Communities Under the Bridge has been helping the city of San Antonio’s unsheltered population since 1996.Now several new resources are in the works to take their level of care to the next step.Two older buildings next to the Communities Under the Bridge sanctuary downtown are finally gone.
Communities Under the Bridge hopes to break ground in early 2023 and open a free laundromat and barbershop for unhoused people in San Antonio
Jesus has a lot to say about serving the “least of these”. Communities Under the Bridge (CUB) has been serving the homeless population in our city for years and has seen blessing after blessing come their way as a result of their obedience to serving the least of these.
As daylight faded to dusk, the Rev. Mark A. Smith walked along an East Side sidewalk to check on the welfare of the homeless lined up for a meal at the Church Under the Bridge. Smith administers the church portion of the ministry, a refuge for the unsheltered.
Communities Under the Bridge (formerly Church Under the Bridge) serves the homeless population in our city. Starting as a church that also fed the homeless, CUB has grown to become a city-wide ministry hub providing opportunities to churches, businesses and individuals for hands-on ministry.
In the middle of the night, Dianne Talbert, Executive Director of Communities Under the Bridge, was awakened by a vision from God. He showed her a detailed visual of a large property that could serve hundreds of homeless in the San Antonio area with services that would bridge some of the gaps in what is currently available to them.
A nearly 9,000-square-foot structure near downtown serves 900 meals each week and stands as a tribute to a determined congregation — and as an example of how city ordinances can shape a church's development. Church Under the Bridge started beneath a highway overpass 15 years ago. It moved to a former tavern and then a warehouse.
Beneath the Hays Street Bridge, volunteers loaded tubs packed with donations on trucks to help children at Highland Hills Elementary have better days. They hefted 30 boxes and bins from the Communities Under the Bridge warehouse to pickups and SUVs. Side-by-side, parents, volunteers, and CEOs packed the containers in the beds of two trucks.
You have seen them on the news or perhaps while driving our roads. Homeless encampments under the bridges of our San Antonio freeways. Tents and more tents. Have you caught yourself looking and wondering... does anyone really care about these people?