What We Do
Our primary focus at Room at the Inn is to provide a safe, inviting environment to the less fortunate community members of Marquette County.
Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to sustain the services we provide. Take a moment to look at the volunteer positions we are in search of filling.
Your generous donations give us the ability to provide for all who are in need. Donations of all types help us to give back to the community.
How We Started
Room at the Inn was founded in 2007 by a small number of churches organized by Helen McCormick. It was Helen who saw the need for emergency shelter in our community and dedicated herself to ensuring that Room at the Inn establish itself as an private non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, and assistance to those individuals transitioning out of homelessness. For 14 years Room at the Inn operated as a rotating shelter between local churches until 2020, where we established Marquette's first ever permanent emergency homeless shelter.
Where We Are Today
In February of 2019 Room at the Inn started an initiative to provide a permanent shelter in Downtown Marquette, that would replace our rotating shelter model through local churches. After raising the funds necessary, gaining community support, and obtaining the necessary permits to complete the project, Room at the Inn successfully opened the doors to our new shelter on December 24th 2020.
We remodeled the three-bedroom apartment above our Warming Center into a 30-bed Emergency Shelter, which now provides 24/7 shelter access. Today we are proud to say we provide all of our services under one roof, and continue to address the issue of homelessness within our community with vigor, enthusiasm, and hope!
Fred Taccolini and Family
Dan and Anne Arnold