Hope University: Support Services
The path towards Hope begins in a supportive community. Hope University at Room In The Inn connects individuals experiencing homelessness with essential services year-round in our Activity Center. In addition, the Activity Center provides a comfortable space to escape the heat or cold and to build community through programs hosted throughout the day.
Support Desk and Support Coordinators
Support Coordinators answer basic questions, provide over-the-counter medications, and connect participants to other appropriate resources. Every morning, new participants are encouraged to meet with a staff member at the Support Desk for our “Inn the Know” orientation to learn about our services.
Lunch is served to the general population at Room In The Inn Mondays - Fridays beginning at noon.
Tickets are distributed at 10:15 am in the courtyard.
We also serve three meals a day to individuals staying in our recovery community.
Congregations, businesses, families, and other nonprofit organizations, including Luke 14:12
, sustain our meal program. Click here
to learn how you or your organization can get involved with our weekly meal services.
Showers and Personal Care Services
Shower facilities and basic toiletries are available to both men and women from 6am-10:30am each morning.
Telephone and Computer Access
Available for use throughout hours of operation. We also offer a phone messaging system. If you would like to leave a message for one of our participants, call 615-242-0658. Messages will be placed with the participant's mail.
Free storage is available for important documents and medications. Storage vouchers for personal belongings can be earned through class attendance.
Support desk staff members are available to assist with various transportation needs, including transport to medical appointments, bus passes, and more.
Food Stamp Assistance
For assistance with signing up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), should speak to a staff member before signing up for Resource Navigation.
Drop off your laundry Monday-Friday at 7am, pick up the following day during the Day Center Hours.
Limited to one load per week per person.
Room In The Inn provides mail service for those in need of a reliable mailing address. Participants may receive mail by using our address as their own:
705 Drexel Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Mail pick-up is from 6-10:30am and 1-2pm, Monday-Friday
A foot care clinic staffed by qualified and caring volunteers and staff is offered every Tuesday from 9-11am (sign up at support desk beginning at 8am).
The monthly Legal Clinic is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Participants should sign up at 8am on the third Wednesday and will meet with a staff member to discuss next steps.
Haircuts are currently on hold do to Covid. We hope to resume in the coming months.
Housing and Utility Deposit Assistance
For assistance with identifying and applying for housing resources, participants should speak to a staff member before signing up for Resource Navigation.