If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.
— an Australian Aboriginal woman quoted by Jim Wallis in The Soul of Politics

Trinity’s Outreach Mission:

Initiating and cultivating transformational relationships that model hope through education, relief, and community development in the heart of Tacoma.  

Trinity’s Outreach Vision:

Equipping people for a healthy community.

Trinity's Outreach Values:

Place Matters

We value our place on the corner of 6th and Grant within the Bryant Neighborhood on the Hilltop of Tacoma, and have committed ourselves to the people of this neighborhood. 

Authenticity

We value and commit ourselves to living in a manner that disarms those around us by being transparent and truthful about our individual and collective condition.

Dignity

We value every person as created in God’s image and, therefore, we treat them with respect, we speak to them with kindness, and we love them with understanding.

Contribution

We value each person’s ability to give of themselves, believing that with a diversity of gifts we are made more whole. 

Mutual Transformation

We value the impact of relationships and the transformation that can take place when people are able to walk alongside one another and share life together.

 

Current Trinity Outreach Programs: 

Trinity Outreach Programs are a visible expression of Trinity Presbyterian Church’s commitment to the Bryant Neighborhood. 

The Trinity Learning Center:  Monday - Friday, 3:00 – 5:30 – The Learning Center exists on site at Jason Lee middle school to assist middle school students each day with homework help, study skills, teacher advocacy, and adult mentoring. 

TAP (Trinity Afterschool Program):  Monday - Friday, 3:30-4:30pm – TAP facilitates one-on-one literacy assistance with first and second graders from Bryant Montessori.  Students commit to this year-long program at the invitation of Bryant’s teachers and our TAP staff.  

Tony’s Kitchen:  Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm - Tony’s Kitchen provides “Soup and Conversation” for guests who come through, in the form of freshly made soup, bread, and an assortment of drinks and desserts that our staff provide on a weekly basis. 

Pat’s Closet:  Thursdays, 5:00 –7:00pm & Fridays, 1:00–3:00pm - Pat’s Closet is located in Trinity’s basement, and provides neighborhood residents with new and used clothing and household items that are donated each week from individuals all over Tacoma.  

The Trinity Neighborhood Clinic:  Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm – The Medical Clinic is open to anyone without medical insurance.  Volunteer doctors and nurses are available weekly to assist patients with a variety of medical concerns ranging from flu shots and sports physicals to diabetes help and prescription refills.

Front Door Ministry:  Open During Trinity Office Hours – The Front Door Ministry assists our neighbors in the 98405 zip code with basic needs like bus fare, rent or utility assistance, and resource sharing.

 

Annual Trinity Outreach Programs & Partnerships

The following programs have become an integral component of the life of our community as we continue to build relationships with families while addressing collective needs. Camp Trinity, Christmas House, Back To School Night, Phoenix Housing Network & Safe Families.


Questions? Contact Rod Nash, Director of Outreach: rodn@tpctacoma.org

We Need Your Support!

We very much need your help in supporting our Outreach Programs here in the Hilltop of Tacoma. If you would like to partner with us in our work here, click here and use the "Trinity Outreach Fund" selection.

Donations can also be made to Trinity Outreach Programs through the United Way Donor Voice program. Our program number is 111033.