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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Address: 1331 Garden Highway Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95833
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Human Services 
Sub NTEE: Homeless Services/Centers 
Executive Director: Ryan Loofbourrow
Contact Email: info@sacstepsforward.org
Primary Phone: 916-577-9770
Website: http://sacramentostepsforward.org/
Since 2009 we have worked to transform the way providers, donors and policy makers collaborate to meet this challenge. Originally formed as an policy committee to combat the immediate crisis of providing winter shelter to the homeless in our region, Sacramento Steps Forward has since transformed into one of the region's leading nonprofits committed to addressing the multi-faceted challenge of ending homelessness in the Sacramento community. SSF is committed to producing lasting solutions within our community so individuals and families experiencing homelessness can obtain and maintain their hard-won stability.
As a non-profit organization, your support and donations go a long way towards the fight to end homelessness. Your donations are used to help support our programs, address gaps in the system where they arise, and to bolster what's working in helping homeless individuals gain access to housing, employment, health, education, and other resources necessary for economic stability.

We are seeking donations for the following efforts:

- General Support: Its not exciting or glamorous, but someone has to keep the lights and programs operating. General support provides Sacramento Steps Forward with a flexible pool of funding that can be used to meet the changing needs of a community in crisis.

- Innovation Fund: Great ideas are free, but developing them, testing them, and rolling them out are not. By contributing to our Innovation Fund, you support the staff time and resources it takes to bring a great idea to fruition. Past innovations include Winter Sanctuary, Outreach Teams, and our new community training program - Ending Homelessness Together.

- Ending Homelessness Together: A new training program developed by Sacramento Steps Forward that activates the people power of volunteers and neighborhood organizations to end homelessness using well tested best practices and regional alignment of local initiatives. Continued operation and our ability to offer the program at low to no cost will require funding partners.Costs include curriculum development, train-the-trainer staff development, subject matter experts, supplies, and program administration.

Our 2018 fundraising goal is $250,000.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - General Support: Its not exciting or glamorous, but someone has to keep the lights and programs operating. General support provides Sacramento Steps Forward with a flexible pool of funding that can be used to meet the changing needs of a community in crisis. It also allows us to help coordinate the efforts of nonprofit service providers to maximize the resources available to people experiencing homelessness.
  2. Funding: Unrestricted - Innovation Fund: Great ideas are free, but developing them, testing them, and rolling them out are not. By contributing to our Innovation Fund, you support the staff time and resources it takes to bring a great idea to fruition. Past innovations include Winter Sanctuary, Outreach Teams, and our new community training program - Ending Homelessness Together.
  3. Funding: Program - Ending Homelessness Together: A new training program developed by Sacramento Steps Forward that activates the people power of volunteers and neighborhood organizations to end homelessness using well tested best practices and regional alignment of local initiatives. Continued operation and our ability to offer the program at low to no cost will require funding partners.Costs include curriculum development, train-the-trainer staff development, subject matter experts, supplies, and program administration.
  4. Funding: Program - Housing Resource Access Points: Newly developed Housing Resource Access Points provide people experiencing homelessness with scheduled appointments with trained staff to learn about resources that may be available to them and to be assessed for housing programs managed by the Continuum of Care. Access Points provide an economy of scale that cannot be matched by the Outreach Teams. Each Access Point offers a unique sponsorship opportunity.
  5. Funding: Unrestricted - Field Team: Everyday, our Field Team is 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.
"Homelessness is the single greatest challenge facing Sacramento today and as a non-profit agency tasked with tackling it head-on, our community deserves nothing less than our absolute best effort. We are a results oriented organization that is committed to collaboration and driven by data. We will use well-tested best practices to the needs of Sacramento and when best practices don't already exist we will develop our own. Trust, honesty, innovation, and persistence are the hallmarks of our work."

Ryan Loofbourrow
CEO
Sacramento Steps Forward