Community Partners

CONNECT + ABILITY at Warm Springs

Nonprofit

How CONNECT + ABILITY at Warm Springs impacts San Antonio's shared Community Vision

CONNECT + ABILITY at Warm Springs (CAWS) supports people with life-altering injuries and their families and caregivers. By being a resource for navigating complex medical and insurance systems, CAWS allows individuals with disabilities and their family members to gain access to critical systems needed to maintain and improve health outcomes. This is provided through care coordination at no cost to the person regardless of income or insurance status. After sustaining a life-altering injury, many people realize that even if they thought they had an abundance of resources - both financial and emotional - these very resources are quickly depleted. The aftermath of a family member sustaining a life-altering injury puts a great burden on caregivers. CAWS offers counseling, workshops and respite opportunities to caregivers to learn skills needed to adapt to their new role, or simply reenergize as needed to continue to provide care to their loved one. CAWS hosts multiple support groups for those with disabilities and their caregivers, and provides classes on Diabetes and fall prevention, as well as educational workshops on how to access benefits, understand your rights, and advocacy strategies.

Community Results Impacted

Systemic Inequities Impacted

  • Health Access
  • Housing
  • Mobility
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Support

CONNECT + ABILITY at Warm Springs serves:

  • Geographic Area
    Regionally: Including Bexar County and/or City of San Antonio
  • City Council District
    All 10 City Council Districts
  • Demographic Focus
    Race/Ethnicity
    Gender Identity
    Age
    Zipcode
    Income
    Formal Education Attainment Level

Economic Impact:

$633,837 in revenue

Fiscal Year 2020

Coalitions and Collaborations:

  • Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA)
  • The Nonprofit Council