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Room at the Inn Nashville

705 Drexel St.
Nashville, TN - 37203

Summer (Apr to Oct): Mondays through Fridays 6am to 12 noon, 1pm to 2pm.
Winter (Nov to March):  7 days a week, 6am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm.

At Room In The Inn, home is made from tangibles and intangibles. Shelter. Respect. Food. Independence. Family. Safety. Health. Love. Support. Room In The Inns mission is to provide these to you our neighbors struggling with homelessness every day.  Room In The Inn offers emergency assistance, transitional support and permanent solutions in collaboration with more than 50 other agencies and over 190 congregations.
Programs and services include:

Crisis Support
    Day Shelter & Emergency Winter Shelter
    Veterans Drop-In Center
    Rent & Utility Deposit Assistance
    Jail Alternative for the publicly intoxicated in partnership with Metro Police

    Documentation Assistance
    Meal Program
    Transportation Services
    Personal Care Services, Supplies & Laundry Services
    Address/Mail Services & Telephone/Internet Access

    GED Program & Accredited Associates Degree Program
    Literacy Programs & Lending Library
    Workforce Development
    Computer Skills, Creative Expression & Life Skills Classes
    Alcohol & Drug Education & Referrals
    Daily Spiritual Reflection

    Recuperative Care for the Medically Fragile
    Housing for those Awaiting Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs
    Transitional Housing for the Chronically Homeless
    Transitional Housing for Veterans
    Short-Term & Long-Term Storage
    Secure Document & Medication Storage

Long-term Solutions
    On-Campus, Permanent, Affordable Housing
    Case Management & Supportive Counseling
    Employment Search & Placement Assistance
    Long-Term Communities of Support

Other important services:
You may receive mail at Room In The Inn
Showers are available from 6am to 8am in the morning. Basic toiletries are also available.
Telephones are available.
Substance Abuse Recovery Program. Meetings help 9am to 1:30pm.
Lunch is served Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. Tickets are distributed at 10:15am.
Sunday breakfast at 9am.
Storage is provided for your belongings.

Recuperative Care

Our recuperative care program is a residential program for men and women struggling with homelessness who are discharged from the hospital but are still in need of post-treatment care.  They may need time to recover from a trauma or assault, mange a chronic contition, stabilize on a new medication, prepare for a medical procedure, or recover from a serious viral or bacterial illness.  With this time to recuperate comes a clean bed, three meals a day, showers, help following post-care instructions, prescription assistance, help with making follow-up appointments, and assistance with other needs.
We have recently expanded our recuperative care program and we now have 21 beds for homeless individuals who have a need for medical respite but have no place to go.  We have strengthened our partnerships with area hospitals, including HCA/TriStar, St. Thomas, Vanderbilt Medical Center, and others. 
Our staff works with hospitals and other healthcare providers to take referrals, and develop post-stay exit plans for our guests.  Our goal is for each recuperative care guest to have an action plan in place by the end of their stay.  Many guests who first came to us for recuperative care have been connected with the wide array of resources available through Room In The Inn and continued their journey to permanent housing.

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  • Monday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Absolutely

    Answer posted on Feb 3, 2023 0
  2. There is a lot of crime and drugs.

    Answer posted on Feb 9, 2023 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No, at least they didn't when I was there

    Answer posted on Nov 14, 2021 0
  2. No

    Answer posted on Feb 3, 2023 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Go and participate in everything they offer!

    Answer posted on Feb 3, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. I stayed 7 months

    Answer posted on Feb 3, 2023 0

1 Comment

  1. Nov 14, 2021Reply
    The problem when I was there was the new (at that time) Administrators(?). I knew from some of the married women and their husbands who visited in the gazebo during the day they the Men's Campus was much better run and much more "guest" friendly. Hopefully the Women's campus has adopted their much better policies by now.

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