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Success Spotlight: Trinity Center

by Episcopal Impact Fund - on Thursday, May 29, 2014
Success Spotlight: Trinity Center

Trinity Center offers hope and stability to the homeless population in Walnut Creek and Contra Costa County. Episcopal Charities has been a proud sponsor since its inception, in collaboration with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek. The success stories just keep coming!

Here are a few:

With help from Trinity Center and his church, Nick has a new job and is working on getting his own place to live near his work. Trinity Center lent Nick money to get to and from his job by BART and bus for two weeks until he received his first paycheck.

After “John” decided to stop using drugs and alcohol, the Trinity Center family provided support by celebrating the milestones of his sobriety at its regular meetings. Staying off drugs allowed him to set up a living arrangement off the streets and to reconnect with his three children. He is currently studying to become a drug counselor and is working at Trinity Center as an intake counselor.

“Mark,” a young man who struggles with mental health issues, arrived at Trinity Center on a cold winter day wearing a torn, wet tee shirt and jeans. After a warm shower and a visit to our clothing shed, he joined other participants in our living room, an important next step on his road to recovery. Now, with the help of our counseling staff, he is receiving the benefits and support he needs.

Many of the men at Trinity Center watch out for each other and especially for the women. The members of Trinity Center have created a culture where they serve and help one another.

Episcopal Charities supports Trinity Center's efforts to serve the homeless population by providing grant money for case management, counseling and referrals, all helping to break the cycle of homelessness.

Photo: Trinity Center Executive Director Donna Colombo and Nick celebrate receiving his first paycheck from his new employer.


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