Trinity supports the following missions in Henderson County:

Trinity Preschool Habitat for Humanity
Blue Ridge Community Health Healing Place
Blue Ridge Literacy Council Henderson Co. Churches Uniting
Blue Ridge Prison Ministries Hendersonville Rescue Mission
Boys and Girls Club Hospice
Council on Aging Housing Assistance
Dispute Settlement Center Interfaith Assistance Ministry
Faith Link Mainstay
Free Clinic Pardee Chaplaincy
Guardian ad Litem Pisgah Legal Services
Feed the Kids YMCA Scholarship

For questions about local missions, contact Sue Hammer.

 

Trinity Church assists The Healing Place through its Local Mission Ministry budget. The Healing Place is the local non-profit agency dedicated to provide help, prevention, and awareness of sexual violence issues. Through crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy, education and community outreach, The Healing Place is able to serve thousands of Henderson County adults and children each year.

A very important aspect is the educational programs available at all grade levels. These age specific courses are designed to teach students on a variety of issues from ways to reduce and prevent sexual violence to trusting their instincts and reporting an issue. Parent services are also included.

Volunteers are utilized as on-call advocates and education volunteers to teach the school age children. Of course, office volunteers are always needed. Training is provided. If you are interested in more details call 692-0495 or on the web at http://www.thehealingplace.info.

 

Every day after school and all through the summer, kids from across Henderson County have a safe place to go and grow – the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County.  The Club provides guidance-oriented education and character development programs for disadvantaged children 6-18 years of age, conducted by a dedicated professional staff.          

The Club has grown from a one-room building serving a few neighborhood children in 1993, to the current five-building campus with more than 1,200 youth participating from all parts of the county.

93% of the members come from low-income families, and nearly 60% live in single-adult households.  The membership is diverse – approximately 1/3 African-American, 1/3 Caucasian, 1/3 Latino.

The Boys & Girls Club has been recognized for several years as one of the finest Clubs in the Southeast for delivering quality programs.  Because they have the Club in their lives, children are doing better in school and making the right choices about drug & alcohol use, criminal activity, and their futures.

Trinity continues to support the Boys & Girls Club through its Local Mission Ministry budget.  You are invited to call the Club (693-9444) to find out more or to volunteer your time.  The Club is located on Ashe Street.

 

Trinity is a supporter of Pisgah Legal Services through its Local Mission Ministry budget.  The Henderson County office for Pisgah Legal Service (PLS) is located on Blythe St. Court where they provide free civil legal services to very low-income families.  Usually the needs of the clients are multi-faceted and urgent in nature.  The volunteers and staff at PLS assist in empowering clients to take charge of their lives – with legal assistance as needed – to make real and lasting changes in their lives.  In addition to attorneys who donate their time at PLS, volunteers are needed to assist in screening clients for services.  Training is provided.  If you are interested in serving in this important way, please call 828-692-7622.  Trinity member, Jane Swafford, serves on the board of PLS.

 

The Dispute Settlement Center (DSC) of Henderson County is supported by the Local Mission Ministry as part of Trinity’s budget for missions. The mission of DSC is “to offer and promote alternative dispute resolution processes – including mediation, conciliation, facilitation, and training – as ways for peacefully resolving conflicts”.  The agency utilizes a professional staff as well as volunteers who are trained facilitators and work with families, youth, and others. A relatively new program teaches skills that can improve life transitions for the elderly, their family members, caregivers and service providers through improved communications and conflict resolution skills.  All services are confidential and a sliding fee schedule applies.  For more information or to volunteer call (828) 697-8528.

 

Did you know that the Henderson County Housing Assistance Corporation was started in 1988 by a group of volunteers from Trinity Presbyterian Church?  The program is now celebrating its 20th anniversary of making repairs on the homes of people who are not able to financially or physically make the repairs to keep their homes safe and warm, and they assist in the building of affordable housing for Henderson County residents.

Since 1988 Housing Assistance has helped in the building of over 100 Self Help Homeownership homes; has built 4 affordable rental family apartments; two affordable rental apartments for seniors; and one handicapped accessible apartment complex.  In addition Housing Assistance makes over 250 home repairs each year with the help of volunteers.  Training for all first-time home buyers in Henderson County is also provided.

The Housing Assistance Corporation is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing safe and affordable housing for persons of limited income living in Henderson County because they believe every human being deserves the opportunity to live in a decent home.

Trinity continues to support the Housing Assistance Corporation through its local mission ministry budget.  Volunteers are needed to assist in the home repair program, the resale shop, and administration.  Please call 828-692-4744 for more information.  If you know someone in need of this service, please provide him or her with the telephone number.