A man seeks refuge from the elements and dangers of the streets in our Emergency Shelter. By the third day of his stay, he notices men pruning shrubs on the grounds, chopping celery for soup stock, and returning from the wood yard in the late afternoon. He recognizes a few of these men from the street or a jail cell he shared with one of them. Surprised and intrigued, he remembers that the Shelter Monitor spoke to him a few nights ago about how these men applied for admission to live here, and he makes additional inquiries. He is directed to an Intake Coordinator, who speaks with him at length about the criteria to graduate from shelter guest to resident. A short time later-vetted, sober, and somewhat tremulous- he is officially admitted to the program that will save his life.