Room In The Inn Works To Keep People Warm

Posted at 10:37 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 23:45:53-04

In Middle Tennessee, a cold weekend and freezing temperatures have been prompting warming shelters to open, and volunteers have stepped up efforts to ensure homeless residents have a place to stay.

Sunday night, Room in the Inn was housing 250 guests.

The staff has been planning to increase their facility's bed count throughout the week.

They’ve also been working with about 200 congregations to help keep people off the streets at night.

The program has ensured people in need will get a warm meal and a place to sleep, but the help hasn’t stopped there.

"During the day, we try to have those conversations about the next steps moving forward whether it's helping to get employment, helping to get them housing, so that way they don't have to spend the next season on the streets of Nashville,” said Quiana Jimerson.