Room at the Inn is 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 twelve 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.

Room at the Inn

Room at the Inn offers night time shelter, opening at 6 pm each evening and closing at 6 am. Dinner is provided each evening to shelter guests, between the hours of 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.


Warming Center

The Warming Center provides a warm and friendly location for shelter guests to gather before heading out for the day. The host church will have the use of the Warming Center to serve as a morning shelter location from 6 am–8 am.



The shelter is staffed each evening by community members choosing to give of their time and service to the homeless in our community.



The Warming Center is in need of coffee, napkins and city bags. As our guests transition to permanent housing, they are in need of apartment furniture and beds and mattresses.

Guest Needs

How Can You Get Involved?

  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION: November 19th, 2015

    New volunteer training will be offered on the third Thursday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday), from 6-8 p.m. at the Warming Center, located at 447 W. Washington Street. All new volunteers are required to attend this training prior to volunteering for Room at the Inn.