Bridgeton, Missouri | Founded in 1993
Room at the Inn is a shelter for homeless women and families in St. Louis County. It operates with a day site and nearly 60 night sites. During the day, clients use the shelter’s phone, shower, laundry, and computer facilities. They attend classes or see the visiting nurse. They use the kitchen or choose from stockpiles of clothing and personal care items. Most importantly, they work with the client coordinator to plan their return to self-reliance and receive referrals to other agencies.
At night, Room at the Inn’s interfaith partners welcome program participants to their congregations. The night-site hosts provide transportation, meals, shelter and companionship. Room at the Inn enables the compassionate people of St. Louis County to do something concrete and hands-on to help their less-fortunate neighbors.