North Street Mission

Trinity United Church of Christ (Wooster)

 Contact:   Phil Starr
                  150 East North St 
                  Wooster, Ohio 44691
Phone:  330-264-9250
Fax:  330-264-0380
Trinity is located in Wooster Ohio which is the seat of Wayne County. It is approximately 50 miles South, South West of Cleveland and 35 miles South West of Akron.  Trinity hosts a free hot, healthy breakfast, five days a week for the community.  We serve an average of 65 people per day.  The program requires 100 volunteer hours each week.  18,000 meals were served in 2015. 

Projects/Focus:  Volunteer groups will begin each day by working with Trinity volunteers preparing and serving our Breakfast Program.  Following breakfast they will have the opportunity to work with one of several community organizations including MOCA House (a local mental health drop in center), People to People Ministries (a local food pantry), Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Community Gardens, STEPS (Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention Services), Every Women’s House (Domestic Violence Shelter, Advocacy and Education Center), Friendship Meals, and the Wilderness Center.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Educational components can be arranged on a variety of issues based on the interests of the work group.  Because the church hosts a number of 12 step programs, serve a morning breakfast program, and connect people to social services in the community such as the mental health drop in center, ecumenical connections, and service agencies in town and the College of Wooster, a variety of related presentations and direct conversations can be provided on: Addiction, Poverty, Homelessness, Community Organizing, Mental Health Networks, Environmental Issues and the Amish and Mennonite communities. These would be led by church members or staff, ecumenical partners or participants in these programs.

Time:  Monday through Saturday opportunities available all year.  Application deadline is 4 weeks prior to the event.

Group Size:  20 people maximum

Minimum Age:  13 years

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5

Accommodations: Mission volunteers are housed on the third floor of the church’s education building with a total of 40 beds (4 rooms of 5 bunks each). There are two restrooms.  A gathering room has a sink, microwave and refrigerator.  Volunteers will need to bring their own bedding and toiletries.

Suggested Donation:  $200 per person per week.  Includes lodging, Monday-Friday breakfast and packed lunch and 2 evening meals.

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