People left to live on the street after release from the hospital are highly vulnerable and often have no means to get back on their feet. Being without a home and in need of post-hospital rest is a frightening experience and a time of crisis. Our guests join us by referral only from health care workers throughout Maricopa County. Case workers send us clients that are ambulatory and no longer qualify for hospitalization. However, they have continuing needs for shelter, nourishing food and attention if they are to experience as full a medical recovery as their condition allows. Having a place at the Respite Shelter to complete their physical recovery and receive support in developing a plan to become self-reliant.