Our History

Next Move (formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center) is a profound force in moving homeless families and individuals to self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Started as a Family Shelter program in 1972 to meet the basic needs of seven homeless families, the agency now serves an average of 500 people each day.  Our mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance.

At first, our mission was to provide shelter to help ease people out of homelessness. But, as our clients’ needs have changed, we too have had to grow our services to meet these changing needs.

Our expanded services include providing individual success plans, self-sufficiency workshops and groups on living skills, parenting, budgeting, housing, health and mental health care, housing relocation assistance, employment readiness and community support services.

Next Move’s shelters, temporary housing and permanent housing, bolstered by an ever-growing list of services, continues to make visible and measurable changes in people’s lives.  Our current mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance.

Recent updates:

In October, 2015, Tricia Rosenbaum was hired as Next Move’s executive director.

In January, 2016, Francis House Center became a part of Next Move.