Local missions / Community Outreach

Below is a list of Trinity's local mission partners and links to their websites. 

For a brief overview of monthly opportunities to serve through Trinity go here.

  • Home & Hope

    The Home and Hope program brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. From 7:30 am until 5:30 pm the families have access to Home & Hope’s Day Center. The evening hours are spent at a “host” church (there are at least 20 churches & temples that host) where volunteers provide dinner, interact with the guests, and sleep. Trinity serves as a host church twice a year for a week at a time.

    (www.homeandhope.net)

     

    You can help: Volunteers are needed to provide meals, hospitality, or stay overnight at Trinity. Call Sally McClure at (650) 474-0930 or Rosa Molero (650) 508-9001.

  • Sandwiches on sunday (s.o.s.)

    On the second Sunday of the month, Trinity makes 100 bag lunches, and serves them to the hungry in Redwood City. The people served are from all walks of life; they share the reality of not being able to make ends meet.

     

    You can help: Volunteers are needed to help make the lunches in Trinity’s kitchen before our Sunday service,  and/or pass out lunches at the Fair Oaks Community Center at noon, or cleaning up afterwards. Call Debby Brown (650) 365-6467.

  • Street life ministries

    Four nights a week Street Life Ministries holds a church service and provides a hot dinner to anyone who comes to their Redwood City, Menlo Park, or Palo Alto outdoor locations.  Trinity organizes the meal for the Redwood City location on the third Monday of the month.     (www.streetlifeministries.org)

     

    You can help: Sign up to cook part of the meal on one of Trinity’s nights, deliver meals using Street Life’s food van, or serve the meal. For more info call Kay Chen (650) 283-6868.Every Monday  and Wednesday night Street Life Ministries in Redwood City (also known as Street Church) holds a church service and feeds a hot meal to anyone who wants to come to an open lot in downtown Redwood City. Trinity organizes the meal on the third Monday of the month.

    You can help: Sign up to cook part of the meal on one of Trinity's nights and/or come to serve the meal and participate in the church service. For more info contact Kay Chen and sign up at trinity-pres.org/connect. You can also contact David Shearin the Director of Street Life Ministries at (650) 241.8865

  • saint Francis / siena center

    St. Francis Center’s motto is Compassion not Judgment. It serves needy families in the Redwood City area by providing the essential services needed by these "working poor": food, clothing, housing, and education. Siena’s after school and summer programs provide academic & enrichment programs, sports activities, mentorship, leadership classes, and other programs which empower 4th grade to 22 year olds. Young people learn they have choices and  that they can break the cycle of poverty and gang involvement.

    (www.stfrancisrwc.org)       (www.sienayc.org)

     

    You can help: St. Francis Center is always in need of canned food and gently used clothing. Donations may be left in the atrium in the St. Francis bin. Volunteers are also needed to sort clothing, pack food, and tutor adults. Visit Siena’s website for ways to volunteer or donate. For information call Sister Christina at St. Francis Center (650) 365-7829.

  • help one child

    Help One Child is a Christian ministry that finds homes and helpers for foster children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support married couples or single adults willing to provide a home for foster children or volunteer support services. (www.helponechild.org)

     

    You can help: When someone at Trinity decides to care for a child, we support that family through babysitting, encouragement, and prayer. Call Carrie DuBois (650) 766-9069.

  • redwood high school

    Redwood High School is the continuation high school for the Sequoia Union High School District. It serves about 500 students, 80% of whom are Hispanic, with many English language learners. Because Redwood does not have a formal PTA, Trinity comes alongside the school to help fill that role.  We work with the teachers and staff, seeking to serve where they have a need: providing volunteers in classrooms, hosting special events, providing snacks bi-monthly for hungry students, hosting teacher appreciation events and a holiday party for students, providing gifts for the teen moms and their babies from Trinity’s Angel Tree, as well as meeting other needs as they arise. (www.redwoodhs.org)

     

    You can help: Watch for bulletin announcements of various events or contact Trinity’s Office (650) 593-8226.

