Our beneficiary program allows Pride San Antonio, Inc. to develop lasting relationships with local non-profit organizations for the betterment of the community. To qualify, an organization must able to commit to some volunteer efforts on behalf of Pride San Antonio and the organization must be recognized by the U.S. Government as a 501 c(3).
American Veterans for Equal Rights - AVER
American Veterans for Equal Rights is the nation’s oldest LGBT Veterans Service Organization, and the only LGBT VSO recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For 31 years AVER has worked to secure the right of LGBT people to serve in the United States military. With the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in 2010 we achieved a major victory, and in the first days of the Biden administration in 2021 Transgender patriots too can now serve openly with authenticity, pride and respect. As a chapter-based organization AVER works to help veterans access benefits from the VA and provides a safe, respectful, and supportive space where the trauma of military service under unjust policies can find understanding and healing. With changing political landscapes, we acknowledge how precious and vulnerable are the rights we fought so long to secure, and AVER will remain ever vigilant to safeguard our freedom for future generations of LGBT Americans and all the men and women who wish to defend our nation’s sacred liberty in the United States armed forces.
B.E.A.T. AIDS (Black Effort Against the Threat of Aids), we are located on 1017 N Main Ave. Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78212. Our mission is to provide the highest quality HIV/AIDS prevention, education and services, reaching out to the community. Our vision is to promote community wide understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS. BEAT was founded in 1987 and provides culturally relevant services to persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in San Antonio metro area. From the beginning, we have focused on serving and working with minority communities, underserved persons, and disproportionately affected groups (i.e. homeless, illiterate, substance abusers, the incarcerated, the poor, mentally ill persons, sex workers and others) who perceive barriers to care and accessing solutions to their medical needs. Among the services provided are: free HIV-1 & HIV-2 (rapid)/Syphilis/ Hep C testing; case management; mental health counseling (individual and group); support groups; emergency financial assistance (rent and utilities); food vouchers, bus passes; taxis; gas vouchers; transportation services (by appointment); prevention counseling; prevention case management; peer outreach; prevention with HIV positive individuals; educational seminars, health insurance continuation; co-pay assistance; computer access; substance abuse counseling (individual and group).
Fiesta Youth is South Texas premier LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) non-profit youth organization for youth and their allies. (ages 12-22)
We offer support, educational and enrichment programming/activities designed to help youth build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection through our weekly programming, special events, and partnered events with the San Antonio Library System and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. We hope to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted and loved as they are. In this way, our youth may become successful and contributing members of the community.September 2013 is when we opened the doors of our program. Now 7+ years later we are going strong with additional programming nights for young adults, parents, and numerous community partners we host events with throughout the year.
MCC -Metropolitan Community Church
An Inclusive, Vibrant & Loving Spiritual Community in San Antonio. We at Metropolitan Community Church San Antonio are moved by the spirit of God and by the spirit of our wonderful congregation here in San Antonio. Our mission is to hold a space where fellowship, worship, and faith can be practiced and enjoyed by all. We welcome you to join our congregation any Sunday of the year. Give yourself the gift of fellowship and let yourself feel the support and strength of your community!
The Rape Crisis Center
At the Rape Crisis Center, we support and empower all survivors of sexual assault. Through our dynamic partnerships, we continue to focus on prevention education to end sexual violence in our community and promote healthy, respectful relationships that are grounded in consent. Our team is dedicated to significantly decreasing the number of those impacted by sexual assault. We practice a multi-disciplinary approach to advocacy, helping to ensure responsive medical care, sensitive law enforcement, and an active prosecution system. Our service providers understand the importance of offering both immediate support to help survivors regain stability and long-term care to address the symptoms of trauma. This is why, at the RCC, we provide a continuum of care that includes our 24-hour crisis hotline, medical accompaniment for survivors receiving forensic exams, and long-term, flexible case management and counseling services. These services are offered free of cost to survivors and their family members, regardless of when the assault occurred or whether it was reported to police. Our vision is a world free from sexual violence. Our mission is to provide help, hope and healing to those affected by sexual violence and to cultivate a safe, nonviolent community. Our collaboration with organizations in the San Antonio community and surrounding areas allows the Rape Crisis Center to expand the reach of services dedicated to ending sexual violence.
The Coalition at TAMUSA
The LGBTQA Coalition exists for the purpose of providing peer support for all LGBTQA+ students within Texas A&M University-San Antonio and the surrounding community. Through activities and services that connect, educate and inform students about the greater LGBTQ+ community, we hope to create a welcoming and safe environment that will also act as a referral and network system for all students, faculty and staff. Membership is open to all who consent with the contents of the constitution and subscribe to the purpose and function of The Coalition. The LGBTQA Coalition will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, physical ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity and gender expression.
We Are Alive
We Are Alive Inc. is dedicated to assisting persons with terminal illnesses and severe chronic illnesses that are ongoing serious disabilities, regardless of the illness. To accomplish this goal, We Are Alive Inc. provides limited various services to individuals in the areas of; assistance for medical co-pays, living expenses, referrals to other resources & educational programs, etc. We Are Alive Inc. Take in No Government Moneys but relies on Community Donations. Donations to We Are Alive Inc. can be made in the following ways; 1) By mailing a check or money order to We Are Alive, Inc., 14546 Brook Hollow # 165, San Antonio, Texas 78232 (please do not send cash), 2) By credit card on this website www.wearealive.org as discussed in the section entitled, "To Make A Donation Now" or with a $25.00 Donation you will receive a "Banding Together For A Cure" Cap, Bandana & Key Ring Set Pictured HERE.
Living Church at Woodlawn Pointe
The Purpose of LIVING CHURCH at Woodlawn Pointe is to provide a safe, comfortable, and inclusive place of worship for all! The Mission of Living Church of San Antonio is to grow in the love of Jesus by Celebrating Together, Preparing Ourselves, and Serving Others.
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