Contact: 631-385-3311 ext 216
Rosa Coelho – Outreach Coordinator – ext. 235
Trocaire Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like a noonday.” Isaiah 58:10
Our name –TROCAIRE– means COMPASSION in Gaelic. Our Outreach is here to do justice to the meaning of the name and to carry out the social mission of the Catholic Church by serving, advocating and alleviating human suffering.
Volunteers are the mainstay of our Outreach. They are trained for their ministry so they can assist those who come to us for help. Together we have the hands that serve with the hearts that care.
Our volunteers are required to have Virtus training (the protection of children and young people) and a background check.
We serve anyone residing within our parish boundaries regardless of race, religion and creed.
Proof of address and identification are needed for assistance and referrals.
Everyone is treated with dignity. Confidentiality is respected.
All services are free of charge.
Adult Reading Instruction: Our literacy program is available upon request for those in need.
Bread and Cake Pickup: Bread and cake is picked up from a local bakery every Tuesday and Thursday morning. These items are then given to those who come to our food pantry and delivered to the our home bound clients.
Community Service: Community service is available upon request for those who need credit hours for school, religious education and minor violations.
Crest Hollow Country Club Food Pickup: Every Tuesday trays of food are picked up, sorted and prepared to be delivered during the week to our homebound clients. Any extra dinners are given to our food pantry clients.
Crochet/Prayer Shawl: Prayer shawls, blankets, and throws are knitted and blessed by a priest to be given as comfort to anyone going through illness or loss. Group meets on Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Beginners are welcome.
Drivers: Rides to church, local doctors or facilities are provided by volunteers. Advanced notice is needed for scheduling.
Employment: Assistance with jobs is offered every Wednesday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to people who walk in or contact us seeking to hire or to be hired.
We do not provide background checks.
Food Pantry: Our self-serve food pantry is open five days a week from 10:00am to 2:00pm to help the needy families and individuals who come in for assistance. All our food is donated by parishioners, benefactors and local organizations.
Friendly Visitors: Volunteers make visits once a week to homebound persons in our parish to let them know that we care about their well-being, and to check to see if they have any needs or requests for help.
Legal Clinic: Pro bono lawyers work with those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.
Legal clinic meets the first Tuesday of the month. Appointments need to be scheduled in advance.
Meals at Home: Easily prepared frozen dinners from Crest Hollow Country Club and pantry items are delivered once a week to those who are not able to leave their home.
Nursing Home Visits: Volunteers visit a local nursing home on Thursdays to pray the rosary and socialize with the residents.
Senior Social: Volunteers host our senior social group every Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm in our community room and enjoy coffee, cake and conversation. All are welcome.
Special Needs: Families and individuals who are in need of emergency services are either helped or referred to the proper organization.