South Hills Christian Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ http://fwfccucc.org partner together to engage in this community ministry. The guests are hosted at the SHCC building, and both congregations provide volunteers, as well as donations of linens, bedding, kitchen supplies, “to go” snack lunches, travel-size toiletries, magazines, newspapers, reading glasses or $ to purchase essential items.
We do this work with the aid of nonprofit community partner DRC Solutions, www.drc-solutions.org to identify & screen our guests. Thru DRC, prospective guests are interviewed & screened by staff caseworkers. Once approved for Room in the Inn, our guests go through an orientation to learn what they can expect and what will be expected of them. They are registered for lodging at a participating church; volunteers from each congregation pick up their guests between about 4:30 from the DRC office on E. Lancaster and drive them to the church. Guests and hosts share a meal & conversation together, and a comfortable place to sleep is waiting. Evening hosts may visit, play games or perhaps watch a movie with our guests. Two volunteer Innkeepers sleep at the church, available for needs that might arise overnight. Wake-up call is 6 a.m. Breakfast is served @ 6:30, and the guests are returned by our volunteer drivers to True Worth Place Day Shelter at 7 a.m.
All volunteer positions can be viewed at Room In The Inn Volunteers Sign Up Here
This online sign-up site has brief descriptions of each Volunteer task, and all available dates/positions can be seen & selected in real time. Training and orientation is provided for volunteers interested in participating in Room in the Inn. Contact Trisha Stanfill firstname.lastname@example.org 817-294-9868 or Margie Lawrence email@example.com 817-266-4407 to find out how you can join in the joy of Room in the Inn.