a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Assisting The Disadvantaged to Self-Sufficiency
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We would like to thank our friends for the response and support they have shown to help us embrace one of our elderly women living in the Homeless encampment, who was recently attacked in her sleep. With contributions from the NOVA Republican Club, The Republican Club of South Sarasota, The Republican Party of Sarasota, -a process is in place to move her into a home.
Assisting parents and homeless indidviduals is what Trinity Without Borders, Inc. has been doing since 2006. Pictured here are Omarion and Jameelia with two of the SuperHero Dolls!
We are proud of the many families who have worked so hard to make it through the hard times as intact families and we are most grateful to the community for their undivided committment to caring for those in distress. Trinity Without Borders was created in June of 2006. Having started out as a grass roots effort to connect disadvantaged people and families with services and resources, it has embraced the challenge of evolving into a full service organization. With the combined dynamics of an overloaded social service system and limited resources, Homeless single parents with children and families are the majority of the population we assist. With a Holistic approach, Trinity is taking the lead on implementing new approaches to addressing Homelessness among families and single parents. We feel healing comes to the disadvantaged in many forms.
A huge part of the 'Tikkun Olam' comes from the support of the Charitable foundations who bring the organizations, agencies and most importantly, the caring donors who want to help 'Repair the World'....Thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota, as well as the Patterson Foundation, The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, The Gulf Coast and Manatee Community Foundations, everyone can be a philanthropist and participate in this beautiful effort!
The Sparkling Grape Juice was flowing and the Gefilte fish was in abundance at our 2014 First Annual Women's Passover Seder, sponsored by the Heller Foundation recently. By sharing the special time between many different faiths and women from different walks of life, we had a very moving experience and learned a new lesson on the beauty of strength and perseverance. Thanks to the Congregations of Brigette Mary Meehan and the UCC Church, we were able to gift women who are struggling with Homelessness, lovely baskets and lots of great food to take home! Thank you to Publix, Two Jays Restaraunt and The Jewish Federation for making this night happen,,,
Our Kiddos have classes especially designed for their interests as well as for their safety. They participate in 'Stranger Danger', 'Healthy Hand Hygiene' and the ones they love the most-
'Art from the Heart'-at Sanctuary
Gini Hyman of the Sarasota Commission on the Status of Women helped our Homeless and At-Risk by going shopping for the kids!
Thanks to the Venice Baseball Challenge for sharing the Holiday spirit of giving with our Sanctuary kiddos!
Thanks Diana Hamilton!
She 'only' wrote a letter to the editor about helping Homeless kiddos have a nice Christmas...She found herself knee-deep in shopping for 40 children and I believe she loved every minute of it!
Even the Parents were waiting to see Santa Claus..
Santa Claus was scheduled to come in by helicopter. The drama was at the top when it was reported that winds were preventing Santa from landing...Fortunately, he got a ride in on a boat and the kids AND parents were able to breathe again!
The family featured in the story above are a classic example of why Trinity Without Borders needs your help. A local citizen stepped in with employment for the father of this family of five and they have since been able to move into a home with their three children. Single parents and families with children have found their way back into the workforce and into homes they can sustain, through our dilligence at close case management and seeking all resources available in the private sector.
Megan came to us asking how could she help. She has since become the volunteer that could! Helping us to grow from a grass roots street outreach to a place single parents and families find refuge and hope. Though it has been an uphill journey for all of us, Megan has embraced the challenge and become an integral part of our mission being accomplished. Thanks Rainbow!
The Homeless Point-In-Time Survey for 2014 brought a great turnout of families, single adults and community members to Sanctuary of Sarasota. Pictured above is Beth Whitman and her son Josh, who have made a successful transition into permanent housing.
Jorde the Artist came and taught the kiddos and us adults how to bring the art in our heart to life! He and the Sarasota Arts Community put the goodness on Sister Sanctuary..
The Kids FunFest was a success. The kiddos got to go through the Santa line several times...
Thanks to Iberia Bank for their support of Homeless Families and Children! They provided gifts and necessary items for our kids for Christmas.
The Arts and Crafts community brought their many talents to Sanctuary of Sarasota the weekend before Christmas.The artisits connected with the children of Homeless and At-Risk families to begin the journey of transforming the Sanctuary into the place of hope and creativity it is for so many people.
Arts, Arts, and More Arts...
Joanie created this work of art!
'Twas The Night Before Christmas'
So many caring people in Sarasota came forward to show their support of Homeless and At-Risk children in our area. Even other kids made efforts to collect gifts and such for those without homes.
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Adam is doing great and,
Baby Mary is getting prettier by the second.
Janae and Sissie-Sanctuary Babes!
Youth group from First Baptist volunteering at our Sanctuary..
'U COUNT SARASOTA'
was a huge success! A weeklong effort to do a snapshot count of the Homeless in Sarasota had the participation of numerous agencies, Homeless people, organizations and citizens who care.
Events! put 'em in your calendar...
Valentine's Day Brunch
Monday January 27
National Homeless Point-In-Time Survey
With the Homeless encampment next to our location generating a large amount of publicity, several organizations have worked with us to transition thiry bout of thirty-two of the people into other housing options. Some people we find, however, prefer to live in the outdoors and so the camp is still in need of supportive services.
Trinity Without Borders moves forward with fiiling the unmet need in Sarasota County of a safehaven fopr women and women with children.
Monday, January 20
Thanks to the organizers of the Newtown Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration, Trinity and partner orgs. were invited to participate in the celebrations at Dr. Martin Luther King Park.
At this point we have conducted a count in real time to assist with statisitcs on how many people are homeless in Sarasota. Trinity Without Borders along with volunteers and community leaders, had a unique count of over three hundred people.
Named Sanctuary of Sarasota, we have moved forward with Wellness classes and outreach services to Homeless and At-Risk families and adults at our Washington Blvd. location.
We have site control of our Life Center property. The location is 1005 N. Washington Blvd.
At this point we have been operating for six years on an out of pocket budget. A give back to society situation. Now, however, in Sarasota things are changing for the little org. There is so much need in this beautiful city. Thanks to our volunteers helping us fill in some gaps.
TWB, Inc. opens in Sarasota, Florida. Street Outreach Sarasota and Free Box programs are started.
Destination Assist Veterans program is created.
Second Homeless To Homeowner Success family.
First Homeless To Homeowner success family.
Trinity has begun assisting with food pantry services and recovery groups.
Homeless To Homeowner program is started.
Trinity has organized a group living community. With donated RV's and mobile homes distressed persons and volunteers work together and a living environment is created that houses anyone in need whether they have income or not.