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 Visitation House Ministries (VHM) believes the key to change for economically vulnerable women is education.

VHM offers two programs: Transitional Housing-La Posada and Outreach Education. The fundamental focus for each program includes education and works towards reversing the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for the women and children we serve. 



The Under the Bridge program was founded in 1988 by Ellen Ott and Larry Cooke. Since that beginning either Ellen or Larry, usually both have served home cooked meals to up to 175 homeless people every Sunday. No questions are asked of any of the hungry. No one asks them how they came to be where they are. We just welcome them to our communal table and feed them. This is one of those activities that leaves one feeling like one has actually accomplished something rather than just talking about it. There are hungry people living on the streets in San Antonio and we are able to actually alleviate that hunger temporarily. The gratitude in the eyes of these folks and the kind words of thanks from them more than compensates the volunteers for taking what amounts to a few hours out of our busy schedules one day every other month to do something for someone less for.



Meals on Wheels San Antonio and Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Centers were founded in 1977 by two San Antonio churches, St. John’s Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church.  They are a non-profit  organization that serves Bexar, Atascosa, and Frio counties.  Their mission is to promote he dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer’s care.