Our Quest for a Permanent Shelter Begins…

Several members of our “Future of RATI” team went to Green Bay recently to begin our tour of shelters to find out what bright ideas we can borrow as we develop our permanent shelter here in Marquette. The Shaffer House/New Community Shelter is an impressive place that helps more than 100 people every day. We listened…we asked questions…we took notes…we’re smarter now! On to Traverse City this week…and St. Paul and Duluth (MN) next week!


 A Very BIG “Thank You” to the Superior Health Foundation for its financial support of our shelter explorations!!

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 who volunteer their time and service to the homeless in our community.



The Warming Center is in need of coffee, napkins and canned goods. As our guests transition to permanent housing, they are in need of apartment furniture and beds and mattresses. During the summer our guests are in need of sunscreen. Thank You!

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