Trinity Center History & Mission

Trinity Center grew from the concern of parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church for people experiencing homelessness and living in shelters or on the streets by the church. Trinity Center was founded by volunteers and is based on a model of action through volunteerism. Since its inception in 1999 Trinity Center has evolved from a Sunday-only ministry in borrowed space to a separately-incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in April 2000, that offers a variety of programs and activities for the homeless population throughout the week.

Our Mission:

Trinity Center is a faith-based organization conducting programs that serve the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the poor and homeless in Austin.

Trinity Center achieves its mission through:

  • Volunteer opportunities that foster compassion, understanding and acceptance of God’s people who are homeless and poor
  • Neighborly hospitality in a caring environment
  • Collaboration with similarly-focused agencies, faith-based organizations, service providers and partner congregations
  • The responsible use of space provided by St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Our vision:

 Trinity Center is a leader among faith-based organizations serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty.We honor and serve Christ in our neighbors and volunteers by practicing hospitality and companionship with one another.