DeZavala Financial Center celebrates Family Fun Day

Frost BankFB - Photo Petting Zoo DeZavala CALENDAR POSTING PHOTOFrost’s DeZavala Financial Center will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 13, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, where guests can enjoy a number of family-friendly activities. A petting zoo will be on site with visiting ducks, chickens, goats, pigs, and rabbits for the children to pet and feed. A balloon twister will entertain the children while Aspen’s Brew gets the morning started right with freshly brewed coffee and pastries. If guests are still hungry they can look for the famous Chick-fil-A Cow, who will be on hand with party trays and refreshments. The event wouldn’t be complete without a live performance from the Clark High School Band. While enjoying the festivities, guests can enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, compliments of Frost. Lastly, Frost encourages guests to take advantage of the child ID kits and fingerprinting that will be on hand during the event. The event and activities are free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 13th
9:00am – 12:00pm

DeZavala Financial Center
13226 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, Texas 78249

* Free and open to the public.

About Frost Bank
Frost is the banking, investments and insurance subsidiary of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR), a financial holding company with $24.7 billion in assets at March 31, 2014. One of 24 banks included in the KBW Bank Index and a top-50 U.S. bank by asset size, Frost provides a full range of business and consumer banking products, investment and brokerage services, insurance products and investment banking services to businesses and individuals  in the Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Permian Basin, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio regions. Founded in 1868, Frost has helped Texans with their financial needs during three centuries. For more information, visit


Morgan’s Wonderland ‘Free to Soar Gala’ Sept. 19 to honor five outstanding individuals

MorgansWonderland_logoOn Friday, Sept. 19, the annual “Free to Soar Gala” benefitting non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland and Monarch Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland will honor five individuals who have been champions for those with special needs.

“Each year, we salute outstanding individuals who embody character traits such as determination, caring, achievement, sacrifice and inclusion,” said Ron Morander, general manager of the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone.  “They will be recognized at the gala, and their names will be added to the Walk of Fame that encircles our park’s eight-acre lake.”

Details about how to nominate individuals for inclusion on the Walk of Fame by the Aug. 1 deadline can be found at   A committee from Morgan’s Wonderland and The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, along with special advisors, review nominations and select the five honorees.

Morander said an honoree might be a student who, regardless of a special need, perseveres at school and inspires other students; a Wounded Warrior who embraces life despite immense physical challenges and serves as a role model for other Warriors; a dedicated employee who has earned the admiration of a supervisor and peers for a job well done; a parent or caregiver who has sacrificed to make a difference for those with special needs; or someone who works directly with the special-needs community to make a difference in numerous lives.

Sponsorship information and other specifics about the Free to Soar Gala are available from Becky Thomas at (210) 493-2811.  Gala proceeds will help expand programs and services for the special-needs community through Morgan’s Wonderland and Monarch Academy.

Completely wheelchair-accessible Morgan’s Wonderland admits anyone with a physical or cognitive challenge to the 25-acre park free of charge.  Monarch Academy, located next door to Morgan’s Wonderland, helps students with special needs achieve their full potential through individualized instruction.  The school’s Bridge Program strives to equip students with valuable skills that lead to productive lives as adults.

The inspiration for Morgan’s Wonderland came from Morgan, daughter of philanthropists Gordon and Maggie Hartman, who will celebrate her 21st birthday during the gala.  Morgan’s soaring spirit despite personal challenges sparked within the Hartmans a deep desire to create a haven not only for those with special needs but also for their families, caregivers and invited friends.  “Inclusion is the overarching objective,” Gordon Hartman noted.  “Everyone can have a good time at Morgan’s Wonderland.”

