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Welcome!  Thanks for your interest in joining our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  Sacramento Steps Forward manages the HMIS for both Sacramento and Yolo County.  Before we can grant HMIS access to any of your employees, we will need to sign agreements with your agency and create a program for them to enroll clients and document the services you are offering.  Please note: HMIS is a database.  If you are looking for services for yourself or your client, please see our participating agency list below.

If your agency is already active in HMIS, you can skip directly to the “Requesting a New Program” section of this page.  Please jump to our Bed Count and Housing Inventory section to update your program information.

Requesting New Agency Access

New Agency

To request a new agency, the Executive Director/CEO/Owner must complete the following steps:

1. Read the HMIS Privacy & Security Plan, the HMIS Data Quality Plan,  and the HMIS Policies and Procedures Manual.  These documents will give you a clear understanding of the responsibilities required of all participating agencies.

2. Fill out and sign the HMIS Partner Agency Agreement Form and the Inter Agency HMIS Data Sharing Agreement and then email the scanned documents to hmis@sacstepsforward.org with “New Agency Documents” in the title.  Note: Yolo CoC agencies are not required to sign the Inter Agency HMIS Data Sharing Agreement.

3. Please complete the Request to Add/Edit Agency Google Form, which will provide us with the information we need to create your agency in the system.

4. Please complete the Initial Security Audit Checklist Google Form, where you will confirm that your agency has taken all required precautions to meet the required security measure to have access to HMIS. 

5. Continue to the section below to request your first HMIS Program.  This step is required as HMIS requires that all participating agencies input data into the system.

Requesting a New HMIS Program

To request a new HMIS program, please use the Sacramento CoC-503 New Program Google Form or the Yolo CoC-521 New Program Google Form to provide us with the information we need to create your new program in the system.  Once we have received your submission, we will set up a meeting to discuss your program request.  If you have any questions, please email us at hmis@sacstepsforward.org or join us during our Open Office Hours (see below).

Participating Agencies

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211 Sacramento
Ark of Refuge, Inc.
Asian Pacific Community Counseling
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
Bridges, Inc.
Bridging Initiatives International
Blue Cross of California Partnership Plan Inc (aka Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal) *
Capital Star Community Services
City Net
City of Refuge Sacramento
City of Sacramento
Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH)
Community Engagement Payee Support (CEPS)
Consumers Self Help Center
Cottage Housing, Inc.
COVID-19 Temporary Shelter System
Department of Veterans Affairs *
Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Downtown Streets Team – Sacramento
El Hogar Community Service, Inc.
Elica Health Centers – Sacramento
First Step Communities
Health Net/California Health and Wellness *
Heartland Child and Family Services
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.)
Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food and Housing Project)
Jamboree Housing
Jake’s Journey Home
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. *
La Familia Counseling Center
Lao Family Community Development
LifeSTEPS
Lutheran Social Services
Molina Health Care *
Master Care, Inc.
Mercy Housing
Nation’s Finest – Sacramento
Next Move (SAEHC)
Opening Doors, Inc.
Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services)
Peach Tree Health
River City Recovery Center
River Oak Center for Children
Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center
SAC Connect
Sacramento Children’s Home
Sacramento County
Sacramento County – APS Housing
Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Health (DBHS)
Sacramento County Department of Child Family and Adult Services (DCFAS)
Sacramento County Department of Homeless Services and Housing (DHSH)
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA)
Sacramento County Flexible Housing Pool (FHP) Program
Sacramento County Public Defender
Sacramento Covered
Sacramento District Council Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)
Saint John’s Program For Real Change
Salvation Army
Shelter, Inc.
SHRA: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
South Sacramento Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART)
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
STEP, Inc.
Step Up on Second
Telecare
Turning Point Community Programs
UC Davis SacEDAPT
Volunteers Of America (VOA)
Waking the Village
WEAVE
WellSpace Health
Wind Youth Services
Women’s Empowerment

*This agency is accessing HMIS as read-only and is not contributing data into HMIS.

City of West Sacramento
CommuniCare Health Centers – Yolo
Davis Community Meals and Housing – Yolo
Downtown Streets Team – Yolo
Empower Yolo
Fourth and Hope – Yolo
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) – Yolo
Housing and Disability Advocacy Program – Yolo
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS – Yolo)
Mercy Coalition of West Sacramento – Yolo
Nation’s Finest
Sacramento Covered – Yolo
Shores of Hope – Yolo
Telecare
Volunteers Of America (VOA)
Yolo Community Care Continuum
Yolo County Children’s Alliance
Yolo County FEMA COVID-19
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

Update Bed Count and Housing Inventory

If you run a housing program, we request that you confirm your bed count and housing inventory quarterly, updating it to reflect any changes.  Accurate housing inventory allows us to efficiently refer clients to your program and ensures that your housing utilization numbers do not accidentally reflect poorly on your organization.  To make changes to your program housing inventory in HMIS, please fill out the a form for your Continuum of Care.

Sacramento CoC Housing InventoryYolo CoC Housing Inventory
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