  • hope house

    Service League of San Mateo County's Hope House is an intensive substance use disorder (SUD) program for women and their infants. Their goal is to individually assist each woman to live a clean and sober life without having to reincarcerate or live on the streets.  The program ranges from approx. 3 months or longer, to 11 months for those that are pregnant. Graduates, who follow their discharge plans, have up to a 75% success rate. The program provides a focus on positive communication, healthy living and nutrition, mood management, SUD education, relapse prevention, 12-step work, and many other supportive services to prepare for life after treatment.  Hope House also focuses on reunification of mothers with their children.

    (http://serviceleague.org)

     

    You can help:  Be a mentor for a woman (twice monthly for 1 hour), provide client transportation to/ from appts, provide fitness and educational classes, and help with special projects. For information call Karen Francone, Service League Executive Director, (650) 364-4664 x 118.

  • second harvest

    food bank

    Second Harvest provides food to 450 non-profit agencies and distribution sites throughout the Bay Area (including St. Francis Center, Redwood HS, and our SOS program). The food bank relies on monetary donations, barrel donations, and collects surplus food from growers, packers, grocers, and manufacturers. We have the ability to enable struggling families to provide nutritious meals to their families.     (www.2ndharvest.net)

     

    You can help: Trinity sponsors both food drives and monetary donation drives a few times a year. Monetary donations are encouraged as $25 provides 50 nutritious meals for children. Call Sallie Stalzer (650) 591-9812.


  • Sequoia Village

    The Village provides support services and community connections which allow aging adults to live independently in their homes.  Volunteers drive village members to all sorts of appointments, grocery stores, even haircuts.  

    (www.sequoiavillage.org)

     

    You can help: Volunteers are needed for minor home repairs, driving village members, running errands, and technical assistance. Call Villages of San Mateo County (650) 260-4569. 

  • FISH

    FISH is an all-volunteer Christian organization serving residents of Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City. FISH volunteers set up and provide transportation, using their vehicle, to medical appointments. To get help, call (650) 593-1288 and leave a message with your name, number, address, and the date and time of your medical appointment. Someone will call you back.

     

    You can help: Volunteer as a telephone line person who contacts drivers when rides are requested, or as a driver one half-day per month, or as a substitute driver if you are unable to commit to a set time.  To volunteer call Debby Brown (650) 365-6467.

  • Spirit Care

    SpiritCare  brings worship, communion, friendship, entertainment, and family support to the elderly in retirement and nursing homes in the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Trained “Cheergivers” from area churches assist the pastors serving communion, help with entertainment after the service, or visit on their own.     (www.spiritcareministry.org)

     

    You can help: Become a “Cheergiver”, assist with worship, provide music, help with a social activity, or just visit. Call SpiritCare (650) 483-8328 .

  • Puente Ministries

    Puente’s mission for the past 18 years has been to provide people in their rural, isolated South Coast communities with the opportunities and support they need in order to thrive.  As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. They advocate for their communities, leverage resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and promote health and wellness. Puente supports local leaders and works with their neighbors to create solutions for their diverse communities. They are the sole provider of vital programs and services to more than one-third of the region’s farm workers and their families. Deeply embedded in the life of the community, Puente is seen as a safe and trusted organization. (www.mypuente.org)

     

    You can help: Donate mountain bikes, towels, sleeping bags, blankets, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, socks, and toiletries in the donation bin in the atrium. For information call Lina Mire, Puente Program Director,

    (650) 262-7080.

  • Latinos Unidos en Cristo

    Based out of First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, Latinos Unidos en Cristo (LUEC) is a congregation of around 160 people with an aggressive outreach program in the Latino Community. This includes a food bank, bible studies in homes, and a family rescue center.

     

    You can help: Contact Rev. Jorge Abdala of LUEC, (650) 345-1633.

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