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It’s Our History By Our Founding Father!

By Doug Bell
Founder and Volunteer

In 1990 Diana and Doug Bell moved to Austin. They joined the congregation at St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin. In 1995 Doug was on the Vestry as the chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee. The Bells observed that many homeless people gathered on the streets around St. David’s. The Salvation Army was a block away, and other homeless service providers were in the area. Most of the members of the congregation of St. David’s came from the suburbs. They were sympathetic to the homeless, but some were afraid of them and many avoided contact with the homeless people on the streets. The church gave money generously to homeless causes, but not too many parishioners were directly involved in helping the homeless in the neighborhood.

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Neighbors needing summer survival!

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

For our neighbor brothers and sisters, the arrival of warm weather is a blessing. No more worries about freezing at night; no more exhaustion from carrying heavy blankets and sleeping blankets. But like everything else, there’s a down-side to warm (soon to be hot!) weather.

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Our proud link to Barbara Jordan

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

Every year people ask (or silently wonder) why our fundraising gala is named after Barbara Jordan. What is Trinity Center’s connection to the late Texas public servant and University of Texas law professor? Newcomers and non-Texans may also wonder who she was and why her statue graces Austin’s airport.

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2016 Pat Hazel Award Honorees

By Diane Holloway

On Tuesday, April 26th, we will host The Barbara Jordan Celebration – raising our glasses and paddles at our major fundraiser of the year. We will also bestow our Pat Hazel Award on two amazing people, Alan Graham and Ellen Dorsey, whose service to our homeless brothers and sisters is quite simply extraordinary.

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