Offering Assistance To You
OMD Food Pantry
The Ola M. Davis Memorial Food Pantry has distributed in excess of one million pounds of food through our pantry, we understand that the those in need will always need help and it is our goal to provide help where needed. We will always help regardless of race, creed color or religious belief. NEED HAS NO BOUNDARIES! The pantry distributes free food to the general public each Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:30 am. For more information click here
This year we are happy to announce the return of the CARE BABIES program. Registration is required. Make an appointment to fill out your application to receive diapers (newborn – size 5) Baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, and other care products. In addition toddlers can also receive cereal, juice, and other supplies as available. Supplies are distributed on a monthly basis.
To enroll please bring parent or guardian ID, child’s birth certificate, or foot prints if under one month old, proof of current address, WIC card if enrolled, child’s social security card.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a public program that provides utility, and furnace repair/replacement assistance. Trinity has assisted 1000+ individuals yearly with help on their utilities. For more information click here.
A program that assist senior, low income, home owners with needed home repairs to weatherize their houses for the winter.
Schools Out, Fun's In is a youth program that provides activities for youth in safe environments throughout the year.
A youth tutoring and mentoring program that helps young people through education.
A Fall to Grace
An Arts and Culture Program that allows participants discovery their inner talents and abilities.
This program assist seniors with a variety of assistance such as State of Illinois RX Program, Property Tax Exemptions, Water Department senior discount, recovery of over-paid property taxes, and discovery of available services through the Benefits Access Program.
Up From the Basement
Our current site which is our church that’s really the church basement. Years ago, in the 1980’s the church had saved funds to start to build an actual church. However, an unscrupulous contractor left with all the money putting a basement slab with nothing else. The church put a roof on the basement which is where we have been located ever since.
Trinity is surrounded by larger churches of various denomination but they have given us nick names such as the underground church, but we are known as the church in the basement.
Our one building is a multi-purpose building. Each week we transform our building from a place of worship to a place for the community services. We host all of our community programs such as our OMD Food Pantry, LIHEAP program, and Care Babies Program in this one location.
Each week we move our church benches and roll out racks of food, tables and chairs, to serve the people with pride and respect in an environment that's welcoming.
We are currently raising money to help upgrade the building we are in to make sure we meet all required building codes, can pave our parking lot (that is currently rocks, crushed asphalt, and gravel) and remain handicap accessible to reach all in need. To help improve our building to continue our programming please go https://gofund.me/eb1abc86 and make a donation.
We welcome professional help and donations as well. If you have a skill or trade, have tools or materials or perhaps a building you would like to donate to support our cause please let us know. We are constantly looking for ways to increase our services to the community.
We Got the Power (WGTP)
An innovative program that taps into the power you have within. Personally, we face many issues in our life that sometimes seem to overpower us. But we realize that we have the power within us to create the changes we need to conquer and defeat them. With encouragement, knowledge, respect, support, an idea, a vision, and at times a helping hand we can and will become winners, and reach our goal. This program discovers the power and motivation needed to lead to action. Together and only together we can do
People have asked why we don't stop many of our programs and focus our support on getting another building. Our answer is that help has no look or description it just has requires a need. There are hundreds of stories from those that have received help from our church known as the church in the basement. In other words we may not look like much, but what we do is priceless! We would be amiss in our mission and duties not to provide that help. In other words need comes before want. While we do NEED a building the needs of the many hurting people must be addressed.