Our shelter network consists of 12 host congregations who house the guests for one week at a time on a rotating basis.  The host congregations give our families their own private spaces for sleeping.  Most set up a “community room” in which the families can congregate to play, watch movies or just chat.  They are served dinner prepared by a few of the up to 50 volunteers each host congregation uses during a hosting week.  Most host congregations are assisted by support congregations who provide volunteers, food, and financial support.