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Room at the Inn Goes Back to Class

Lindenwood University Students will focus on fundraising needs.

Room at the Inn will be the subject of a graduate-level Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations course atLindenwoodUniversitythis fall. Each year, Julie Turner, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Administration, selects three or four nonprofit organizations in theSt. Louisarea, and her students assess and consult with the agency. The end result of the class will be a solution-based portfolio with an analysis and recommendations to address our area of interest. There is no charge to Room at theInnto participate in this project.

We look forward to working with Dr. Turner and her students!

Room at the Inn Announced as Key Partner In Children’s Service Fund

St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund provides money to shelter children

Room at the Inn is one of the Key Partners of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, and will receive more than $56,000 to provide temporary, emergency shelter to children over thenext 17 months.

The Fund was created by proceeds generated from a sales tax in St. Louis County – a tax approved by voters in the 2008 general election. Room at the Inn is one of 44 agencies to receive funding as Key Partners in finding solutions to help young people 19 and under.

Room at the Inn clients benefit from the Fund in a second way: Catholic Family Services received a grant to provide counselors to the area homeless shelters in order to address the psychological and emotional impact homelessness has on children.

We are delighted to be a partner with so many wonderful agencies working for the good of St. Louis County children. Thank you to the people of St. Louis County who voted in favor of this fund!

New Board Member Announced

Room at the Inn announced a new board member.

Ettrick Lucas joined the board of directors this summer. Mr. Lucas is a principal procurement agent for Boeing, where he served on the company’s Diversity Task Force. He earned a bachelors of science degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a master of arts in computer resource information management fromWebsterUniversity.

“I am elated at the opportunity to serve on the board at Room at theInn,” Mr. Lucas said. “Unlike shelters that only provide temporary boarding, this organization is different by providing comprehensive around-the-clock care for its clients in a caring and collaborative environment. Room at theInn’s partnership with various community agencies and congregations provide a network which helps women and children gain stability and independence.

“I believe that homelessness represents both social and moral issues that are often overlooked. As citizens of the richest nation on Earth, we have a social responsibility to reach out to those who are less fortunate. As a Christian, I have a moral responsibility to be servant to all.”

Spring 2010 INN Crowd News

The latest issue of the Inn Crowd News will hit mailboxes soon. Get your sneak peek here.

Spring 2010 INN Crowd News

Golden Circle Congregations Recognized at Breakfast

Thank you to our Partners!

Golden Circle Congregations

 Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~ Plautus

 Room at the Inn is indeed blessed to have more than 50 wonderful partners and friends – the interfaith congregations who welcome our clients each night. How do you know when a friend is “really a friend”? When the relationship stands the test of time! Today we acknowledge and thank some very special friends: the congregations who have partnered with us for more than 16 years.

  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church
  • Christ Memorial Baptist Church
  • Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • Eliot Unitarian Chapel
  • First Presbyterian Church of Ferguson
  • First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis
  • Florissant Church of Christ
  • Glendale Lutheran Church
  • Glendale Presbyterian Church
  • Kirkwood United Methodist Church
  • Manchester United Methodist Church
  • Marvin Park United Methodist Church
  • Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church
  • McKnight Road Church of Christ
  • Mid County Church of Christ
  • New Horizon Presbyterian Church
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
  • St. Monica Catholic Church
  • Stephan Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Webster Groves Christian Church

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