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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We sincerely thank you for your donations to Chattanooga Room in the Inn! ... See MoreSee Less

According to the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga, they have spent time recently learning about the quality of child care in our community since COVID-19. A list of facts was put together by this group to emphasize how child care has been threatened in our community and around the country and why it’s a critical issue for women.

•Child care workers in Tennessee make an average salary of $21,500.

•94% of the child care workforce is women.

•Many child care programs have closed since the COVID-19 and not all will be able to reopen.

•High-quality programs for birth-to-five years of age for disadvantaged children can save cost in the future and those gains can be realized through better outcomes in education, health, social behaviors and employment.

•The average annual price of infant child care can exceed 11.5% of the median Tennessee household income.

Child care for the working women is critical. Women who are homeless have to work to support their families. With uncertainty and high cost, child care availability can become an additional barrier that these women will have to address as they navigate the future.

We appreciate all the hard work that the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is doing to identify ways to assist child care organizations throughout our community and help them rebound in a strong and supportive way for all families within the Chattanooga area.
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According to the Womens Fund of Greater Chattanooga, they have spent time recently learning about the quality of child care in our community since COVID-19.  A list of facts was put together by this group to emphasize how child care has been threatened in our community and around the country and why it’s a critical issue for women.

•Child care workers in Tennessee make an average salary of $21,500.

•94% of the child care workforce is women.

•Many child care programs have closed since the COVID-19 and not all will be able to reopen.

•High-quality programs for birth-to-five years of age for disadvantaged children can save cost in the future and those gains can be realized through better outcomes in education, health, social behaviors and employment.

•The average annual price of infant child care can exceed 11.5% of the median Tennessee household income.

Child care for the working women is critical.  Women who are homeless have to work to support their families. With uncertainty and high cost, child care availability can become an additional barrier that these women will have to address as they navigate the future.

We appreciate all the hard work that the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is doing to identify ways to assist child care organizations throughout our community and help them rebound in a strong and supportive way for all families within the Chattanooga area.

Thank you Thursday goes to Young Life Chattanooga for donating yummy fruit and vegetables for our women and children!

We were so glad to get those fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy! Thank you Young Life for your generosity!!
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Thank you Thursday goes to Young Life Chattanooga for donating yummy fruit and vegetables for our women and children!

We were so glad to get those fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy!       Thank you Young Life for your generosity!!

Chattanooga Room in the Inn has assisted over 4,000 women and children who have experienced homelessness regain their independence with dignity and security. CRITI provides case management and life skills instructions to prevent recurrence of homelessness.

Many children who experience homelessness can be scared and unsure of their future. They can also experience difficulties working through and completing homework assignments, struggle with fear and have difficulties with health and wellness. At CRITI, our Child Advocate helps our moms identify resources within our community to help keep her family healthy in all areas. The Child Advocate assist moms in addressing challenges she may have with the children and help them feel safe and stable during the transition as they move out of homelessness.
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Chattanooga Room in the Inn has assisted over 4,000 women and children who have experienced homelessness regain their independence with dignity and security.  CRITI provides case management and life skills instructions to prevent recurrence of homelessness.
  
Many children who experience homelessness can be scared and unsure of their future.  They can also experience difficulties working through and completing homework assignments, struggle with fear and have difficulties with health and wellness.  At CRITI, our Child Advocate helps our moms identify resources within our community to help keep her family healthy in all areas.  The Child Advocate assist moms in addressing challenges she may have with the children and help them feel safe and stable during the transition as they move out of homelessness.