Health & Well-Being

Physical Health & Fitness: Sports, Nutrition, & More

Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides programs in five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, and Health & Life Skills. Youth between ages 6 to 18 can become a member for a yearly fee. Check out their programs in Sports and/or Health today!

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Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas has a mission to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement and education.

Green Spaces Alliance has three programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water, and Picture Your World youth photography. The Alliance also provides conservation services, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities – most prominently at the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve and at over 50 community gardens across San Antonio.

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The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs and classes for teens, adults, and families within the community that help promote health and fitness like sports leagues & free Fitness in the Park, in addition to offering other opportunities to explore nature, science, music, and arts.

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San Antonio Sports is all about transforming our community though the power of sport! Starting with elementary to middle school aged youth, San Antonio Sports provides both in school and after school opportunities to get active and have fun. Check out their youth-friendly programs and long list of youth multi-sport organizations under the Healthy Kids Resources!

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If you are a girl between 13 years old or younger and are interested in dance, the Jr. Silver Dancers might be an opportunity for you. Experience the fun and excitement of learning dance routines from the Spurs Silver Dancers and performing live at a Spurs home game!

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Love the Spurs? Interested in basketball? The San Antonio Spurs offer several Basketball Clinics per year for both boys and girls ages 7-14. There is a fee to attend and parental/guardian consent is needed. Learn more!

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The Advocates – Boxing Youth Program is not just about learning the sport of boxing and staying fit but also about building character and reaching your full potential. The Boxing Youth Program is open to ages 8-22 years old.

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Urban Soccer Leadership Academy (USLA) is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to establish a neighborhood based, youth leadership service development program where students of all ages can learn the fundamentals of soccer in an environment that encourages integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership while enhancing pride in the community.

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YMCA of Greater San Antonio focuses on mind, body, and spirit by offering programs and services for youth just like you. At the YMCA you can register for sports leagues, swim lessons, and other fun & activities. Check out the opportunities at your local Y or visit online.

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Community Resources

FitCitySA is the main community portal for health and fitness in San Antonio and is powered by the Mayor’s Fitness Council. As a teen, you can stay current on the happenings in San Antonio to do with active living and nutrition or get involved as a Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador.

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Healthy Me: Fit for Life is a program of the Health Collaborative with a goal to get you and the rest of San Antonio to live a healthy and long life, through healthy eating and active living. Check out the current schedule for free group fitness classes and blog posts with healthy eating and fitness tips!

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Online Resources

ChooseMyPlate.gov is a wonderful resource for you to learn about having a healthy eating style and being physically active. Discover tips and online tools to make being healthy fun and rewarding!

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The Take Charge of Your Health Guide will provide you with information on how your body works, tips for healthy eating, fun ways to be active, and tools to make it all work for you. Check it out!

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TeensHealth is online place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

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The AM Project
¡Viva Health! is a nutrition education campaign for San Antonio that motivates and inspires healthy eating patterns for individuals and families. When you eat well – you feel great!
The campaign resources are free and downloadable for all!

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Emotional Well-being: Empowerment & Guidance

Programs

Camp to Success (C2S) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building resiliency, self-awareness, self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls, residing in Bexar County, regardless of their individual social and economic status. Become a “Bright Girl” by participating in one of the C2S programs, The Camp Experience or The Bright Experience, Learn more today!

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Fiesta Youth is San Antonio’s premier LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, transgender, & Queer) program for youth and their allies! They offer educational and enrichment activities designed to help youth build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection.

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Girls Inc. of San Antonio offers year-round programs focused on STEM, healthy relationships, sound body image, and college and career readiness. Programs occur after school, on weekends, and during school breaks in a girls-only environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe. The primary purpose of all programs is to help girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become.

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Good Samaritan Community Services helps young people ages 5-18 acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. A wide variety of activities and services are offered including academic tutoring and enrichment sessions, career exploration field trips, sports and recreational activities, team-building exercises, volunteer and community opportunities, and tours to college campuses. Connect today!

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The Martinez Street Women’s Center focuses on women and girls on the Southeast and East sides of San Antonio. The Center offers the Girl Zone program for young ladies looking to explore various topics including physical health, emotional well-being, leadership, STEM, and more.

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Community Resources

The Alamo Area Teen Suicide Prevention Coalition (AATSPC) works to provide suicide prevention and crisis resources to teens, families, and communities. Visit their website to connect with local resources for crisis planning and services or join the AATSPC Teen Advisory Board to bring your own voice to teen suicide prevention messaging!

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BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio helps youth reach their full potential by providing services that promote healthy development including workforce assistance, dropout prevention activities, self-esteem and leadership activities, counseling and more. Services are for young people ages 16 to 25, who are at-risk, or are current or former foster care youth.

