“Dedicted to advocacy for those in need in Lewiston/Auburn.”
The mission of the Jubilee Center is to address unmet needs of underserved people through services that include a Meals Program, Food Pantry, Outreach, a Warming Center, and Refugee Assistance.
Trinity Jubilee Center, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a multi-service agency dedicated to addressing otherwise unmet personal, family, social, and spiritual needs of people in the surrounding communities. Through collaboration and networking with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Trinity Episcopal Church, other religious and secular organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies, we respond to the practical needs of those in the greater Lewiston-Auburn area. We encourage you to participate in the work of the Trinity Jubilee Center by becoming advocates for individuals in need and providing support through legislation, financial, and in-kind donations.
WHAT WE DO
DROP-IN CENTER 6 days a week. Space for people to relax and find daytime shelter from cold, rain, or heat. “Living room” space where folks can sit on comfortable furniture and watch TV, read, play games, or simply enjoy one another’s company. Coffee and snacks available. “Clearinghouse” for access to social service agencies. Monday-Friday 8-3, Saturday 8-1.
MEALS 100 plates served at each meal, on average. “Take-out” plates for neighbors who are shut-in. Monday-Saturday 11:15,
FOOD PANTRY Small emergency food pantry stocked with food from USDA and the Good Shepherd Food Bank: last year, 7,500 pounds of fresh produce went home with food pantry clients. Bread (15,000 loaves in 2008), donated by several local bakeries and grocery stores, is available for anyone to take home. Thursday 8-12
HEALTH CLINIC Thursdays 8am-noon Volunteer docs and healthcare profesionals offer healthcare screening and referrals to all. Sun Journal Article
REFUGEE RELATIONS Assist with daily needs including liaisoning with school department, landlords, and doctors, filling out paperwork, and applying for jobs.
ADVOCACY & INTERVENTION Assistance in communication with hospitals, physicians, and other health care resources. Work with local pharmacies to assure basic emergency medications are available. Counsel and support, a “listening ear.” Referrals and advocacy for those who need help gaining access to social service agencies and housing authorities.
PARTNER AGENCIES & PROGRAMS Every year, Trinity Jubilee Center helps thousands of families and individuals with basic needs of food, clothing, and warm shelter. ln 2008 alone, TJC referred over 1,000 people to appropriate agencies.
Erin Reed, Executive Director
Aba Abu, Interpreter
Mike Garrett, Volunteer Coordinator
247 Bates Street Lewiston, ME O424O (207) 782-57OO