In June of 1997, ten local Hispanic United Methodist Churches in San Antonio, Texas founded the Hispanic Religious Partnership for Community Health. The founding churches, located in some of San Antonio’s poorest communities, had witnessed firsthand the despair that can come from poverty. Lacking the resources to be able to provide the much needed help on their own, they came together in a partnership to more adequately address the health and human services needs of families in their communities.
Today, Hispanic Religious Partnership for Community Health operates four programs:
Diaper Bank – The 1st Diaper Bank in Bexar County! We offer and distribute: Baby Boutique, Emergency Diaper Relief, & Parenting Classes
Help Program – “One Stop” assistance for safety-net services. We provide: Emergency Food Assistance, CPS Utilities Assistance, Vision Enrollment, Federal Benefits Referrals, and other services
Hunger Relief – Providing food to hungry families throughout Bexar County. We extend our services through: Food Pantries, Mobile Food Pantry, and Special Outreach Events
Senior Wellness – Ensuring that low-income seniors stay healthy both mentally and physically by participating in: Light Aerobics, Crafts and Games, Day Trips, Nutritional Meals, and more!
These four programs will have served 28,000 unduplicated families by the end of 2011.