Action Ministries & Trinity United Methodist Church's Partnership
In 2017 Action Ministries, Inc. (AMI) partnered with Trinity United Methodist church to begin management of Trinity Table Community Kitchen. Each Sunday, Trinity Table serves a seated, hot lunch meal to approximately 200 individuals in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Guests of the kitchen also receive a to-go meal as well as access to hygiene kits, clothing and blankets, and other donated items.
Additionally, AMI opened a small, short-term shelter for women and children called Trinity Assessment Center (TAC). This shelter is an ideal location for women and children moving in to our Action Empowers (rapid rehousing program) and Action Serves (veterans housing) programs. Often it takes several weeks to find appropriate housing, obtain employment, and ensure security deposits are paid. Women and children who stay at TAC work with our case managers and employment support staff to ensure that when they move into a home of their own they are able to maintain that home, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness for their families.
Trinity Table Community Kitchen 2017 Statistics
· 1,265 unique individuals received meals and services at the kitchen
· 19,303 meals were distributed to individuals
· 188 individuals accessed health screenings and education opportunities
· 1,151 volunteers served 4,107 hours at the kitchen
· 57 community partners participated in service at Trinity Table
o 40 churches and congregations
o 3 business and civic groups
o 3 non-profit partners
o 11 colleges and schools
Trinity Assessment Center Statistics
· 143 individuals including women and children were served at TAC on their way to permanent housing solutions from January 2017 – January 2018
o Includes 27 individual clients who had previously stayed at the Peachtree & Pine shelter
§ 2 families were served from Peachtree & Pine (2 adults and 7 children)
§ 18 individuals from Peachtree & Pine stayed at TAC on their journey to stability
Here's how you can help at Trinity Table!
Provide and serve a hot meal and to-go bags each Sunday at Trinity Table. Plan a special project, such as distributing coats, socks, hygiene kits or other items needed by our guests. Or donate to Trinity Table.