->''She found me outside one Sunday morning''
->''Begging money from a man I didn't know.''
->''She took me in and wiped away my childhood,''
->''A woman of the streets, this Lady Rose.''
-->--Music/TheStatlerBrothers, ''[[TropeNamer Bed of Rose's]]''

A prostitute (most likely a HookerWithAHeartOfGold) provides a home to someone who needs a place to stay. Whether that guest sleeps with his or her benefactor is optional.

Compare PlatonicProstitution and NeedAHandOrAHandjob.


* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has wrongly-accused PI Dwight [=McCarthy=] on the run from the law and badly injured after being betrayed by the title character of the story ''A Dame To Kill For''. The girls of [[RedLightDistrict Old Town]] patch him up and allow him to stay for a while. He ends up using them to get his revenge on the people who set him up.

* Used in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] in a rather heartwarming way. The girl allows her regular client to spend the night with her after they have sex instead of making him leave.

* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' has Louis Winthorpe III taken in by Ophelia, a streetwise hooker.
* ''Film/LeavingLasVegas'' has Nicholas Cage's character taken in by Elizabeth Shue's character, another streetwise hooker.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' the title character is taken in by a prostitute whom he rescued from the villain's son.
* ''Film/DeadMan'' has William Blake taken in by a former prostitute who is trying to make a living selling paper roses.
* ''Film/TheMachinist'': Trevor Reznik is cared for Stevie, the hooker whom he frequently visits, after his paranoia becomes too much. Unfortunately, he eventually believes that she's out to get him as well and drives her away.
* ''Irma La Douce'' had Shirley [=MacLaine=]'s title character taking in Jack Lemmon's character after he lost his job as a cop.

* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TheLarkAndTheWren'', the heroine is housed in a brothel; she plays music for the customers, and it is made clear that no more is expected--or wanted--from her.
* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', Carrot is staying at a brothel. He has no idea of his home's true nature. He also misses the point when he tells this to someone else, and they are impressed that he can afford it, and by his stamina. They don't charge him rent in exchange for his services as bouncer, which he also doesn't quite grasp. The offer included access to the place's usual services too, and it seems like the owners never quite figured out that he wasn't just being a gentleman in not taking advantage.
* In ''Literature/FirstRidersCall'' by Kristen Britain, Karigan G'ladheon stays the night at a brothel. Unfortunately for her, she happens to be staying in the same room as Trudy, a prostitute who only caters to lesbians. The morning after, Trudy won't stop implying to Karigan's friends that they, ahem, had relations.
* In ''Bollywood/{{Devdas}}'' (both the novel and the numerous [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]]), Chandramukhi offers Devdas a place to stay.
* In ''The Third Life of Grange Copeland,'' Brownfield winds up staying at a brothel when he gives up searching for his father. It turns out the prostitute was his father's ex-lover, [[LoveFatherLoveSon and he sleeps with her too]]. And her daughter, who's another prostitute. And then he marries her non-prostitute niece and the father comes back and marries the first prostitute and really it's just a big, dysfunctional mess.
* It's mentioned in one of the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' books that Stephen Maturin stayed in one of the brothels in Jakarta, where the ship is docked on a diplomatic mission, because it was simply the cheapest place to stay, not to mention convenient for carrying out [[TheSpymaster his trade]]. The girl he shares the bed with is only initially surprised that he's not interested in sex. The crew of the ship, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny naturally]], don't know about his job as Britain's premier spy and come to the obvious conclusion about his, er, stamina and prowess.
* In the novel ''The Thief and the Dogs,'' by Naguib Mahfouz, Said runs from law enforcement after attempting to murder his old friend, Ilish Sidra. He hides for the next several days with his old friend, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Nur, who just so happens to be a prostitute.]] "Intimate" relations between the two are implied.
* ''Literature/OliverTwist'': Nancy, a prostitute, takes the novel's title character a young street urchin under her wing. Unlike most other examples on this page, there are no sexual relations between the two; Nancy's motives are pure in that she vows to reform Oliver into a respectable young man.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The title character in ''Series/IClaudius'' sometimes stays with a hooker named Calpurnia, especially when [[TheCaligula Caligula]] is in power and staying in the royal palace is getting dangerous.
* Long Susan and Homer Jackson in ''Series/RipperStreet''.
* Trevor, the older son of middle sister Georgie, runs away from home. When he resurfaces and takes refuge at second-oldest sister Teddy's house, he tells him that he hitchhiked to Florida, where a prostitute took him under her wing and took care of him.

* The TropeNamer is a song by Music/TheStatlerBrothers; a young man is taken in by the titular Lady Rose, and it's made clear that he has indeed slept with her for the first time.[[note]]The group says that it was inspired by a friend of theirs in Virginia, who lived across the street from a brothel as a child and would sometimes go over to have the women make breakfast for him.[[/note]]

[[folder:Mythology And Religion]]
* In Literature/TheBible, in the second chapter of Joshua, the prostitute Rahab houses and protects two spies sent by Joshua, and she is commended in the book of Hebrews (11:31).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' Ezio, Maria and Claudia seek refuge in a brothel while the Auditore men are being rounded up and arrested. They remain there until they can leave the city.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The ladies of Whitechapel would sometimes share rooms, and in the days leading up to her murder, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper victim Mary Kelly shared her room with between one and two women, Julia and possibly also Maria Harvey.
* Rebels during the Boshin War often sheltered with prostitutes.
* There are rumours that UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini himself during his turbulent youth (when he was a regular client of prostitutes both in Italy and abroad) lived for some time in a brothel. For free. [[TheCasanova Given his reputation throughout his adult life]], he might have had reasons.
* Kawakami Gensai (the real life inspiration for ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'') once hid out in a brothel after an assassination, and was said to look so feminine that he was able to pass for one of the girls.