Purchased in 2012, the Holy Trinity Ministry House has undergone a spiritual journey. Several organizations have either used or considered use of the House until 2014 when it was determined the best use would be directly by Holy Trinity. Initial use was simply for those in need of a helping hand getting back on their financial feet. Starting in August of 2015 we entered into a relationship with Catholic Charities where the House has been used in support of our Refugee Welcoming Ministry (click for additional information). In December of 2015, expanding upon our existing relationship with the Beaverton School District, assistance was extended to unsheltered families with children who are students within the District. Applicants are carefully screened to insure proper fit. While length-of-stay varies, residents are required to provide a plan that demonstrates their commitment to their success. School District staff provides case-management while Holy Trinity staff periodically meets with the residents to review progress and offer guidance as needed.
The House contains ten (10) bedrooms as well as two communal kitchens, living spaces and on-site laundry facilities. Parents and children share adjoining rooms when possible.
The House is drug and alcohol free. Adults from the Beaverton School District program are required to either be working or searching for employment while making progress on their life plan. Children are required to attend school or daycare. Refugee families have an extensive list of requirements needed to be completed within a short time frame. Residents do their own cooking (communal meals often occur) and are assigned chores to help maintain a clean and sanitary residence.