Roy Maas Youth Alternatives and the New Bridge
SAN ANTONIO - In late August, RMYA held a ribbon cutting for its new Emergency Shelter called the Bridge. The organization has also been tapped to house foster kids displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Roy Maas Youth Alternatives has been working with abused and neglected children for 41 years and is considered the bench mark of success for helping children and families in crisis.
Through residential and counseling services, RMYA helps children and families end the cycle of trauma and abuse too many youngsters experience in our community. Since 1976, RMYA programs have served more than 78,000 abused, neglected and high-risk youth.
The Bridge is a short-term emergency shelter that provides a safe, comforting environment for runaway, homeless and abused children. Experienced staff provide 24-hour care, including food, shelter, clothing, education, recreational and cultural activities, and life skills classes. Medical professionals provide physical and mental health assessments and licensed professional counselors help children cope with the trauma they’ve experienced. The shelter will relocate to the new facility upon completion in 2017.
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