Building Community

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Through church partnership and working alongside the community and its members we hope to be a part of building healthy communities that know Jesus because the unified church loved them.

Community Events

Each spring, in partnership with the Lacy Lakeview Fire and Police Departments, Lakeview Baptist Church, Lakeview United Methodist Church, and Elm Mott United Methodist Church, we host a community event called “Kickin’ it with the Chiefs.” We gather together to play kickball, eat great food, and get to know our first responders!

Each summer, we host a school supplies drive to assist the families of Connally ISD and La Vega ISD. Keep an eye out for our next drive!

Each fall, we put on a Community Wellness Event focused on educating community members about first aid, nutrition, stress management, and building healthy lifestyles. In 2023, Connally HS was kind enough to host us!

Homelessness Research Project

During the 2020-2021 school year, we had three Social Work Interns; Kathleen Post, Liv Nortillo, and Jess Hedge. They worked together on the Homelessness Research Project, finding insights about homelessness in our service area. The project, led by Social Work intern, Kathleen Post,  helped to educate the TCM staff, volunteers, and community partners about what people are facing in our communities and what we can do to help them. This project will run alongside the Asset Mapping of resources that will help transition people out of homelessness. 

Assets for Transitioning out of Homelessness Asset Mapping

The staff of Tri-Cities Ministries, as well as numerous volunteers, are working together to identify assets in the TCM service area and create a map that can be used by the community. This effort is being led by Social Work Intern, Jessica Hedge, who states, “We are surrounded by people created in God’s image and deserve to know how worthy they are. I believe that God is inviting us to love our neighbors and serve them where they are.” At the end of this project, the asset map will be shared with community members through many different community organizations.