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Trinity Boston Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Outreach programs in the city of boston, including innovative programs to empower youth and families, and build public interest and commitment to create positive, long-lasting social change.

Programs: Trinity education for excellence program (teep), is a tuition-free, out-of-school time program for boston public middle and high school students, with a sole entry point for rising seventh graders. Programming sets the bar high for academic achievement and promotes the development of life and leadership skills while encouraging college access and success.

trinity boston counseling center (tbcc) serves the mental health needs of individuals, families, and youth-serving boston agencies by providing trauma-informed clinical and therapeutic counseling and mentoring services including: individual counseling, training and workshops, crisis consulting, embedded clinicians and life coaches, support groups, and an internship program.

sole train: boston runs together is a non-competitive running and mentoring program. Sole train runners learn that seemingly impossible goals can be achieved when they identify the necessary steps that need to be taken, attain support, and develop self-confidence. Runners are coached on transferring these skills to other areas of their lives to reach their full potential. Personal discipline, perseverance, and responsibility are connected to achieving individual and collective goals.

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Rating: 5

As a second-year social work student, I worked at Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC), which is part of Trinity Boston Foundation (TBF). From the very beginning the staff welcomed us (as interns) as part of the staff. The group has a unique client-focused approach to providing counseling for its clients. The staff is extremely seasoned--some of the clinicians have been practicing for over 30 years! As an intern, I provided individual counseling at TBCC and also worked at their offsite program, Street Potential--a program that provides life skills and vocational training to court- and gang-involved youth. TBCC uses several frameworks that truly show how client-centered they are in their counseling work. The team has a superb understanding of trauma and uses a trauma-informed framework in working with clients. This means an extra level of sensitivity is applied as they work with clients. As well, TBCC's open-minded approach to integrating spirituality with counseling allows the client to define whether, what, and how spirituality nourishes them emotionally or needs healing. As well, Trinity Boston Foundation staff are very open-minded, focused, and sensitive to the goals and approach of TBCC. Due to the fact that TBCC is part of Trinity Foundation (and affiliated with Trinity Church) there is an amazing sense of observing sacred space together. As clinicians we always thought about the sacred space we were developing with our clients. For instance, how is it defined by our clients, ourselves as clinicians, and by our interaction with each other in relationship? In staff meetings we regularly took moments at the beginning of each meeting to observe the sacred space created by the presence of those in the room (and often those who were missing) and what we would be discussing next. This type of meditation on space might seem small to some, but it meant that everyone was present in the moment to discuss topics at hand. The staff at Trinity are extremely seasoned, as I have said before, but they are always integrating new ways of applying knowledge acquired through relationship with clients, consultants, interns, and each other. There is a strong sense of team, collaboration, respect, gratitude, and taking into account "the whole picture" as well as one can.