Grant Program: Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, FY 2007
Organization Name: Trinity Development Corporation
Organization Address: 7003 Piney Branch Road NW, Washington, DC 20012
Phone Number: (202) 726-2346
Fax Number: (202) 726-2359
Title of Project: Health Options for Wellness
Project Director: Sullivan Robinson
Description of Organization:
Trinity Development Corporation (TDC), incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the outgrowth of work initially performed by members of the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia. Founded to address the growing social and economic needs of District residents, the primary purpose of the TDC is to provide comprehensive health and economic development strategies to improve the quality of life for residents in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. The mission of TDC is to assist in the empowerment of underserved and at-risk residents to achieve self-sufficiency through the provision of access to health care, consultation, job training, early care, elder care, youth development and housing.
Description of project:
The overall goal of the community partnerships project is to reduce disease risk and increase access to health care in Washington, D.C. The project provides weekly HIV, diabetes and obesity outreach services. Prevention information and evidenced-based health education are provided at each of six sites or Conversation Centers, housed in churches in various wards throughout the district. The project partners with local organizations, agencies and health professionals to provide screening, testing, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and other support services via referrals.