We want to update you on our efforts to keep the homeless community safe as we work our way through this unprecedented health crisis. Over the past two weeks, Room In The Inn has been in close communication with city leaders and other service providers to plan and anticipate the needs of the homeless community with the threat of COVID-19.
We are especially grateful for our partners and neighbors at Neighborhood Health and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Our three agencies work together to serve our most vulnerable citizens in Nashville and are coordinating our services to make sure we are meeting the needs of those experiencing homelessness.
Room In The Inn staff are set up on the street in front of our building to offer supportive services and triage the immediate needs of the community. We are also offering limited services at our Day Center, Mon-Fri, 6a - 2p. To ensure safety and social distancing, we are welcoming up to 10 guests in to the facility at a time where they can access showers, laundry, over the counter meds, mail & phone services, and other supplies. We also are providing to-go meals at lunch time.
Our Guest House is operational where those who are medically vulnerable and those in our VA and Recovery programs are able to stay in place. We have opened additional space in the facility for these residents to be able to practice social distancing and continue to serve 3 meals a day for those staying with us.
We also are providing meals and groceries for our 37 apartment residents who are also in the "at risk" category to prevent them from having to leave the facility and risk being exposed to the virus.
We are so thankful for the staff at Room In The Inn--for their dedication and hard work during this time. They are working on a staggered schedule to help limit the number of individuals in the building and also give them time and space to stay healthy as well.