Room at the Inn shelter opened on Sunday, September 22nd. Our seventh shelter season.
This past summer we attended several meetings devoted
to planning and improving shelter operations and policies for the safety
and well being of our guests and our volunteers. We are excited for
the year ahead as we welcome our new volunteers to our mission of
serving the homeless of Marquette County.
New volunteer training will be offered the third Thursday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday), from 6-8 PM at the Agape Cafe, located in the lower level of the former Faith in Christ building at 145 W. Ridge St. Please use the back entrance. All new volunteers are required to attend this training prior to volunteering for Room At The Inn. The next training is scheduled for January 16.
Welcome to Room at the Inn
Shelter sleeping area
Room at the Inn is a emergency night shelter for adults. Room at the Inn is run by an interfaith coalition of churches sharing the mission to provide support and shelter for the homeless in the Marquette area. Room at the Inn is a rotating shelter, moving weekly to one of the thirteen different hosting churches. The shelter is run and staffed by volunteers and funded by contributions from the community. The underlying goal of Room at the Inn is to provide an opportunity for guests to focus on life transitions without the worry of finding food and shelter. Room at the Inn serves Marquette area residents but will consider referrals from neighboring social service agencies on a case to case basis. Prior approval from the shelter director is needed for non area guests before admission.