As a volunteer, Payne has a small bedroom in the staff quarters, which accommodates up to 10 people. He said some people “choose to use the shelter as a flophouse for a hangover” and addiction and mental health problems plague many guests. But if you’re motivated, “this is an awesome place for people wanting to help themselves.”

— Caldarola, Effie. CatholicAnchor.org. 26 Feb. 2011.