Hope at the Inn
Hope at the Inn is a faith-based, rotating, emergency homeless shelter.
The shelter's mission is to provide support for those who are homeless in Delta County, Michigan, through the cooperative efforts of
an interfaith coalition and various social service agencies, by offering a safe emergency shelter and an opportunity for these individuals to choose a path of successful transition to
Shelter Schedule 2013-14
Hope at the Inn will start up again in
For Homeless Assistance Contact:
Business Hours: The Salvation Army / (906)
3001 5th Avenue, So., Escanaba
After-Hours : Public Safety / (906)
1900 3rd Avenue, No., Escanaba
- Sept. 16 (Tues) - 6 pm at
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 S. Lincoln in Escanaba
- Oct. 16 (Thurs) - 6pm at Memorial united Methodist Church, 1940 Lake Shore Dr. in
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The next Coordinator's Meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 9, 6pm at UPCAP, 2501 14th Ave. S. in
Become one of God’s Watchers
The following quote (with a few detail changes to fit HATI) is from the article God in the Background by Diane
Marten from the April 2013 issue of Gather magazine used with permission. Although the author is describing her experience volunteering at a women’s shelter,
it’s an excellent description of what it’s like to be a volunteer at Hope at the Inn.
“A dimly lit room (in any area church) is God’s safe background. While (several people) sleep on (air mattresses) in small (Sunday school rooms), the volunteers stay awake to keep vigil. We are God’s watchers, giving up our own
sleep for the sake of others, those who have no home, who carry their lives in plastic bags. We volunteers fill
in the space of God’s background with hope and love, with listening and laughter and a willingness to linger into the morning, just by staying in that place."