During this time of COVID, so much of our daily lives have been changed. So many of us have lost work and are unable to pay rent. Others have to find ways to watch our children as they stay home while also working. This pandemic has adversely touched all of our lives and we continue to look for support. Below I have listed a variety of resources that San Antonio, Bexar County and local community groups have provided.
Small businesses are the backbone of Precinct 3. This pandemic has not only hurt our family life, but the economy of our employees and small businesses.Since mid March there have been more 150,000 unemployment claims in Bexar County. The local unemployment rate jumed to 13.1% from a low of 3.6% in February. With this in mind, employees and small business owners alike are looking for ways to keep afloat and alive during these troubling times. Here are a few resources you can use.
Texas Workforce Commission
TWC has a myriad of resources for job seekers from how to apply for unemployment, a list of available jobs, childcare programs and more. For business owners, TWC provides resources including information about unemployment texas, training your workforce, employment law, and more.
Workforce Solutions Alamo
WSA provides resources for specifically San Antonio and surrounding areas. You can find information on childcare support, job opportunities, COVID updates, and more on this website.
City of San Antonio Assistance
The City of San Antonio has many assistance programs for individuals and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19
UTSA Institute for Economic Development
This UTSA program is specifically for helping small businesses in San Antonio. It provides trainings, advising, and research.
Veteran Job Bank
National Center for PTSD
Veterans Housing Assistance
During COVID, a much forgotten factor in our lives is having a great impact on us: our mental health. It’s important to take time to focus on our mental health. Here are some resources if you are struggling.
Online support group for those who are sick or recovering from COVID-19
12 Steps Recovery 24 hour crisis hotline (210) 828-6235
If you believe someone’s mental health may lead them to harm themselves or someone else, contact the Bexar County Clerk Mental Health Office at (210)335-2536
Support Groups for Healthcare Workers
Family Violence Prevention (210)733-8810
Brighton Center of San Antonio
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Clarity Child Guidance Center
Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
Childcare Information: Texas Workforce Commission
Family and Caregiver Resources: Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
Childcare Information for Frontline Workers