Trin'Naz Helping Hands helps meet the most immediate basic needs of the underserved and underprivileged. We provide financial assistance or refer them to local community organizations. We help them build resources and skills to address and overcome long-term poverty. Trin'Naz Helping Hands currently administers the following human service programs at no cost to participants, regardless of income or residency. Our services are designed and coordinated to address and relieve poverty-related hardships.

Youth Outreach Program

When youth have the resources to succeed, their lives change.

The Youth Outreach Program is specifically designed to address children's most challenging issues in their fight against poverty: getting and staying healthy, staying in school, and finding a stable job. Trin'Naz Helping Hands helps children overcome challenges they would otherwise face for a lifetime.

Our Outreach Program creates a powerful multiplier effect. We help youth see beyond the daily struggles of poverty and release them from a cycle of short-term decisions. It helps them gain the ability to begin contributing to their own families and communities.

We plan to:

  • Handout backpacks packed with school essentials.

  • Offer My Barstow Card: Giving youth ages 5 - 18 free access to recreation centers and swimming pools and free or discounted admission to various community-based events.

  • Provides tangible items, such as food, clothing, and hygiene products, to youth experiencing homelessness.

  • Case management services offer follow-up visits and complete client progress notes.

The Connection: Education and the Inequality Pipeline

Only 16% of children growing up in poverty are no longer poor by their late twenties. Trin'Naz Helping Hands plans to diminish poverty through professional and civic efforts. We want to create a sustainable and equitable city that is more inclusive and livable for all. We believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not.

To do this, we will coordinate with others to help us transition young adults from poverty to successful careers adults. Young adults who have been systematically disconnected from the mainstream economy due to their address, ethnicity, education, and family income represent % of the young adult population in the area. Youth in low-income communities are rarely called for interviews because they need more professional experience and post-secondary education. Our goal is to address the root causes of poverty by providing young adults with fundamental skills for real jobs with absolute success. One crucial bridge is a Community college. A two-year college degrees increase earnings by more than 25 percent, and certificates increase wages by about 10 percent. Furthermore, youth that lives in poverty never dream about elite universities, such as Harvard University.

Financial assistance programs provide income support to youth, individuals, and families to help meet their basic needs while encouraging maximum independence

Financial assistance

Community-Based programs and activities Assistance

Families are scraping to get by. As local philanthropy, we can provide financial support and resources to build, sustain, and ensure access to Community-Based programs and activities. Community-Based programs and activities that can help promote positive outcomes for youth. We will work with families to help pay for Community-Based programs and activities.

Community-Based programs and activities:

  • Team and Individual Sports

  • Clubs associated with interests

  • Student Organization

  • Visual Arts

  • Performing Arts

  • Martial Arts

  • Academic Competitions, etc.

Transportation Assistance (bus passes and/or gasoline cards).

Those who need transportation for work, an emergency medical appointment, or a job interview can get help. The first two weeks at work, or a partial tank of free gasoline, will be provided.

Hygiene Assistance is evaluated on case-by-case bases, on the nature of the emergency.

NOTE: Assistance may vary depending on funding availability and program eligibility requirements.

Free Temporary Mailbox Service

The lack of a permanent address hinders a person’s escape from homelessness. Having a permanent address can open many doors or help get many things done smoothly, such as:

  • filling out a job application,

  • Registering to vote,

  • Applying for benefits or housing,

  • Receiving official communications,

  • Opening a bank account,

  • Replacing identification, and

  • Registering the vehicle you live in.