Community Services for Trinity Students
Students may find themselves faced with a crisis at some point during their time at Trinity – financial or legal problems, employment issues, an abusive situation, suicidal thoughts, lack of housing and food, family issues, immigration, health matters and other challenges. View our compiled crisis/rapid resources.
Members of Trinity’s staff are trained to help students with some of these issues in a confidential and safe environment; staff members are available in the Dean of Student Services Office, Health and Wellness Center, Academic Services Center, Disability Services, and Campus Ministry.
In addition, Trinity has put together a network of online resources that list organizations that can assist you. Because our students live in DC, Maryland and Virginia , the resources are as close as North Capitol Street and extend throughout the Washington metropolitan region.
While Trinity works in partnership with many of these organizations, we have not verified each organization listed to ensure that the services offered are currently available to students. Many organizations have specific criteria or residency requirements, so it is important to contact several organizations to find the one that will best serve your needs. If you need assistance navigating this list of resources, Trinity’s staff can help.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is the largest private social service agency in Washington , DC and surrounding Maryland counties and annually serves 80,000 men, women and children through 50 social service programs at 26 community sites. Programs serve all members of the community who are in need, regardless of race, religion or national origin. Services include housing, health care, legal aid, employment counseling, immigration services, and emergency assistance.
InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Emergency Food, Shelter Health Care Directory, published in collaboration with the United Way in February 2006. This directory has a list of 375 organizations that provide meals, health care and shelter in metropolitan Washington. The directory also lists hotlines and social services. Get the Food, Shelter, Health Directory in PDF format.
Washington Area Women’s Foundation is dedicated to making empowerment, economic security, and self-reliance a reality for low-income, women-headed families in the Washington Metropolitan Area. WAWF makes grants to Washington area organizations that further these goals, and Trinity received a grant from WAYF in 2006. WAWF’s list of grantees, available on its web site, provides a comprehensive network of resources in the region. While WAWF and its grants are focused on women, many of these organizations provide services to both women and men.