who we are
To meet people where they are, inspire hope, and walk alongside them on their journey to sustainable housing.
To end homelessness in our community.
Our evolving story
Since 2004, The Gathering Inn has compassionately reached out to countless individuals experiencing homelessness aiming to welcome new beginnings and transform lives. Originally, as a winter-only shelter, 40 individuals were served each night. Today, The Gathering Inn is a multifaceted organization with multiple locations that serves over 250 individuals and families every day.
it all began when
Compelled to address homelessness in Placer County, a group of local ministers met in January 2004 to discuss opening their doors during the coldest months of the year. This collaboration of 13 congregations provided food, shelter, hospitality, and a sense of dignity to individuals experiencing homelessness of Placer County. Then, due to increasing demand after 3 short years, The Gathering Inn evolved into a year-round program.
As needs became clearer and resources were made available through the generosity of donors and the participation of local governments, The Gathering Inn expanded to offer a complete continuum of housing and supportive services. Programs include emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and medical respite care. Supportive services include a clothing closet, showers and laundry services, case management, resource navigation, and education and training along with a medical and dental clinic and a mental health program.
our story today
Not only does The Gathering Inn exist to fulfill the original mission and vision of our founders, but it also builds on that foundation by expanding services that address barriers to housing. The lives of The Gathering Inn guests are transformed by inspiring self-sufficiency and inviting them to achieve sustainable housing.
Today, The Gathering Inn distinguishes itself as a family of services that serves unsheltered residents of Placer County. Successful program outcomes are made possible through the generosity of donors, local government and healthcare partnerships and the involvement of over forty churches and community organizations who daily provide meals, a safe place to sleep and the assurance that every guest is valued.
tgi Annual impact for 2021
Nights housed for people experiencing homelessness
Guests served who experience homelessness
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Average number of guests per night
Estimated dollar savings to Placer County