Our Strategic Plan

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Strategy and Policy 

Our mission at Compass Family Services is to help homeless and at-risk families achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, and overall wellbeing. 

Our Policy Agenda and Strategic Plan guide our policy and advocacy work to end family homelessness. 

Strategic Plan: 2020 to 2022

In a world that is often lonely, uncertain, and precarious, Compass remains a constant for families facing homelessness -

a source of hope, community, and resources that gives families a chance to move forward. We strive to be the foundation upon which our families build new futures, rewrite their stories, and go from surviving to thriving. Learn about our goals for a better future for all families in our 2020 to 2022 Strategic Plan. 

At Compass Family Services, we are committed to transparency. To learn more about our organization, check out our profile on GuideStar. We are a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. Our Tax ID Number is: 94-1156622.

Policy Agenda

We must support each family to build stability in their housing, income, childcare, and wellness. 

  • We must invest in family housing as the primary solution to family homelessness.

  • Our workforce systems must provide permanent pathways out of poverty for job-seeking parents, including in the human services sector. 

  • Our childcare systems must offer full-day, enriched childcare options in safe environments, supporting early care educators in the process.

  • Our homeless response and healthcare systems must coordinate to bring trauma-informed, low-barrier treatment to parents and children. 

We must improve systems, increase resources, and apply an anti-racist lens to data, outcomes, and structural problems.

  • Our homeless response systems must welcome families in, not keep them out until they are "homeless enough" to gain entry.

  • Federal and state entities must make substantial, ongoing investments in family stability, with sufficiently flexible revenue streams. 

  • All systems that intersect to serve families must prioritize racial and economic justice and promote anti-racism "upstream." 

We must build leadership and amplify family voices in the decision and policymaking that impacts their lives. 

  •  Families with the lived experience of homelessness must have regular, compensated opportunities to participate in public policymaking.

  • The human services sector must build a culture of capacity building, leadership development, and policy advocacy that values racial equity and lived experiences.