If you are in need of services, please call:

St. Louis County Homeless Helpline

Call: (314) 802-5444 or (866) 802-7155

Youth Helpline

Call: (314) 628-2929 or (877) 928-2929 Text: 4HLP to 31658

Mailing Address and Donation Drop-Off:

Providence Center
(Back Entrance)
3415 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Donations are received Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm or by appointment.

Shelter Staff

Call: (314) 209-9198

Development and Administrative Staff

Call: (314) 209-9181

About

Room at the Inn (Room), is a temporary, emergency shelter program for homeless women and families. We empower program participants to create solutions to their homelessness through education, referrals and case management. We serve approx. 150-200 clients per year, including single mothers with children, single women, two-parent or single-father families. With a program capacity of 20 clients per day, we assist individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the St. Louis area. Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, since 1993, Room at the Inn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, incorporated in Missouri.

Room is supported by a network of approx. 2,000 annual volunteers. We partner with more than 50 interfaith, night-site congregations that represent 15 faith traditions and a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We collaborate with multiple outside agencies to make needed services available for our clients. Room at the Inn serves as the catalyst which makes it possible for the community to help the homeless.

Financial Documents

Refer to Publications Page

Recent Client Outcomes

Room at the Inn is one of only three emergency shelter providers in the St. Louis County Continuum of Care.
Our recent outcomes include:

  • 100% of adult clients (staying longer than seven days) had physical, mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations. (Goal is 90%)
  • 100% of clients (staying longer than four days) needing social services were referred to appropriate agencies. (Goal is 95%)
  • 98% of clients received transportation assistance to employment, educational opportunities and social service agencies, as needed.
    (Goal is 100%)
  • 99% of clients (staying longer than four days) were made aware of and provided application assistance for longer-term housing, as appropriate. (Goal is 100%)
  • 100% of children started the enrollment process (within three days of entering Room at the Inn) or remained in school throughout the homeless episode. We empower parents through advocacy assistance regarding their children’s educational rights. (Goal is 100%)
  • While in shelter, 100% of clients (staying longer than four days) undertook at least two activities designed to break their cycle of homelessness, e.g., budgeting classes, group support, employment search, etc. (Goal is 85%)
  • 23 clients (16 households) were ready for sustainable housing and placed into permanent or transitional housing. (Goal is 40-50 households)

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