Our Staff & Board of Directors


Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

What We Do 

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter provides temporary financial rental assistance through grant funded housing programs.  The availability of these programs changes through the year, and are operated on a first come first serve basis.  To receive assistance, clients must document a crisis beyond their control, be within HUD provided income limits, and meet Fair Market Rent limits. 

To Determine if you or your household qualifies for housing assistance you must first contact the Centralized Housing Intake Line at 540-271-1701.  You will be required to leave a message with your name, number, and brief description of your housing crisis and a trained intake counselor will contact you and complete an assessment. 


Board of Directors: 

Barbara Adamson, President

Mary Gessner, Vice President

Brenda Rawlings, Secretary

Thomas Spiggle, Treasurer

Ed Provost, Member

Carol Fogle, Member

Katie Gosswein, Member

Susan Holsinger, Member

Suzanne Montgomery, Member

Dennis Morris, Member


Sheila Orndorff, Executive Director

Katie Furneisen, Certified Housing Counselor

Danny Sheetz, Housing Assistant & Inspector

Janice Dickinson, Housing Assistant

BJ Stout, Centralized Intake Coordinator​

            Monetary Donations

Online: Donate through PayPal or designate SAS as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. 

Mail: Mail donations to Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter P.O. Box 386 

Woodstock VA  22664

In-Kind Donations

Food: Snack items for clients are greatly appreciated, especially ones that do not require refrigeration. 

Toiletries: Travel size and full size items, i.e. toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, detergent, etc. 

Miscellaneous Items: Socks, backpacks