De Novo Board

The De Novo of San Antonio

George Block, Board Vice President, De Novo - Helping The Marginalized & Homeless

George Block

Board Vice President

George Block is currently serving as President of the World Swimming Coaches Association and Chair Emeritus of both San Antonio Sports and Voices for Children San Antonio. From 2009-2012, Mr. Block was COO, then CEO of Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s transformational homeless center. Under Mr. Block’s leadership, Haven developed its In-House Recovery Program (IHRP), a self-contained recovery and rehab program for homeless men and women. Based on that model, he initiated the development of a Mental Health Dorm, where homeless patients could receive daylong, outpatient mental health treatment and support. The bulk of Block’s career was spent in education and athletics, where he had a Hall of Fame career. In 2011, Block was inducted in to the American Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame; in 2012, he was awarded the United States Olympic Committee’s “Rings of Gold” award and he is a 2016 inductee into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Block is married to Margie, a retired nurse. They have three children, Meagan, a Family Law Attorney; Jeremy, a teacher and coach; and Jackson, a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering.

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Why De Novo?

De Novo of San Antonio is helping the marginalized and homeless of San Antonio achieve their goals of self-sufficiency. Where there is anxiety and fragility, De Novo wants to bring security and stability.

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