Get Help

No matter what you’re going through, there is always someone who can help! Check out this list of resources for ideas of where to go when you need help. Local resources are marked with an asterisk*.

STD Testing

  • SAAF 3-color--300dpiSan Antonio AIDS Foundation* Offers free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing; minors ages 13 and up can get tested without parental consent.
  • San Antonio Metro Health STD/HIV Clinic* Affordable STD testing on a walk-in basis.
  • UHSUniversity Health Systems* University Health Systems offer STD testing and treatment, HPV vaccines, pregnancy testing, family planning, and birth control at various San Antonio locations. For more information:

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Substance Abuse

  • alanonGreater San Antonio Texas Ala-Anon and Alateen* A local support group for friends and families of problem drinkers.
  • SACADA_LogoSan Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse* This area nonprofit provides education and prevention resources on alcohol and drug abuse.
  • aco-logoNational Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center Free support chat and connection to local resources for those suffering from substance abuse.
  • coalition against drug abuseCoalition Against Drug Abuse Support and resources for people who are addicted to drugs.
    • 888-905-4415; 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

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Mental Health & Self Harm

  • CHCS_logoSan Antonio Crisis Line: The Center for Health Care Services* A free crisis hotline that can connect you to The Center for Health Care Services’ many resources.
    • 903 W. Martin
      San Antonio, TX 78203
    • 210-223-7233 or 1-800-316-9241


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255


  • S.A.F.E Alternatives 800-366-8288


  • The Self-Injury Foundation 1-800-334-HELP

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Sexual Harassment/Rape


  • Rape Crisis Center: San Antonio’s Rape Crisis Center offers free counseling services to survivors of sexual assault. For information, visit


texas civil rights project

  • Texas Civil Rights Project: An Austin-based non profit that provides free legal and social services to those in need. For more information, call 512-474-5073 or visit

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  • peaceThe P.E.A.C.E Initiative* A coalition of groups and individuals throughout San Antonio, who are dedicated to ending domestic violence in the city.
    • 1443 South St. Mary’s
      San Antonio, TX 78212
    • 210-533-2729 or 210-533-0880.
  • love_is_respectLove is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline This national teen dating abuse helpline offers 24/7 support via phone, at 866-331-9474, text or online chat. More information and online support is available at
  • tearTEAR: Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships You’ll find information on identifying and dealing with abusive relationships on this organization’s website, as well as links to other resources and hotlines.

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it gets better

  • It Gets Better This organization aims to inspire LGBTQ youth. If you’re feeling down, check out some of their videos at



  • The Trevor Project Offers a number of support services for LGBTQ youth, including a free 24/7 lifeline.


  • GLBT National Youth Talk Line Free and confidential support services by phone, online chat or e-mail.
    • 800-246-PRIDE (7743), 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturday


  • PRIDE Center San Antonio* The premier resource center for LGBTQ people in San Antonio. Come here to get information about local organizations and resources.


  • Human Rights Campaign The largest LGBT civil rights group in the country. The San Antonio chapter aims to execute the HRC’s mission locally. For more information, visit


  • P.F.L.A.G. Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbian & Gays* The San Antonio chapter of this national nonprofit hosts a monthly meeting at 7 p.m., the first Thursday of each month. For information and details, visit


  • Metropolitan Community Church* In addition to regular services, this LGBT-friendly church hosts a number of community events throughout the year. For more info, visit

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