Mission Partners

SAMMinistries – https://www.samm.org/

SAMMinistries’ Homeless Prevention Services provides rental assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, or are currently homeless. SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center (TLLC) is home for 40 families as they work to overcome homelessness. The TLLC provides housing, support and resources to families (parent plus at least one minor child) who show a commitment to gaining self-sufficiency.

Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services – https://www.pchas.org/

We help children heal from trauma so they can build healthy relationships, succeed in education and discover their own world of opportunities and possibilities. This happens by engaging a child in the context of their family issues. We know that, to end a cycle of abuse or trauma, we must work with children to clarify their thoughts and feelings and get a realistic view of each family member’s role in their life.

San Antonio Food Bank – https://safoodbank.org/

The San Antonio Food Bank fights hunger, feeding hope in our 29 county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.

Pan American Presbyterian School – https://www.ppas.org/

A Christian, international, college-preparatory, boarding school in Kingsville, Texas, PPAS motivates and equips young people for lives of Christian leadership in the global community. Students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum, develop spiritually in the Presbyterian/Reformed theological tradition, and gain senses of independence and personal responsibility through a disciplined daily schedule and communal work. Each year, 100% of our graduates are accepted into colleges and universities in their home countries or in the United States.

West Avenue Compassion – https://westavenuecompassion.org/

The mission of West Avenue Compassion is to meet the immediate needs of our community while furnishing them the tools to MOVE FORWARD.Services include Food and Clothing Pantries, Job/Education Center, Health Classes, Community Garden and more.  WAC offers programs to further develop its impact on the those around us so that they may stand proud on their own two feet and move forward! We’ve consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!

House of Neighborly Services – https://hnstoday.org/programs/

Provides opportunities that encourage, educate, and empower the families of the Westside community.

SJRC – https://sjrctexas.org/

SJRC Texas, cares for children and families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. We are their safe haven and offer help and hope to begin the journey of healing. Our mission is to offer healing and hope to children and families affected by abuse, abandonment or neglect. Our vision is that abused and neglected children will be empowered to grow up to be happy, productive and caring adults.

Larkspur Elementary School – https://www.neisd.net/larkspur

A neighborhood school, Covenant works with the Parent Teachers Association to enrich students’ learning environment, and to support Larkspur faculity and staff.

Community Garden 

A dedicated group of gardeners grow fresh fruits and vegetables on the church grounds to help supplement the West Avenue Compassion Food Pantry and SAMMinistries.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – https://pda.pcusa.org/

Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities. Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods. Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.  Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.

Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA)—https://www.presbyterianmission.org/

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the ministry and mission agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Four ministry areas carry out our work: Compassion, Peace & Justice; Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries; Theology, Formation & Evangelism; and World Mission. We work together to inspire, equip and connect all Presbyterians for the church’s work. Covenant supports the PMA through the special offerings at Pentecost, Peace & Global Witness, and the Joy Gift. The overture to General Assembly in 2018 that we co-authored with Hope Presbyterian in Austin led to the establishment of mental health ministries through Compassion, Peace, & Justice ministries, a staff member for two years, and over $400,000 in mental health ministry grants. (see https://www.pcusa.org/mentalhealth)

Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)—https://www.pcusa.org/hunger

Fighting hunger is at the heart of our Presbyterian understanding of mission. Jesus fed the hungry and told his disciples to do the same. Presbyterian congregations are reaching their communities with the love of Christ – offering meals for hungry people through food pantries, soup kitchens, community gardens, backpack programs and more. This is vital work.  Complementing the work of local congregations, the mission of the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) is to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. We recognize hunger as an extremely complex phenomenon with economic, political, environmental and social causes, and we work to address the “root causes” that keep people hungry and impoverished.  Covenant supports the PHP through our annual donations to the One Great Hour of Sharing.

Presbyterian Self-Development of People (SDOP)—https://www.pcusa.org/sdop

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People is a ministry that affirms God’s concern for humankind.  We are Presbyterians and ecumenical partners dissatisfied with poverty and oppression, united in faith and action through sharing, confronting, and enabling by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice. The SDOP Core Strategies are: promote justice, build stronger communities, and seek economic equity.  Covenant supports the SDOP through our annual donations to the One Great Hour of Sharing.

Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio—https://www.habitatsa.org/

Habitat is a nonprofit housing organization working with local families in need of affordable homes. Volunteer labor plus financial donations enable homes to be built at little cost and then sold to lower income families with “sweat equity” and no-interest loans.  Covenant has partnered with Presbyterian churches in San Antonio for decades to build a new house each year. Covenant provides a financial gift through our operating budget annually and also hosts “Holy Smoke”—a fundraiser of the “Presbyterian cluster”—each year.

Presbyterian Mental Health Network (PMHN)https://www.pmhn.org

Covenant led the way in launching the Presbyterian Mental Health Network. This group is striving to help communicate to churches the ways that they can engage in mental health ministry and build a network of churches who are working in this important ministry.