Founded in 1983, SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry dedicated to providing shelter and care to the homeless of San Antonio. Today, SAMMinistries is the largest service provider of direct care and shelter in San Antonio and the surrounding area.
During a cold winter morning in 1981, the problems of the homeless were brought into stark perspective for the members of First Presbyterian Church in downtown San Antonio. A homeless man, frozen to death, was found on the church grounds. In response, volunteers started a ministry in the church gymnasium to shelter and care for the growing number of homeless individuals. By 1983 this program, having gained the financial assistance of several downtown churches, was incorporated into San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (better known as SAMMinistries). Today SAMMinistries has a staff of nearly 90 and is supported by more than 4,500 trained volunteers who support families and individuals on their path to self-sufficiency throughout San Antonio (contributing an average of 70,000 service hours annually). For a more detailed look at our history please click here.
SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion,shelter, housing, and services. SAMMinistries also provides volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve.
Who We Serve
SAMMinistries provides an array of programs and services available to the homeless of San Antonio. Programs offered to guests include life skills, job training, financial management, computer skills, parenting classes and more. Our guests have access to medical and dental facilities and each program is designed to provide our guests with the basic tools necessary to return to the path of self-sufficiency.
Locations & Facilities
SAMMinistries operates three primary facilities, the SAMM Donation Services Warehouse on the Haven for Hope Campus, the Transitional Learning and Living Center and Furniture For A Cause. The SAMMinistries Administrative offices are located within Furniture For A Cause at 5424 Blanco Rd.
SAMM Donations Services Warehouse at Haven for Hope
Transitional Learning & Living Center
Furniture For A Cause