Clients accepted for admission must meet the criteria listed below.
To be eligible to remain longer, participants must be willing to work on setting goals to achieve self sufficiency: seek employment until hired, attend vocational/educational classes, perform community service hours if unemployable, save money, get housing, complete daily assigned chores, attend life skills and parenting classes, etc.
Once an opening becomes available, a telephone assessment is completed. Following that, a cursory criminal background check is done for safety purposes. Women are admitted for 45 days of temporary shelter. During that time, each party can decide if the transitional program would be appropriate. If so, the participant will be offered the transitional program until permanent housing is obtained as long as their goals are being worked on.
Services provided by Chattanooga Room in the Inn are offered on a non-discriminatory 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 https://www.homelesscoalition.org/.