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The Trinity Human Service Center is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation which strives to meet various needs of those who reside in the Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick areas of Brooklyn.


"The Center" serves thousands of clients who come to its door each year.  It was founded in 1979 and has been a beacon of hope for many people struggling with various problems or issues typically found in urban environments

History of the Center

        Trinity Human Services Corporation was founded in 1979 by the Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg Brooklyn. It attained its nonprofit status in 1983 under the name Most Holy Trinity Housing Corporation, led by a group of volunteers belonging to the Dominican Sisters Congregation of Amityville. Then in 1991, to meet the compounding needs in the communities it served, it expanded into a social service center and its name was amended to Trinity Human Services Corporation.

Various service announcements are posted in the hallway outside the Center's main office.  Providing information and educational training for its clients is a goal of the Center.

The Center Today

        Trinity Human Services Center is a social service organization that has provided case assistance, information and educational training to the economically disadvantaged families of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick, Brooklyn.

        From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, the Trinity Center works to address the varied needs of its community members. During its last calendar year the Center served over 80,000 meals and had over 12,000 client contacts. It is the only social service food pantry with daily operating hours in the Williamsburg area.


The Vision of the Center

        The overreaching vision of Trinity Human Services Corporation and its staff is to make certain that our most vulnerable youngsters and our most tried parents flourish. The Center is dedicated to developing a One-Stop-Shop approach to social services; one site where they are known by staff that understand their fundamental needs, their numerous obstacles and their distinctive situations.


Trinity Human Service Center
builds on individual and family strengths.
It meets the essential needs for
food, clothing and shelter,
while at the same time providing advocacy, counseling, referrals, educational trainings
and recreational activities.

The Trinity Center Develops Opportunities
so that Neighborhoods and Communities
may flourish

The staff of the Human Service Center gathered in August of 2014 for a luncheon to say "good-bye" to Brother Joseph Schenk, OFM Conv.  Bro. Joe served as "Interim Executive Deputy Director" of the Center from September of 2013 until August of 2014.

Trinity Human Service Center


153-A Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Phone: 718-388-3176
Fax:  718-388-3923

Email the Center at:

Sr Sofia Lee, sfma
Ms. Yadhira Deras
Deacon Rogelio Vega

Mrs. Flor Vega

Ms. Alejandrina Canarte, Ms. Perseveranda Medina, and Ms. Amparo Lazzu

and many other dedicated volunteers!



The Services We Offer

        Trinity Human Service Center works to provide educational and social services on all levels, including but not limited to emergency food and clothing assistance, advocacy for entitlements and immigration, referrals for employment and job training/placement, E.S.L. classes, child protective services, medical and mental healthcare, housing and emergency shelters, legal services, foster care, literacy, alcohol and drug abuse, and domestic violence.

        The Trinity Center aids individuals and families in crisis situations as well as those that are at-risk, providing preventive measures to avoid family crisis, so that they may work towards improving the quality of their lives. The means to this end always focus on bigger issues that encompass a wide range of familial needs, community support and the overall personal growth of the participant.

        In keeping with its mission the Trinity Center has established the following programs to assist clients in crisis:

–A Food Program that dispenses free emergency food packages.
–A Clothing Program that provides clothing for men, women and children.
Social Services Program with a staff that helps clients with every type of case assistance.



One of our faithful thrift shop volunteer, shows some of the many goods the thrift shop has to offer.


The Thrift Shop, named in honor of Sr. Mary Jane Fulton, OP who was the Center's Director for many years during the 1990s, is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Come and see the treasures we have!  Enter at 153-A Johnson Avenue.


Sr. Mary Jane Fulton, OP, will always be remembered as having a special place in the history of the Trinity Human Service Center!



Seasonal Activities

        Each year the Trinity Human Service Center sponsors a Thanksgiving Food Drive in order to provide food baskets for struggling families during the holiday.

        In December, the Center sponsors a Christmas Toy Drive so that children from economically deprived families can share the joy of the holiday season.

        Occasionally the Center holds Flea Markets, in order to raise funds, as well as Health Fairs to promote healthy living for people of the community.



See the January 2015 Article about the THSC in the St. Anthony Messenger Magazine:  -- Click Here --


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