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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Thank you Starbucks on East Brainerd Road!!

They donated sandwiches, parfaits, bagels and treats to CRITI this week for our mom's and children.

It is truly a blessing to have such wonderful companies reach out and help make a difference in the lives of the women and children we serve.
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Thank you Starbucks on East Brainerd Road!! 

They donated sandwiches, parfaits, bagels and treats to  CRITI this week for our moms and children.  

It is truly a blessing to have such wonderful companies reach out and help make a difference in the lives of the women and children we serve.

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Tis my Starbucks!

We’re so happy to help and serve our community! We love our mom’s and kids and know they deserve the world! We look forward to more partnership in the future! (Also join our community page! Search for “Starbucks @ E. Brainerd Community page!”) ❤️ ☕️ #stronglikecoffee

Chattanooga Room in the Inn's HomeAgain program offers permanent, safe and affordable housing for graduates of the program.

They are eligible for case management and all the services they received in-house at CRITI. Funded by the City of Chattanooga using funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it was specifically aimed at creating affordable housing for those experiencing homelessness and providing the supportive services necessary to keep them from experiencing homelessness again.
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Chattanooga Room in the Inns HomeAgain program offers permanent, safe and affordable housing for graduates of the program. 

They are eligible for case management and all the services they received in-house at CRITI. Funded by the City of Chattanooga using funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it was specifically aimed at creating affordable housing for those experiencing homelessness and providing the supportive services necessary to keep them from experiencing homelessness again.

CRITI got some exciting news this week! First Horizon Bank Foundation awarded us a special grant to cover some of our recent and unexpected expenses to respond to COVID-19. Thank you so much for supporting our community the way you do! You are wonderful neighbors to the nonprofits in our area. ... See MoreSee Less

CRITI got some exciting news this week!  First Horizon Bank Foundation awarded us a special grant to cover some of our recent and unexpected expenses to respond to COVID-19.  Thank you so much for supporting our community the way you do!  You are wonderful neighbors to the nonprofits in our area.

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Wonderful

That's awesome

Thank you First Horizon Bank Foundation!

Yay!!

In 1988, a study by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Council on homelessness found there were few options available to single women and women with children who found themselves homeless. Christine Morrison spearheaded efforts to recruit church and volunteers to host the homeless guest’s.

The result was astonishing: Chattanooga Room in the Inn officially began on August 31, 1988, offering overnight shelter at seven area churches (Brainerd Church of Christ, Central Presbyterian Church, First Centenary United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Hixson Church of Christ, Hixson United Methodist Church, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church).

In 1992, Chattanooga Room in the Inn moved into its own facility and developed into a fully operational shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Today, CRITI still operates as a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year facility to help women and children overcome homelessness.
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In 1988, a study by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Council on homelessness found there were few options available to single women and women with children who found themselves homeless.  Christine Morrison spearheaded efforts to recruit church and volunteers to host the homeless guest’s.  

The result was astonishing: Chattanooga Room in the Inn officially began on August 31, 1988, offering overnight shelter at seven area churches (Brainerd Church of Christ, Central Presbyterian Church, First Centenary United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Hixson Church of Christ, Hixson United Methodist Church, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church).  

In 1992, Chattanooga Room in the Inn moved into its own facility and developed into a fully operational shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Today, CRITI still operates as a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year facility to help women and children overcome homelessness.

We have a lot to be thankful for this week! In case you are a new friend of CRITI's, you might not know that we became pet friendly in 2018 and in 2019 we got a generous grant from PetSmart Charities which allows us to provide for the fur-babies we get. Meet the newest addition, Kona! Also pictured is Mia, the fur-baby of Tamarah Lea who was helping her shop today!

Yesterday we got a big surprise from Mercy Chefs with plenty of food to feed a small army. Thanks to Mercy Chefs and Journey Church, Chattanooga and Stephen Holmes for arranging that!

And a big hug goes to Duane and Christine Baker for the donation of toiletries. It takes a village and we love our villagers who take care of us!

Happy Thank You Thursday y'all!
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We have a lot to be thankful for this week!  In case you are a new friend of CRITIs, you might not know that we became pet friendly in 2018 and in 2019 we got a generous grant from PetSmart Charities which allows us to provide for the fur-babies we get.  Meet the newest addition, Kona!  Also pictured is Mia, the fur-baby of Tamarah Lea Taylor who was helping her shop today!

Yesterday we got a big surprise from Mercy Chefs with plenty of food to feed a small army.  Thanks to Mercy Chefs and Journey Church, Chattanooga and Stephen Holmes for arranging that!

And a big hug goes to Duane and Christine Baker for the donation of toiletries.  It takes a village and we love our villagers who take care of us!  

Happy Thank You Thursday yall!