guadalupe community center

Guadalupe Community Center provides immediate help to address food insecurity, reduce poverty, and prevent homelessness.

Adopt-A-Senior – Volunteers are paired with isolated seniors to provide basic needs and companionship.

After School Program – Free program to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade to receive tutoring and mentoring after school as well as extracurricular activities and social activities in a safe environment.

Emergency Financial Assistance – One-time emergency financial assistance is available to prevent homelessness and utility disconnection as well as provide financial coaching and budgeting assessment for income-eligible individuals and families. Eligibility: Eviction notice and/or utility disconnection notice required; provided once annually.

SNAP Assistance – Case managers can assist individuals and families with accessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance. 

St. Phocas Garden – Community garden that provides organic produce all year long to supplement the St. Stephen’s CARE Center Food Pantry. You can help us purchase essentials to keep our garden growing! Shop our Amazon Wishlist and have items delivered to Guadalupe Community Center.

Project Cool – Project that provides free box fans to Bexar County seniors, age 60 and above, and disabled individuals from June – December annually to reduce heat-related illness and death. Eligibility: Must show identification for over 60 years old or disability letter for disabled individuals.

Veronica’s Boutique – Free program for pregnant and parenting families that provides parenting education, material assistance like diapers and formula, and wraparound services for families who are expecting or parenting children younger than 36 months.

Veronica’s Boutique will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm with virtual services and curbside distribution to maintain social distancing guidelines. Free material assistance includes diapers, wipes, baby clothes, baby shoes, socks, formula, and baby food. Parenting education and guidance will also be offered in a one-on-one setting with wraparound services like birth doula, breastfeeding, counseling, and other support offered through case management. Appointments are requested by calling (210) 226-6178.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Free tax preparation within 72 hours for individuals that earn less than $60,000 annually, providing immediate cash to supplement living expenses, pay debt, or save for a home or transportation. Staff and volunteers request a driver’s license, a social security card, and  tax documents such as a W-2, 1099 miscellaneous, 1099 R, Social Security Form SSA 1099, 1099 INT, and/ or 1098-T. Drop off documents at the Guadalupe Community Center VITA office Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. For more information, contact (210) 222-2975.

For more information, visit or call Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 at (210) 226-6178.