get to eat them as well.  

    Internship Opportunities

    CARE Zone is also a learning environment for Master Social Work students from University of Texas at San Antonio and Counseling Students from Texas A&M San Antonio.  For internship opportunities, contact the Lead Social Worker, Ron Flores, MS, LSMW-IPR at 210-860-5086. Tasks for college students range from counseling, groups, case management, resource and referral and shadowing other mental health professionals.