Hector Garza Center

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PREA  Sanctuary  Joint Commission

Welcome to Hector Garza Center

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Hector Garza Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a trauma-informed treatment environment, certified in the Sanctuary® Model. Through this, the facility provides a holistic approach that focuses on changing the culture of care to one that treats the immediate behaviors as well as the underlying trauma that causes them. This model requires that the culture of the organization centers on core commitments of Non-Violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Social Responsibility, Democracy, Open Communication, and Growth and Change; and these commitments are evident in the everyday operation.

Services at Hector Garza are available to both male and female youth, ages 10 to 17, who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, psychological, educational, and social problems.

Hector Garza Center provides residential treatment at the Specialized Service Level and the Intensive Service Level, as well as Intensive Psychiatric Transition Program (IPTP) services as determined by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We also offer substance abuse prevention, education, and treatment services to any Hector Garza residents who have a history of drug or alcohol experimentation or abuse.

Our spacious facility is situated on a 12-acre suburban campus just 15 minutes north of downtown San Antonio. The facility hosts an on-site school, gymnasium, commercial kitchen, cafeteria, group and resident rooms, conference rooms, laundry facilities, a full size swimming pool, and generous outdoor athletics and recreation space.

Hector Garza provides a highly structured and intensive therapeutic environment coupled with the flexibility to address the distinct treatment needs of each youth and his or her family system through our comprehensive clinical assessments, individualized treatment planning, and evidence-based, trauma-informed care.

Additional Services

  • On-site licensed school
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Health Services
  • Community service opportunities
  • Recreational services

Our Specialties

Additional Services

The program is licensed as a Residential Treatment Center by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Our Specialties

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  • Hector Garza Center

    620 East Afton Oaks Blvd.

    San Antonio, Texas 78232

  • (210) 568-8600

  • (210) 490-9430