San Antonio not planning on a mass shelter for migrants
A city spokeswoman said the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and Catholic Charities were working on contingency plans to help with "transportation assistance" if the Migrant Resource Center's capacity was stretched too thin, but it was not planning on creating a mass shelter.
‘I am learning still to love myself’: Transitional housing program for domestic violence survivors graduates inaugural participants
SAN ANTONIO – A transitional housing program that opened two years ago is seeing its first graduates. The My Mariposa program started in 2019 to help women who were victims of human trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence. Francis reached a point where she needed to get out, and she needed help. The My Mariposa program houses up to 20 women. She hopes to run her own program someday to help walk women out of their trauma and into better lives.
San Antonio shelter has highest live release rate in its history, Animal Care Services says
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Animal Care Services just announced some of the best news we’ve heard all year - the shelter just ended its fiscal year with the highest live release rate for animals in its history. The 92% live release rate made ACS one of the “most successful animal shelters” in Texas, officials said. The live release percentage is determined by all pets that are adopted, rescued, transferred to another shelter or returned to their owners after being lost. Out of 27,194 animals brought in to the shelter, 2,204 were euthanized, the lowest rate in the shelter’s history, according to ACS officials. An ACS report from last year, shows that the shelter had a 90% euthanasia rate in 2004 and in 2011 had a release rate of just 32%.
Family abuse shelters in rural towns working with fewer resources to serve influx of survivors
It’s the reality for a family violence shelter in Atascosa County. In a small rural town with less space and fewer resources, the pandemic has created a new set of challenges. She ended up in the Safer Path Family Violence Shelter in Atascosa County. To find out how to donate, head to the Safer Path FVS fundraising website. For information on the Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and it’s services, head to the main page.