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Who are we?

We were founded with one main goal: To break barriers by bringing mental wellness services into school communities.

Our Story

Together since 2019

The San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative is the first of its kind in the nation. It is an upstream collaboration of nonprofits focusing on behavioral health prevention so that our public schools do not have to focus fully on intervention.

Through each agency’s expertise, professionals are able to work with all student age groups and meet their behavioral health needs in their own learning environment.

Recognizing that a student cannot be fully well if their support system isn’t well, the collaborative care model takes the holistic approach by incorporating parents and guardians, teachers, and administrative staff into the mental wellness program. Services are offered on school district property or virtually to help eliminate the transportation barrier that often limits access to mental health services.

Program Timeline

March 2019

Students at South San ISD addressed their board of trustees requesting that district funds be used to provide mental health programs. The San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative was formed in direct response to this overwhelming need.

November 2019

The CareZone opens at South San ISD and begins offering mental wellness counseling, education, outreach and wraparound services.

March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual services are added. These services continue to be available for those who prefer virtual services or when school buildings are closed.

May 2020

Pilot program ends with serving more than 1,600 people through counseling and outreach in just six months.

November 2020

Program expands to include Harlandale ISD.

January 2021

Third school district is added, Edgewood ISD.

May 2021

School year ends with 4,800+ students, families, teachers, and district staff served.

January 2022

The backbone of the program moves under the umbrella of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

March 2022

San Antonio ISD and Judson ISD are added to the program.

Thank You to
Our Sponsors

Additional Sponsorship Provided By

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Paz de Corazon Foundation

Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992

Betty Stiersen Kelso Foundation

SAMMWC In The News

Learn more about the program through recent news coverage

San Antonio Express-News (May 24, 2022) Straus: San Antonio can lead on innovative mental health care

Public News Service (April 7, 2022) Tips for Texans to Manage Return-to-Workplace Stress

San Antonio Woman Magazine (March/April 2022) In the Spotlight: Philanthropitch

KSAT (March 21, 2022) Living with a mental illness as a working professional

KLRN (February 3. 2022) New Mental Health Mobile Unit for Schools

KENS 5 (January 24, 2022) ‘We meet people where they are in their mental health journey’ | Program expands to help students, staff and families in San Antonio and beyond

Mental Health Services Program Expands to Meet Need in San Antonio Schools

San Antonio Express-News (January 3, 2022) San Antonio Mental Health Providers’ Work in Schools is About to Ramp up, Fast

KABB (December 14, 2021) Mental health challenges, disconnected students plague area school districts

KSAT (December 14, 2021) San Antonio mental wellness program poised to expand to help more students, educators

Philanthropitch video (October 12, 2021) The momentum of Philanthropitch in action

San Antonio Report (September 27, 2021) My Philanthropitch journey

San Antonio Report (July 22, 2021) Methodist Healthcare Ministries grant to expand mental health services in San Antonio schools

Spectrum News (July 22, 2021) Coverage of the Methodist Healthcare Ministries press conference

Texas Tribune (July 21, 2021) Returning to school as pandemic lingers, San Antonio students inundate counseling center

KSAT (July 19, 2021) Bexar County helps expand free mental wellness program into more school districts

Texas Public Radio (July 14, 2021) Brief about Bexar County Commissioners approving $4.75 million for San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative

San Antonio Report (July 13, 2021) Commissioners approve $4.75M for student mental health, $3.9M on jail overtime

KSAT (March 29, 2021) School mental health pilot program expands into more districts

KSAT (March 16, 2021) KSAT Town Hall [Parenting During a Pandemic Part 2]

Texas Public Radio (October 21, 2020) Mental Health Collaborative Expands Into Harlandale, Edgewood School Districts

San Antonio Report (October 14, 2020) Mental health collaborative with roots in South San ISD now growing into Harlandale, Edgewood ISDs

Spectrum News National Documentary (July 29, 2020) Divisible/Indivisible Part 3: Inside the Care Zone

KSAT (June 11, 2020) ‘You Can Be the Judge’ During the First-Virtual Event by Philanthropitch

San Antonio Magazine (June 11, 2020) Philanthropitch San Antonio Goes Virtual

San Antonio Business Journal (June 10, 2020) San Antonio Nonprofits Compete in Fast-Pitch Event to Seek Support for Innovative Initiatives

Rivard Report (June 8, 2020) Nonprofits Compete to Grow at Third Annual Philanthropitch

Mental Health Weekly, Wiley Online Library (June 5, 2020) Texas Pilot Program Bringing MH Services to Local Community

San Antonio Express-News (June 2, 2020) Pilot program brings long-awaited mental health services to South San ISD

KSAT (May 25, 2020) South San ISD mental health program provides care during pandemic and into summer

Spectrum News (May 18, 2020) Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative Stays Active During Pandemic

San Antonio Magazine (March 11, 2020) At Philanthropitch, Nonprofits Compete for Funds to Grow

San Antonio Magazine (March 2020) Collaborating for a Cause (p. 8-9)

KENS 5 (November 20, 2019) Students help open ‘Care Zone’ with free mental health services for South San Antonio ISD

Texas Public Radio (November 15, 2019) Four Years In The Making, Mental Health Center Opens In South San Antonio School District

Rivard Report (November 15, 2019) Mental Health Resource Center Opens in South San ISD After Push From Students

KSAT (November 8, 2019) South San ISD students’ grassroot movement produces results

KENS 5 (October 8, 2019) SA Mobile Mental Wellness Collaboration

KSAT (August 30, 2019) Mobile mental wellness pilot program begins at South San ISD