Education & Training
KERRKIND, the Kerr County Inter-agency Directory, is a listing of important support, emergency, resource, and hand up agencies, non-profits and organizations serving the Kerr County and surrounding areas communities.
Emergency & Crisis
Other Emergency Services
Children & Youth
Christian Missionary Work
Counseling & Guidance
Drug Prevention (Substance Use/Prevention)
Education & Training
Eldercare & Senior Assistance
Food Assistance & Gardening
Health & Medical Assistance
Legal Assistance & Investigation Service
Mental & Behavioral Health
Referral & Coordination of Services & Government Liaison
Utilities & Other Financial Assistance
BCFS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KERRVILLE
To provide youth transitioning out of foster care, and other at-risk youth and young adults (ages 13-25), case management, training, and mentoring. To provide parenting classes and support groups to families of children ages 3-17. To provide training and assistance with finding and maintaining employment. To provide affordable housing with transitional living support. We also provide a computer lab with internet access. All services are free.
Ages Served: 13-25
ADDRESS: 1127 East Main, Suite 106, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
PHONE: 830-896-0993; 210-410-4925 (cell)
FAX: 210-208-5259 or 830-428-3508
CONTACT: Tre Geoghegan, Regional Director Community Services Division
CANNON SPEECH SERVICES
To provide pediatric speech therapy as a supplement to school-based speech. Services are provided as a supplement to what insurance does not cover. Services are provided through private pay only. Insurance is NOT accepted.
ADDRESS: 1016 Junction Highway, Suite D, Kerrville, Tx 78028,
HOURS: Monday – Friday by appointment only
CHRISTIAN MEN’S JOB CORPS
To provide training in life skills, job skills, work ethics, basic computer knowledge, counseling, financial instruction, and in-depth Bible studies.
Eligibility: Age and education
ADDRESS: 301 Junction Highway, Ste. 333A, Kerrville, TX 78028
PHONE: 830-257-3545; 830-377-1881 (cell)
CONTACT: Tom Jones, Director
CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S JOB CORPS
To provide training in character development, life skills, job skills through our women at work program, resume preparation, interview skills, money management, computer skills, healthy relationships, personal recovery, Bible study, anger management, and counseling.
Eligibility: Women 18 years of age and older
ADDRESS: 1140 Broadway, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CONTACT: Edna Vandiver, Director
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE
To provide grants for non-profit agencies and educational workshops and seminars for Boards of Trustees, nonprofit professionals and volunteers.
ADDRESS: 301 Junction Hwy., Ste. #346-B, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CONTACT: Austin Dickson, Executive Director
Jayne Zirkel or Amy Rector
To provide counseling and educational programs through the use of HORSES to both individuals and groups. Our organization specializes in addiction recovery and prevention with an emphasis on the impact of trauma, the neuroscience of human/horse brain development and the role relationship plays in the recovery and healing of individuals. We empower the broken hearted with choices that will put them on the courageous path of rebuilding their lives and living and loving from a place of wholeheartedness. It is our belief that we are all hardwired for connection, and it is only through presenting our authentic, imperfect selves to the world that we are able to come truly alive, genuinely connect and then go on to live from a place of purpose.
Eligibility: High school age and higher; the client(s) will be seen as often as deemed appropriate.
ADDRESS: 673 Town Creek, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday by appointment; Weekend group educational programs or family counseling
CONTACT: Malinda Simmons
DEMENTIA CARE ADVOCATES
To provide compassionate training and support for those with dementia and their family caregivers, to sponsor dementia training classes and/or symposiums for professional caregivers, to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of dementia and provide referral to local medical practitioners, and to provide employee training for area businesses.
ADDRESS: 451 Guadalupe Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
CONTACT: Peggy Pilkenton, Executive Director
DOYLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER
To provide free transportation services, counseling for mental health, health care navigation to connect citizens with health care solutions, and nutrition-centered events to support in distribution of weekly Food Pantry. Doyle also offers citizenship classes and ESL classes. Clients must live in the Doyle Community District to receive the services listed above.
