Devastating winter storm leaves behind trail of destruction for San Antonio-area nonprofit
BOERNE, TEXAS – Roy Maas Youth Alternatives has been helping change the lives of at-risk youth for almost 30 years. The safe haven, however, was not spared from last week’s winter storm. “This was unforeseen, greatly because the age of the building, you would have never thought this would happen, Rudolph said. He said staff is still able to meet the demand of the hundreds of meals, but it has not been easy. Presently staff is preparing meals in cabins where the space is small and the process even slower.
RMYA asks community to help with monetary donations to repair multiple buildings, equipment, replace spoiled food after winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT Community is partnering with local nonprofits to help San Antonians recover from the aftermath of the winter storm last week. One of the groups that need your help is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA). We also had several water heaters destroyed and some of our equipment was destroyed through the storm.”RMYA needs help with monetary donations to help repair multiple buildings, equipment and replace spoiled food. Donations can be made at rmya.org or can be sent to RMYA, 3103 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213. AdRelated:San Antonio Food Bank seeks volunteers and food donations to help the community recover from winter stormAmerican Red Cross responds to winter storm and seeks blood donations in coming days, weeksKSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.
Nonprofit helps troubled teens find resources during the pandemic
“We want to be there to help kids. Falcon is now raising awareness about the importance of having many resources out there to help troubled teens like her son. “They are frustrated and asking for timeouts at our center,” Strentzsch said. “With anxiety and depression, the numbers are astronomical, through the roof, since the pandemic,” Strentzsch said. “Like getting into gangs or with other dynamics that are not healthy that are impacting our kids and families,” Strentzsch said.
Despite COVID-19 cases at RMYA shelter, staff working overtime to save homeless, trafficked youth
SAN ANTONIO The work with homeless and trafficked youth is already demanding for the staff at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their efforts. Despite safety measures, a group of staff and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19. RMYA staff started planning for the crisis back in February before COVID-19 hit locally. Out of 166 staff members, six have tested positive along with one of the youth. The RMYA team is working 13-plus hour days to make sure the youth know someone will always be there to help them.
Reagan HS student donates 150 blankets to Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
Reagan HS student donates 150 blankets to Roy Maas Youth AlternativesPublished: November 26, 2019, 6:33 pmSamantha Sanchez, a Reagan High School senior, is bringing comfort to teens and children who have no place to go. She donated 150 homemade blankets to Roy Maas Youth Alternatives.