Hope At The Inn
c/o The Salvation Army
& Hope for the Day
3001 Fifth Avenue, South
PO Box 424
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-0590
(9 am - 5 pm M-F)
Shelter: (906) 241-6193
(6 pm - 8 am)
November - April
1900 3rd Ave. No - Esc
After Hours & Weekends
It is easy as 1, 2, 3 !
1. Select your week/location below
2. Select the type of shift (Intake, 2nd Shift, Meal, etc.)
3. You will see open shift dates (log-in or register)
Contact the respective church office and request name and phone number for their Shelter Coordinator should you have questions or problems signing up.
HATI policy requires all Shift Volunteers (Intake, 2nd, 3rd) undergo a Volunteer training session prior to signing up for a shelter shift. Training opportunities are listed on the home page.
2019-20 Shelter Season
Click on each week to see where help is needed.
Mar. 15 - 22 Central United Methodist Church
Mar. 22 - 29 Church of Christ
Apr. 5 - 12 United Evangelical Covenant Church
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. 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."