Trinity Community Connection

aka Trinity Place Shelter   |   New York, NY   |  www.trinityplaceshelter.org

Mission

TCC has 5 programs, the largest is Trinity Place Shelter, a 10-bed transitional shelter for LGBTQ youth and young people. Our mission is to help homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ*) youth and young adults in New York City to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults. The four other programs are: the Creative Learning Center for elementary-aged children, Mujeres en Progreso for Latina women, an annual Thanksgiving Dinner, and an emergency Food Pantry. Our mission is to provide these service programs to neighborhood families and individuals who are unable to find or afford such services.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Heidi Neumark

Director, Trinity Place Shelter

Wendy Kaplan

Main address

164 W 100th Street

New York, NY 10025 USA

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EIN

94-3447082

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

That LGBTQ+ youth, especially transgender youth of color who are currently homeless, have minimal safe housing options.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Trinity Place Shelter

A transitional 10-bed shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Homeless people

Homework-based afterschool program for elementary-aged children.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Support and advocacy group for Latina women.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Annual sit-down and take-out dinner for neighborhood residents.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Preparation and distribution of occasional meals and groceries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Trinity Place Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide homeless LGBTQ+ youth with the basic support, shelter and skills necessary to make the transition to independent living, and to make a positive difference for as many as possible in the midst of this crisis.

An estimated 40% of homeless youth and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning. In particular, transgender youth are 250% more likely to be homeless. This is largely due to family rejection. These youth are not adequately served by a typical shelter, and hence our focus on the needs of this population. There are very few shelter beds available for this population, and many of the beds that are available are short term, without the resources or support necessary to ensure a true, meaningful transition out of homelessness.

We provide individual and group counseling, independent living supportive services, and access to transportation. All youth referred to Trinity Place are interested in and assisted with actively seeking employment or schooling. We provide case management, education, career counseling, access to comprehensive health services, art classes and mental health services utilizing community partnerships. We are staffed by licensed social workers trained in trauma-informed care.

We provide case management, education, career counseling, access to comprehensive health services, art classes and mental health services utilizing community partnerships.

We provide a unique home and family-like environment where youth receive individualized care, respect, and the basic services so often denied them.

We have a small, highly trained, expert team of 6 professional social workers on staff, and there is at all times at least 1-2 of these professional social workers on duty in the shelter during operating hours.

TPS serves some of the most marginalized, vulnerable
and under-served youth & young adults. Over the past four years alone, over 80% of shelter residents identified as African American and Latinx. We have grown from one paid staff, to 6 professional social work staff.

Our greatest accomplishment is that approximately 83% of the youth and young adults who transition out of our shelter truly exit homelessness into stable housing.

However, there remains an estimated 8,000-10,000 homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Trinity Community Connection

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David McMahon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data