NUMBER OF BED NIGHTS AT CRITI IN 2018
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS BECAME EMPLOYED IN 2019
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER HOURS AT CRITI IN 2019
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.
CRITI showed me that I am not just a homeless person, but a human being, and how amazing I am! I know that I can get different results by making different choices. I'm happier than I have ever been.
After a few weeks at CRITI, my mom found a job. Being homeless was really motivating for me. It made me want to push harder, not only for me but for my mom. You know what CRITI does? It gives women hope!
Without CRITI, I don't know where I would have ended up. CRITI gave me the chance to become a productive member of society. Most importantly, the staff believed in me so that I could believe in myself.
CRITI helped me establish a nest egg so that an emergency expense won't lead to homelessness again. For the people who support CRITI: You are giving us the will to keep going!
The scariest part about being homeless was wondering how it will affect my son. The other day he told me 'I don't give up because you never give up.' I never said that to him. He learned that by watching me.
My biggest blessing here was learning to love myself. I found home in me and I didn’t know that before. Sometimes you’ve got to leave everything you know to find out who you are