Trinity's Vision

Trinity Group Homes, Inc. provides safe, affordable housing for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Trinity's Vision

Trinity's Mission

We provide caring, community supported housing programs that guide and teach life skills to our residents.

Trinity's Vision
Supportive Services

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.

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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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Recent News @ Trinity Group Homes

The Rev. Robert Runkle Retiring

On October 15, 2015, Robert S. Runkle retires from Trinity Group Homes, Inc. after serving first as the "Administrator" in the fall of 2008, then becoming our Executive Director a few years later. Bob has been with Trinity about seven years. When he arrived, Trinity had 17 bedrooms, but as he soon realized three of those rooms had been vacant for the previous 12 months, creating a significant drain on income. Over the time Bob has been at Trinity, capacity had increased in several steps to the current capacity of 33 bedrooms. There is now a waiting list of around 8-10 individuals already approved for occupancy, and it usually takes 60-90 days for an individual to obtain a room. Without the collective support that Bob has had from the various members of the Trinity Board of Directors, none of this would have been possible.

Recently someone asked Bob what it would be like for him to leave Trinity. He noted that "leaving is going to be SO hard, so many friends, so many folks that mean a bunch to me, so many things that call me to this community, and for the rewards." Bob stated that he has been "blessed with many joyful events during my time here in Idaho." He noted that it is especially gratifying to see where Trinity is today, and how the staff is able to serve those with mental illness.

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Trinity Group Homes, Inc. Nominated for Annual Nonprofit Excellence Award

(Coeur d'Alene, ID) - More than 100 organizations have been nominated across Idaho for the Idaho Nonprofit Center's Excellence Award, and Trinity Group Homes, Inc. is honored to be included.

"We know that nonprofits make a difference in communities across Idaho every day and these awards recognize the contribution of the nonprofit sector." said Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, which organized the awards. "We continued to be impressed with the many moving stories in the 2015 nominations and extremely proud of the nonprofits and what their contributions to the quality of life in Idaho."

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Select Health Awards

Kinkade Winner

The President of Select Health, Patricia R. Richards, and David Pate, MD, JD of St. Luke's Health System, together with Idaho's First Lady, Lori Otter welcomed and presented awards.

Select Health is a not-for-profit health insurance organization, serving 700,000 members in Utah and Idaho. This is their first year in Idaho for the Select 25 Award. More than 180 organizations applied for the 25 awards, of which Trinity Group Homes, Inc. was one recipient. Each awardee received $2,500 grant, together with several marketing materials, including a video.

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Thomas Kinkade Raffle Winner

Kinkade Winner

A recent raffle of a limited edition lithograph of Lake Coeur d'Alene by well-known artist Thomas Kinkade raised over $4200 for Trinity Group Homes, Inc. Pictured with the painting are: Julie Welker, Trinity's Life Skills Director; Mark Tucker, Executive Director of United Way of Kootenai County; Jane Brooks of Hayden, raffle winner; and Bob Runkle, Trinity?s Executive Director.

On June 1, Mark Tucker, United Way's Executive Director, drew the winning raffle ticket for a limited edition lithograph of Lake Coeur d'Alene by the well-known late artist, Thomas Kinkade. The lucky and excited winner was Jane Brooks of Hayden.

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Union Pacific Grant Award

Trinity Group Homes, Inc. awarded $7,500 for Life Skills Program Support by Union Pacific Foundation

On April 26, 2015, Trinity Group Homes, Inc. was presented a check by Nathan Alexander, Director, Public Affairs, and Corporate Relations for Union Pacific Railroad at GW Hunters Steakhouse. The presentation occurred in the restaurant following a very nice luncheon. Mr. Alexander noted that this award to Trinity Group Homes, Inc. was one of the larger grant awards for 2015 for the Idaho Union Pacific community.


Photography courtesy Union Pacific Railroad

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Many Ways to Donate to Trinity Group Homes, Inc.

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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.

Rev. Robert Runkle

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