Tiffany Jackson, MSW, has been named executive director of Room at the Inn, a temporary, emergency shelter for homeless women and families located in Bridgeton, Mo. Although Room at the Inn was founded in 1993, Jackson is the first executive director for the agency.
“I am excited to join the Room at the Inn team as they continue to provide excellent service and support to women and families experiencing homelessness,” Jackson said. “We will be working to expand our services and programs to better address the barriers to securing economic stability and stable housing.”
Jackson has experience developing and implementing strategic programs and processes aimed at empowering women and families; hiring, training and developing staff; and working with community partnerships and collaborative programs to produce positive change.
Jackson is a licensed master social worker with more than 18 years of experience working in the social service field and 14 years working in shelter settings. Jackson has worked with Beyond Housing, the Haven of Grace, the Salvation Army and Redevelopment Opportunities for Women. She holds a master’s in social work and a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management.
She has also served as a teaching assistant for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and job readiness instructor for St. Louis Community College. She currently is an adjunct instructor for the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri- St. Louis where she teaches generalist practice courses to both undergraduate and graduate classes.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in the St. Louis area, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis region. Room at the Inn serve about 150 people per year, including single mothers with their children, single women, two-parent or single-father families.