Do you have generosity in your heart and extra space in your home?

We Need Hosts!

Low-income college students may face a temporary housing crisis. We screen responsible and healthy applicants who will benefit from temporarily moving in with a supportive host, allowing them time to regroup, so they continue their education.

Be a Volunteer!

If you have one or more unused rooms in your house or apartment, you can volunteer as a Safe Time host. We will present a well-vetted, safe, and compatible college student for you to read about, meet, and then welcome as your temporary guest.

Apply as Guest

If you’re a full-time enrolled college student living in the Bay Area and are at imminent risk of becoming unhoused, please send an email with information about your situation. If we can help, we will respond with an application that will request references and detailed information or let you know if we are not able to help.

Safe for Hosts and Guests

Our prospective guests are college students at risk of losing their homes or may already be couch-surfing with relatives and friends. Our program only arranges placements where hosts will feel perfectly safe. Guests must be full-time enrolled college students, with no violence in their lives. They must have a credible plan to achieve long-term housing within 6 months.

When we have a student that matches your offering, you will receive a thorough description with references. Next, you meet the potential guest twice; once in a public place (coffee shop or library), and then again, on another day, at your home.

Become a host! Enrich your life by helping a student achieve their educational dreams.

Our Mission

To provide low-income college students and their dependents with the material, social, and emotional resources they need to pursue their education.

Our Vision

Genius is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Our program ensures East Bay college students have the opportunity to focus on cultivating their genius through education by providing resources to students and their families in their communities, so they may continue their education and earn a college degree..

Our Values

  1. Lak’ech Ala K’in: “You are my other me. What I do unto you, I do unto myself.”
  2. Housing is a human right.  All people have the right to be safely and stably housed.
  3. Education is an opportunity for personal growth and fulfillment as well as community uplift.
  4. No one should go unhoused while people have extra, unused spaces in their homes.
  5. Stable housing is necessary for students to achieve their educational goals and realize their dreams.
  6. Historic and current injustices have given certain groups of people (specifically, white people) advantages in home buying and wealth building, while other groups of people have been intentionally excluded from these benefits.