Alcoholics AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous, and other 12-step programs are groups of people who want to stop drinking or using, and most importantly, they want to help each other. Because these programs could not exist without a community of people supporting each other, the importance of meetings cannot be understated.*

The First Step Sober Apartment Meetings • Ingram

Our meetings in our new Rec Hall will start in March 2018. The meetings will be held @ 7 pm every Thursday. Check out our location.

Local AA & NA Addict Meetings • Kerrville

  • Sunday – 6 pm: KGNA, Salvation Army – 855 Hays St.
  • Monday – 7:30 pm – Practical Foundations, Salvation Army – 855 Hays St.
  • Tuesday – 8 pm – Agape, Zion Luthern Church – 624 Barnett
  • Thursday – 8 pm – Agape, Zion Luthern Church – 624 Barnett
  • Friday – 6 pm – KGNA Men, Salvation Army – 855 Hays St.
  • Saturday – 10 am – Agape, Zion Luthern Church – 624 Barnett

All addicts are welcome.

  • Calvary Temple ChurchProvides food to low income families
  • Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) – Kerr CountyTo provide, through a cooperative effort among Kerr County churcnes, food, clothing, new prescriptions, & help with utiltiy bills (up to $100, only if not disconnected). CAM works closely with other community agencies and government assistance program to help clients locate the best resources to help. Food assistance is given every 2 weeks. Food Fair is held once every month – check sign on building.
    Ages served: Low-Income Families

    • 521 Barnett Street
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      Hours: Monday 2-6 pm, Tuesday – Friday 2-4 pm
      Contact: Dan Sebesta
      P: 830-896-4064
      website || [email protected]
  • Hope’s Kitchen – First Presbyterian ChurchProvides a hot meal and facilities to shower.
    • Family Life Center (gym)
      800 Jefferson Street
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      Hours: Saturday 11 am to 1 pm
      Contact: Rebecca Huchton
      P: 830-257-3310
      website || [email protected]
  • Mustard Seed – Kerrville First United Methodist ChurchTo provide, a free choice food pantry, referral assistance to other agencies and prayer. From time to time clothing and household necessities are available. A Treasure Sale of clothing, furniture and electronics are held annually the first weekend in October. KFUMC is a site for the San Antonio Food Bank distribution every other month.
    Ages served: Low-income familes

    • 321 Thompson Drive
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      Hours: Wednesday & Fridays 1-4 pm
      Contact: Beth Palmer
      website || [email protected]
  • San Antonio Food BankTo provide, food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.
    • 5200 W. Old US Highway 90
      San Antono, TX 78227
      Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday – 9 am – 3 pm
      Contact: Mario Obledo
      P: 210-337-3663
      website || [email protected]
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society Notre Dame KerrvilleTo provide, food assistance once each month and financial aid once per calendar quarter. The main area of financial assistance is with utility bills or help with prescription medications or gas to get to a doctor’s visit outside the area with written documentation of upcoming visit. Limited help with clothing and some household necessities is provided. No aid is given for rent or mortgage payments.
    • 1145 Broadway
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      Hours: Monday 2-4 pm, Wednesday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9-11 am
      Contact: Debra Payne, Conference President
      e: [email protected]
  • Dietert Senior Center (60 or older)
    • 451 Guadalupe St.
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      P: 830-792-4044 || website
  • The Salvation Army – Food To provide, assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, dental extractions, Christmas assistance, school supplies, emergency shelter, daily soup kitchen, men’s substance abuse, disaster services, and summer camps.
    Ages served: Low-income familes

    • 855 Hays Street
      Kerrville, TX 78028

      • Monthly Food Distribution – First & Third Saturday each month – 9 am to 12 pm
      • Soup Kitchen – Daily 6:30 pm
  • Peterson Community Care Clinic
    823 Junction Hwy.
    P: 830-258-7900
  • Raphael Clinic Free Healthcare
    Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm, Thursday 1-6 pm
    1807 Water Street
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-895-4201
  • Kerr County Indigent Health Care
    700 Main Street BA-108 (in the Courthouse)
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-792-2239
  • Kerr County Mental Health Center
    Providing mental health, individual developmental disability, substance abuse, and early childhood intervention services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country.
    MHMR – Mental Health & Mental Retardation
    MHDD – Mental Health & Development Disability
    500 Thompson Drive
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-257-6553
  • DHS – Medicaid, Food Stamp & Welfare Office
    819 Water Street
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-896-3933
  • The Salvation Army – Dental
    • Local office
      855 Hays Street

