Service at Holy Trinity

Service is an important part of Holy Trinity's Faith Fellowship. Anchored by our two longstanding, main programs, H.U.G. and the Women's Shelter, we seek to provide opportunities for not just outreach but fostering a greater sense of community both inside and outside our red doors.


H.U.G.

H.U.G. (Human Understanding & Growth) was founded in 1978 in response to the number of single-room occupancy (SRO) housing units in the neighborhood. Members of Holy Trinity found that while the residents had programs which provided for them during the week, they were left on their own on weekends. Working with the social workers at the SROs, Holy Trinity decided that opening the doors of our community room on Saturdays to residents and providing a meal and socialization was one way the church could minister to this population. While few SROs are left in the immediate vicinity of Holy Trinity, our weekly H.U.G. ministry gathers neighbors in need for lunch, conversation, and community in the spirit of its original mission. Lead by a dedicated team of volunteers, H.U.G. is a cornerstone of Holy Trinity's Faith Fellowship.

*After being closed for a year and a half due to the pandemic, H.U.G. will make its long-awaited return on Saturday, September 25th in our newly air-conditioned community room.*

The Holy Trinity Women's Shelter

In 1985, Holy Trinity launched a homeless shelter for men in its community room. Now in its 36th year, the shelter is currently the Holy Trinity Women's Shelter, providing a warm meal, education, support, and housing for up to 14 women, three nights per week from January to June.  

For more information, please contact our dedicated shelter coordinator, Michele DeCoteau at respitebed@holytrinitynyc.org


Central Park Homeless Ministry

In mid-2020, members of Holy Trinity were looking for ways to feed people experiencing hunger, especially with the closure of H.U.G. due to the pandemic. Out of this desire the Central Park Homeless Ministry was created, in which volunteers take sandwiches and basic toiletries to our neighbors living in Central Park on a weekly basis. 

For more information, please contact Myrna Payne at myrnakpayne@gmail.com

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