Family Development Services
Family Development Services offers programs aimed at strengthening families and promoting healthy lifestyles. Over 800 families a year receive services such as case management, counseling, and crisis intervention, including emergency assistance in the form of food and clothing. GSCS also provides parenting classes as well as health and wellness workshops, helping participants develop strong, effective life skills which foster self-sufficiency.
In 2008, GSCS’s Senior Center became the only center in Bexar County to be accredited by the National Institute for Senior Centers. The center annually serves 175 seniors living on San Antonio’s west side with programs including health and nutrition classes, dance therapy sessions, and arts and crafts activities.
The Senior Center offers hot, nutritious lunches daily as part of its nutrition program and free health screenings are regularly available through a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Throughout the year, the Senior Center also hosts various holiday and cultural celebrations. For many seniors living in the surrounding community, GSCS fulfills a vital need, reducing social isolation and improving their quality of life.