Chattanooga Room in the Inn Mission Statement

To empower women and children experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals.

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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Wow, this is so cool! Our friends with The Strand Salon are offering free back-to-school haircuts for the children currently living at our shelter. They are so excited to get a fresh style before the new school year! ... See MoreSee Less

Wow, this is so cool! Our friends with The Strand Salon are offering free back-to-school haircuts for the children currently living at our shelter. They are so excited to get a fresh style before the new school year!

We have 16 children living at the shelter currently and 11 need school supplies. Can you help us make sure they are set up to succeed this school year? Donations can be dropped off at CRITI (230 N Highland Park Ave) or you can make a donation online at Chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/donate and list "School Supplies" in the message section.

Thank you for your generosity!
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We have 16 children living at the shelter currently and 11 need school supplies. Can you help us make sure they are set up to succeed this school year? Donations can be dropped off at CRITI (230 N Highland Park Ave) or you can make a donation online at Chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/donate and list School Supplies in the message section. 

Thank you for your generosity!

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Ronald McDonald house has an Amazon wish list so people can buy the supplies they need and just have them shipped directly there. Have you thought about setting one up for CRITI?

Has anyone stepped up and committed to this yet?

I missed this earlier! Do you still need items?

Do the children need any new clothes or shoes for school?

Where should we bring the supplies?

Headphones, cost and location, would like to assist

The Back to School Bash at the First Horizon Pavilion is this weekend from 10 am - 1 pm. HCDE will be giving away nice backpacks and tons of supplies to all the kids. Everything is free! Read 20 will be giving out books also. There will be tons of activities for the kids and information for parents.

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Talk about a life-changing donation! A very generous supporter recently donated a car to us. We were able to gift it to one of our hardworking moms. She had a vehicle, but it was always having trouble, and this car is much more reliable. She no longer has to worry about getting to work or taking her son where he wants to go. ... See MoreSee Less

Talk about a life-changing donation! A very generous supporter recently donated a car to us. We were able to gift it to one of our hardworking moms. She had a vehicle, but it was always having trouble, and this car is much more reliable. She no longer has to worry about getting to work or taking her son where he wants to go.

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Absolutely awesome

Tricia*, a current resident at our shelter, works very hard at her job in hospitality. Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to give her a gas card to help with getting to and from work. Tricia cried tears of joy and told our case manager what a blessing it was to have help with gas money right now. If you want to support women like Tricia, we are always accepting donations of gas and Uber gift cards. You can also donate here: chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/donate/.
*name changed for confidentiality
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Tricia*, a current resident at our shelter, works very hard at her job in hospitality. Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to give her a gas card to help with getting to and from work. Tricia cried tears of joy and told our case manager what a blessing it was to have help with gas money right now. If you want to support women like Tricia, we are always accepting donations of gas and Uber gift cards. You can also donate here: https://chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/donate/.
*name changed for confidentiality

Big shoutout to Hamilton County Democratic Party for collecting items from our wishlist for us through August! They had a fun coffee event at @updowncoffeebar and those who brought an item got a free drink! We appreciate their generosity. ... See MoreSee Less

Big shoutout to Hamilton County Democratic Party for collecting items from our wishlist for us through August! They had a fun coffee event at @updowncoffeebar and those who brought an item got a free drink! We appreciate their generosity.Image attachment

Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow so if you are shopping for some deals and feel like supporting a good cause at the same time, we have some items we could still use for our bedrooms! Items include: box fans, small bedroom size trash cans, extension cords, tall/sturdy laundry hampers, twin size sheets, and smaller bedroom sized lamps. We also still have our wish list you can shop directly from here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?fbclid=IwAR2Hk59r8Y1r-fsUKHS5P78ZQ63....
Thank you to everyone who has already shopped the list! We appreciate your support.
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Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow so if you are shopping for some deals and feel like supporting a good cause at the same time, we have some items we could still use for our bedrooms! Items include: box fans, small bedroom size trash cans, extension cords, tall/sturdy laundry hampers, twin size sheets, and smaller bedroom sized lamps. We also still have our wish list you can shop directly from here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?fbclid=IwAR2Hk59r8Y1r-fsUKHS5P78ZQ63HjOOPMDZDJn92FZD4DYVaBUCxzYDq7wg. 
Thank you to everyone who has already shopped the list! We appreciate your support.

What a fun idea! The GFWC Valamont Women’s Club knew we needed new pillows for our current and future residents so they had a "pillow fight" at their latest gathering and collected close to 70 pillows for us.

Is your civic group or business looking for a creative way to support Room in the Inn? Contact Brianne at blalor@chattanoogaroomintheinn.com for more information.
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What a fun idea! The GFWC Valamont Women’s Club knew we needed new pillows for our current and future residents so they had a pillow fight at their latest gathering and collected close to 70 pillows for us.

Is your civic group or business looking for a creative way to support Room in the Inn? Contact Brianne at blalor@chattanoogaroomintheinn.com for more information.

A mom and her four children moved into the shelter a few days ago. As our case manager was showing them around, one of the young boys hugged her and exclaimed with excitement, "We get to stay here and we get our very own room?" This family has been moving around so much that he was just thankful to finally have a safe, dedicated space to live.
Do you want to help families like this feel comfortable while at the shelter? We have a wish list of comfort items we could really use for some of our rooms: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex. Needed items include pillows, extension cords, bedroom lamps, small trash cans, box fans, and tall sturdy laundry baskets.

You are also welcome to drop these items off. They do not have to be purchased from Amazon. We just ask that any donations of pillows be new and unused.
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A mom and her four children moved into the shelter a few days ago. As our case manager was showing them around, one of the young boys hugged her and exclaimed with excitement, We get to stay here and we get our very own room?  This family has been moving around so much that he was just thankful to finally have a safe, dedicated space to live. 
Do you want to help families like this feel comfortable while at the shelter? We have a wish list of comfort items we could really use for some of our rooms: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OMPXHPRHBK69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex. Needed items include pillows, extension cords, bedroom lamps, small trash cans, box fans, and tall sturdy laundry baskets. 

You are also welcome to drop these items off. They do not have to be purchased from Amazon. We just ask that any donations of pillows be new and unused.
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