Room in the Inn

women last year were kept safe and secure through RITI

Homeward Bound’s shelter to home program for women experiencing homelessness in Asheville

Room in the Inn (RITI) is made possible because of a longstanding collaboration between Homeward Bound and more than 60 faith communities and groups that provide shelter for up to twelve women each night of the week. Each week, a faith community opens its doors and provides meals, hospitality, companionship, a warm bed and creates a safe haven for women while they wait for permanent housing placement. Room in the Inn keeps these women safe and secure rather than living on the streets.


of RITI women do not return to homelessness

Services & Support

Each Room in the Inn participant is treated as an individual because everyone’s needs are different. They receive a case management plan that includes a connection to services for their key areas of need, including mental health and substance treatment, education and/or employment, interpersonal violence awareness, emotional regulation, determining their path to housing and implementing that plan. This ongoing interpersonal support continues after the women are housed to ensure a successful transition into a permanent home.