Morgan’s Wonderland and Monarch Academy are located in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive. For more information about Morgan’s Wonderland or Monarch Academy, call (210) 495-5888 or (210) 479-3311, respectively.  Or visit or

Bexar County Games Valero Missions Cup Premier Baseball Tournament

SASLogobcg baseball tournamentIf you’re a baseball fan or have a family member who is part of a youth baseball team, you won’t want to miss the Bexar County Games Valero Missions Cup Premier Baseball Tournament, presented by Ancira, July 19-20. Some of the best teams from Mexico and from around Texas have been invited to play in the 16U division at Missions Baseball Academy. Registration is open for the remaining divisions, 14U, 12U and 10U, with games played at Mission Concepción Sports Park and Southeast Skyline. Every team has a three game guarantee. The goal of the Bexar County Games presented by Ancira is to host top notch competitions in Bexar County sports facilities, which are some of the best venues in Texas. To learn more, visit

blue-cross-blue-shield-logo-2014If you’re looking for something to do as a family this summer, be a part of San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas.  San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge, kicked off in May at Port San Antonio when 1,500 runners participated in the D4 Heroes 5K. Now families are participating in free Zumba and Kid Fit classes at eight locations during the week where they are also receiving nutrition education. Exercising as a family is not only fun, but it helps make you accountable to each other.  Include friends in your activities, too, because the more you hang out with people with similar healthy goals, the more likely you are to stick with it.

On Saturday, June 28, San Antonio Sports will host the Fit Family Challenge summer fun day at Hardberger Park, along with District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg.  Between 8-10 a.m., we will offer Zumba, cooking demonstrations, a fitness walk, nature walk and more.  Remaining Fit Family Challenge big events will be Saturday, July 19 at Brooks City Base and Saturday, August 9.

Families can join the Fit Family Challenge at any time and the entire program is FREE.  Families that attend at least three weekday events and have their tracking logs stamped are eligible to win $1,000. To learn more, visit

If you’d like to volunteer for these events, or any of our events, you can register online at or contact Tony Benke at  We happily offer service hours for students 14 & up.

Fit Family Challenge gets families moving together this summer

SASFExhibiting a commitment to promote San Antonio as a healthy and active community, Councilman Rey Saldaña joined San Antonio Sports officials to kick off the 2014 Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, at City Hall on Tuesday, May 13.

Organized by San Antonio Sports, the fifth annual Fit Family Challenge anticipates registration of a record number of San Antonio families to participate in fitness activities between May and August.

A grant from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation supports the free family fitness program aimed at motivating families to break away from a sedentary lifestyle, get out of the house and come together for fun, fitness-focused events.

“Programs like the San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge are helping families get healthy together,” said Councilman Rey Saldaña.  “It’s free.  It’s fun.   And it’s accessible to everyone.”

fitfamilychallengeThe San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, is comprised of four three-week sessions that run from May 17-August 9. It promotes a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people to make small changes, such as integrating a walk into everyday routines and choosing fruit over candy for snacks. There are 101 free events located throughout the city that include organized walks, 5K run/walks, Zumba and fitness classes for children.  There is something for every fitness level.

Participants are asked to 1) exercise as a family, at least 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, 2) make healthy food choices and 3) keep a fitness journal through a tracking log or online tracking at   If they attend at least three weekly events during any of the four sessions, they are eligible for a prize drawing of $1000 at that session’s big event.

The program is open to all families in Bexar County. However, it focuses its message in the ten zip codes in San Antonio that have the highest rates of diabetes and obesity. Within those zip codes are seven school districts that include: San Antonio Independent School District, South

San Antonio ISD, Edgewood ISD, Harlandale ISD, Southside ISD, Northside ISD and Southwest ISD.  In an effort to eliminate barriers to participation, the weekly events take place at schools in the target neighborhoods.

Parents are the key to having children adopt a healthy lifestyle says Russ Bookbinder, President and CEO of the nonprofit San Antonio Sports. “Our vision at San Antonio Sports is to have healthy kids.  When the whole family is involved, kids learn that taking care of their bodies is important. Through modeling to their children, parents have the power to influence behaviors that will reduce risks associated with diabetes, cancer, obesity, and a lifetime of low self-esteem.”

Mark Canales started his journey to health two years ago at the Fit Family Challenge D4 Heroes 5K.  Over the course of 13 months, he lost over 100 pounds, his fitness levels improved and energy levels soared.  He has kept the weight off and will be bringing 15 family and friends to his third D4 Heroes 5K.  “I remember my struggles, being uncomfortable in my own body.  Now I look forward to working out.  Diet, not dieting, is huge too.  My message to everyone is whatever you do, just start.  Change is gradual but it can happen and you’ll feel better.”

More than 1,000 people registered to run the D4 Heroes 5K – a free, chipped and timed race offered through the Fit Family Challenge on Saturday, May 17.  The remaining sessions’ big events are:

  • June 7 (with District 6)
  • June 28 (with District 8)
  • July 19 (District 3)
  • August 9.

Weekly schedule (May 19-Aug. 8):

Every Tuesday:
Linton Elementary (NISD) 6 p.m.
Dwight Middle School (SSAISD) 5:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday:
Emma Frey (EISD) 5 p.m.
Rayburn Elementary (HISD) 5 p.m.
Whittier Middle School (SAISD) 5:30 p.m.
Univision 41 Únase al Reto (Woodlawn Lake Park) 6 p.m.

Every Thursday:
9th Grade Academy (SISD) 5:30 p.m.
SW High School – 9th grade campus (SWISD) 5:30 p.m.

About Fit Family Challenge
Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, is a 12-week summer program motivating San Antonio families to learn about and increase physical activity and healthy nutrition.  Fit Family Challenge is a program conducted by San Antonio Sports, with funding from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation and participation from sponsors, area school districts and volunteers.

Catch a wave – closer to home

HyattHCResort_logoLooking for the perfect vacation to relax and recharge, featuring activities to delight everyone in your family? Whether you have surfers, swimmers, golfers, stargazers or someone just looking to float their day away or enjoy a relaxing massage, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is the answer to spring break fun for the whole family.

And yes, we did say “surfers.” But you don’t have to hit the coast or brave a crowded water park to catch some waves. The Hyatt Hill Country is the first Texas resort—and one of only three hotels in the United States—to have a FlowRider® wave machine on its property, offering perfect waves every day of the year. Let the fun flow and make Hyatt Hill Country fill your spring break with fantastic memories, not crowds or traffic.

Hyatt Hill Country_A_903_retLocated just 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and the San Antonio International Airport, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a retreat that feels a world away, but the convenience and fun of San Antonio is just outside your door. Built in 1990, the AAA Four-Diamond resort features a 500-room luxury hotel, championship 27-hole golf course, a full-service state-of-the-art spa. The resort also boasts a tennis court, award-winning dining, walking/jogging path and nature trail, health club facility, five-acre water park with a FlowRider® wave machine, tower water slide, three swimming pools and cascading waterfalls, two outdoor whirlpools, Camp Hyatt children’s program and a 950-foot Ramblin’ River intertwined with lush gardens.

The resort’s traditional Hill Country architecture complements the site’s inherent beauty, highlighted by thousands of native Live Oak trees, limestone-banked creeks, mossy springs and rolling wildflower meadows. This natural, secluded, pastoral setting makes the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa an ideal location for relaxing family vacations, fun-filled weekend getaways and the perfect place for a spring break filled with fun for every member of the family, including Fido. That’s right—the resort offers a canine guest program with “barking lot” access, treats, bowls and doggie beds awaiting your pet upon check-in.

Hyatt Hill Country_A_1247Jump In, The Water is Fine:  Five Acres of Water Fun Awaits
Long known for its ever-popular water playground featuring three swimming pools, cascading waterfalls, a sandy beach, a tubing river and more, the Hyatt Hill Country’s new FlowRider® wave machine turns up the fun meter for anyone who enjoys riding the waves. The exciting new attraction simulates a “barrel-less” wave; complete with a sloped wave surface featuring 40,000 gallons of water being driven up at a rate of about 18,000 gallons per minute. What does that mean? Perfect waves, all year long, ready for guests to flowboard their day away.

Hyatt Hill Country_A_1126_retFlow boarding resembles surfing, but is a combination of skateboarding, wakeboarding, boogie boarding, snowboarding and surfing—a fantastic mix of fun for any board sport fan. The wave machine spans an impressive length of 54 feet and is 22 feet wide, with a water depth of between 3 to 4 inches, perfect for body boarding, knee boarding or stand-up boarding. The FlowRider® can be heated seasonally, meaning guests will be able to enjoy this adrenaline-packed thrill all year long, though guests must be at least 42 inches tall to boogie board and 52 inches tall to stand-up ride/surf.

In addition to the wave machine, the resort added a 22-foot-tall tower waterslide to its already amazing water park, which now offers five acres of hydrated fun and relaxation. Perfect for guests more than four feet tall, the slide is a great complement to the water park’s 950-foot Ramblin’ River and sandy beach. The park also features an activity pool equipped with water volleyball and basketball, an adults-only Texas-shaped pool, 2 hot tubs and a zero-entry kiddie wading pool, ensuring wet fun for everyone, no matter what their height.

Clubbing It:  The Hill Country Golf Club
If water sports leave you dripping, an afternoon on the links at the Hill Country Golf Club is sure to dry you off. In its first year of play, the 27-hole course was named one of the top 10 new public courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, and Golf for Women named the course Top Fairways list of most “women-friendly” golf courses. Today, the course continues to be honored with the awards from various golfing and travel publications. Most recently, Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club was selected among the world’s best golf venues in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Golf Poll and is consistently among the 100 favorite golf destinations worldwide.

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort’s championship golf course appeals to a broad spectrum of golf enthusiasts, with holes that demand strength and strategy, but with four sets of tees to accommodate players of every skill level. The greens vary in size, shape and slope, with the shortest game further challenged by strategically placed bunkers and grass hollows.

And if you’re looking for a round of family fun, the course offers The Hill Country Family Express Course, an innovative new golf program designed for families who want to experience the game of golf together. “Family Express” tees are located on the club’s three courses, albeit at a shorter distance. One of the nine-hole courses is designated for the Express Course each day so as not to impede play for more experienced golfers, yet still allowing the families to enjoy their time together.

Getting Rowdy: Camp Hyatt Fills Days and Nights with Fun
With 300-acres available to explore, the Hyatt Hill Country is a haven for kids to explore and learn, all while having fun. Rowdy’s Camp Hyatt, the resort’s award-winning children’s program designed for guests ages 3 to 12, offers planned, supervised activities sure to thrill your little ones. The supervised children’s program offers a variety of activities that teach native Texas customs and traditions, like hunting for arrowheads, stargazing, bird watching, learning how to recognize regional animal tracks and indoor crafts are just some of the activities that will delight and entertain your little spring breakers.

In addition to the themed activities, Camp Hyatt offers a special schedule of spring break activities and of course children can also participate in traditional resort activities such as swimming in the Ramblin’ River, making sandcastles at the manmade beach, taking walks on the mile-long nature trails and s’ mores by the campfire.

Flavors to Savor:  Onsite Dining
Wondering how to keep your crew energized for all of that fun. Hyatt Hill Country has you covered with a wide array of dining options sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. From the Springhouse Café, a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside terrific views of the resort’s garden and pool areas, to the fine dining of Antlers Lodge—so named for the magnificent handcrafted, naturally shed-antler chandelier that serves as the focal point for the room—featuring exquisitely prepared steaks, seafood and poultry complemented by seasonal harvests and regional flavors, you won’t have to wander far to enjoy a terrific meal.

The resort’s dining options also include Cactus Oak Tavern, located in the Hill Country Golf Club, featuring traditional 19th hole fare such as cheeseburgers and grilled chicken breast sandwiches, as well as poolside dining at Vince’s Watering Hole and Papa Ed’s Pool Bar & Grill, where plump hot dogs, Texas-sized nachos, chilled salads and cool refreshing smoothies, sodas and cocktails are offered. Additional dining choices onsite include Charlie’s Long Bar, a traditional Texas-style saloon with a masterfully crafted, 56-foot long copper-topped bar, the longest copper-topped bar in Texas; the General Store, combining convenience with the feel and ambiance of an old country store; The Porch brews super-premium fair-trade coffees, hand-dipped ice-cream treats, espresso drinks and fresh pastries; or if you’re just too tired from a great day, the hotel offers extensive hours of service through in-room dining.

Make Your Spring Break Award Winning!
Make sure your spring break takes the top prize—plan your trip to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa. A few of the resort’s award and distinctions:

  • 2014 World’s Best Family Friendly Hotels, Travel+Leisure
  • 2013 Best Hotels in the USA, US News and World Report
  • 2013 Reader’s Poll: Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea by Condé Nast Traveler
  • 2013 Reader’s Poll: Top 10 Family Resorts, Family Fun magazine
  • 2013 Top 10 Family Fun Resorts for Groups, Convention South
  • 2012 Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World, Readers’ Poll, Top 25 Southern U.S. Golf Resorts, Condé Nast Traveler
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Audubon International
  • 2013 Best Hotels in the USA, US News and World Report
  • 2013 Four Diamond, American Automobile Association (AAA), Resort and Antlers Lodge
  • 2012 World’s Best Hotels for Families, Travel+Leisure magazine

Putting the “Relax” into Your Break:  Windflower-The Hill Country Spa
If hitting the links or riding the waves doesn’t make you relax, there’s no doubt that the perfect spa visit will do the trick. Recently named by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the top 100 resort spas in the United States, Windflower-The Hill Country Spa incorporates native stones, authentic wood beams, rough-hewn timber salvaged from abandoned structures and a standing-seam metal roof, all situated amid a secluded grove of native live oaks for a slice of modern country heaven. Customized 50- to 80-minute treatments are offered in 21 treatment rooms housed in the structure’s “renovated barn.” Sixteen of the rooms, including a couple’s room, are used for massage and the more conventional spa treatments, while five of the rooms are designed for “wet” treatments, such as therapeutic baths, body treatments, and Vichy showers. Seasonally, three outdoor cabanas, overlooking a majestic field of wildflowers, are available for massage.

A World Away, But Close to Everything: Nearby Attractions
The resort’s secluded, yet convenient location makes it an excellent point of departure for excursions to attractions for which San Antonio has become famous for, such as The Alamo, The River Walk, SeaWorld/Aquatica San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the Historic Mission Trails National Park, and rock climbing, horseback riding, sailing, fishing and tubing are available within an hour’s drive. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort is also conveniently located near charming and historic Hill Country towns popular for antique and crafts shopping, scenic state parks, and the state’s growing wine region, making it the perfect starting point for wherever you roam.

About the Hyatt Regency Hill Country
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 300-scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. The recently renovated 500-room resort features 53,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and 165,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space.

Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower-The Hill Country Spa featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, a five-acre water park with a FlowRider® wave machine, 22’ tower waterslide, four swimming pools, Ramblin’ River and regulation sized sand volleyball court. With five restaurants, a lounge and tavern, guests can enjoy superb epicurean dining or cocktails with colleagues overlooking a lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. For reservations or information contact 210-647-1234 or visit us at

Be part of the puzzle at Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism

Any Baby Can logoAny Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism comes to Fiesta®! This two-mile walk is for the entire family and serves as an opportunity for the community to bring awareness and support to families with individuals of all ages diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. And for the first time, Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism is an official Fiesta® San Antonio event. Join Any Baby Can at the AT&T Center on Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. and walk for a cause.

Any Baby Can Walk for Autism logoThis year marks one decade since the inaugural Walk for Autism. In the beginning, 250 people participated; since then, the walk has grown to include nearly 7,000 people joining the event to show their support, raising $110,000 in 2013. The walk provides a place for people to come together to make San Antonio more aware, thoughtful and knowledgeable about autism and the various resources available to provide support and education to those touched by autism. Whether you are a volunteer, family member, friend or advocate, your registration and participation help to fund Any Baby Can autism services such as counseling, parent training classes, case management, health and wellness, and more. Each year, the walk unites families, friends and individuals personally affected by autism.

