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 recently had a big birthday celebration for one of our new participants at CRITI. The birthday was a wonderful success because of those who donate items and funds for these special occasions. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. ... See MoreSee Less

We recently had a big birthday celebration for one of our new participants at CRITI.  The birthday was a wonderful success because of those who donate items and funds for these special occasions.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

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Staff from CRITI went to visit Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN to learn more about what they do. We toured the manufacturing facility where they make candles, soaps and other items they sale in the gift shop. A visit was made to their residential facilities where we learned more about their two year residential program. During the workshop we were gifted with the opportunity to hear from past residents of the program and what an impact the organization had in transforming their lives. ... See MoreSee Less

Staff from CRITI went to visit Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN to learn more about what they do.  We toured the manufacturing facility where they make candles, soaps and other items they sale in the gift shop.  A visit was made to their residential facilities where we learned more about their two year residential program.  During the workshop we were gifted with the opportunity to hear from past residents of the program and what an impact the organization had in transforming their lives.

A big thank you goes to the Tennessee Aquarium for donating passes for some of our children to visit the activities following the re-opening of their exhibits. Our family had a great time and enjoyed the sights. Thank you for your generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

A big thank you goes to the Tennessee Aquarium for donating passes for some of our children to visit the activities following the re-opening of their exhibits.  Our family had a great time and enjoyed the sights.  Thank you for your generosity!

We just continue to have wonderful groups and individuals help us with our needs.

Thank you to Genevieve Bond Gifts for the calendars & planners, Hilah Corbin for the pillowcases for the children, Hixson United Methodist Church (Sammy Gooden Sunday School Class) for the household items. TN Volunteer Seamstress – Susan Parks & Carla Gravitt for face masks, Masks NOW Coalition with Nancy Murphy, Steve Holmes with The Venue Church for the coffee, rice and household items.

You all have made a tremendous impact here at CRITI and we thank you so much for you donations, kindness and support for the women and children we serve.
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We just continue to have wonderful groups and individuals help us with our needs.
  
Thank you to Genevieve Bond Gifts for the calendars & planners, Hilah Corbin for the pillowcases for the children, Hixson United Methodist Church (Sammy Gooden Sunday School Class) for the household items. TN Volunteer Seamstress – Susan Parks & Carla Gravitt for face masks, Masks NOW Coalition with Nancy Murphy, Steve Holmes with The Venue Church for the coffee, rice and household items.  

You all have made a tremendous impact here at CRITI and we thank you so much for you donations, kindness and support for the women and children we serve.

A wave of evictions is threatening communities who have seen job loss.

As the federal moratorium deadline approaches renters may find themselves homeless. The extra federal funding that helped with unemployment benefits is set to end on July 31. Many who were laid off from their jobs used the extra funding to pay their rent. With no relief in-sight, the Tennessee Supreme Court is schedule to lift the restrictions on evictions.
www.newschannel5.com/rebound/tennessee-supreme-court-to-soon-lift-restrictions-on-evictions

With evictions looming in the balance, this could eventually turn into a swift influx of past renters becoming homeless and adding to the already strained homeless population. When people no longer have a place to stay they end up living in their cars, on the streets and in tents. Communities across the nation should prepare for the changes as many face losing their homes.
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A wave of evictions is threatening communities who have seen job loss.
   
As the federal moratorium deadline approaches renters may find themselves homeless.  The extra federal funding that helped with unemployment benefits is set to end on July 31.  Many who were laid off from their jobs used the extra funding to pay their rent.  With no relief in-sight, the Tennessee Supreme Court is schedule to lift the restrictions on evictions.
https://www.newschannel5.com/rebound/tennessee-supreme-court-to-soon-lift-restrictions-on-evictions   
 
With evictions looming in the balance, this could eventually turn into a swift influx of past renters becoming homeless and adding to the already strained homeless population.  When people no longer have a place to stay they end up living in their cars, on the streets and in tents.  Communities across the nation should prepare for the changes as many face losing their homes.