The mission of Chattanooga Room in the Inn is to empower women and children experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services to meet their goals. Services provided at Chattanooga Room in the Inn are free of charge and include a temporary home, one meal a day, referrals for affordable or free health care, personal hygiene supplies, referrals for mental health and individual/family counseling, life skills training and parenting classes on site, referrals and assistance with finding affordable housing, and intensive case management services with service planning to achieve self sufficiency. The 24-hour a day program allows the women and children to find stability and thereby increase their opportunities and chances for independence when they leave the program.

Our primary referral source is now the Coordinated Entry System which people who qualify can get into by calling 211 if they are in this region.  Accessing Coordinated Entry does not guarantee a referral to Chattanooga Room in the Inn but gets the household on the waiting lists for the most appropriate programs for the household.  Those who call 211 should state that they are homeless and need help getting services.
Services provided by Chattanooga Room in the Inn are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, race, religion, gender, or disability. While our residential facility is only offered to women and children experiencing homelessness, community-based services such as case management and housing assistance are available to anyone experiencing homelessness by way of the Coordinated Entry System offered through the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition.  To access the Coordinated Entry System, please go to
Chattanooga Room in the Inn is a residential program for homeless single women and women with children.
Children over the age of 12 years old are considered for program placement with their mother with an additional screening procedure required.
Community resource professionals are required to submit a written referral.
Chattanooga Room in the Inn is neither an emergency shelter nor a domestic violence shelter.
Walk-ins are never accepted.
Admissions may be made on an emergency basis when it is after hours and only when the referral is made by the police.