Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope

It Takes Many Hands

to build a house, but it takes a community to make it a home.

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Our Goal

is to work together as a commmunity to address the homelessness issue.

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No address. No transportation. No ID. No birth certificate. No social security card.

Homeless individuals have many barriers to self-sufficiency. We assist them in overcoming those barriers.

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KnoxHMIS

(Homeless Management Information System)
This map shows 156 individuals receiving homelessness services in Knox County in the 2012 calendar year whose last known address was in Anderson County (with zip codes unique to Anderson County).

Huge THANK YOU to KnoxHMIS!

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    WELCOME TO TRINITY OUT-REACH CENTER OF HOPE
    (TORCH)!

    We are an emerging non-profit in Oak Ridge that is using intensive case management to help homeless individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency. We also provide supportive services to all community members, such as life skills,  adult literacy-including GED/HSE/ ESOL and computer literacy, life coaching, job searches and resume creation.

    Mission

    To invest in and support the holistic transformation of the economically disadvantaged in our community as they pursue self-sufficiency.

    Vision

    To become a community center where healthy, hopeful, economically independent, self-sufficient citizens work to help and encourage others to break the cycle of poverty.

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    Anderson County Homelessness Action Plan

    Anderson County is creating their Homelessness Action Plan. This is a community led initiative to create a 10 year plan to solve the issue of homeless in the county. Knox County has created and completed one 10 year plan. 6 of the 12 Counties in our regional Continuum of Care have created a plan and are in the process of putting the plan into action. In Anderson County we are behind many of our neighboring counties. We are looking to solve that with community support in the creation of this plan! We hope that you will join us….see the schedule below

    December 11, 2014, Homelessness and Poverty:
    An in depth look at the causes of homelessness and poverty in Anderson County.
    January 29, 2015 Services and Strengths:
    Discussion on Services for Prevention of Homelessness in Anderson County.

    February 12, 2015, Challenges and Action:
    4:00-6:00pm at TORCH 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge TN 37830
    Identify gaps in services.  Outline steps that can be taken to alleviate barriers and address gaps in services.
    Assign subcommittees for working on the plan.

    March 12, 2015, Goals and Measurable Outcomes:
    4:00-6:00pm at TORCH 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge TN 37830
    Identify clearly laid out goals and measurable outcomes for those objectives.

    April 16, 2015, Finalize and Add Finishing Touches to the Plan:
    4:00-6:00pm at TORCH 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge TN 37830

    May
    Meeting with Oak Ridge Mayor and Anderson County Mayor to present plan.