Student Advocacy Center
Students: The Student Advocacy Center Building is currently CLOSED. However, we will be serving students virtually and through our Helpline. Should you need any services or assistance you usually visit our center for please call 210-486-1111. The helpline hours are Monday-Thursday 8am to 7 pm and Friday 8am to 5 pm.
We will continue to offer counseling and case management appointments through Zoom (a web-based meeting app) all your information will be secure, kept confidential, and the staff will be in a private room.
For food and other services, we will provide you with referrals to assistance that is available in your community.
If you have questions and do not need immediate assistance feel free to send un an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we will be posting resources we find daily on our Facebook page, so be sure to like/follow us to receive that information https://www.facebook.com/everythingcomesafter/
Staff/Faculty-The SAC Student Advocacy Center will be available to students remotely. Please use this link: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?AlamoColleges&layout_id=16, to refer students to the Advocacy Center. This form is specifically for Advocacy Services and will be directed to the Director of Student Advocacy for follow up. Please be sure to include the student’s name, Banner ID and email. This form is not for student use.
Welcome to the Student Advocacy Center at San Antonio College!
Providing Resources... Building Hope
Increase student retention rates by supporting student's unmet socio-economic or mental health needs which exist outside the classroom and negatively impact levels of stress, focus, and student performance.
We will demonstrate respect and care for each student as we endeavor to deeply understand their needs and work tirelessly to help remove barriers to critical basic-needs resources using holistic assessment and case management as a best practice.
About the Center
Changing the lives of our students by providing them with the resources they need to meet their basic needs so they are able to focus on their academics, increasing student performance, retention, and graduation rates, contributing to a healthy, stable, and educated community.
Officially opened in Fall 2016, the Student Advocacy Center serves, students, faculty, and staff with a variety of programs and services to help them succeed. The Student Advocacy Center is driven by our own SAC work-study students, as well as Social Work, Counseling, and Public Health interns, from colleges across San Antonio, providing a collaborative approach to our client's needs.
Our Center is currently closed and there are no in-person sessions being held. Please call the helpline should you need any assistance 210 486 1111. Our hours of operation will remain the same.
The following services are currently offered at the Student Advocacy Center:
• A food pantry available to students, staff and faculty twice a month.
• A Clothes Closet available to students, staff and faculty twice a month.
Book Voucher Program
• Students can apply for a $50 voucher, which can be used at the SAC campus bookstore. Supplies are limited.
Case Management Services through Referrals:
• Application for public assistance including SNAP benefits, WIC or Medicaid.
• Emergency assistance – For services and support including housing, health care, child care, utility assistance.
• Daily snack and drink offered to students
Health and Wellness Program
Download the Student Advocacy Center flyer here.
Jillian L Denman, MS, LPC-S
Student Advocacy Center (AC)
Fall/Spring Hours of Operation:
Services and referrals will be provided over the phone as of March 25, 2020
8:00 am-7:00 pm
(Last appointment time 6:00 pm)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Last appointment time 4:00 pm)
1st Saturday of the Month
9:00 am- 1:00m pm
* San Antonio College Holiday Closure
San Antonio College, as well as the other Alamo Colleges, will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, 12/19/2020 through Sunday, 1/3/202.