Family Development Services (FDS) offers programs for individuals 16 and up aimed at strengthening families and promoting healthy lifestyles. FDS operates four (4) programs at the Main Campus in San Antonio that serve over 1,500 adults and their families each year.
1. Immediate Assistance
2. Counseling and Case Management
a. GED Classes
b. ESL Classes
c. Citizenship Classes
d. Job Search Assistance
3. Senior Center
4. Intern Program
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.