Adresses the problem of homelessness in Shenandoah County by giving interest-free loans to fmailies with children in crisis to pay a month’s rent/mortgage (clients are expected to pay off loans). Operates an Emergency Shelter for families-clients must demonstrate willingness to participate in shelter program and take necessary actiosn to move ahead in life from homelessness to self-suffciency. Having transportation is highly recommended as there is no public transportation. Operates HelpLink, a hotline service with local faith based organizations to offer financial assistance to families in need. Shenandoah alliance for shelter’s staff screens those who call churches for help and verifies the information on their financial crisis.