Room in the Inn, CME Church plan permanent shelter for homeless

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: November 16, 2020 7:48 PM CT | Published: November 16, 2020 7:48 PM CT

The CME Church has dropped plans to turn its historic, long-vacant Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital property into a skilled nursing facility. Now the church plans to lease the space to Room in the Inn, which will provide shelter, meals and some medical care to the homeless.


Room in the Inn Christian Methodist Episcopal Church homeless services CAREs Act
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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