Room in the Inn aims to enlist local faith communities to open their doors to host 12 – 15 of our unsheltered neighbors during the coldest months of the year (November – March).
Did you know?
Every year in the United States 37,000 homeless people die mainly due to inadequate shelter during the winter. On any given day in Memphis, there can be 2,000 people or more who are homeless. Memphis is one of the few metropolitan cities that does not have any free homeless shelters. Currently, there are only 3 full-time homeless shelters; two for men and one for women. During the coldest months of the year, homeless people are sleeping outside while thousands of churches and places of worship are heated and empty.
How can I help at St. Patrick?
Do you like to cook? Visit with people? Play games? Serve meals? Transport passengers? Donate supplies? There is a job for you… As a parish we can transform the St. Patrick Center into an Inn for brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness by simply opening our doors and our hearts.
Our Inn is open every 4th Wednesday evening through the end of March 2017.