ADDRESS: 110 W. Barnett Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: M-F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, some classes offered after hours, Saturdays and weekend times vary depending on need
BK Gamble – Executive Director 830-257-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Allen – Program Director 830-257-4446 or email@example.com
ENHANCED HORIZONS (HILL COUNTRY YOUTH RANCH)
To provide an educational and transitional living program for foster youth, homeless and at-risk young adults, ages 18-24. Our onsite school offers a free, online accredited high school credit recovery and diploma program for residents and community youth. Our transitional living program offers safe, secure and affordable housing in a supportive learning environment. Our program includes a Young Mother’s Home for young mothers (ages 18-24) with up to two children. Through case management, Enhanced Horizons works with residents to develop individualized transitional living plans, a goal-driven plan of support and services. Housing, independent living skills, career-vocational training and apprenticeships, educational support and transportation are included in our program. Our program motto is—Come, grow and Go!
Eligibility: Our educational program is open EH residents and community students, ages 18-24. Our transitional living program is offered to former foster, homeless or at-risk youth, ages 18-24. The maximum time in our program is 24 months.
ADDRESS: 149 Camp Scenic Loop, Ingram, TX 78025
(We are located on a 35-acre campus, approximately 4 miles from the Y in Ingram, off Hwy. 27 towards Mountain Home.)
OFFICEHOURS: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
SCHOOL HOURS: Mon. – Fri. 8:20 am – 3:20 pm, flexible school schedules offered to accommodate working or parenting students EH transitional living program is year-round.
PHONE: 830-367-4330 Ext. 223 or 830-329-3164
FAMILIES & LITERACY, INC.
To provide GED preparation and English as a second language classes. Classes are available in person, virtual or hybrid. Currently, no childcare is available.
Ages served: Adult Education
ADDRESS: 530 Methodist Encampment, Kerrville, TX 78028 (On the campus of “Light on the Hill”– Mt. Wesley)
HOURS: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Misty Kothe, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Zaffke, Operations Coordinator
HILL COUNTRY ADHD COACHING
In-person (or Zoom) ADHD Coaching for all ages starting at age 7 or 8. On-demand parent training available. NOT A COUNSELOR. Coaching is dependent on the need, such as planning, prioritizing, social skills (ADHD) related), time management, etc. Small groups are planned as the business grows. Educational consultation is available for parents regarding navigating 504 & Special Education services. A free discovery session is available for those wishing to learn more.
All ages starting from about 7 or 8 years old. Coaching available weekly or two times a month. Groups will be added later this year. A person does not have to be diagnosed with ADHD to receive help.
ADDRESS: 1016 Junction Highway, Suite D, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday by appointment only
CONTACT: Stacey Cannon
FB/IG: Hill Country ADHD
HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING (HCAAT)
To provide community awareness of and information on human trafficking. Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking is a Hill Country community-wide voluntary coalition in which participants represent a variety of community-based organizations & resources that offer services to individuals who are victims of human. HCAAT’s primary interests revolve around community awareness and provision of information relating to prevention, recognition, and intervention to prevent sex trafficking and/or recognize & rescue victims. HCAAT’s aim centers around filling informational needs of Hill Country residents, service providers & identification of gaps in resources in the local area.
LOCATION: HCAAT meetings are open to any individuals with interests and/or expertise in prevention & intervention to promote rescue, healing & recovery of victims of human-sex trafficking.
CONTACT: Pamela J. Haylock, PhD, RN, FAAN
WEBSITE: Under development at this time
HILL COUNTRY CHAPTER-NATIONAL WEATHER ASSOCIATION
To provide weather safety education and training.
HOURS: Education/training by request
CONTACT: Richard McAlister
HILL COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOL KISD
To provide accelerated instruction for students at-risk of not graduating
Eligibility: Students meet one of Texas’ 13 criteria for At-Risk determination.
ADDRESS: 1200 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, Texas 78028
HOURS: 7:30 am – 3:45 pm weekdays
CONTACT: Steve Schwarz, Principal
Dustin Cowart, Assistant Principal
HILL COUNTRY MINISTRIES
To provide spiritual encouragement, training, and growth opportunities that promote well-being, healthy marriages, wise parenting, and improved relational skills. Services provided are Bible conferences, workshops, studies, DVDs, training in prayer, children’s devotional activities, online training, and ASL interpreted DVDs.
