LINC San Antonio

Linking people to people, linking people to Christ

Resources & Agencies

A WORD ABOUT OUR FRIENDS

LINC believes in teamwork, not in re-inventing wheels. There are countless groups and agencies already hard at work in the San Antonio area, alleviating the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual burdens that many of our neighbors deal with on a daily basis. LINC is honored to work with and alongside these agencies and is happy to connect them with volunteers from our partner churches. Take a look at the following agencies, ministries, and congregations that we proudly call our friends:

 

LINC’S FRIENDS IN SAN ANTONIO

  • Any Woman Can - Providing free pregnancy care services in the Stone Oak area (pregnancy tests, STD testing, counseling, education, mentoring etc.) to young women and their families.
  • Eagle Ford Oil Field Chaplain Corps – Taking the Gospel to the men, women, and families of the Eagle Ford shale oil fields of south and western Texas.
  • Haven for Hope – Reaching out to the homeless with food and shelter, ID recovery, legal services, job training, medical support, addiction counseling, children’s programing, Bible study & prayer support, and much more
  • Literacy San Antonio & SA Reads - Coordinates literacy tutoring for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students in Title I schools and operates a “book bank” to provide books to children who would otherwise have none in their homes
  • SA Food Bank – Helps feed our homeless and low-income neighbors throughout the city through efforts such as a community garden, a cafeteria/kitchen at Haven for Hope, food pantry, nutrition classes, and more.
  • The Children’s Shelter of San Antonio – Cares for children and infants in transition with Child Protective Services
  • Assistance League of San Antonio – Helping low-income children and infants by providing clothing and hygiene items, scholarships, and much more, funded largely through profits from the ALSA Thrift Shop on West Ave.
  • Lutheran High School of San Antonio – Provides a quality Christian education and equips high school students to be strong servant leaders in their community and the world
  • Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (Boerne) – A charter school and community of group homes for teens and pre-teens in transition
  • Unicorn Center – Provides work & life skills, employment, and social interaction for mentally challenged individuals
  • Mission Road Ministries – Provides group homes and spiritual nurture for mentally challenged individuals
  • CIELO Garden at House of Prayer – Offers gardening plots to recently resettled refugees to help them integrate into community, find opportunities for education and interfaith interaction
  • Texas Ramp Project – Identifies wheelchair-bound individuals needing ramp access at home and connects them with building teams to construct the ramps
  • Lutheran Social Services of the South (LSSS) – A multifaceted social services agency working in partnership with the Lutheran church
  • New Life Children’s Center – Provides psychological, education, social, physical, and spiritual care in a group home setting for teen and pre-teen girls in transition due to abuse or neglect
  • Ashlynn’s Hope – Packs and delivers Christian care packages for children hospitalized by chronic illnesses
  • Presa Community Center – A community-centered facility on Presa Streeet downtown, where individuals, families, businesses, and other institutions partner up to improve lives by providing access to needed resources and tools for social and personal transformation
  • South Texas VA Fisher House – Provides military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury.
  • River City Christian School - A private Christian school specifically for children with learning disabilities.
  • SAMMinistries – prevents homelessness in San Antonio through a compassionate, holistic approach that brings self-sufficiency, pride, and dignity to struggling families with nowhere else to turn.

LINC’S FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF SAN ANTONIO

  • CAN-DO – This organization, based in Austin, will help your group organize a short-term mission trip for teams of any size; if you want to plan a mission trip, CAN-DO is there to help
  • University Lutheran Chapel in Austin – Providing Christian discipleship, fellowship, and resources for students at UT Austin and the surrounding communities
  • Books for the Border - Seeks to reduce illiteracy by providing books and bookshelves to at-risk children
  • Gideons International Helps provide millions of Bibles worldwide
  • Brazil Missions Society - Shares Christ with children and families in Brazil through support of the ministry of Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil (IELB), primarily through Christian education
  • Crossing Cambodia – Ministers to children and families living on the streets in one of the poorest countries in the world. Daily shares the love and message of Christ while helping families to improve their living conditions
  • LINC Houston – Linking people to people and people to Christ in the greater metro Houson area, specifically focusing on church planting and multi-ethnic outreach
  • LINC North Texas (Dallas) - Linking people to people and people to Christ in the greater metro DFW area, specifically focusing on public high schools and teen leadership initiatives
  • LINC Austin - Linking people to people and people to Christ in Austin, Texas, specifically focusing on church partnerships, homeless outreach, and inner-city mission trips

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