St. David’s Episcopal Church – Trinity Center was created by parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church and is located within the southeast corner of the church. St. David’s Episcopal Church also supports Trinity Center with many volunteers who are parishioners, as well as with very significant in-kind contributions of both space and administrative services.
We could not offer our services and continue to grow without receiving grants from the following foundations:
Austin Community Foundation: The Georgia Lucas Fund and The Women’s Fund.
Donald D. Hammill Foundation
Episcopal Health Foundation
Louisiana Charities Trust
The Moody Foundation – special thanks
Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless
Ruth & Paul Connor Foundation
FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS
Heather & Paul Dennison
Beth & Bryan Plater
Shepherd 5 Points
Rachael & Ben Vaughan
Martha & Don DeGrasse
Riki Rushing and Allen Gilmer
Kelly & Lewis Talbert
Judith & Lewis Jones
Leila & Jim Lederer
Louise & Peter Pincoffs
Cissy & Mark Warner
Robin & Malcolm Cooper
William Sheron McIntire
The Dorsey Family Foundation
The Koonce Family Foundation
Texas Coffee Traders – Coffee is always brewing at Trinity
Center, and Texas Coffee Traders donates it all. We make about 35 pots/day, day after day, week after week. Many of the small miracles that happen at Trinity Center do start over a cup of coffee. We’ve heard that many neighbors are drawn to us for the great coffee we serve; it all comes from Texas Coffee Traders. Texas Coffee Traders gives back in many ways. They are committed to fair trade and they support a variety of local events, charities and programs. Thanks for your constant support.
El Milagro – We serve tortillas with breakfast every day, and tortilla wraps and chips at our Sunday “Streets” program. Our neighbors get the very best, because El Milagro donates all the tortillas and chips for these programs. The demand is constant and ongoing; we thank you El Milagro for your generosity!
This wonderful urban market donates salads, sandwiches, pasta, drinks and lots of treats to us on a regular basis. We are so grateful to owner George Scariano and his staff for helping us feed our neighbors — and broadening their dining horizons with every tasty crate!
Einstein Bagels — This bakery generously donates from 250 to 300 bagels a week! We are able to provide neighbors a wonderful breakfast of bagels and cream cheese every day, along with our usual eggs, cheese and fruit.
Rick Patrick Photography — Rick Patrick has been volunteering at Trinity Center for many years, and especially loves making portraits of our neighbors at our Christmas party each year. Rick photographs people and products on location and in his East Austin studio. Check out his work at http://rickpatrickphotography.
Keep Austin Housed Americorps Program – Trinity Center is a site agency for the Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps Program. One Americorps member is placed at Trinity Center for one year to engage clients in a process that empowered them to obtain and/or maintain permanent affordable housing and improve personal stability through the development of effective life skills. In addition, AmeriCorps members educated the community-at-large on issues related to homelessness and access the support of community volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial contributions.
J. Jill – Both of the stores in North and South Austin have become regular donors of superb quality new clothing for our Woman to Woman shopping program on Mondays. In cold weather and hot weather, they call us to pick up bountiful bags of wonderful, practical clothing for our neighbors.
Scholz Garten – Under the generous leadership of Tom and Liz Davis, this popular restaurant and Austin institution donated all of the food and beverages for our annual Trinity Center Christmas Party two years and counting. More than 200 neighbors feast on sausage, brisket, chicken, lots of side dishes and gallons of iced tea. It is a joyful occasion with spectacular food. We are deeply grateful!
Farace Beverages — Owner Tom Farace provided all of the hats and gloves for our gift bags for the neighbors at our Christmas Party! In fact, he donated almost enough for two years’ worth of festivities and helped sponsor our Barbara Jordan Celebration.
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COLLABORATIONS & COALITIONS
We truly believe that ‘It takes a village,’ and we collaborate extensively with other service providers. The following is a list of service providers who use Trinity Center, free of charge, for their outreach programs:
Austin Travis County Integral Care – outreach and case management for mental health
H.O.S.T (Homeless Outreach Street Team)
Food Bank of Central Texas — discounted food provisions and food stamps signups
Office of Veteran Affairs – outreach, intake and case management for homeless veterans
C.A.R.E. – Free testing for HIV and Hepatitis
Art From The Streets – open art studio, free art supplies
Austin Free Net – Computer lab
Caritas and Foundation For the Homeless – Best Single Source Plus, connecting people to housing.
A.C. Doyle Health Clinic – Free basic health clinic
Communities for Recovery
Trinity Center also participates in the following coalitions:
One Voice Central Texas – a collaboration of Executive Directors of human services’ non-profits
ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness) – a coalition of service providers to the homeless population
The Cluster – a coalition of downtown churches and service providers serving the homeless population