I want to clear up some misconceptions created in the article. A subcommittee of the Cowichan Coalition to End Homelessness has been working for two years to provide an overnight winter shelter for homeless women in the Cowichan Valley. The initiative emerged out of two point-in-time counts that found 17 women absolutely homeless and many more precariously housed. It seemed like a minimal and doable response to support this group of vulnerable women.