The Room in the Inn Winter Shelter Program
Fighting Homelessness, Creating Hopefulness
The mission of our Homeless Shelter program is to provide food and shelter to anyone in need during the coldest months of the year.
We do this by partnering with local churches and organizations and operate each winter, from November through March. We are a non-profit, 501c3, volunteer organization.
Homelessness is a messy and complicated issue, and one that has become a nationwide crisis. It is a difficult issue to address, but it is one we must confront. Room in the Inn is made up of a huge community of individuals and churches who care and want to help those in need. By working together, we can accomplish so much.
Room in the Inn began with a simple mission: Don't let anyone freeze to death during the coldest months of the year. We can't and don't try to fix homelessness - but what we can do is provide a warm, safe place to stay, a hot meal, and some kindness. We can share our resources with those who are struggling, and not only help our community understand the complicated issue, but also give hope to those who are homeless.
We can make sure that everyone feels as if they matter.
Room in the Inn began in 2015 and since then over 700 homeless guests have stayed with us. We provide the food and shelter by partnering with local churches from all over the Shoals and by operating our Intake Center, staffed by volunteers. To learn more about our Shelter Program, including how to participate as a Host Group, click here.
For more information about homelessness in the Shoals, click here.