Grant will afford improvements at Westside’s The Neighborhood Place

May 2015 (San Antonio, TX) – Family Service Association has been awarded a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation! This grant will support facility improvements to be made at Family Service’s The Neighborhood Place, the first local collaborative community hub designed to bring together multiple agencies that work cooperatively to empower individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.  Family Service’s Neighborhood Place is located in a vacated elementary school on the Westside of San Antonio in the heart of an area with the highest levels of child abuse and neglect, poverty, school dropout rate, juvenile crime incidence, teen birth rate and other negatives, and is one of the most economically disadvantaged parts of town.

The Texas Bar Foundation is recognized for its generous donation to Family Service. The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the nation. Membership is composed of the most elite Texas attorneys. The Foundation’s members are nominated because of their dedication to the administration of justice and high professional standing among their peers. For more than four decades, the Texas Bar Foundation has helped organizations to: Educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law, provide legal services to the poor and assist those who turn to the legal system for protection. Since 1965, the trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation have awarded more than $15 million in grants to charitable organizations across Texas. Grants are made possible by the generosity of the Fellows and charitable gifts from individuals and law firms across the state. The Texas Bar Foundation and its members are committed to our mission…Advancing Justice in Texas…by providing opportunities to support the rule of law in Texas.

Family Service Association has been building strong families since 1903.  At 112 years, it is the oldest human service agency in San Antonio dedicated to helping children, youth, seniors, and families in need.

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