Room at the Inn holds official ribbon cutting for permanent shelter

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:09 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Room at the Inn held an official ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. While the permanent shelter has been operating since last December, the LSCP hasn’t been able to formally recognize the shelter because of the pandemic.

Tuesday, city officials, volunteers and advocates for the homeless came together to celebrate all the work that’s been done at the shelter.

“This is 14 years of hard work coming to fruition and we want to give a big pat on the back to the churches and the community members that kept us afloat for all those years in a rotating shelter and now to have a permanent shelter in Marquette, this is us, Marquette, addressing the first step in our response to homelessness,” said Room at the Inn Executive Director Nick Emmendorfer.

The Room at the Inn shelter can house about 30 people. It’s currently at about 25 per night and working with those people towards more permanent housing arrangements.

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