Every year, Room at the Inn sells Christmas cards to benefit shelter clients. This year, we are offering the opportunity to order them early. In the past, the cards have featured original artwork by clients, volunteers or high school students. This year, our Christmas card was created by Tayler Jackson, daughter of Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Matthew.Read More
“Based on my 25 years in public affairs as a teacher and administrator in my native country of Kenya, I chose the field of Human Services in order that I may help the underprivileged,” says practicum student Nelson Kamari.Read More
“Creating family memories is important, even when a family is homeless,” says Kira Williams, the children’s therapist for Room at the Inn. This summer, Kira is taking Room families on a series of day trips during the summer to local attractions such as the Zoo, Grant’s Farm, the Science Center and the movies as an enrichment activity. Room has a small budget for the program.Read More
“Room at the Inn works. Bottom line. It works. I am living proof of that,” says Latasha Wilford. “So many doors have been opened for me and I am grateful. I have received far more that what I needed here.”Read More
“I started working at Vinson Mortgage as a loan officer two months ago and read about their monthly charity program in their newsletter. I asked Director of Marketing Amy Brindisi what I needed to do to submit Room at the Inn for consideration,” recalls Room Board Member Randy Wollenberg.Read More
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
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.