According to information gathered for Chattanooga’s Blueprint to End Chronic Homelessness, an estimated 4,000 individuals are reported homeless in any given year in the Chattanooga area. Almost 1,000 of them are children. On any given night 758 homeless individuals reside in shelters, transitional housing programs and public spaces. 

Times given are windows during which an organization has projects available and not total expected commitment times. We realize that scheduling during the week can be difficult, so these times are provided as a guide for specific projects.


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Chattanooga Community Kitchen

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs.  They we strive to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate without expectation of recompense but instead out of love and compassion for mankind.

727 E 11th St.  /  Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact: Kathy Spangler, 423-756-4222

Projects

Available: Mon. 9/22 - Fri. 9/26, 10 AM - 2 PM

Projects listed are to be completed throughout the course of the week, so work on any given day may vary dependent on tasks accomplished on previous days.

  • Weeding flower beds
  • Mulching flower beds
  • General cleaning

Tuesday 9/23 and Thursday 9/25, 3 - 5 PM

  • Serving dinner (2-3 people, do not wear shorts or open-toed shoes)

Friday 9/26, 6:30 - 8:30 AM

  • Serving breakfast (2-3 people, do not wear shorts or open-toed shoes)

Shepherd's Arms Rescue Mission

Ministering to homeless women with children, widows, and at-risk inner city youth in Chattanooga

P.O. Box 16758  /  Chattanooga, TN 37416

Contact: Mary Ann Sanders, 423-821-8363

Projects

Available: Mon. 9/20 - Fri. 9/26, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Projects listed are to be completed throughout the course of the week, so work on any given day may vary dependent on tasks accomplished on previous days.

  • Clearing of overgrown fences
  • Tilling of a garden
  • General yard cleanup

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga

Families in need in Chattanooga are not without a helping hand up they need it most. The Family Promise model is unique among agencies providing shelter for families in need because it does not subscribe to institutionalized shelters as a solution. Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga strives to keep families together.

1184 Baldwin Street   /  Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact: Mary Ellen Galloway, 423-756-3891

Projects

Available: Mon. 9/20 - Fri. 9/26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Projects listed are to be completed throughout the course of the week, so work on any given day may vary dependent on tasks accomplished on previous days.

  • Weeding flower beds
  • Mowing
  • Trimming shrubs
  • Reading to children
  • Advertising for Box City Camp Out
  • Preparation and serving of food to families

Chattanooga Room in the Inn

The mission of Chattanooga Room in the Inn is to empower homeless women and children to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals.

230 N. Highland Park Ave. / Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact: Sharon Collins, 423-624-6144

Projects

Available: Mon. 9/20 - Fri. 9/26, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Projects listed are to be completed throughout the course of the week, so work on any given day may vary dependent on tasks accomplished on previous days.

  • Sand and paint buffet table in dining room
  • Sand and paint table in computer room
  • Re-caulk tubs in men's and women's bathrooms upstairs
  • Replace door closure in kitchen leading to deck
  • Remove trim on kitchen door
  • Wash and detail ministry van
  • Sanitize all outdoor playground equipment
  • Build new door for the storage shed
  • General yard work
  • Trash pickup on property