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Executive Director’s Report for 2017

By Irit Umani
Executive Director

When I examine through Trinity Center’s lenses the year that just ended, I am looking to find out whether we remained true to our mission “to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Austin.” I am looking to find out if we changed or increased services to the neighbors we serve in ways that respond to their actual needs. I am looking also to find out if we did so with deep care and compassion. Are we still serving neighbors rather than clients? And are we playing a role in the larger community’s attempt to end homelessness?

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Spreading joy and love!

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator
Trinity Center

The joyful season that is Christmas can be seen, heard and smelled for weeks. We seem to be happier, more generous and more loving this time of year, don’t we? For many of us, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Like a lot of people, I love decorating, cooking and entertaining. I even love shopping for gifts large and small and wrapping them with artistic flourishes that don’t exist the rest of the year.

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Kelly Talbert

Thanksgiving is for thanking and giving!

Dear Friends of Trinity Center,

Once again we are approaching the time of year when we are planning the celebration of holidays with our families and friends.  During this time we acknowledge how thankful we are on Thanksgiving, how faithful on Christmas and how hopeful for the New Year.

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At Times Like This …

By Irit Umani
Executive Director

At times like this, silence is not golden. Times like the chapter that we are in call for raising our voices. At such time that a group of Neo-Nazis with swastikas shouting “Jews will not replace us” walk in the name of “freedom of speech” and our president assesses that there were “fine people among them,” or that the people who resisted them were equally to be blamed for violence, at such times, we must raise our voices.

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Double-Duty Drew, Thank You!

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

Drew Sneed, a sophomore majoring in economics and math at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, volunteered with us twice a week during the summer. Usually we prefer not to bring in students, who may drop in once or twice but quickly depart for fun with friends. And who can blame them? But we need people who can commit to us on a regular basis.

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