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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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2015 Executive Director’s Report

By Irit Umani

2015 was a year of stability and growth for Trinity Center. There were no changes to staff and to my knowledge all are planning to continue. I am deeply grateful to Emily, Diane, Lindsey, David as well as to our contracted security guard Tory and our AmeriCorps Volunteer Alex. Two years of no change in staff gives a sense of stability and continuity. Their level of dedication and professional conduct are commendable.

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The Good Year That Was

By Irit Umani

Happy New Year! Looking back, 2014 was a good year for Trinity Center.

We were blessed with the commitment to serve that our many volunteers exemplify. Last year we had 58 dedicated weekly volunteers, 612 Sunday Streets volunteers and 128 occasional volunteers (Christmas party and summer mother-daughter teams). Together they offered Trinity Center a total of 6,378 hours of service – preparing and serving breakfast, monitoring the use of computers, providing clothes and private showers to women, managing the front desk, leading morning devotion and providing compassionate listening. We owe our volunteers much gratitude. Thank you all!

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