We interviewed key stakeholders – City and County officials, leaders of other service agencies, Alliance founders, board members and clients -- to obtain valuable input about how the Alliance was viewed and areas of strength and weakness.
We updated our mission, vision and value statements to include the desired outcomes -- housing and self-reliance.
Our MISSION is to provide homeless people in Walla Walla with access to safe shelter, basic necessities and the resources needed to transition to stable housing and self-reliance.
We identified our key goals and developed specific plans on how we will achieve them. Those goals are:
GOVERNANCE: Increase the number of members of the board of directors, optimize the board’s talent pool, and organize the board to support the growth of the Alliance’s mission and impact
TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Develop and support an effective staff and volunteer team
SERVICE MODEL REFINEMENT: Enhance the service model to ensure alignment with client needs, congruence with Walla Walla’s continuum of care, and known best practices
FUNDRAISING AND SUSTAINABILITY: Broaden fundraising, communication and partnership structures that ensure the sustainability of organizational operations, the Sleep Center, Exit Homelessness and the provision of basic necessities.
SLEEP CENTER FACILITIES AND FUNCTION: Enhance the look and function of the Sleep Center
PATHWAYS TO PERMANENT HOUSING: Remain responsive to opportunities to promote stable housing options for people who experience homelessness
Coffey Communications donated their amazing talents to produce this beautiful summary plan for us. It includes a brief history of the Alliance, statistics of the services provided and outcomes achieved. Also included is a summary of the goals and objectives for the next three years.
We hope you will take a moment to read the entire vision for the Alliance for the Homeless! Here's a copy for you: