G.O.A.L.S. Initiative

Generating Opportunities for Achieving Lasting Success


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You are invited to apply to participate in the study of a new program to increase financial independence and improve opportunities for you and your family.

You might receive mentoring, coaching and other resources to help meet your goals and needs. This will include a 2-year commitment and taking 5 surveys about your experience during the program. Your time is valuable, so you will receive a gift card every time you take a survey.


  • Every person chosen for the study will receive a minimum of $250, over 2 years, as surveys are completed.
  • Cada persona elegida para el estudio recibirá un mínimo de $ 250, durante 2 años, a medida que se completen las encuestas.


You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are between 18 and 60 years old
  • You live in one of these zip codes: 78201, 78204, 78207, 78211, 78214, 78217, 78221, 78222, 78224, 78225, 78226, 78228, 78237
  • One person per household can join
  • See Chart below to check if your income meets the requirement for the study.

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If you are ready to apply for the study through our online form, click here.


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If you have questions or would like help to apply, please submit the required fields below and someone from Family Service will contact you.

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Family Service: G.O.A.L.S. - UTSA
Family Service: G.O.A.L.S. - Empower House
Family Service: G.O.A.L.S. - Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

The program is sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and will be implemented in partnership with Family Service and Empower House. The study is led by Dr. Melinda Denton at UTSA.