ADDRESS: 1127 East Main, Ste. 200, Kerrville, TX 78028
PHONE: 830-257-5995; 830-377-2704 (cell)
CONTACT: Debbie Taylor Williams, Director
HILL COUNTRY PREPPERS
To provide training in self-reliance and self-sufficiency in an uncertain world. Training is provided in how to prepare for emergencies, disasters and everyday dramas to lessen dependence on others unnecessarily. Monthly classes cover first aid, self-defense, food and water storage, go bags, emergency planning, alternate power, rainwater catchment, financial security and other related topics.
Stephen Lehman is available to address organizations and groups about Emergency Preparedness.
Eligibility: The monthly classes & meetings are open to the public. $1 is charged for handout at the door to cover printing costs, but other literature is free for the taking.
ADDRESS: Buzzie’s BBQ, 213 Schreiner Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Third Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CONTACT: Stephen Lehman
KERRVILLE ISD HEAD START AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPUS
To provide comprehensive educational services and social services to qualifying students and their families. Programs include PK3, PK4, ECSE and Head Start. Highly qualified teachers & staff work diligently to provide an exemplary educational experience for all of our students at NO COST. Our programs include parent education, socialization opportunities and field trips. Registration is on-going. For more information about registration or to volunteer call 830-257-1335.
Eligibility: Eligibility is determined by income. Families may request services and discuss needs year-round.
ADDRESS: 1011 Third Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
PHONE: 830-257-1335 ext. 1915
HOURS: Open during school year (August – May following school calendar); Office is open Mon. – Fri. 7:40 am – 4:00 pm
CONTACT: Traci Walker, Family Coordinator
LIVING WORD BIBLE SCHOOL
To provide a 2-year Bible and ministry training school. The school is comprised of a spring and fall semester each year and covers Systematic Theology, Old Testament and New Testament Survey, Discipleship, Roles of Minister, and hands-on training in various areas of service.
Eligibility: Tuition is free.
ADDRESS: Friendship Bible Church/AIM 4 THE WORLD - 1610 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028
CONTACT: Darrin Miller, Associate Pastor/Director
MERCY GATE MINISTRIES (501c3)Mercy Gate Ministries is a direct service provider who offers residential (The Haven) and nonresidential programs for women 18 years and older who are victims of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and sexual trauma.
Mercy Gate regularly hosts community awareness events to inform the public. We believe that giving our community the tool of knowledge empowers individuals, leaders, and parents to prevent trafficking. Outreach Presentations are specific for Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation and can be individually structured for schools, churches, small/large groups, communities, direct service providers, airports, task forces, healthcare staff/students and more.
ADDRESS: 3170 Junction Highway, Ste. W-3, Ingram, TX 78028
PHONE: 830-367-3480 (office)
CONTACT: Mercy Gate Ministries
REACHING BEYOND BOUNDARIES
To provide community education on Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors with a vision to provide long-term housing with wrap around services for trafficked children. Reaching Beyond Boundaries is a non-profit agency.
Eligibility: Must be a victim of sex trafficking between the ages of 10-19
ADDRESS: Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday; Other hours upon request
CONTACT: Denise Fritter, Founder
FACEBOOK: Reaching Beyond Boundaries
SAN ANTONIO COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG AWARENESS (SACADA)
HILL COUNTRY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE (HCCADA)
To provide prevention programs and services, education and outpatient treatment & recovery support for Bandera, Bexar, Kendall & Kerr Counties. Most substance use prevention services are free of charge & include youth prevention programs taught in elementary, middle, & high schools; adult & community prevention presentations; & fun, creative activities for school districts, civic & parent organizations, & senior centers. We can provide presentations on stress relief, bullying, communication skills & journaling. We also provide mental health awareness training &, for a fee, alcohol & drug assessments. Education services include court ordered classes like the Drug Offender Education Program, DWI Education and DWI Intervention, referral services, Victim’s Impact Panel, Alcohol Awareness/Minor in Possession courses, & tobacco counseling & education. HCCADA’s Kerrville office also conducts 5-Panel Hair Follicle drug tests. Outpatient treatment & recovery services include individual & group counseling. Parent Awareness & Drug Risk Education (PADRE), & recovery support services.
