The 5th grade class at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kirkwood put their "faith into action" by taking the words of St. Teresa to heart through a mission project to help the homeless. Because their church is a one of our night sites, the students chose to focus their efforts on the children served by Room at the Inn.Read More
Nineteen-year-old Dwanna Washington arrived at Room at the Inn on March 8 and is leaving April 11. “My family kicked me out of the house when my son, E.J., was just two months old. I stayed with my boyfriend at an Economy Inn for about two months until we could no longer afford it,” recalls Dwanna.Read More
“We had been homeless for a while, moving from shelter to shelter. We called the St. Louis County Homeless Hotline and they referred us to Room at the Inn. It has been uphill ever since!” says Karla Thomas.Read More
Nine-year-old Natasha Theusch is proof that anyone, at any age, can make a difference. Natasha and her mother, Amy, are members of Central Reform Congregation (CRC), which has served as a Room at the Inn night site since 2010.Read more
“Homelessness does not define who you are or what you are. Homelessness is just the circumstances you are in at a particular time in your life,” says Jacqueline Proctor. Jacqueline, a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant, has been the Room at the Inn night site coordinator at her congregation for nearly seven years.Read More
Everything we do at and for Room at the Inn involves computers. Every staff member and every homeless client uses a computer for a variety of tasks ranging from searching or applying for employment or housing to writing grant applications and stories, tracking outcomes and scheduling volunteers.Read More
Terrence, a single father with a four-year-old daughter, Taleah, was living with a family member until the home they were staying in went into foreclosure. From day one at Room, Terrence was determined to find a job. Previously employed as a landscaper, he planted flowers in front of Room’s building because he wanted to be helpful.Read More
Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region.