Four out of every five youth with a history of foster care are diagnosed with serious mental health concerns. THRU Project identified mental wellness as a major gap in service to the young adults we serve with lived experience in the foster care system. As we begin our second decade of service in San Antonio and Bexar County, THRU Project is proud to launch BreakTHRU: a new initiative that provides a three-part approach to mental wellness.

Participants will have access to counseling, peer support groups, and occupational therapy in an ongoing strategy to support our participants for as long as they need us.
Program Services: Therapy is offered to help manage thoughts and feelings, reduce stress, and increase coping abilities. Occupational therapy can address the impact of stress on your daily life through learning new skills or creating new habits. Support groups offer an opportunity to connect with other young adults with similar experiences and learn how to maintain mental health.

Occupational Therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is activity-based therapy to learn skills and habits that support mental wellbeing.

Eligibility: Young adults must be at least 18 years old with a history of foster care, and living in Bexar or surrounding counties.

Bridget Farrell, OT

I’m a community occupational therapist, here to partner with you on your journey into adulthood. OT is all about doing meaningful, everyday activities to support your physical and mental well-being. Vibes with me are genuine, purposeful, and safe. Let’s embrace the process of growth and find ways to adult that work for you.


What is Counseling? Counseling is talk-based therapy to manage thoughts, feelings, and stress, and improve coping abilities.

Eligibility: Youth must be at least 14 years old in foster care, or have a history of foster care and living in Bexar or surrounding counties.

Sarah Waltz, LCSW

I attended the University of Texas San Antonio, where I earned my Master of Social Work degree. I have been in the helping profession for over 10 years and got my start in working with children in residential care through the foster care system. Throughout my career, I have been an advocate and mentor for children, teens, and young adults experiencing social and emotional turmoil.

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