Since 1979, Trinity Group Homes Inc. has provided housing and supportive services in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for men and women with major mental illnesses and since 1980, we have been certified as a 501(3)(c) organization. Residents live in duplex buildings owned by Trinity Group Homes Inc. and are group homes. Our staff works with residents on life skills building and development. In addition, Trinity Group Homes Inc. networks with case management service providers to ensure medication compliance and 24-hour crisis intervention, as well as with psychosocial rehabilitation services (PSR). The goal of Trinity Group Homes Inc. is to enable our residents to graduate from our semi-independent group living programs to fully independent community living.
Resident Support and Training
The valuable opportunities Trinity provides to our residents allow many of them to develop vital employment and life skills and enable them to live independent and contributing lives, either as Trinity residents or when they "graduate" to fully independent living in the community. Measures include the following: higher level of social interaction skills, increased sense of pride in their home environment, decrease in isolation, increased mental health coping skills, increased daily participation within the home setting; and improved medication management.
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The Board of Directors in 2012 authorized the President Architects West to design, provide bid documents for Trinity's new eight unit group home in Post Falls, ID. The contract was signed on Thursday, March 8, 2012 and approved by the funder, the Boise USDA offices on March 12, 2012. A contract was issued to White Water Creek, Inc. for construction of new eight bedroom duplex and was completed and dedicated on September 2013. The new building increased capacity for Trinity from 32 bedrooms from the 24 bedrooms we added in April, representing about a 44% increase during the 2013 calendar year.
City of Coeur d'Alene Community Development Block Grant
City of Coeur d'Alene, through their HUD funded CDBG Entitlement Program awarded $30,112 in grant funding to Trinity Group Homes that allowed the renovation of the two oldest group homes owned by Trinity. This grant has allowed Trinity Group Homes to install new plastic laminate flooring in ten bedrooms, two living rooms, eating space and kitchen of our two-story group home. We were also able to replace the existing furnaces in this home, adding central A/C to the homes. In addition, both kitchens were outfitted with new stoves and dishwashers. In the second home, serving eight residents, we replaced one older furnace, installed a new central A/C system for both houses, and replaced the existing dilapidated storage shed and installed new perimeter fencing.
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Rev. Robert Runkle
Our Executive Director takes on new responsibilities! Bob Runkle, now known as The Rev. Robert S. Runkle (or less formally as Deacon Bob) was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on October 21, 2012 by The Rt. Rev. James E. Waggoner, Jr., Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane.