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Help Keep Chattanooga Safe and Clean!

Dropping off perishable/non-perishables items directly to homeless individuals has caused an unsafe environment within our community. CICH encourages you to donate directly to a center or online. Contact our list of organizations that provide directly to the homeless community, or call 211.
  • Chattanooga Community Kitchen

    Located at 727 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.  Help hours: Open Daily 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (24/7 for select programs). Phone: (423) 756-4222

  • The Chattanooga Rescue Mission

    Located at 1512 S Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • Chattanooga Room In The Inn

    Located at 230 N Highland Park Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga

    Located at 1184 Baldwin St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

  • The Maclellan Family Shelter

    Located at 717 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

  • Union Gospel Mission

    Located at 124 Signal Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37405

  • Salvation Army

    Multiple locations*

    Located at 2140 E 28th St, Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • Greater Goods Thrift

    All items are accepted. Drop off times are 10 AM – 2 PM. Located at 2821 Rossville Blvd. 423-624-3222

  • Bethel Thrift Store

    Accepts most items: No medical equipment, no large furniture. Backdoor Drop Off Tuesday – Sat 10:30 AM – 4 PM. Located at 5315 Hixson Pike Hixson, Tn. 423-870-9056

  • The Chambliss Center

    Accepts most items: No medical equipment, no large furniture. Arrange pick up by calling 423-498-2101. Drop off 10 AM – 6 PM. Located at 315 Gillespie Rd  and 1936 Dayton Blvd. 

  • Hamilton County Baptist Association

    Accepts perishable and non perishable food items. Drop Off at 9:30 AM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Located at Silverdale Baptist Church 4500 St.Elmo Ave. 423-821-2976

  • Choices Chattanooga

    Accepts new clothing for babies or new moms. Call 423-892-0803 to schedule drop off (10 AM – 3 PM). Located at 951 Eastgate Loop Ste 1000.

  • Northside Neighborhood House

    Accepts most items. Call 423-267-2217 for details and to schedule pick-up or drop off. *3 locations in Chattanooga*

  • The Samaritan Center

    Accepts clothes, toys, and furniture.  Call 423-238-7777 for drop off hours. Located at 9231 Lee Highway.

  • Ladies of Charity

    Located at 2821 Rossville Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37407.


Making a donation?

CICH encourages you to donate through local organizations. Here is a short list below.

Need Help?

Find help here or call 211.

More Info

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Housing First Resources

Housing First approach

Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness.

What is Housing First?

Why Housing First?

The Evidence Behind The Approach

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