I have taken in many folks referred by St. Paul’s Church into my 2-bedroom condominium since I retired as a chemical engineer. I offer one of my rooms and I also have two couches. I currently have a young man who is getting medical treatment at the county hospital. Recently I took in a woman who had been sleeping in a car until the owner left town. I believe that a warm, welcoming place to sleep is critical to provide, especially in cold weather. I try to help with life skills. I encouraged one woman who stayed with me to take community college courses in geriatric care. She is now living with and caring for an elderly couple. I have never, ever had anything stolen, people are so thankful for the kindness. So many of the poverty stricken are just as intelligent and worthy as those well-off, it is just by circumstance that they need our temporary help.