The Shepherd Project© will coordinate compassionate legal, support to the unaccompanied alien children (UAC) arriving in NC after having fled their homes in Central America. CIR believes that there is a moral responsibility to help these children, using a holistic, community-based approach to meet their legal, emotional, and financial needs in resolving their current situation. The Shepherd Project© consists of 3 major parts: 1. Helping families navigate the legal system with preliminary intake, case management, and initial steps before connecting them with a pro bono immigration lawyer (Legal Shepherd); 2. Providing financial assistance (Financial Shepherd) with coordination of legal system, fees as well as travel expenses to the EOIR Court in Charlotte (for both families and their attorneys); 3. Assigning each child a trained Compassion Shepherd who will help meet their emotional needs and may accompany them through the court process.