Magdalena House is a neighborhood of transitional homes in San Antonio that serves mothers and their children who have fled dangerous and abusive lives.

Utilizing a dual-generation approach, we provide safe shelter, basic needs, educational programming, and therapeutic services.

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Women Leading Change

Rev. Barker, also known as Denise, created Magdalena House in 2007, focusing on educating and empowering women. Denise talks about their mission,
“We walk with women for an unspecified period as long as they are willing to commit to the program of Magdalena House, which includes academics, living in the community, participating in events, and working on their emotional well-being.”


Our programs are designed to surround mothers and children with love and support so that they can flourish. We offer HOME, HELP, and HOPE.


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Fundraisers and events help us raise awareness and generate crucial resources to serve our community. Join us at our next event and get involved.


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Help our families through childcare, event planning, or work teams. You'd be surprised at what a huge difference a little bit of your time can make.


Magdalena House News


2024 Annual Magdalena House Gala

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Magdalena House Mother's Day 5K & Kids' Fun Run

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Kendra Scott X Madalena House

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San Antonio Woman Magazine Shines Spotlight on Magdalena House

Read the inspiring article on the reflection of one of our residents a... Read More...

2023 Annual Impact Report

Our 2023 Impact Report is here, packed with stories of resilience and ... Read More...

Creating a Lasting Impact Through Your Legacy Gifts

Supporting Magdalena House through planned giving can be a meaningful ... Read More...