We volunteered to be Safe Time hosts because we have a spare room and sharing it seemed like an ideal way to make a community contribution given our busy lives (we are married professionals with two children in elementary school). Also, we thought it would be a good experience for our children. Julie, 65, lost her low-cost housing situation and, living on social security, needed time to make a plan for herself. We got to know her and developed sufficient trust to leave her alone in our house when we took a vacation. She stayed three weeks, seems to be making good progress towards self-sufficiency, and It was a pleasure to get to know her!