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Catholic Charities has a wide variety of services for San Antonio youth, adults, and families. They offer free and low-cost counseling services, in addition to several programs for pregnant and/or parenting teens.

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If you are experiencing a crisis related to mental illness, counselors and immediate help are available 24 hours a day at the Center for Health Care Services.
24-HOUR CRISIS & SUBSTANCE USE HOTLINE:
(800) 316-9241 OR (210) 223-SAFE (7233)
For Routine Assistance or to Make an Appointment, Call: Adults (210) 261-1250 / Children (210) 261-3350

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Clarity Child Guidance Center is a mental health treatment center for young people, ages 3-17, in San Antonio and South Texas. Services include Outpatient Therapy, Brief Therapy, Psychiatric Assessment & Management, Day Treatment.

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Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (FVPS) offers both residential and non-residential services to help individuals, including teens, and families recover from the pain and long-term effects of domestic violence. Contact the Crisis Hotline: (210) 733-8810, 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year or visit the website to learn more!

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The Hughes Mendez Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization, providing services to LGBTQIA youth, ages 12-24 years old. As a mobile organization, HMF staff are able to travel to youth in need, regardless of city or county. All services offered through the Hughes Mendez Foundation are free for all program participants.

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The mission of The Center – Pride Center San Antonio is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.

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Rise Recovery seeks to help teens, young adults, and their families overcome the effects of mind-changing substances. Not only do they provides a wide range of counseling, group meetings, life skills training and support but they also have a Recovery Community Center specifically for youth ages 13-21 with a history of substance abuse. Learn more today!

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The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) is a nonprofit organization that provides education, youth prevention programs, information resources and services to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. There are many helpful resources for teens on their website. Check them out!

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The Thrive Youth Center provides a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth so they may become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the ability, opportunity, and possibility of achieving their dreams. Thrive offers a variety of programs and resources for homeless LGBTQ youth to fullfill this mission. Visit the website to learn more!

1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, Texas, TX 78207

Office number: 210.212.2935

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Online Resources and Hotlines

Ditch The Label is a leading anti-bullying non-profit organization working hard to combat bullying internationally. Ditch the Label offers an online support community – a safe space where you can ask questions and share about your own bullying experience and other important topics and get advice from experts and others going through similar things.

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Loveisrespect has highly-trained peer advocates that offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Text loveis to 22522*
Call 1-866-331-9474
Or click on the link to live chat!

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The My Life My Voice App by Boys Town National Hotline is an interactive app that allows you to track your thoughts, feelings and moods using animated emoticons, writing, recording your voice, or attaching a photo about what’s going on. You can review a report of your tracked moods over a period of time, and you can also get life tips on ways to help turn your mood around when you’re feeling down or stressed out!

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to victims of domestic violence. The Hotline operates around the clock, seven days a week, is confidential and free of cost. You can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information. If you visit the site you can find info about domestic violence, safety planning, and local resources.
Call The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens website is organized to help you learn about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.

NIDA is a project of the National Insitute of Health and hosts reliable and current informaiton.

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If you are thinking about running away, or have already, reach out to the National Runaway Safeline. They have trained professionals to provide you with support and advice.

If you are in need of immediate assistance call 1-800-786-2929 or text 66008. Crisis responders are available 24 Hours a day, 7 days out of the week. Learn more!

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you need help or know someone who needs help.

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Created by and for teens, the Teens Against Bullying website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause. Get involved today!

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ReachOut is an online information and support service that uses evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults who are facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. Written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet you where you are, and help you build resilience and withstand tough times.

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Respect Effect aims to help young people practice healthy relationship skills by completing daily challenges with their significant other (S.O.), friend or family.

Users can share completed challenges on the Community Feed, earn points to get placed on the Leaderboard, and view other’s challenges.

Together, we can create more respectful relationships and digital communities where our collective actions make a big difference and inspires a respect effect! Get the FREE app through the Google Play Store or iTunes store.

Brought to you by Futures Without Violence and That’s Not Cool.

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That’s Not Cool is an initiative of Futures Without Violence that addresses dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse using interactive tools and resources for teens. That’s Not Cool also features an Ambassadors program focused on bringing awareness to these important topics. Learn more!

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. If you need help or support call the Trevor Lifeline 866-488-7386 or visit the link below!

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You Matter is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You Matter blog posts are written by a rotating Blogger Council of individuals between the ages of 13-24 that are passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.

If you need support, call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat with the Lifeline.

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Your Life Your Voice, part of The Boys Town National Hotline, provides help when you need it most. They have counselors available to talk if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge. Call, chat, text or email 24/7!

