November 25-December 2, 2018

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 A program of Homeward Bound supported by 45 local faith communities, Room in the Inn provides an overnight stay of hospitality for women who have experienced homelessness. After staying with us for a week, the women (and mattresses!) travel to another faith community. The Homeward Bound case managers work with the women to find ways to move them from the shelter to permanent housing. The support and compassion provided by host congregations are vital to this path to stability. 

Volunteers are needed to load/unload mattresses, wash blankets. prepare dinners, serve as dinner hosts, transport women back and forth to the AHOPE Day Center, and spend the night as chaperones.  We usually need over 45 volunteers each week to support this quarterly ministry.    Volunteer job descriptions

Did you know????

  • Families can help with Room in the Inn in a variety of ways? Regularly we have families preparing and/or hosting dinners. Some have stayed overnight together as hosts.

  • The AHOPE Center is a short distance from the church on N. Ann Street? Transporting the women back and forth with the church van is easy to do.

  • The hardest shifts to fill are the overnight hosts? When you serve as an overnight host, you do get about 4 hours of sleep! In addition to personal time reading or watching a movie, you can spend time in conversation with some of the women before they go to sleep at 10:00 PM.

Check the schedule linked above for available shifts

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Transport 5:45 p.m.
Please arrive at the church between 5:30 and 5:45 to pick up the van in the upper lot.
Transport 6:45 a.m.
Arrive at the church at 6:30 am. Because the lower parking lot keypad door is locked at this hour, make sure you park on the upper deck and enter through the door by the circle drive
Dinner Prep (bring by 5:30 p.m.)
Our guests will be served in room 213. Prepare and cook/heat as much as possible before coming. The kitchen on the second (top) floor will be available for use. You may use the table in there to serve buffet style.
Dinner Host (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
When our guests arrive, introduce yourselves by first name. Invite them to sit at the dinner table. Have name tags on the table for them to fill out if they choose. Welcome them and say that we are glad that they are here!
Overnight Host (8:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.)
Read through Homeward Bound notebook. The notebook will be on a table in the hallway outside of rooms 213 & 214.