Trinity Without Borders, Inc.
Sarasota FL 34234
We assist the distressed and provide safehavens for homeless women and women with children.  While long-term plans are on the drawing boards, we still need to fill the gaps for the women and children who are falling through the cracks.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Vallerie J. Guillory
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2006
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2016
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
The impact of our assistance is reflected in the lives of formerly homeless families, women with children and single adults who are no longer living without homes and in fear. The single mother who was living in a tent with her unborn child is now full time employed with a home, child care and hope. The family who was an hour away from sleeping in their van, is now self-sufficient. The single father of two toddlers did not have to place his twins in Foster Care because he was able to access emergency assistance. Our Homeless outreach and free donation distribution programs operate on a 24 hr a day basis, providing food, information and immediate assistance to Homeless and At-Risk families. Every homeless child, family or single person out of harm's way and in treatment or a group home or their own home, shows the heart of Sarasota is as deep as it's resources. Which translates into a very beautiful  place to live and visit!.
Needs Statement
With a five year lease at $1 a month and an option to buy the property we are located on, we feel this is the perfect opportunity to ask for your help in solving homelessness for women and children of our area. Presently, we have site control of a local motel and several small properties that e are able to place women and distressed families in who have no income for ninety days. The location is approved as safe place for children and is coordinated into Schoolhouse link for transportation for the children to school. A donation of $300 ensures a family of four does not end up in the streets for two weeks. We have become a safety net for children and adults who were seriously falling through the cracks to the point where we have picked up whole families and their belongings up off Tamiami Trail because their welcome had run out at other area facilities.The financial donations made to Trinity Without Borders, goes straight to the solution. We are all volunteers and and have an over head under $1500 a month, which includes lease of office unit, etc.We are in need of art supplies for the kids, wellness group leaders, diapers, women's shoes, baby blankets, women's clothes. hygiene products, silent auction items, VOLUNTEERS...
Background Statement
Trinity was started as a homeless outreach organization in 2006. Since that time  we have been simply seeking to end homelessness one person at a time. With the founder of Trinity having experienced addiction, homelessness and mental illness, most of her life she knows the roads it takes to bring people from that place. Meet them where they are, and walk them through. It's a dark road , the journey of homelessness, but there is a light at the end....and a home!
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Trinity serves primarily the Sarasota-Manatee county area.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As a formerly Homeless woman and in the grip of substance abuse addiction for many years, I know the way out. Working my way through recovery began eleven years ago. Since that time, I have gone from a nightmare into the most beautiful dream imaginable. Helping women and women with children find their way to self-sufficiency and hope. It is a cold and scary world for single women and their children when they are homeless. The mother is sometimes faced with the choice of placing her children in Foster Care or seeing them suffer Homelessness with her. When that family comes walking in the door of Trinity Without Borders, they are the priority. One mom at a time. We do not tolerate mothers with children being Homeless. We have many partners and citizens who feel the same way. But we need more. Sarasota is at this time with a 97% percent occupancy status. We need more Housing for everyone, but especially the most vulnerable Homeless population, women and women with children. Please support us in our creation of the Sanctuary Village for Women and Women with Children.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Trinity has always been a volunteer based operation that assists anyone in distress who has a need we can help with.
Homeless To Homeowner Program
Trinity acquires spaces, usually recreational vehicles, and passes them on to people for what they can afford to contribute. We have seen families become homeowner's from this platform. As mentioned in our Background statement, Trinity started by acquiring and using campers and RV's. These vessels have only proved less than ideal in that we don't have enough of them. I personally moved out of my RV home when I started Trinity into a thirty year old camper to let a single mom with two children live in my place. They own their own home now. So this program is not some cut and dry model that has been used for grant applications, obviously. But it works. Over and over, people continue to move to the next level through our 'Homeless to Homeowner' program.
Budget $2,000
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Homeless People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success Disabled person's who were living in an assisted living facility have and still are in this program and continuing to be able to afford to live on their own and take care of themselves.
Long Term Success The difference this program has made can be measured by the fact that some of the participants became Homeowners from this platform and are still in their homes through the economic crisis of the last few years.