Hotline: 1-800-448-3000

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With Help Comes Hope is a website from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that provides information and resources for survivors of suicide attempts, including family and friends of people of have attempted suicide.

Survivors are also encouraged to download the MY3 Suicide Prevention App to help you connect with your support system, safety plan, and resources when needed.

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Sexual Health & Sexuality

Teen Parent Programs

Are you a first-time mom? Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. To see you if you qualify visit the web link below or call 210-358-5894.

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The San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign is a community initiative designed to promote responsible fatherhood by helping males and father’s of all ages to achieve greater self esteem and better awareness of their responsibilities to their families and community. Through this initiative, fathers are encouraged to become actively involved in the health and wellness of their own lives as well as in the lives of their children. The campaign wants to emphasize the honor of being a father and about the important role a male parent, regardless of his age, plays in the life of his child.

For new members, the Fatherhood Campaign requires a scheduled one hour meeting before you are able to receive services/or attending a class. To schedule this, please text 210-617-3554 with your name, date and time you would like to meet.

Office business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm. These hours are subject to change, so for non-scheduled visits please call or text 210-617-3554 before visiting.

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San Antonio Healthy Start provides high quality home visitation services and resources for pregnant teens until the baby turns two years of age including case management, health education, depression screening and referral.

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Parent Life is a ministry of San Antonio Youth For Christ that empowers expectant and parenting teens to make good choices and further their education while moving toward independent living and becoming life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

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Community Resources

The Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) assists in meeting the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and surrounding areas. AARC offers an LGBT Health Equity Clinic, social services, prevention services, and leadership advocacy.

The AARC & the Health Equity Clinic are located at
303 N. Frio
San Antonio, TX 78207
Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM – 4:30PM

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Healthy Futures of Texas (HFTX) is a non-profit organization that aims to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio & Texas. The Youth Advocacy Council (YAC), a project of HFTX, brings together a diverse group of young people who would like a strong understanding of teen pregnancy prevention in order to positively impact policy in our community and for the State of Texas.

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Metro Health STD/HIV Clinic provides low cost
STD testing and treatment to Bexar County and San Antonio residents 13 years old and up. The STD/HIV Clinic is walk-in only and you will need a photo I.D. (school ID is okay)
Clinic Location:
512 East Highland Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-207-8830

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The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio offers free and confidential counseling, crisis intervention, client advocacy, and education services to children and adult survivors of sexual assault. Contact the Center 24 hours a day at their Hotline: 210-349-7273 or visit them online to learn more about how they can help.

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San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) offers free and confidential HIV and syphilis testing; minors ages 13 and up can get tested without parental consent.
Call 210-225-4715

Testing Location:
818 E. Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78203

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Unify is a sexual health program in San Antonio, Texas for LGBT and ally youth ages 13-24. UNIFY offers FREE sexual health counseling, and HIV and Hep C testing.
Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

722 Isom Rd.
San Antonio, Texas
Call 210-261-3616

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The Teen Health Clinic, a partnership between University Health System and UT Health San Antonio, focuses on healthcare needs for male and female pre-teens, teens, and young adults that are 10-24 years old.

Teen Health Clinic provides education and medical services in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment with staff specially trained to care for this age group. Services include: vaccines, sports physicals, primary care, reproductive health, counseling referrals, and more. Visit the Teen Health Clinic website to lear more!

Location: Robert B. Green Campus
Clinical Pavilion, 4th Floor
903 W. Martin St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Referrals and Appointments:
210-358-TALK (8255)

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University Health System (UHS) clinics provide STD testing and treatment, HPV vaccines, pregnancy testing, family planning, and birth control at various San Antonio locations.

Call 210-358-TALK(8255) for more information or click below to see a list of local clinics.

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The UT Teen Health online provides information for teens on teen pregnancy, STDs, sex, healthy relationships, abstinence and contraception. They also have a easy to use Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic close to you that offers sexual health services and more for teens. Check it out!

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Online Resources

Iwannaknow.org offers information on sexual health for teens and young adults. You will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, and get access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.

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Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Sexetc.org helps teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

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Stay Teen provides information on issues like sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control, so that you will be more prepared to make informed choices for your future. In addition, you will you can find local health centers.

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Teen Talk is an initiative of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The website provides access to detailed and accurate information about sex, STDs, life, and everything else that comes along with being a teen.

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National CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 24 hours daily

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides the most current and accurate information on HIV and AIDS, including basic information, testing sites, risk reduction methods, statistics, and more.

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National CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 24 hours daily

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control provides the most current and accurate information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), related conditions, and infections. Also get specific information about how STDs are affecting teens. Click below to learn more and how to reduce your risk.

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