FIRST STEP COMMUNITIES

a bridge out of homelessness

aka First Step Communities   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.firststepcommunities.org

Mission

First Step Communities will create interim housing and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Here they will live in safety and dignity, receive the services they require, and take a first-step away from homelessness toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Stephen Watters

Board President

Bill Knowlton

Main address

PO Box 188228

Sacramento, CA 95818 USA

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EIN

35-2537631

NTEE code info

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Our programs

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Winter Sanctuary

A seasonal emergency shelter program

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Outreach and case management services aimed at preparing people for permanent solutions. Outcomes include long-term shelter, transitional housing programs, permanent housing, shared housing, family reconciliations, etc. Additional efforts are made to help clients acquire appropriate documentation, insurance, medical appointments, referrals, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Restroom facilities open to the public (homeless community) 7-days per week, 12-hours per day.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Overnight shelter and meals hosted by the faith-based community, specifically midtown churches, 5-10 nights per month. Meals only on some nights. Calendar published monthly.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) To engage homeless individuals in the business of caring for their own by providing their time, skills and experience to tasks of leadership, administration, security,maintenance, inventory, warehousing, etc.

2) To help individuals (the most destitute and underserved homeless individuals) move from the hopelessness of homelessness to the hopefulness of self-sufficiency.
by:
a) supplying the basic necessities of life 365 days/year including shelter, meals, warmth, bathrooms, friendship plus...
b) supplying access to services including home-seeking, health care, job-seeking and more.

3) To create and implement a Homeless Village model that will be acceptable to any neighbors' scrutiny and be more cost effective than current low income housing models.

Financials

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FIRST STEP COMMUNITIES

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bill Knowlton

Mack Road Partnership Executive Director


Board co-chair

Bob Erlenbusch

Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness Executive Director

Brian Ridgway

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Kerrin West

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