Program Expansion: Summer Shelter

Apr 3, 2018

Gratitude for Season 9 & Great Things Ahead for RITI Memphis

Thank you!
Host congregations, guests, volunteers, donors, and supporters – we thank you for a wonderful 9th season.
From November 1 – March 31, Room in the Inn – Memphis hosted 447 individuals: 317 men and 130 women.

Together with nearly 40 congregations we were able to provide holy hospitality across the greater Memphis area with 6,801 beds in safe, welcoming environments. 6,801 meals together at a table with strangers who become beloved guests.

On top of that, thanks to the readiness and love of our hosts, Room in the Inn is adding a summer season, May 1 – September 30, for women only. As Memphians know, the summer heat is just as dangerous as the winter elements – especially for those experiencing homelessness. Women in Memphis have fewer shelter spaces available to them and are at greater risk on the street. Facing these facts, the “Inn Crowd” decided we must expand our mission to provide whatever help we can to fill the gap for women’s shelter in the summer months.

We cannot thank you all enough for your continued support. You make it possible to continue serving our guests and fulfilling our mission, and you challenge us to believe we can do even more. Thank you.

You can contribute to a better future in Memphis with a donation to Room in the Inn today!