Room at the Inn 2018-19

Room at the Inn (RATI) is a winter shelter providing area homeless with a warm and safe place to sleep on cold winter nights. The shelter is housed at different churches in Columbia starting Dec. 9 and will run until March 2.


Dec. 9 through Dec. 22 – Unitarian Universalist Church – 2615 Shepard Blvd

Dec. 23 through Jan. 5 – Fairview United Methodist Church – 3200 Chapel Hill Road

Jan. 6, through Jan. 26 – Broadway Christian Church – 2601 W. Broadway

Jan. 27 through Feb. 9 – Missouri United Methodist Church – 204 S. Ninth

Feb.10 through Feb.16 – First Presbyterian Church – 16 Hitt St

Feb.17 through March 2 – First Baptist Church – 1112 E. Broadway


Sacred Heart will staff the shelter Feb. 17 – March 2. These are the weeks that RATI is housed at our neighbor, First Baptist Church. To volunteer visit online Room at the Inn website, and click on Volunteer.

Volunteers must be 18 or older for most shifts. Overnight volunteers must be 23 or older. Teenagers aged 16-17 (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to help move supplies and cots during the transitions between shelters.

Any questions or for more information contact Miriam Hankins, 573-529-1597 or


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