      Kerrville, TX 78028
      Wednesday – Extractions Only
  • UTHSC – Dental School
    San Antonio, Texas
    P: 800-871-2719

The Salvation Army – Housing

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday – 9 am to Noon
    Rapid Rehousing Assistance
    Emergency Shelter

As of September 1, 2016, programs and services previously administered or delivered by the former Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) have been transferred by the Texas Legislature to the Texas Workforce Commission or the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
    • 516 Sidney Baker St.
      Kerrville, TX 78028
      P: 830-257-7556
      I: website
  • Community Council
    160 B Guadalupe Plaza (behind Jack in the Box)

    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-896-2124
  • CAM
    Hours: Monday 2-6 pm, Tuesday-Friday 2-4 pm
    624 Clay Street
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    P: 830-257-4222
  • St. Vincent de Paul
    Hours: Monday 2-4 pm, Wednesday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9-11 am
    1145 Broadway
    Kerrville, TX 78028
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
    320 St. Peter Street (off Main and Tivy)
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    Hours: Thursday 9 am to Noon
    P: 830-257-8162

Texas Workforce Commission • Local office – Kerrville

1700 Sidney Baker St. #500
Kerrville, TX 78028
P: 830-257-3171

Organizations The First Step Sober Living Apartment Environment Community observes.

Alcohol Addiction

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the country’s most valued resources when it comes to research on alcohol. One of the 27 organizations that are under the umbrella of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAAA has been funding and conducting research on the impact that alcohol has on health and wellbeing for more than 40 years. In fact, it provides more funding for alcohol research than any other organization in the world.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) is an organization dedicated to helping those who are in the midst of trying to overcome an alcohol use disorder or other substance abuse problem. NCADD offers those who are in need access to information that they need as well as connections to local resources where they can get the in-person treatment necessary to overcome alcohol use and addiction. There are close to 100 NCADD affiliates working on the community level across the country. They operate on the basis of the principle that all people who are struggling with alcoholism can be helped and that treatment can lead recovering alcoholics to healthy, fulfilling lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization that provides alcoholics in recovery with a safe place to meet, share, and work toward building a stronger life together without alcohol. AA is unique because it is not a professional group or organization but one that is completely supported by the people who take part in it. There are no requirements to attend meetings and no dues – nothing is required except the genuine desire to stay sober and support others in doing the same. Members often utilize the Alcoholics Anonymous book – the Big Book – that was first published in 1939. They also often attend meetings regularly and work with a sponsor as they work through the 12 steps that are designed to help members better understand their use of alcohol and how they can manage their drinking habit and remain abstinent for the long-term.

Drug Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. In this regard, NIDA addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse — from detecting and responding to emerging drug abuse trends and understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, to developing and testing new approaches to treatment and prevention. NIDA also supports research training, career development, public education, public-private partnerships, and research dissemination efforts.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that spearheads public health campaigns that focus on improving the behavioral health of Americans. Families and their addicted loved ones can connect with SAMHSA to gain a better understanding of the effects of substance abuse and addiction disorders on the country at large, in their local community, and among different populations – and learn more about the treatment services that can jumpstart the healing process for all involved. Increasing access to research and information that can empower individuals, families, and communities to overcome substance abuse and addiction is a needed service. SAMHSA reports that in 2014 alone, an estimated 20 million people were in need of substance abuse treatment services yet did not get the help they needed. The hope is that with increased access to information on drug and alcohol use disorders, there will be increased access to treatment for those in need.
National Institutes on Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an organization that is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is made up of 27 institutes and centers. It is the premiere medical research agency in the United States, and for centuries, it has been a world leader in research and scientific discovery. In fact, 145 Nobel Prize winners have received funding and support from NIH, and it is likely due in large part to these and other NIH researchers that the life expectancy of Americans has increased from 47 years at the turn of the last century to 78 years as of 2009. Additionally, the rate of disability in senior adults over the age of 65 has decreased significantly in the last 30 years as well. In the realm of substance abuse and addiction treatment, NIH-funded studies have been instrumental in better understanding the nature of substance abuse and how it impacts the brain and the body as well as the treatments that can have a positive impact on health and healing among addicts in recovery.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization. As of May 2016 there were more than 67,000 NA meetings in 139 countries

*excerpts of content from SoberNation

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