Trinity Services, Inc. is proud to announce that the organization was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Non-Profit Response and Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Exemplary Employer categories of The 17th Annual International Business Awards® today.
Trinity Services was recognized for its proactive response to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping the health and safety of the people with developmental disabilities and mental illness whom it supports and its staff members at heart.
Trinity created a shelter-in-place staffing model through which more than 150 staff members moved into residential locations for weeks and even months at a time to ensure that people with developmental disabilities were as safe as possible. Many people Trinity supports have preexisting conditions which put them at higher risk for severe complications from the virus.
Trinity staff members created weekly curriculum for delivery to residential locations to ensure that people were staying engaged while day programs were closed because of the pandemic. Trinity school staff also delivered materials and provided remote lessons to students.
The Trinity Counseling Center offered free consultations to people in its coverage area in Will, Grundy and Southern Cook Counties during Illinois’ stay-at-home order. This initiative aimed to help people manage feelings of anxiety, fear and stress created by the pandemic and to provide a confidential, remote, stigma-free way for people to receive counseling. Trinity also provided six free counseling sessions to each of its employees in