YES, Ulladulla's homeless shelter does a great thing by offering people accommodation but perhaps it plays a more important role.
The greatly important role the facility and its impressive volunteers play is they care for people.
Often it's the friendly chat while sharing a meal that strikes a chord with the shelter's guests and the volunteers who offer up their time.
Safe Water Community Care Incorporated set up the shelter and its founder Sarah Date played a leading role in setting up the facility late last year.
Sarah and her volunteers were there to greet people when the facility held an open day on Tuesday.
It was good to have a look inside the facility and meet the volunteers.
It's a nice, friendly and homely facility - they want people "to feel at home".
The facility is divided into various sections - one for men and there is also a family/women's section.
Each guest gets a locker where they can leave their belongings.
Guests arrive in the afternoon and have to leave at 8am and Sarah, which was one of the reasons why the open day was staged, is looking to work with other organisations like TAFE, legal support groups and Mission Australian, to get people further support.
The various Ulladulla churches support the shelter by paying the rent while the likes of Salt Ministries, based in Bomaderry, have also been a great supporter.
However, without volunteers, there would be no shelter and the Milton Ulladulla Times got the chance to meet and chat with Christine, Kent, Jeanie and Chris about being volunteers.
Jeanie and her husband Chris have always had a "heart for people who need a step up".
She said being a volunteer at the shelter was rewarding.
"When people come in here they comment on what a good atmosphere there is in the house," Jeanie said.
"The guests enjoy that [the atmosphere] and they are starting to feel more at home here."
Jeanie said they cook the guests a meal, have a chat and do something fun like play cards and art projects.
"It means we can sit around and chat - naturally," Jeanie added.
She would love to see more people take on a volunteer role at the shelter.
"If you have a real feeling for people who are struggling then this [volunteering at the shelter] is a good opportunity to help," Jeanie said.
Volunteers can do as much as they can - the options are many.
Go here to find out more about volunteering and what the shelter is all about.
"We could do with more volunteers at the moment," Jeanie said.
"We also have a great and generous community - we have been blown away by the gifts we have been given by businesses and people."
Kent is also happy he became a volunteer.
"I just wanted to make a difference - there are people in the community who are doing it tough," he said.
Kent does a lot of maintenance around the facility and helps where he can, which includes evening shifts where he helps cook meals with his wife Christine.
He enjoys talking to the guests.
"Sometimes they [the guests] have had some challenges with homeless and the like," he said.
"Our guests have all different stories about why they are in this situation, but yes we can make a difference."
Sarah also looks for permanent housing for the shelter's guests.
Kent added more people should become shelter volunteers.
"We do need more people to reduce the workload a little," he said.
The facility is open on weekends and opens in times of bad weather.