Our Products

Trillium's Hope Store allows the members of Trillium Center to generate income from their beautiful creations. Sales also provide revenue to our private nonprofit mental health support center where we offer hope and empowerment at no cost to people living in recovery with mental illness.

Some of Trillium Center’s members are so creative that they have to let their inspiration flow. Some use painting as a coping skill to manage their symptoms, others enjoy making jewelry or designing t-shirts.

We started running out of room on the Trillium Center walls to display our members’ art. We decided to turn some of their paintings into "Hope Works Art Cards." We took those cards, and jewelry, t shirts and other creations out in our community for sale at events and fairs. The community received our products so well that we created “Trillium’s Hope Store” online to reach more people.

All profits from “Trillium’s Hope Store” are shared between the artists who live with mental health issues and Trillium Center. The services that Trillium provides to our community are essential to people living with mental illness because members go into crisis less and feel a sense of purpose and connection.

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Our Story

A trillium is a three-petal flower found in the wild. We chose it for the Trillium Center logo because it symbolizes the three women who founded the nonprofit in 2007. (Photo credit: mammeejill)

Anne, Cynthia and Traci met through a mental health support group in Manassas Virginia. They envisioned a center in Prince William County where people with mental health challenges could go to reduce feelings of isolation and work on their recovery with others like them.

In April 2007, the women heard about a funding opportunity from the Commonwealth of Virginia available to mental health consumers. Their dream had the chance to become reality. Trillium Center opened its doors in September 2007, only five months later.

We’ve never slowed down.

Trillium Center has grown a lot. There is now more physical space, more members, and more ways the staff reaches out into the community.

Trillium Center participates in community partnerships to improve the mental health system. We work with law enforcement on task forces and collaborate with other providers to run Prince William County’s annual Mental Health Awareness Event.

There is still much more to do for people living with mental illness. Your purchases from Trillium’s Hope Store will help us expand our services.

Our mission

Today, Trillium Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers.

Our primary service is a peer-run center for adults that supports recovery from serious mental illness. Trillium Center offers this mental health support at no-cost, six days a week.

Members enjoy educational, recreational, and supportive activities in a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere. Programming provides opportunities to encourage personal growth, including: mentoring and coaching, playing a game of cards, Scrabble, or pool, karaoke nights, recovery classes, support groups and more!

Peer-run recovery centers help to reduce the stigma of mental illness as well as reduce feelings of isolation and alienation. Trillium Center staff is trained to maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment by enforcing a set of rules that focus on healthy behavior. We also model recovery values, including focusing on strengths and holding out hope that recovery is possible for everyone.

We promote recovery beyond our physical space and are a cutting edge, unique model for other organizations that give aid to those who suffer from serious mental illness.

Our People

Our staff and volunteers are hard working and dedicated to promoting mental health recovery and assisting people to achieve their short and long term goals. Not all staff and volunteers are pictured.

We are able to maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment thanks to regular in-house and external training. We learn support group facilitation, crisis management, telling our stories, Mental Health First Aid, Virginia’s Peer Recovery Support curriculum, and Red Cross CPR and First Aid.