Effective Solutions Through Partnership

Community Service Profile: Sacramento Steps Forward

Community Service, Organization Development (OD), Sacramento, Sacramento Steps Forward

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KAI Partners is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who live in the Sacramento area. To that end, we have been working closely with Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF), a local 501c3 organization which works to end homelessness in the Sacramento Region.

We have been working regularly with SSF on a variety of activities, including facilitating the SSF Board Retreat and facilitating board member engagement for their envisioned growth in the region. We are confident that helping SSF from the inside will result in helping SSF’s cause externally, as well.

According to Kris Lea, KAI Partners’ Organization Development (OD) expert, the work that SSF does is unique because it involves multiple organizations, such as businesses, churches, and all levels of government. Kris says, “OD is a field of practice that helps individuals, teams, and organizations be more effective. Although most frequently OD is applied to one company, the values and techniques are applicable to the type of social change work that SSF is doing to end homelessness.”

Looking ahead, KAI Partners is excited about SSF’s expansion of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a software program that works as a homeless information database by matching people who are homeless with appropriate levels of housing. SSF hopes to soon partner with other cities in the region to expand this system and help even more people in need.

We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with a compassionate organization like SSF to help give back to our community. To learn more about Sacramento Steps Forward, or to get involved yourself, please visit http://sacramentostepsforward.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/SacramentoStepsForward/

 

1 Comment

  1. Steve A.

    January 18, 2016 3:33 pm

    Great post, Sarah!

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