Next Move Homeless Services
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Our 85-bed Family Shelter campus provides emergency shelter with intensive supportive services to homeless families with dependent children.
Program Successes
- Families served have access to on-site child development resources, transportation, laundry services, and assistance with clothing, shoes, and houseware items.
- Within the last year and half we have successfully transitioned to serving families with pets. This allows families to stay together with their pets while being served by the Family Shelter.
- We have added a Workforce Development component to the program to assist adults in securing employment and increasing their income.
- Our Family Shelter has a 50% success rate in housing homeless families back into permanent housing. Other clients secure transitional housing, permanent-supportive housing.

For over 45 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. We strive to provide the resources, support, and inspiration to help individuals and families transform their lives from living in crisis to having long-term stability. Francis House Center is the front door to Next Move's programs, services, and housing solutions for individuals and families seeking help and support in ending their homelessness.
Program Successes
We offer on-site:
- Job Development Center: Clients can receive one on one assistance with internet job searching, resume and cover letter development, phone/fax access, financial education, and employment fairs.
- The Family Self Sufficiency Program provides additional employment support with transportation, interviews, job clothing, and job coaching needs.
- Family Rescue Program: Provides a one-week motel stay to parents or legal guardians caring for children who are experiencing crisis.
- Bus Passes: Clients can receive pass basses to help get to appointments or employment opportunities.
- Clothing Donation Center: Clients can select garments or items six times during a six month period.
- Veteran's Services: A VA representative is available once a week for clients.
- Resource Coaching: Clients can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a resource coach, to set goals and identify detailed resources for receiving assistance and planning their next life steps.
- Diversion Program: Assistance for low-income families with utilities, first month's rent, eviction avoidance.
- California Identification: The full cost for a California identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles is $35. Clients can receive a DMV Identification voucher for $8 during our regular lobby hours.
- Hygiene Kits: Clients can receive a kit with basic necessities, including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, lotion, razors, and feminine hygiene items twice each month.
- Notary Services: Clients can receive legal document certification
Our permanent supportive housing programs provide subsidized housing and supportive services to over 200 households. These programs provide case management to stabilize households effected by homelessness, chronic homelessness, and multiple and severe disabilities with the of goal of increased stability and self-reliance.

- Casa de Esperanza: Serves chronically homeless, disabled men and women
- Omega Project: Serves singles and families with multiple and severe disabilities
- Home At Last: Serves disabled, chronically homeless seniors 55 years and older
- Step Up Sacramento: Launched in the Summer 2015, Next Move leads this collaborative project to provide 122 units of permanent supportive housing to individuals and families including veterans, transitional age foster youth, and seniors 55 and older
Program Successes
- Life skills curriculum allows participants the opportunity to practice skills that foster greater self-reliance.
- Provide mental health services to clients, such as Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) counseling.
- Though participants are allowed to stay in the program for life, many clients have voluntarily left the program in order to give their spot in the program to families in greater need.
- Countless adults have obtained full-time employment, gone back to school, received better healthcare due to personal milestones, and have reunified with children lost to Child Protective Services matters.
Our Mather Singles Interim Housing campus provides shelter with supportive services to homeless single adults for up to 90 days.
Program Successes
While at our Singles Interim Housing campus, clients maintain access to supportive services to help transition into stable housing and employment. On-site services include case management, breakfast, lunch, and dinner services, life skills training, mental health services, financial literacy classes, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) classes, and access to a community garden.