Mission & History

Endeavors is a long-standing, national non-profit agency that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families, Veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.

The Mission. Endeavors™ is a family of Programs that uses creative ideas interwoven with measurable outcomes to build social and common good; we empower people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Believe. Belong. Become. Endeavors™ serves over 16,000 clients each year providing services that target homelessness, unemployment, child abuse, foster care, disabilities, childcare, education, disasters, independent living, and counseling. Endeavors™ unifies families torn apart by poverty, unemployment or neglect providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. Families receive counseling, crisis intervention, case management, homeless prevention services, parent training, practical life skills, and vocational support, training and employment.

The Approach. We strive to Operationalize Quality and ensure we embed our mission and values throughout our culture, services and systems so they are true at every level, at any distance and at all times. Endeavors employees work constantly to be the brightest and best equipped; provide Extraordinary Customer Service that measurably Improve the Lives & Livelihoods of our Customers and deliver services in the most Financially Efficient manner that brings Sustainment & Growth.

History: Endeavors is a private non-profit agency founded by inner-city churches as Urban Ministries in 1969 to meet the most pressing needs of the San Antonio community. Today, Endeavors™ is in several states and has a number of services and works in collaboration with area agencies and organizations to meet the full range of needs of the local community.

Key Collaborations & Partnerships: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, United Way, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, City of San Antonio, SourceAmerica, TIBH, South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Urban Alliance and Haven for Hope.



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