Our mission is to provide hope to communities. We want to see family stability, health access, and positive community change. Thus, we strive to provide solution focused social support and resources with excellence in quality, service and access.
To bring hope, back to communities.
Our purpose is to provide stability and solution-focused social support to individuals and families. At Helen's Project, we understand that individuals and communities go through life-altering phases like negative health diagnoses, unemployment, divorce, and incarceration of family members. For those in immediate need, we provide resources such as mental health counseling, transportation, ex-offender work programs, and food assistance. We want individuals to realize and act on their potential. This potential can only be realized in a stable home and work environment.
Helen’s Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health, counseling, peer support, rental and transportation services to individuals and families from indigent communities. It was founded in 2009 by individuals motivated to rehabilitate substance abuse victims and create a positive recovery and growth roadmap. Since then, it has grown to incorporate full case management. We help ex-offenders looking for ways to reintegrate into society, struggling single moms, bright kids working with limited resources and veterans with mental health problems.
For the past few years, Helen’s Project has worked with health and social services entities like Child Protection Services, Parkland Hospital, Baylor Scott and White, and University Health Systems San Antonio. Through referrals and active engagement with these organizations we have helped stabilize families and provided means for livelihood transformation. We have also worked with law enforcement authorities in our rehabilitation and safe communities programs.
Clients who have been through our case management programs have moved on to gainful employment, improved relations with families and communities, and reduced incidences of reliance on emergence services. In the past year alone, we witnessed 9 families going through positive changes from a father seeking help with PTSD and reduced reports of domestic disturbances to a homeless female elder finally reuniting with family.
Helen’s Project is committed to racial equity both internally through our work environment, and externally through our programming.
We are committed to ensuring that every policy enacted reflects democratic principles of equity and justice.
We understand that enacting policy in a just and equitable manner considers critical issues of implicit bias and discrimination that requires concerted and purposeful action.
We believe that bringing together community, staff and other partners with differing backgrounds and life experiences will enhance our ability to increase opportunities for all arts service organizations to succeed.
Policies, programs, and activities will be administered to identify and avoid discrimination and barriers to access, and to avoid disproportionately high and adverse effects on communities of color.
We will obtain the following information when relevant and appropriate in order to utilize data to evaluate the impact of our equity goals: population served and/or affected by race, color, national origin, and income level, which will include diverse communities across the state such as: communities of color, racially and ethnically diverse individuals, tribal communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities that have principal languages other than English.
Building a race equity culture requires intention and effort. This Helen’s Project Racial Equity Statement should inspire greater collaboration in policy making, strengthen public will and input, and develop policy making that has a strong commitment to advancing equity. Led by our Racial Equity Statement, we will fully integrate race equity into every aspect of our operations and programs and work toward the dismantling of structural racism wherever we encounter it and improving Helen’s Projects outcomes for all.
OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meetings by appointment Phone and Fax - 830-400-7037
To volunteer or for Community Service Info@hlproject.org