Responding to Coronavirus Concerns and the Homeless Population Updated 4/6/2020
We believe that people need us now more than ever. As information continuously becomes available, Trinity Center will continue to take appropriate measures and respond.
On Monday, March 16, 2020, the health office of the County of Contra Costa directed a shelter in place for individuals and that was further expanded by the State of California on March 19, 2020. Now, this has been extended through May 3. 2020. Click here for State information and here for County information. Essential businesses and Government Services are exempt.
What does this mean for Trinity Center? Trinity Center is a Contra Costa County Coordinated Assessment Referral and Engagement (CARE) Facility and therefore considered an essential Government service.
We serve those who are homeless and/or living in poverty, a significant number of whom are low-wage workers with minimal access to a safety net. Most of our members are unhoused, and those who are rarely have financial reserves and can lose their housing. All members experience food insecurity and rely upon Trinity Center for food. Our members routinely experience discrimination and harassment and our program provides a caring and welcoming environment.
Trinity Center is open and
focusing on our Day Shelter Basic Needs Program. We are informed by recommendations and
protocols from health officials and other authorities and are working in with
partners and stakeholders throughout the community. We are responding and
adjusting as new information becomes available.
We have been forced to cancel all volunteer programs and operate with a
limited staff, many of whom are considered vulnerable populations.
Trinity Center is grateful for our Volunteers and Donors. At this time, we are navigating these unique challenges one day, sometimes one hour, at a time. Trinity Center has temporarily restricted volunteer access to Trinity Center and is providing only necessary services, delivered by our staff. We are temporarily suspending our Food Shed and Clothing Pantry Volunteer programs. Our volunteers remain part of our Trinity Center family. Please continue to monitor our website for updates and be sure sure to join our newsletter so that we may stay in communication. If you have any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Trinity Center is not willing to put members, volunteers, staff members and the community at risk and therefore is implementing strict procedures based upon recommendations from the proper authorities.
– Remain flexible to comply with Federal, State and local Government requirements, while committing to the safety and security of our staff, members, volunteers and community.
– Follow protocol regarding homeless population from Contra Costa County Health Services and Health Care for the Homeless
– Surfaces and items that receive frequent contact will be cleaned with disinfectant frequently throughout the day.
– We are declining all “walk-in” donations; kindly contact us regarding arranged donations of needed items or financial donations to help us with the additional cost of meals and supplies.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to meet the needs of the entire community.
We continue to seek support and guidance from our trusted partners and encourage you to visit their websites for continuing updates and information: