Share is a local organization whose mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, and compassion through the strength of our community.
Winter Homeless Overflow (WHO)
Trinity members annually volunteer to staff at least one week of the WHO shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church. That site hosts up to 28 homeless men during the November 1st to March 31st period. Three shifts of two persons each serve as hosts from 6:30 p.m.– 7:00 a.m. Some members also help at the family shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Friends of the Carpenter (FOC)
This is a growing ministry dedicated to building positive and productive relationships between homeless persons and sincere, stable volunteers from communities of faith. Trinity provides financial support through donations by members and the monthly sale of wood items hand-crafted by FOC volunteers and clients at their joint woodworking sessions. Volunteers are needed to staff daily FOC operations at its office/shop/warehouse complex and to assist with fund-raising events.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
LCS NW provides a broad range of social services through Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. In the mid-1990s, Trinity opened its doors to provide a home for the agency’s work in Clark County—especially that focused on refugees and immigrants. A variety of orientation and instructional classes have been offered at Trinity, as well as office space provided in the early years—with the objective of facilitating the transition of newcomers to this country into productive residents of our community. Numerous volunteers assist with classes such as ESL, computer basics, citizenship, etc.
Community Meeting Space
Our church has long been a meeting place for local non-profit groups . . . building bridges to our community and providing opportunities for growth. We hope to continue that tradition post-pandemic.