We Believe In The Power of One

Room In The Inn is built on the belief that every human is beloved and deserves to be treated with dignity. We believe that individuals experience their humanity through connection with others and that, no matter their circumstances, they have the power to help others and change their world.

Since 1986, Room In The Inn has helped to foster connection between neighbors in Nashville: On cold nights in churches and synagogues, in medical offices and on street corners, over hot meals or during foot clinics at our downtown campus.

In these spaces, the giving and the receiving are mutual.

Between those experiencing homelessness and the helpers who dedicate time and resources, we see how just one word, one meal, or one night's safe shelter can change lives. Individual spirits are restored, bodies and minds are nourished, and our entire community strengthens.

We're proud to introduce you to a few of the neighbors who have made us believe in the power of one.

Suzanne Lanier: One Load of Laundry

Lipscomb University: One Night of Shelter

Friends Life: Everyone Has a Place to Belong

Worthington Washington: One Veteran's Optimism

Rudy Ragnauth: One Day of Recovery

Thelma Rucker: One Trip to the Store

Roy Carter & Vernie Felder: One Partnership

Cecilia Arbuckle: Finding Joy in Small Things