Sacramento Steps Forward

Sacramento Steps Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness in our region through collaboration, innovation, and connecting people to services. Walking side-by-side with our partners, we seek to provide people experiencing homelessness with the support and services they need to find stability and long term housing.

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The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed by the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. As a part of the program, HUD awards grants annually to nonprofit providers, State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families.

Sacramento Steps Forward is the lead agency for the CoC in Sacramento and convenes the 25 member CoC Advisory Board, made up of local stakeholders committed to ending homelessness. The Advisory Board includes nonprofit providers, advocates, people who have experienced homelessness, local government leaders, business leaders, law enforcement, and more.

Cumulatively, the Continuum of Care program houses thousands of people each year and is the single largest housing program for people experiencing homelessness.

Program Successes
On any given night, the Sacramento Homeless Continuum of Care houses more than 2,000 people.
Everyday, our Navigators are in the community helping people end their cycle of homelessness using best practice strategies that have been honed by experience and time. Our team embraces the notion that that every situation is unique and no two solutions are the same. Trust, honesty, and hope guide our work.
Program Successes
- In 2017, our Navigators housed 754 individuals and families who were homeless.
- In addition, they made 1,643 linkages to identification documents
- 590 connections to a primary care provider
- 510 connections to mental health treatment
- 168 connections to alcohol and drug treatment
- 405 connections to health insurance programs