Program Success Monitoring We can see success by how well participants grow to manage their lives and responsibilities.
Program Success Examples We have statements available from past and present recipients of Trinity's services that show Trinity is making a positive impact.
Description Free Box is a program that is close to the heart of our Treasurer, who operates a Health Food store and is an educator. Through this program, large boxes located at Sponsor locations are placed asking for items from specific categories.i.e. baby items, back-to-school supplies, blankets, animal foods  etc. This way, we are filling specific needs and not wasting the public's energy or resources by requesting items that are not a priority need of distressed folks that ask Trinity for assistance.
Budget $1,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Short-term success for this program will be demonstrated by public response and reporting from tracking indicating the Recipients are struggling less than before they got FreeBox services.
Long Term Success Long-term success of this program will be demonstrated by receiving less requests for these needs.
Program Success Monitoring We will use an active approach to monitoring the effectiveness and follow-up with Recipients and Sponsors.
Program Success Examples When we see some of the families we assist, that are in need of school clothes and supplies telling us they are supplied well and not struggling to find these necessities, we will have examples of success.
The DAV program has three components. The first is assisting Veterans with obtaining the documentation proving they are Vets, such as DD-214's and their Department of Veteran's Affairs Card. This information is crucial to helping our nation's many brave men and women who have fallen through the cracks and of who so many are homeless, injured and mentally ill. By assisting them, we mean Trinity's Vice-President, who is a Disabled Veteran, walking them through the process as he went through it. Filing the necessary required documentation and transporting them to wherever they need to go to complete the process. And then following through with housing and medical services, instead of leaving them to sleep in the bushes, if they desire those services.
The second component of DAV is providing access to a Food Bank that has agreed to partner with Trinity and supply these Vets with on the spot food services and supply boxes that include blankets and foods they can eat handily.
The third component is medical wellness. Trinity will transport Veterans that need to get to Bay Pine Veteran's Administration Complex and other Veterans health facilities for services.  
Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Named Groups
Short Term Success A measure of short-term success will be proven by our outreach team reporting more interest from Veterans.
Long Term Success Changes that will result from this program will be more access for Veterans to services they need.
Program Success Monitoring We will conduct outreach and have a system to reconnect with users  of this program.
Program Success Examples An example of success will be to see some of the Vets who come to Trinity get themselves access to their deserved benefits.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Trinity has worked with The Safe Children Coalition, The Sarasota Police Department, and several commercial businesses. We help distribute food and donations to and from several community organizations. We also have collaborations with two property management groups that work with us to help house homeless and distressed people.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization Trinity has been an all volunteer organization since it's inception. It was projected at start-up to one day be a compensated employee/consumer staffed organization and that is foreseen in the future. (consumer staff is someone like a monitor or house-person for a shelter, lives on site and performs a job for the organization).
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Vallerie J. Guillory
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Scott T. Claar Disabled Veteran
Ms. Vallerie J. Guillory TWB, Inc.
Ms. Janice D. Reynolds Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 67
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2015
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$9,923$0$0
Administration Expense$15,659$3,447$375
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.711.053.67
Program Expense/Total Expenses39%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$0----
Current Assets$0----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$7,426----
Total Net Assets($7,426)----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $18,156Other $3,354Other $1,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Donations $7Contributions, gifts, grants $271Contributions, gifts, grants $375
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.00----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Trinity has been sustaining itself through funding from our volunteers since we opened. Now, that we are assisting the distressed in larger numbers, with more services, and responsibilities -we are asking for help from the community. We have recently  pooled personal resources to purchase insurances and our 30 ft. outreach motor home. The Homeless problem is going to get more distressing if every possible option to assist this population is not initiated. We are appealing to the public to support what we are trying to accomplish. At Trinity Without Borders, Inc. we feel that an investment in our organization, whether it is financial, volunteerism or support in any form is guaranteed a positive return for all concerned.
Financial Comments by Foundation
This organization does not have a formal budget. The little funding required for its work is paid for from the personal account of the volunteer executive director.  Valuation of in-kind donations is included in revenue.
Nonprofit Trinity Without Borders, Inc.
Address 5020 ROYAL PALM AVE
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone 941 400-8569