Our children CAN grow up happy, healthy and able to function better by building on meaningful partnerships with community-based services and support.
Bexar CARES weaves together a system and service partnership to create a blanket of support that helps children and families achieve success.
Help Bexar CARES raise funds to provide children and their families access to effective programs that provide mental health services.
Coordinated Access to Resources Equals Success
Bexar CARES is a grant-funded program designed to develop, grow and enhance a coordinated system of care throughout the City of San Antonio in support of healthy behavioral and emotional development for children ages 3 to 8.
The Bexar CARES system also promotes wraparound services that are focused on children and families struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges as well as mental illness. The Wraparound process improves the lives of children with complex needs and their families by developing individualized plans of care.
Bexar CARES proudly supports and encourages stigma-reduction efforts to help change attitudes and beliefs about early childhood mental health needs, training and evaluation; and works hard to remove the barriers and discrimination created by stigma. Judgment almost always stems from another’s lack of understanding rather than information based on facts. You can help educate others and make a big difference by understanding your loved one’s condition and seeking treatment and support for it.
- Bexar CARES supports healthy behavioral and emotional development for children ages 3 to 8
- Bexar CARES promotes wraparound services and individualized plans of care
- Bexar CARES encourages stigma-reduction efforts to help change attitudes
Bexar CARES is dedicated to developing a system of care that makes our community a healthier place to live by meeting the ever-changing needs of children living with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families.
Bexar CARES is looking for family members to be a part of the Bexar CARES Family Network. Parents and family members who care about mental health and mental wellness to be involved in a group with the purpose of making decisions and/or contributing ideas to shaping a System of Care (SOC) for children and youth who are experiencing or at risk of behavioral/mental health concerns, and their families.
Please join us in our mission to help our Bexar County children, youth and families achieve success.
Bexar CARES is dedicated to developing a system of care that makes our community a healthier place to live by meeting the ever-changing needs of children and adolescents living with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families.
As a cooperative agreement expansion grant, Bexar CARES is committed to matching federal dollars with local in-kind contributions. If you or your agency can provide any in-kind services, ranging from meeting space to staff support or anything in between, please contact Leanne Lindsey by calling (210) 261-3539.
Bexar CARES is a $3.9 million federally funded 4-year cooperative agreement expansion grant with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program is designed to support the growth of a system that will provide seamless care for the behavioral and emotional needs of children ages 3 through 8. It is administered by the City of San Antonio in partnership with The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS). Bexar CARES received initial funding in October 2014 that will continue through September 2018. Bexar CARES must match the federal funds with in-kind contributions from the community.