We started ministry to women in 2013 with a need and then an idea. We began to realize there was not adequate help for homeless women and children. Soon we tried an idea. The idea was to have a moving homeless shelter for women and children that would meet during the winter months. We called it Room At The Inn. Several churches in the area allowed us to use their educational space. With volunteers from each church we moved around the city from church to church; week-to-week. During that winter we had 6 ladies participate and we are proud to say that 5 of these ladies were able to get permanent housing as a result of our ministry with them.
In September 2016, after a couple of years of renovating a 1920's style house, we opened the doors to a permanent women's shelter we still call Room At The Inn.
We serve homeless women with 1-2 children (ages newborn to 10 if boys) who present themselves to Union Mission for help. The structured program of recovery includes Bible study, work therapy, study of spiritual disciplines, and referrals to outside resources if needed. The Room At The Inn is under 24 hour supervision with a resident manager.
For more information contact Sabrina Lawson, 252-537-3372 Opt. 1 or 252-676-2476.