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 8:00-5:00 the families have access to Home & Hope's Day Center. The evening hours are spent at a "host" church where volunteers provide dinner and interact with the guests.  Trinity hosts Home and Hope twice a year for one week.  Trinity partners with St. Charles Parish on Tuesday and Friday nights when we host families at Trinity. (www.homeandhope.net

    You can help: Sign up to bring part of the meal and/or come to serve and eat with the guests, help with homework, or to spend the night. Contact Rosa Molero, 4haueru@gmail.com or Sally McClure salmcclure@gmail.com with questions or for more information..

  • 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: Volunteer to help make the lunches in Trinity's kitchen before our Sunday service. If you'd like, you may also come to Fair Oaks Community Center at noon to hand out the lunches. To volunteer to help, call Debby Brown (650) 365-6467.

  • Street life ministries

    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 center

    St. Francis Center's motto is Compassion Not Judgment. It serves and supports low income families in Redwood City and Menlo Park by providing the essential services needed by these working poor families in the form of food, clothing, counseling, housing, and most importantly, education of both children and their parents. Opened in 2011 the Siena Youth Center provides children 8 to 17 years old a positive environment of mentorship and leadership opportunities through an after school program, summer program, tutoring, sports, and enrichment opportunities. (www.stfrancisrwc.org).

    You can help: St. Francis Center is always in need of food items, gently used clothing, office supplies, and household items. During December they need toy donations for their Christmas Toy Giveaway Program. Additionally they need volunteers to sort clothing, pack and distribute food bags, and teach basic English, math and computer skills to adults.. Call Sister Christina (650) 365-7829.


  • help one child

    Help One Child is a Christian ministry to find 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: If someone at trinity decides to care for a child, we will support that family through babysitting encouragement and prayer. Call Carrie DuBois (650) 654-0642.

  • redwood high school

    Redwood High School is a continuation high school on the border of San Carlos and Redwood City. It serves around 500 students, 80% of whom are Hispanic, with many English language learners. Redwood does not have a formal Parent Teacher organization so Trinity strives to come alongside the school to help fill that role. We work with the teachers and staff and the Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP), seeking to serve where they have a need. Assistance includes providing volunteers in the classroom and healthy snacks for hungry students; hosting special events, a teacher appreciation luncheon, and a holiday party for the entire student body; providing Angel Tree gifts for the TAPP babies; along with financial support. We also support the Independent Study Program, which works with students who are unable to attend other high schools, by providing volunteers, snacks, and financial assistance.


    You can help: Monetary donations for snacks and snack donations are gladly accepted on an on-going basis. Classroom volunteers are also needed. To find out how you can help with various events contact Trinity's Office (650) 593-8226 or Pam Tenn.

  • hope house

    Hope House is a recovery program to help women find a life without drugs and alcohol. It is a 6-18 month residential program in Redwood City with a phenomenal 70% success rate. The program uses group counseling and 12-step training, along with classes on parenting, nutrition, and other necessary skills or understanding sobriety and clean, healthy living.

    You can help: Share your skills: show how to balance a checkbook, create a garden, or pick out clothes to re-enter the workforce. Click here to learn more: (http://serviceleague.org/)

  • second harvest

    food bank

    Second Harvest provides food to 450 non-profit agencies and distributions sites throughout the Bay Area (including our SOS program). The food bank relies on barrel donations, and collects surplus food from growers, packers, manufacturers, grocers, and bakers. (www.2ndharvest.net)

    You can help: Trinity sponsors a Community Food Sort periodically at Second Harvest in San Carlos. You can also bring food to fill the barrels when they are at Trinity.

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