Room at the Inn provides immediate, temporary shelter to homeless women and families in St. Louis County. In addition, we work with them to create an individualized plan back to self-sufficiency, including referrals to other human services agencies. Then we mentor them to improve their chances for success. Room at the Inn operates with one central location – which clients use as their “headquarters” – and nearly 60 night sites – at interfaith congregations throughout St. Louis County and beyond.
Every evening, volunteers from Room at the Inn’s partners transport our clients to their congregation, where they provide an evening meal, companionship and a safe place to sleep. In the morning, they provide breakfast and transportation back to the location in Bridgeton. This generous outreach by our partner congregations allows Room at the Inn to operate efficiently.
What Can I Do?
1. PRAY for the women and families in St. Louis who are struggling for stability and self-sufficiency.
2. VOLUNTEER: On the 2nd Sunday and 4th Thursday each month, WGCC hosts women & their families for dinner and overnight. You can help out by setting up cots, cooking, cleaning, washing laundry, playing with children, staying overnight, or driving. Contact John Pahl or Tracy Downing to get involved.
3. CONNECT: Make friends with Room STL on Facebook to stay current on what this organization is doing. Visit roomstl.org to learn more about RATI and to sign up for their weekly e-newsletter email.
4. DONATE: Cash or Check: Make checks payable to WGCC and write “RATI” in the memo line.
For more information, see the Room At The Inn website at roomstl.org