Room in the Inn is a collaborative effort among churches and community organizations, providing temporary shelter, food, and services in an environment where individuals are valued with dignity and respect.
CONDITIONS OF HOMELESSNESS
Homelessness is not just a "big-city" problem - it is a very real issue right here in our county. Some of the causes are a combination of circumstances ranging from poverty and family dysfunction to educational deficiencies, physical and mental disabilities, and addiction.
HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS
Our Marshall County program is based on the national model Room In The Inn. The model allows for a wide range of hand-on ministry opportunities. Host churches and community teams work together across different denominations and congregation sizes, to provide immediate temporary shelter for individuals and families. Guests are picked up at a designated site and transported to a host church where they are greeted by a hospitality team providing a hot meal, fellowship, and a place to sleep. Each night the host church and team rotate, allowing more opportunities to serve. Through the act of reaching out, serving in God's love, Room In The Inn seeks to provide a safe place for the kind of fellowship that can result in empowerment and change.
GIFTS GIVEN TO GUESTS
Safe, warm shelter
A hearty meal eaten together
Respite from the desperation of the streets
Kindness and acceptance
Encouragement and hope
GIFTS RECEIVED BY SUPPORTERS
Education about the homeless
Opportunity to listen to guests
Overcoming myths and stereotypes
Working with other volunteers
Broader sense of community
Gratitude, laughter, joy
Deeper understanding of your blessings