Liz and I are currently part of the staff at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Houses in South Bend, Indiana. These houses, based on the ethos of Christian “hospitality,” take in people off the streets and allow them to live here long term. With the cold weather now upon us, the houses are relatively full. There was no room at the women’s house, for instance, for a middle-age black woman who came to the door last night. In turn, a friend and I gave her a ride the South Bend’s homeless shelter for the evening. She said she was both desperate and she was afraid to be on the streets at night. And it showed. The answer, in the short term, was a bed at the shelter for the evening. The answer, in the long term, is to exponentially step up the help for those on the margins of society.