Ministries we support include...
Habitat for Humanity, a world-wide organization, builds houses in partnership with God’s people. Locally, almost 500 homes have been built in the four-county area served by the Trinity Habitat. Homeowners must meet strict standards including employment history, financial stability and ability to afford the expense of home ownership. They also must provide 250 hours of “sweat equity” --helping with Habitat home construction. Habitat for Humanity also performs “fix-up” of existing homes through their Preserve-A-Home program. Over the years, Trinity Episcopal Church has partnered with Habitat through the gift of grant money and by providing volunteer labor to assist with home construction.
Opening Doors for Women In Need (ODWIN) is a local, faith-based, non-profit organization created to provide needed services, including life skills training, individual counseling, assistance seeking employment, and transitional living assistance for women who have experienced pain and suffering leading to emotional trauma. Trinity Reaching Out (TRO) provides financial and volunteer assistance for ODWIN programs and projects supporting ODWIN clients.
The Presbyterian Night Shelter - Lowden-Schutts Building is a fairly recently created facility that is an extension of the Presbyterian Night Shelter, which for years has provided a haven for homeless men. The Lowden-Schutts Building is a local facility dedicated to sheltering, feeding and caring for 30 homeless women and their 70 children. Mothers and their children find a warm, caring environment in a dormitory setting with beds, lockers and three meals a day. It is the only shelter in Tarrant County that accepts families with teenagers. In addition to assisting Lowden-Schutts financially, our goal is to increase Trinity Church’s involvement through volunteer opportunities. Currently, we assist Lowden-Schutts financially by helping provide after school snacks for the children. We also provide volunteers working with children’s programs, helping with classes for mothers, and assisting with Bible Study and Book Club activities.
South Central Alliance of Churches supports families in the local area by contributing money, volunteering to assist with various programs and projects. Trinity Church supports South Central Alliance of Churches by donating food for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners, providing bus passes for transportation, assisting with rent, medicine, food, locating various sources of help, and aiding with completing various forms for acquiring assistance.
McLean Sixth Grade Center is a public school in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) for area 6th graders. The school is located at 3201 South Hills Ave. (just a few blocks from Trinity Episcopal Church). With a 2013-2014 enrollment of 502 students, more than 63 percent of students are classified as lower-income (eligible for free or reduced lunch). Trinity Episcopal Church parishioners generously give both their time (mentoring in the reading program) and in-kind donations. Donations include school supplies, food baskets, Christmas gifts, books, computer equipment and playground equipment.
AIDS Outreach Center provides a variety of services to more than 1,600 individuals and their families locally, across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages and sexual identities. This organization is currently the only non-profit organization that offers a continuum of support services to the HIV/AIDS community in Tarrant County and seven surrounding rural counties. Trinity Reaching Out supports the AIDS Outreach Center with volunteers and money.
CLASP (Connective Link Among Special needs Programs) International is a nonprofit healthcare and social service organization that seeks to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities in developing countries. Trinity Reaching Out has helped to provide textbooks and computers for Zambian college students who are studying to become their country's first speech-language pathologists. (Zambia, a country the size of Texas, has the highest per-capita orphan rate in the word, and they have no services for children or adults with any type of handicap.) Reaching Out has also provided funds for medical and therapy supplies, and Trinity volunteers have crafted hundreds of crocheted hats for premature babies in Zambia who have no incubators or other means of maintaining body heat.