Frequently Asked Questions
How and when did the organization start?
In 1981, members of Trinity United Methodist Church and other volunteers started serving lunch from the basement of the church in downtown Atlanta. See History
How do I/people enter the program?
Prospective clients of either program must have 3rd party verification of homelessness. Many are referred by community service partners who have worked with Trinity Community Ministries for many years. Others find our programs through word of mouth. All must be interviewed and accepted into the programs via a peer-review process that seeks to ensure client commitment, determination, and success.
Men who are at least 30 years old and have been honorably discharged from the military are referred to Trinity Living by other programs serving veterans, including Trinity House-Big Bethel. More than 50% of the men entering the Trinity Living program are veterans.
Is there age or/ gender limitations?
The Trinity House-Big Bethel program serves homeless males 18 years of age or older.
The Trinity Living program serves homeless men who are 30 years or older.
How does Trinity Community Ministries measure success?
The Trinity House-Big Bethel program measures success by the number of men who transition or graduate from the program have attained stable employment, increased financial resources, and stable housing.
The Trinity Living program measures success by the number of men who meet 80% of their Individual Development Plan (IDP) goals, achieve increased income, and remain in permanent supportive housing.
How can I volunteer?
Visit our volunteer page by clicking here
Do you have immediate questions? Please e-mail or call Ebony Hamm
404-577-6651 ext. 239
How can I make a financial or in-kind contribution?
There are several ways to make a financial contribution:
Trinity Community Ministries, Inc.
21 Bell Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
We will be glad to show you around the House when you visit!
In-kind contributions are very helpful. Please call 404-577-6651 to make the necessary arrangements. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes.
Who are your collaborative partners?
Our collaborative partners include but are not limited to:
Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency
Atlanta Furniture Bank
Back on My Feet
Care Counseling Center
City of Refuge
Eagle’s Nest complex
First Step Staffing
Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
Saint Joseph Mercy Care Services, Inc.
The Auburn Avenue Churches Collaborative
The Bethel-Trinity Partnership
The Central Presbyterian Outreach and Advocacy Center Collaborative
What are your funding sources?
Churches and Schools
Federal, State, and Local Government
Private Foundations and Corporations
Is religious practice mandatory?
TCM supports people in their spiritual journey, but no particular practice or belief is mandatory.