Each year, this program successfully prepares formerly homeless men to become self-sustaining members of society. Our program was started in 1982 by Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC) in downtown Atlanta. In response to the growing needs of people experiencing homelessness, Trinity UMC opened their basement as an emergency overnight shelter. Over time, this community outreach expanded to provide food and subsequently became a Sunday soup kitchen. Vietnam vet and founder of the Trinity House-Big Bethel program Leonard Mzee Tate brought a unique and culturally significant brand of tough love to the program, which still exists today. "A Tough Program for Tough Times" became the mantra, and an environment of discipline and tough love was soon formed. Today, with the help of thousands of volunteers, churches, corporate supporters, and other collaborative organizations throughout Atlanta, Trinity Community Ministries provides essential tools and necessary support to promote sustainable independence among men who are homeless and often struggling with addiction.
For more information please visit our website at www.tcmatlanta.org