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Partners - Support

Honoring sponsor Riki Rushing
Trinity Center Fundraiser

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.

Board of Trustees

Jennifer Scariano – President

Lowell Keig –Treasurer

Louise Pincoffs – Secretary

Chuck Treadwell – Rector

Merrell Anne Shearer

Mike Palmer

Gaye Polan

Jason Palos

Caitlin Maher

Martha Degrasse

Rex Hunt

2022 Foundations

We could not offer our services and continue to grow without receiving grants from the following foundations:

Austin Community Foundation

Donald D. Hammill Foundation

Lowe Foundation

The Moody Foundation – Special Thanks

Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless

Ruth & Paul Connor Foundation

Shield-Ayres Foundation

Glimmer of Hope, Austin

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Downtown Austin Alliance

The Lola Wright Foundation

2022 Families & Individuals

The late Francis Browne

Heather & Paul Dennison

Beth & Bryan Plater

Riki Rushing & Allen Gilmer

Robin & Gene Shepherd 

Martha DeGrasse

Kelly & Lewis Talbert

Judith Jones

Leila & Jim Lederer

Louise & Peter Pincoffs

Cissy & Mark Warner

Ellen Dorsey & Jim Sussman 

Jennifer & Mike Gerber

Melinda & Jim Robertson

Beth & Chris McKay

Kirsten & Charles Moody

Ross Moody

Karen Blair

Lorry & Rolland Carlson

Jessica Chapin & Laurie Eiselroh

Rob & Annabelle Williams

More Partners

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!

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


Equal Hearts Americorps Program – Trinity Center is a site agency for the Equal Hearts 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.

I Support the Girls

Bombas – Through their Bombas Giving program, Trinity Center is a recipient of their donation items! When someone purchases one pair of socks, Trinity Center gets one pair of socks to distribute amongst our neighbors. 

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

Austin Free Net – provide computers

Caritas – Best Single Source Plus, connecting people to housing

Communities for Recovery

Downtown Austin Alliance 

Salvation Army

Front Steps

Urban Alchemy

Community First! Village

The Other Ones Foundation

Family Eldercare

Housing Authority of City of Austin (HACA)

CommunityCare Clinic

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

“Being homeless has taught me humility. Trinity Center has taught me gratitude.”

We Need Your Support Today!

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