ADDRESS: 102 Business Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
GROUP COUNSELING: Monday – Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
CONTACT: Andrea Salazar, ACPS Director Youth Prevention; Phone: 830-428-8797
Kristen Staton, Youth Prevention Specialist; Phone: 210-225-4741 (Ext. 5010)
EMAIL: email@example.com (Andrea Salazar)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Kristen Staton)
WEBSITES: HCCADA – www.hccada.org; SACADS – www.sacada.org
SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK
To fight hunger in Southwest Texas through Food for Today—immediate food assistance, Hope/CSFP programs providing monthly food boxes for seniors, and Amazon delivery—sign up for food delivery service. Federal benefit assistance helps clients apply for Medicaid, WIC, TANF, Healthy Texas Women, SNAP, and food stamps. A referral partner program is provided to assist in acquiring outside needs—clothing, hygiene, medical equipment, diapers, pads, & prenatal needs. The SAFB partners with more than 500 client service agencies to help feed the hungry throughout 29 counties.
Eligibility: Anyone can sign up for food assistance in San Antonio. We do not go by income. You may register for food assistance every 2 weeks
ADDRESS: 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227
HOURS: SAFB Lobby Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays); Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Help Center/Client Services Call Center: M-F 8:00 am-8:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
PHONE: Main SAFB 1-210-337-3663; Help Center 1-210-431-8326 or 1-800-246-9121
CONTACT: Mario Obledo, Jr., Chief of Government & Public Affairs
Alexis Gonzales, Community Partner (210-431-8502)
Nancy Sanchez, Supervisor
EMAIL: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE KERR COUNTY
AgriLife offers a diverse array of educational programs, activities, and resources ranging from self-study activities to programs. No matter the name Extension programs are based on objective, research-based, practical information that you can use today. Program areas are Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Community Health, Texas 4-H & Youth Development and Community Economic Development.
Eligibility Criteria: AgriLife provides equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons.
ADDRESS: 3775 Hwy 27, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed for lunch noon – 1:00 pm
CONTACT: Angela Fiedler, Kerr County Extension Agent
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://kerr.agrilife.org
THE PARENTING RESOURCE CENTER
To provide education that teaches responsibility and love without breaking the child’s spirit. Plus, we help provide essentials needed for babies and toddlers. We offer more than 250 unique and private classes: prenatal care, labor & delivery, parenting (including effective discipline), and Bible studies. With each FREE class that a parent participates in, he/she will earn Baby Bucks that are redeemable in our boutique, Sara Elizabeth’s Closet. Items such as diapers, car seats, strollers, play pens, cribs & mattresses, formula & baby food, and limited nursing items can be purchased with Baby Bucks. Our Earn While You Learn program helps mothers and fathers be the best parents they can be. CPS parenting class program is also available at no charge. The Center does NOT provide rental assistance, lodging, gift cards, or utilities assistance.
Eligibility: Parents with children up to 12 years of age; all ages of men and women wanting to EARN WHILE THEY LEARN; twice a week classes can be taken. Services are FREE of charge.
ADDRESS: 718 Alpine Drive, Suite A, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Mon. – Wed. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thurs. 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Closed Fridays
CONTACT: Sylvia Gonzales, Office Manager
FACEBOOK: The Parenting Resource Center
WOMEN’S FINANCIAL CONNECTION
To provide financial literacy for girls and women through education and a fun party seminar approach. Women’s Financial Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Eligibility: Female, any income level, ages 16+ (younger girls may participate, if interested)
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 294164, Kerrville, TX 78029
HOURS: Financial freedom parties on request; meetings in community, homes and offices
CONTACT: Debra J. Hadsall, Executive Director
FACEBOOK: Women’s Financial Connection
To assist, at a basic level, individuals looking for new employment, provide help creating a resume and completing an application. Aid is given to employers looking to recruit individuals for new and existing positions. For qualifying customers who are suitable, training assistance is provided in the areas that are considered in demand (such as LVN, paralegal, truck driving, and many others.
Eligibility: Center is open to everyone seeking employment. For training services—2 different ways one can qualify—one is through income levels and the other is through UI eligibility and in both cases the person must be 18 years old or older.
ADDRESS: 1700 Sidney Baker, Suite 500, Kerrville, Texas 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed on holidays
CONTACT: Jennifer Johnson