Chattanooga Room In The Inn - Chattanooga, TN

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230 N. Highland Park Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
: Phone: 423.624.6144


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    2020-06-24 18:46:01
    I have been homeless twice in the past. I was referred to Chattanooga Room In The Inn. Twice. I loved it there. We all had chores, and classes, meetings, and wonderful meals prepared by selfless people. I learned a lot about myself there. If both my cars had completely fallen,and lost job,I would not have had this experience. The children were cared for, and moms were helped. I am still single,but have never forgotten my time I spent there, about 5-6 mis both times. Found work and stayed there to save money and move to an apt. Near a busline. I would actually live there if I could and pay rent and help out any way I could, I am retired now. It was so clean, and close to everything . I pray that during this difficult time, CRITI, is surviving. Thank you to all of you,staff past and present. God Bless
    2019-01-03 20:37:50
    I was referred here by my case manager and I had a full time job,the shelter was aware that I had a full time job when I moved in and they told me that they'd adjust my chores accordingly, and they knew that I had to take two buses to and from work five days a week but after a couple of months they told me that they couldn't accommodate me because my work hours conflicted with the program and they evicted me in the middle of the winter months and I had no where to go

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Chattanooga Room in the Inn (CRITI) is a three to nine month residential program for homeless women and children. Services provided at CRITI are free of charge and include transitional housing, three meals a day, access to affordable or free health care, life skills training, parenting classes, mentoring, assistance with finding affordable housing, and case management services. This program allows the women and their children to find stability and thereby increase their opportunities and chances for independence when they leave the program.

Please note that those who are literally homeless will receive preference for admission

Have a referral from an authorized referral source:

Referral source must know the person being referred well enough to supply information about the person’s homeless situation and family, medical, educational/employment, mental health/counseling, and/or substance abuse history/treatment and efforts already being made toward helping themselves.
All admissions are offered an initial 45 days of temporary shelter.
To be eligible to remain longer, participants must be willing to work on setting goals to achieve self sufficiency: seek employment until hired, attend vocational/educational classes, perform community service hours if unemployable, save money, get housing, complete daily assigned chores, attend life skills and parenting classes, etc.
Women with any substance abuse issues and/or mental health issues and/or a criminal history will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Once an opening becomes available, a telephone assessment is completed. Following that, a cursory criminal background check is done for safety purposes. Women are admitted for 45 days of temporary shelter. During that time, each party can decide if the transitional program would be appropriate. If so, the participant will be offered the transitional program until permanent housing is obtained as long as their goals are being worked on.

The professional must submit a CRITI referral form completed online via our website or a hard copy may be faxed to 423-624-6061. The referral form must be completed in its entirety.

Women in the following categories will NOT be admitted to the program:
Women with active warrants. Any criminal charges will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Women with a persistent severe mental illness involving psychosis.
Women who are a danger to themselves, others, or the community.
Women incapacitated to the degree of not being able to care for themselves and/or their children.
Women previously served by the program twice or were discharged due to disruptive behavior.
Women who are in imminent danger.

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