The Mobile Relief Unit and Shower Trailer, affectionately known by the community as Hope and Faith, provide immediate family and support services through the San Antonio and surrounding 19 counties of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Mobile Relief Unit includes a mobile food pantry and USDA-certified kitchen to serve warm, fresh meals. The shower trailer has two bathroom units with sink, toilet, and shower, as well as laundry machines.
If you would like to support humanitarian aid and community outreach to the homeless, please consider a donation to our Mobile Relief Unit via our Amazon Wishlist.
In 2017, Catholic Charities responded to the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey by organizing a relief effort of volunteers, donations, and other resources to assist our neighbors in crisis. As a result, Catholic Charities of San Antonio pursued a mobile relief unit to serve people in crisis in our community and beyond. The goal of the Catholic Charities Mobile Relief Unit is to enable Catholic Charities to provide immediate family and support services throughout San Antonio and the surrounding 19 counties of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Catholic Charities Mobile Relief Unit will provide immediate response to three major strategic priorities to address humanitarian needs of food insecurity, homelessness, and disaster relief.
Hope has traveled around the Archdiocese providing a mobile food pantry and throughout the state providing relief to families separated at the border. Weekly, community outreach travels around the downtown San Antonio to offer fresh meals and provide basic needs like hygiene kits, food, clothing, and other necessities to the homeless population.
In August 2019, Catholic Charities expanded the Mobile Relief Fleet with a shower trailer that contains two bathrooms with shower units and two laundry units to provide dignity to those in crisis whether homeless or displaced due to a natural disaster.
For more information, call Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78212, at (210) 226-6178.