The Children's Shelter is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited corporation that has been providing services to San Antonio and Bexar County since 1901. The mission of The Children's Shelter is to "Strengthen our community by providing safety, well-being and lasting families for children. Our core values are respect, compassion, optimism, integrity, team spirit, and excellence. The Children's Shelter's services have expanded from emergency shelter care to a continuum of care of emergency shelters, foster care, adoption, residential treatment care, child abuse prevention and teen pregnancy programs.
The Shelter is a United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County agency, and is affiliated with the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services. The organization was the first locally based child service agency in South Texas to receive full accreditation by the nationally recognized Council on Accreditation for Services to Families and Children, Inc. – less–ZoomInfo