Our Programs

Trinity Center operates six days a week, Sunday through Friday

Sunday

SUNDAY Trinity Streets:

12592518_1049849521754411_4031232909716432516_nOn Sunday afternoon we act as the church for people experiencing homelessness with a service that is offered alternately by different churches and is followed with a meal. Many of the neighbors do not feel welcome in the regular Sunday services in town. By setting up the center as a communal place to worship, with a service, music, meal and a collaboration with other spiritual services’ providers we “walk the walk” of loving our neighbors as ourselves. There are usually 60-70 people who come to Sunday services.
  • 2:45pm – Doors open
  • 3:00pm – Worship service
  • 3:40pm – Lunch
  • 4:30 – Doors close

C.D. Doyle Free Healthcare Clinic

The clinic provides health care from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the St. David’s Gym.The entrance is on Trinity Street.  No documents are required, and all services are free. The medical services we provide include blood pressure checks, glucose checks, physical exams, prescriptions, laboratory services, urinalysis, vital signs monitoring and urgent care. We also offer referrals for specialty services. We offer counseling, wellness education on topics including first aid, nutrition, hepatitis, diabetes management, drug and alcohol addiction, smoking cessation, blood pressure surveillance, eye disease and preventative care.

Monday

MONDAY Woman to Woman:

12814459_1033670313372332_7247753290798922134_nWhile operating Trinity Center it was obvious to us that there are much less services offered to homeless women at the same time as we understood them to be the more vulnerable and at risk population. Since 2005, Trinity Center has operated a Monday program for homeless women, creating a safe and welcoming environment away from the streets and offering a free wardrobe for our female neighbors. As in all other days of operation, a breakfast and sack lunches are offered as well. About 50 women participate.
  • 9:00am – Doors open
  • 9:15am – 9:30 am – Breakfast and announcements
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm – Free “shopping” for new and lightly-used clothing, computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals
  • 1:00pm – Doors close
ACCESS Intakes (ATCIC/MHMR)A case manager from ATCIC’s ACCESS program is available for information and intakes every other week. The ACCESS program is geared towards individuals experiencing homelessness and coping with mental health issues.

10:00am – 12:00pm

Art from the Streets:

Art from the Streets uses the Trinity Center facility to operate an open studio and art class for artists who are experiencing homelessness. Materials are provided. Contact AFTS for more details.

  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Open studio

Tuesday

TUESDAY Woman to Woman:

12814655_1033670676705629_7378378366371254753_nSince March of 2010 we added a second day for women only on Tuesday, at which time women are offered financial assistance (see below).
  • 8:45am – Lottery outside for bus passes and names taken for financial assistance
  • 9:00am – Doors open
  • 9:15am – 9:45am – Breakfast and announcements
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm – Financial assistance, computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals
  • 1:00pm – Doors close

Direct Assistance:

On Tuesdays, financial assistance is offered for IDs, Birth Certificates, and Rx Co-pays. Individuals are eligible once per month for these services. Weekly bus passes are also offered. Individuals are eligible once per week for this service. Our financial assistance, although limited, is aimed at helping our neighbors achieve goals of gaining stability and moving out of homelessness.

Shower Program:

Operated by volunteers from St. Mark’s Episcopal church, the Shower Program offers 20 minutes per person for a private shower. Toiletries and towels are provided.

  • 9:30am – 12:00pm

Art from the Streets:

Art from the Streets uses the Trinity Center facility to operate an open studio and art class for artists who are experiencing homelessness. Materials are provided. Contact AFTS for more details.

  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Open studio

Wednesday

WEDNESDAY Neighbor to Neighbor:

1477395_572713056134729_1428911441_nNeighbor to Neighbor is a program that runs three days a week, Wed- Fri, and offers breakfast to 70 people each day and a community center setting for all who come. We also offer individual case management aimed at assisting people in accessing services and advocating for them with other service providers and agencies, so that they may create and follow a plan. Additional services include an open computer lab, local phone calls and advocacy.
  • 8:45am – Bus pass lottery outside
  • 9:00am Doors open
  • 9:15am – 9:45am – Breakfast and announcements
  • 9:30am – 1:00pm – Computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals, local phone calls
  • 1:00pm – Doors close
Direct Assistance:

On Wednesdays, weekly bus passes are handed out through a lottery system. Individuals are eligible each week.

  • 8:45am – Lottery
ACCESS Intakes (ATCIC/MHMR)

A case manager from ATCIC’s ACCESS program is available for information and intakes every other week. The ACCESS program is geared towards individuals experiencing homelessness and coping with mental health issues.

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm

The Challenger Street Newspaper

Our mission is to empower people in need with economic opportunity and have their viewpoints heard. This paper uplifts and gives information to our most under-represented people. It encourages responsibility and freedoms necessary to enhance our everyday life. The people we serve have a wealth of information to share with society. The paper contributes, informs, and connects diverse people from all walks of life. The challenge is to end poverty. Contact The Challenger Street Newspaper for more information.

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Thursday

THURSDAY Neighbor to Neighbor:

10923293_830410343698331_371051164192549228_nNeighbor to Neighbor is a program that runs three days a week, Wed- Fri, and offers breakfast to 70 homeless men and women each day and a community center setting for all who come. In addition, on Thursday we offer financial assistance with the goal of assisting people to acquire the documentation they need in order to move forward on achieving their goals. We also offer individual case management aimed at assisting people in accessing services and advocating for them with other service providers and agencies, creating and following a plan.
  • 8:45am – Lottery outside for financial assistance
  • 9:00am – Doors open
  • 9:15am – 9:45am – Breakfast and announcements
  • 9:30am – 1:00pm – Financial assistance, computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals, local phone calls
  • 1:00pm – Doors close

Direct Assistance:

On Thursdays, financial assistance is offered for IDs, Birth Certificates, and Rx Co-pays. Individuals are eligible once per month for these services. Our financial assistance, although limited, is aimed at helping our neighbors achieve goals of gaining stability and moving out of homelessness.

  • 8:45am – Names taken in the line
Art from the Streets:

Art from the Streets uses the Trinity Center facility to operate an open studio and art class for artists who are homeless. Contact AFTS for more details.

  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Open studio

 

Friday

FRIDAY Neighbor to Neighbor:

program-friNeighbor to Neighbor is a program that runs three days a week, Wed- Fri, and offers breakfast to 70 homeless men and women each day and a community center setting for all who come. We also offer individual case management aimed at assisting people in accessing services and advocating for them with other service providers and agencies, so that they may create and follow a plan. Additional services on Friday include long distance phone calls, reading glasses, and a movie and popcorn.
  • 9:00am – Doors open
  • 9:15am – 9:45am – Breakfast and announcements
  • 9:30am – 1:00pm – Computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals
  • 9:30am – 12:30pm – Movie and popcorn
  • 1:00pm – Doors close
Food Stamps Assistance: 2nd and 4th Fridays