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Safe Time

Safe Time Home Sharing, Inc. is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are a volunteer organization that recognizes the potential of human kindness and the space available in underutilized homes. We recruit volunteer hosts who will temporarily shelter low income individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis. The families are referred to us by educational institutions, churches and individuals. We arrange meetings between applicants and our volunteer hosts to facilitate the placements, and we follow up to ensure success.

Safe Time was incorporated in 2017 and our first placement was in May 2017. We placed 31 people in our first year of operations. The Safe Time Directors are Arielle Fleisher, Christi Carpenter (director and board chair), Jennifer Ahn, Jocelyn Gama Garcia and Stephanie Noriega. Founder, Chuck Grant, has retired.  Our website design, development and maintenance is by trifco.com.

The goal of Safe Time is to provide post-secondary students housing while they pursue their education, so they don’t have to choose between dropping out and homelessness.

Press: Our media coverage includes this SF Chronicle article, this UC Berkeley news story, and this KCBS radio interview.

Volunteer: If you don’t have space in your home, you could spread the word to help us recruit hosts via Facebook, listserves, etc. Or, you could volunteer in other ways, we have lots to do, please email us. Also, we’d like to build an emergency support fund, so you could send a tax-deductible check made out to Safe Time Home Sharing, Inc., 3663 38th Avenue, Oakland, CA  94619.