May 17, 2022
A word from Executive Director Justin Ellerby:
Every lack is a limit is a boundary is a shape is an edge is a tool.
Too abstract? In homesharing, the things we can't do for ourselves in our daily lives (driving to a doctor's appointment) create an empty space for someone else to fill with their time and skills, which creates a valuable exchange, which makes someone know that they are useful and valued, and that they have a niche in our home. I see so many people (literally!) dying to be of service to others, and the others don't even realize that their own needs could be creating an economic and spiritual opportunity for someone else.
May 16, 2022
As of today, we've now matched 7 Guests among 5 Hosts... Great way to spend a Sunday!
May 16, 2022
Now Out: Our 2022 Flyer
Today we're happy to unveil our newly updated 2022 flyer. If you live in our catchment area and would like to help us get the word out about what we do, please feel free to share it with your contacts or post it in your neighborhood!
For a link to PDF version of the file, click here.
April 29, 2022
"Sharing is Caring": HSAR's Lynn Nelson speaks with Inside Sacramento
“It’s very enriching to have a new perspective, a different person with different eating habits sharing your kitchen,” Lynn says. “It’s actually very comfortable. We’ve learned lots of new things. The inconveniences are minor compared to the blessing of sharing a home.”
Read the full article here!
March 15, 2022
February 14, 2022
January 15, 2022
7th World Homeshare Congress
While nonprofit homesharing programs are new to many of the people that we reach out to, we always stress that they're not actually new at all. In fact, since the first one was started in Vermont over 40 years ago, the concept has gone global! Case in point, Homeshare International just announced their 7th World Homeshare Conference.
December 20, 2021
June 21, 2021
Call to Matchmakers!
A key limit to how many people we can help, and where, is the strength and the breadth of our team of Matchmakers.
Some who are already matchmaking in their regular job duties (e.g; senior or on-campus social workers), but also many who are amazing volunteers like these and just can't help themselves from making and keeping matches for YEARS on end.
June 17, 2021
June 18, 2021
Lynn & Virgil Nelson