A Community Effort
Room at the Inn is a community response to the needs of homeless women in the Corvallis area, a coming together of the faith groups, university representatives, and homeless advocates. The Corvallis First United Methodist Church is at the center, but with the active involvement of other faith communities, the Corvallis Homeless Shelter Alliance, their Daytime Drop-In Center, and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at O.S.U.
An independent board of directors manages the Room at the Inn. Board members come from the university, general community, and the Methodist Church.
While the Inn in managed frugally, and space and many supplies are donated, cash is needed to pay a single on-site staff member and to minimally outfit the sleeping area. Donations, which are made through the First United Methodist Church (a 501 C3), are fully tax deductible and entirely dedicated to Room at the Inn if so stipulated. Please make checks payable to FUMC, write ‘Room at the Inn’ on subject line, and send to First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330.
Who is needed each night? Where might you fit in? Both men and women are welcome to volunteer.
- Two volunteers to work 6:15-11:00 P.M. to check in guests, visit, and supervise
- People to bring snacks for evening and breakfast
- One volunteer to sleep overnight 11:00 P.M.-7:00 A.M. in the shelter. This person backs up the paid night staff person and helps with morning duties.