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Who are we?

The Collaborative was founded with one main goal: Bring mental health 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 can not 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 4,600+ students, families, teachers, and district staff served.


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Not Pictured:

  • 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 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