Room In The Inn began in the winter of 1985, when our Founding Director, Father Charles Strobel, opened the doors of his parish to individuals seeking sanctuary in the church parking lot. This simple act of kindness marked the beginning of Room In The Inn.
In 2006, ARM brought the program to Jackson, TN, a city that does not have a permanent shelter for the homeless.
The Program is a partnership between ARM and local churches that provides shelter for homeless men from November 1 to March 31. ARM coordinates the program in which local congregations allow homeless men to sleep in their facility from 6 PM to 6 AM, providing dinner and light breakfast. ARM provides sheets, blankets, towels, pillows and cots. Shelter from winter elements has been provided for hundreds of men as well as life changing relationships.