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Not New, Just More Visible

By Irit Umani

Homelessness in Austin became a big public discussion issue recently, widely covered by media in town hall meetings and in city council meetings. What happened? What changes created this citywide “emergency?”

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Serving radical hospitality … with love!

By Diane Holloway
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

“Hospitality: The generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests; the activity of providing food, drinks, etc,. for people who are guests, visitors or strangers.” That’s the dictionary definition. Here at Trinity Center, we practice radical hospitality, which means loving and serving our neighbors — six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Hospitality is both our mission and our joy.

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Our Founder: Who Is My Neighbor?

By Doug Bell
Trinity Center Founding Father

There is a crisis at the Mexican border. Immigrants are flowing in by the thousands. Who will care for them? Are they our neighbors? On one occasion Jesus told a scribe and others at the temple that the second greatest commandment is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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In Memoriam: Don DeGrasse

Donald Haglund De Grasse passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, after a 10-month battle with inoperable brain cancer. His generous heart, sharp mind and silly sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Former board president and board member of Trinity Center, Don was a loving presence in the Center with staff, volunteers and especially our neighbors.

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Hot summers, cool needs!

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

School is an institution and a season — which is strange, when you think about it. Whether we’re in school, have kids in school or have nothing whatsoever to do with school, life seems to slow down at the end of May. It’s not like we’ve all gone on vacation, but enough people flee the city when school is out that the pace and traffic ease up a bit.

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