Families experiencing homelessness are under considerable amounts of stress. Homelessness is a devastating experience that significantly impacts the health and well-being of adults and children. Often, members of homeless families have experienced trauma. These experiences affect how children and adults think, feel, behave, relate, and cope. With over twenty-nine years in the Rappahannock region, as the first homeless and largest family shelter in our community, Loisann's Hope House has helped to transform the lives of over a thousand families.