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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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, outbreaks can be stressful ---

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children and even those who are homeless.
It is recommended that you take care of yourself and those around you. By taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family it can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

The CDC website has listed ways to cope with stress:

• Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
• Take care of your body by taking deep breaths and stretching. Eat healthy and well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind and do other activities you enjoy.
• Connect with others. Talk to people you trust.

For more information go to the CDC website.
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, outbreaks can be stressful ---

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children and even those who are homeless.  
It is recommended that you take care of yourself and those around you.  By taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family it can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

The CDC website has listed ways to cope with stress:

• Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
• Take care of your body by taking deep breaths and stretching.  Eat healthy and well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.  Make time to unwind and do other activities you enjoy.
• Connect with others.  Talk to people you trust.

For more information go to the CDC website.

Thank you Thursday is here!

We want to say how appreciative we are to Metro Lawn Care Landscape Management for the yard work they do for us at CRITI. They have been maintaining our lawn for 15 years. Thank you for all the hard work!
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Thank you Thursday is here!  

We want to say how appreciative we are to Metro Lawn Care Landscape Management for the yard work they do for us at CRITI.  They have been maintaining our lawn for 15 years.  Thank you for all the hard work! 
http://www.metrolawn.com/

According to Invisible People, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness. The following information was shared in their article, Homeless People Face Food and Water Shortages Due to COVID-19. These facts are becoming alarming to the homeless community.

While homeless people are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19, and therefore at greater risk, it isn’t the only threat they face. Access to food and water is scarce in this uncertain and scary time.

Individuals experiencing homelessness typically rely on the generosity of food banks to provide daily meals. As worried community members flood to the supermarket to stock up on non-perishable food, donations to food banks have dramatically decreased. Furthermore, because of the stay-at-home orders, the amount of staff and volunteers at organizations that provide food and water have also decreased. The result is less people receiving food that they need to survive.
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According to Invisible People, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness. The following information was shared in their article, Homeless People Face Food and Water Shortages Due to COVID-19.  These facts are becoming alarming to the homeless community.

While homeless people are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19, and therefore at greater risk, it isn’t the only threat they face. Access to food and water is scarce in this uncertain and scary time.

Individuals experiencing homelessness typically rely on the generosity of food banks to provide daily meals. As worried community members flood to the supermarket to stock up on non-perishable food, donations to food banks have dramatically decreased. Furthermore, because of the stay-at-home orders, the amount of staff and volunteers at organizations that provide food and water have also decreased. The result is less people receiving food that they need to survive.

Happy Thank You Thursday friends! Today we want to thank two agencies who desperately need help during this season. First, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is in need of donations and volunteers. Check out their Facebook page. They are tirelessly working to make sure our community has a basic need. And don't forget about fur babies. The Humane Educational Society desperately needs food for the animals in their care. As you can imagine, adoptions are down during social distancing so now, more than ever, they have more pets to feed with more surrenders coming in. Please go to their wish list at Amazon and see what you can do to help.

Our thanks go out to these organizations for all of their dedication to assisting all God's creatures. Please share this post with your friends on Facebook!
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Happy Thank You Thursday friends!  Today we want to thank two agencies who desperately need help during this season.  First, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is in need of donations and volunteers.  Check out their Facebook page.  They are tirelessly working to make sure our community has a basic need.  And dont forget about fur babies.  The Humane Educational Society desperately needs food for the animals in their care.  As you can imagine, adoptions are down during social distancing so now, more than ever, they have more pets to feed with more surrenders coming in.  Please go to their wish list at Amazon and see what you can do to help.

Our thanks go out to these organizations for all of their dedication to assisting all Gods creatures.  Please share this post with your friends on Facebook!

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We are so grateful to you for thinking of us when so many need help, especially those you serve. Thank you!