Chattanooga Room in the Inn Mission Statement

To empower women and children experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the foundation and heart of Chattanooga Room in the Inn. Many vital functions are provided by volunteers including meal preparation, activities for children, fundraising committees, special projects, and life skills instruction. Please consider volunteering your time today.

DONATE

Chattanooga Room in the Inn relies on the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses, and civic groups. Give the gift of hope by donating household items, toiletries, baby products, or food products. Financial contributions are always appreciated.

EVENTS

As a non-profit agency, Chattanooga Room in the Inn relies heavily on donations and fundraising events to be able to provide our services to the community.The events are a lot of fun for everyone involved while raising money for a great cause.

GET HELP

Our participants are referred by a professional familiar with the participant. Women who are ready to change their circumstances are eligible. If you are a designated professional that has identified an eligible candidate and needs assistance, please click read more below.

7974

NUMBER OF BED NIGHTS AT CRITI IN 2018

76%

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS BECAME EMPLOYED IN 2019

4986

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER HOURS AT CRITI IN 2019

100%

GRADUATES REMAINING IN PERMANENT HOUSING IN 2019

STORIES OF HOPE

Women with children are the fastest growing homeless group in our area. Chattanooga Room in the Inn provides housing and services at no charge, giving them the time they need to get back on their feet. Read the success stories of our amazing women.

NEWS & UPDATES AT CRITI

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A mom and her four children moved into the shelter a few days ago. As our case manager was showing them around, one of the young boys hugged her and exclaimed with excitement, "We get to stay here and we get our very own room?" This family has been moving around so much that he was just thankful to finally have a safe, dedicated space to live.
Do you want to help families like this feel comfortable while at the shelter? We have a wish list of comfort items we could really use for some of our rooms: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex. Needed items include pillows, extension cords, bedroom lamps, small trash cans, box fans, and tall sturdy laundry baskets.

You are also welcome to drop these items off. They do not have to be purchased from Amazon. We just ask that any donations of pillows be new and unused.
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A mom and her four children moved into the shelter a few days ago. As our case manager was showing them around, one of the young boys hugged her and exclaimed with excitement, We get to stay here and we get our very own room?  This family has been moving around so much that he was just thankful to finally have a safe, dedicated space to live. 
Do you want to help families like this feel comfortable while at the shelter? We have a wish list of comfort items we could really use for some of our rooms: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex. Needed items include pillows, extension cords, bedroom lamps, small trash cans, box fans, and tall sturdy laundry baskets. 

You are also welcome to drop these items off. They do not have to be purchased from Amazon. We just ask that any donations of pillows be new and unused.

There’s no job too hard for our amazing volunteers! A huge thanks to volunteer groups from Southern Champion Tray and Signal Mountain Presbyterian who placed new rubber mulch on our playground. This weather has been so HOT and they still completed this big project for us. We are so grateful! ... See MoreSee Less

There’s no job too hard for our amazing volunteers! A huge thanks to volunteer groups from Southern Champion Tray and Signal Mountain Presbyterian who placed new rubber mulch on our playground. This weather has been so HOT and they still completed this big project for us.                  We are so grateful!

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Thank yaw!! The playground looks great!!!

On the weekends, our shelter residents typically have free time but not a lot of extra money to do special activities. Our friends with Lake Winnie wanted to provide some summer fun and generously donated tickets to us. The ladies and children had a blast. We are so thankful for partnerships like these that allow for great memories! ... See MoreSee Less

On the weekends, our shelter residents typically have free time but not a lot of extra money to do special activities. Our friends with Lake Winnie wanted to provide some summer fun and generously donated tickets to us. The ladies and children had a blast. We are so thankful for partnerships like these that allow for great memories!

Yay! It’s delivery day. We finally have a new commercial grade range thanks to some generous supporters! Our residents will be putting this to very good use. 🍳 🧑‍🍳

Stay tuned for more kitchen reno pictures next week! We are thrilled to be making these needed updates.
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Yay! It’s delivery day. We finally have a new commercial grade range thanks to some generous supporters! Our residents will be putting this to very good use. 🍳 🧑‍🍳 

Stay tuned for more kitchen reno pictures next week! We are thrilled to be making these needed updates.

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Awesome‼️ Really needed that

Is your office, church or civic group looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are in need of some handy work in our ADA (handicap accessible room). Projects include trim work, ceiling tile install, painting and a few other tasks. This could easily be just a half day project with a few people all working together!
Please message us on here or email Sharon at scollins@chattanoogaroomintheinn.com if you would like to help out!
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Is your office, church or civic group looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are in need of some handy work in our ADA (handicap accessible room). Projects include trim work, ceiling tile install, painting and a few other tasks. This could easily be just a half day project with a few people all working together! 
Please message us on here or email Sharon at scollins@chattanoogaroomintheinn.com if you would like to help out!

A huge thanks to Mt Carmel Baptist Church on Signal Mountain for raising money for us from their Vacation Bible School offering. The funds will be put to good use this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thanks to Mt Carmel Baptist Church on Signal Mountain for raising money for us from their Vacation Bible School offering. The funds will be put to good use this summer.

While the moms work, the children living at CRITI need a safe place to go during the summer. We are excited to have partnered with Girls Inc. to send two of our current residents to their amazing summer camp! I mean, how fun does this look?? #summeroffun #summercamp ... See MoreSee Less

At CRITI, we make birthdays extra special for our residents! We throw a party with cake and gifts for anyone living here on their special day.
We are always looking for items we can give as presents to the women and children (gift certificates, a spa service, movie tickets, etc.) If you or your business is interested in donating an item, send us a message!
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At CRITI, we make birthdays extra special for our residents! We throw a party with cake and gifts for anyone living here on their special day.
We are always looking for items we can give as presents to the women and children (gift certificates, a spa service, movie tickets, etc.) If you or your business is interested in donating an item, send us a message!

Wow! A big thanks to Burlington Foundation for supporting our shelter with a $5,000 grant. We are so thankful for their generosity. #grants #communitysupport ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! A big thanks to Burlington Foundation for supporting our shelter with a $5,000 grant. We are so thankful for their generosity. #grants #communitysupport
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