“It is a day that we as an autism community can come together and celebrate our loved ones,” says Maribel Reyes-Delagarza, parent of a child with ASD. “When we first came to the walk, my husband and I just stood there, looked around and hugged. I told him ‘We’re not alone,’ and he said, ‘We are among people who know what we go through.’”

In addition to the walk itself, there are a variety of activities for attendees to participate in at the event including a tumble bus provided by Alamo Heights Gymnastics as well as hopscotch, blowing bubbles, chalk drawing, ball throwing and more. Other special areas are Rudy’s Playground—a space where therapists provide adaptive and sensory friendly activities—and the YMCA and local gyms offer fitness activities for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Another special aspect of this year’s Walk for Autism is Fiesta de Los Jefes—the annual Fiesta® event for both the San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Fire Department. Fiesta de Los Jefes is now part of the Walk for Autism and is a great place for police officers and firefighters to interact with families throughout the event, sharing and educating on items such as Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and more. By combining these events, Any Baby Can hopes families will become more familiar with the first responders and the services they provide to the community.

Walk Registration
Registration for Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism is $15 per person through March 31, 2014; registration after this date is $20 per person. For more information or to register, visit

Tower Lighting
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Any Baby Can Tower Lighting on Tuesday, April 1! Tower of the Americas will light up blue for National Autism Awareness Month. The event begins at 7 p.m. with the tower lighting moment taking place at 8 p.m.

About Any Baby Can
For more than 30 years, Any Baby Can has provided many of services to families with children facing serious health or developmental challenges. For more information, visit or call 210-227-0170. For more information about or to register for Any Baby Can’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism, visit

Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc. – Strengthening Families for 110 Years

Family Service Association is honored to be the oldest human services agency in San Antonio. This year, we are happy to celebrate 110 years of delivering effective solutions to the challenges and problems that impede the success of individuals and families. You will find us wherever there are families in distress, children needing protection and educational opportunities, elders seeking independence, teens refuting the culture of substance abuse and gangs, returning warriors trying to find normalcy and employees seeking a healthier work-life balance. We’re changing lives every day.

2013: We are there!
Throughout  the year, Family Service will have a dynamic presence in all the usual places – neighborhoods and school campuses, classrooms, child care centers, homes, parenting classes, counseling offices, The Neighborhood Place – wherever families are in crisis or in need of a boost to get back on the playing field – stronger, wiser and healthier.

And in Unexpected Venues, Too
We are partnering with other businesses and organizations to celebrate their key anniversaries or decades of service. You’ll find us at health fairs, grand openings, sporting events, schools, citywide celebrations of every stripe. We’ll be there to raise awareness of the ongoing needs of those who look to us for services. Let us know if your school, business or organization is celebrating a key anniversary … and we can partner to spread the word about San Antonio’s best resources.

FSA muralVisit our Anniversary Mural
Family Service has a gift for our community and we invite you to see it. In a city that rejoices in art and history, our 110th Anniversary mural by artist David Blancas is commanding much excitement. The expansive mural spans the north side of our building at 702 San Pedro and graphically illustrates “family” in various forms. It also honors the role of social services in strengthening families with a depiction of Jane Addams, the matriarch of American social change. The ground floor of the mural is painted in acrylic directly on the brick façade and the remainder is constructed of a dozen panels that combine to create a mural that soars three stories. The mural is part of Project Inspire: Mural Arts Program and the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Access Program. Come by our main office at 702 San Pedro to see this magnificent work of art!

Your gifts to Family Service help us change lives. That’s what we’ve been doing faithfully for 110 years. To send a gift, to volunteer, to Adopt a Family or to get information on our services, contact us at (210)299-2400, 702 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212 or visit us on the web at