San Antonio

Service Opportunities

The Agape Ministry Inc.

A cooperative ministry founded in 1998 to provide emergency assistance through a Christian organization to the growing population of needy families in northeast San Antonio. Donations of food, clothing and financial assistance are requested. Contact:  210.590.6655  or

Arms of Hope

Boles Children’s Home and Medina Children’s Home were originally established as Christian homes for orphans, but have grown with innovative programs designed to serve at-risk children and single-mother families.  Both homes have consolidated to form Arms of Hope.  Volunteer needs are varied. Contact:  Kevin M. McDonald 830.522.2201 or Website:

Child & Family Ministries Working With “Are You My Family?”

Foster childcare opportunities through Arrow Child and Family Ministries. Working with churches to provide loving, caring Christian foster homes for children so that healing on multiple levels may begin. Contact:  John Wilhelm, Arrow Child and Family Ministries 210.690.3800 • Website for Arrow:

Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF)

An international organization serving children in need from San Antonio, across America, to around the world.  CHF’s Food Pak is used as a tool to build relationships with suffering families and to provide the opportunity to share the Gospel. Contact: OHC: Scott Martin • • Phone: 210.395.4200 • Website:

Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC)

An original Oak Hills outreach program focusing on the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of struggling families in our community. Clothing donation bin is located in the Student Center parking lot.  Volunteers are needed in various capacities. Contact:  210.732.3776 • Website:

The Dinner Garden

A not-for-profit organization which distributes food seeds free of charge to help families learn to grow their own fresh produce. As gardeners usually grow more food than needed, the excess can be donated to local food pantries such as HCDBM or CHRC. Volunteers are also needed periodically to help bag the seeds. Contact: Holly Hirshberg 210.979.1776 • Website:

Habitat for Humanity San Antonio (HFHSA):

An ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people-in-need to build simple, decent and affordable homes. Volunteer, meals, donations are needed for 2-3 builds annually. No experience is necessary. Contact: Monica or 210.481.5718 • San Antonio Habitat for Humanity 210.223.5203 • Website:

Haven for Hope/Samm’s Ministry

San Antonio hosts 25,000 homeless individuals each year.  Nearly one half of these are families with children, as many as 4,000 on any given night.  Haven for Hope has become a place for the homeless to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. OHC desires to meet the spiritual needs of the homeless served by Haven for Hope by building a chapel on site.
Contact: or 210.220.2192 • Website

Heroic Media

A faith based non-profit organization which helps women with unexpected pregnancies make informed choices and provides emotional and /or financial support. Contact: Rocky Hernandez, Community Relations Representative 210.260.6040 • Website:

Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries (HCDBM)

This mission strives to unite and equip the body of Christ with the food, resources and training necessary to transform our communities and the lives of those in poverty and need through the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ.  Twice monthly 4,200 people receive food and hygiene assistance from HCDBM.  Contact: 830.249.0025 • Website:

  • HCDBM Family Mentoring This ministry delivers food boxes twice/month to the homes of families and individuals in need. The goal for the family mentor is to develop an intentional relationship with a family so that the love of Jesus can be shown by word and deed. Contact: OHC Family Mentoring, Christie Underhill 210.412.2357 • Training/Resources Robin Saunders 210.288.6879
  • HCDBM Student Mentoring A tremendous need exists for adults willing to mentor a child (grades K-12) through after-school, community-based mentoring programs. HCDBM manages cases individually to provide the best match.  Some children approach HCDBM on their own, seeking a mentor. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a positive relationship with a student and introduce them to Jesus’ love and grace. Contact: TBD Christie Underhill is our current contact 210.412.2357

Homefront Heroes

A military support ministry assisting the unique needs of military personnel and their families.  “Bridges to Healing”, a seminar designed to equip churches in ministering to military members and families, is being planned for Spring 2011.  The training includes information on reaching those who suffer from combat trauma. Contact: Ministry Leader Ed Garland 210.558.7149

James 1:27 Foundation

Encourages the quality of life to single mothers in the local body of Christ by working with OHC campuses to infuse single mother families into the larger church community, and providing community resource information.  Faithful prayer support for the ministry is needed.
Contact:  Alyssa De Los Santos 210.561.5360

Meals On Wheels

A program coordinated by Christian Senior Services, a non-profit organization based in San Antonio since 1977.  This ministry provides hot, nutritious meals each weekday to Seniors. The personal contact with volunteers combats loneliness and provides an opportunity for early intervention in life-threatening situations. Contact: 210.755.5115 Ministry Leader Needed Website:

Prison Fellowship Ministry

A ministry of Outreach to the incarcerated and their families.  Subgroups meet many needs of the incarcerated person and their family.  Ministry leaders are needed for each area.
Contact:  Mike Patterson 210.827.3881

  • Prayer and Bible Study Prayer, Bibles and Bible study held in the jails and prisons at the request of inmates, working closely with prison/jail chaplains. Volunteers may correspond with inmates. Contact:  Leaders Pat and Carolyn O’Quinn 210.698.3704
  • First Responders Volunteers are on call to minister to families facing incarceration issues for the first time. A response to the family occurs within 24 hours. Prayer and emotional support for families and their loved ones. Contact:  Frank Tobar 210.373.0508 or Paul Mullen 210.412.3936
  • Grace House A transition house for women being released from prison.  Programs assist them in the re-assimilation into their community. Contact: Don and Joann Ham 210.521.1619 Prayer Ministry: Leader Needed Volunteers pray regularly for the prison fellowship ministry and its volunteer workers
  • Angel Tree Christmas Project A ministry to provide Christmas gifts to children whose parent(s) are incarcerated.  Volunteers adopt a family, purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts. A message of love and the good news of Jesus Christ is given to reflect the true meaning of Christmas. Contact: Irene White 210.698.2715
  • San Antonio Coalition A communication network of churches and agencies being established in San Antonio to effectively serve the need of those affected by incarceration. Contact: Mike Patterson 210.827.3881

Urban Connection San Antonio

A holistic faith based human and community development organization working to share the love of God in word, action and attitude through three different programs: Kids Connection, Resources Connection, and Community Connection. Contact: Donna Hoyack 210.734.5599 • Website:

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