Our church sends volunteers each month to Trinity House, a residential transition house serving homeless men struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

Trinity House

trinityhouseOur church sends volunteers each month to Trinity House, a residential transition house serving homeless men struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

Trinity House – Big Bethel is a community outreach to prepare homeless men to live independently through spirituality, cessation of drug and alcohol abuse, and maintaining a job and forming good economic habits.

Trinity House is a very rigorous, cultural-specific program not exclusive to African-American men seeking to change their lives in every way. They accomplish this through positive peer culture, counseling, community service and TEAM dinners. In addition to the personal and group counseling at Trinity House, residents are also strongly encouraged to attend AA and NA meetings.

Trinity House helps its residents achieve independence by requiring them to obtain full-time, permanent jobs within four months of entering the program. As well, residents are encouraged to save at least $80 a month, usually amounting to more than $1,000 by their graduation from the program.

Sixty percent of residents graduate with what Trinity House calls a positive transition. This means they leave with at least $1,000 in savings, a sustainable job and a permanent place to live.

Dunwoody UMC helps Trinity HouseBig Bethel by our participation in TEAM Dinners. During TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) dinners, volunteers bring dinner to Trinity House and share a meal with the residents. During these dinners, residents share their stories of drug abuse and finding sobriety.

Tom Garner, the Executive Director of Trinity Christian Ministries, stresses the importance of these TEAM dinners in the success of the residents. "It gives residents a chance to share their successes with the volunteers which enhances their self-worth... When you get people that [residents] really don't know coming in, that really helps them in learning their lifestyle management."

Not only are the residents rewarded at these dinners, "volunteers get a feeling of having really done something to help them... it's very rewarding to pull them out and see them gain self-confidence." Also, their stories will move and influence volunteers, children and adults, in positive ways.

Other than TEAM dinners through our church, there are many other ways to get involved with Trinity House – Big Bethel. You can host a TEAM dinner with your family and friends, help with service projects or with counseling. Perhaps you can help residents with budgeting, computer literacy, GED tutoring or other life skills. 1-on-1 counseling is immensely helpful to the residents' success.

If you are interested in ways to get involved in Trinity House – Big Bethel or Trinity Christian Ministries please visit http://tcmatlanta.org/ for more information. You may also contact Diane Rhea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate in TEAM dinners.

 

facebook-1 twitter-1 youtube-1
google-1 linkedin-1 pinterest-1

 

Worship Times

Traditional Services
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Contact Information

Dunwoody UMC
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338
770-394-0675
770-394-8492 FAX
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.