Houseless attendants guide every step of our work in ways that foreground and center the perspectives and priorities of our houseless patrons and workers.
Our organizational board consists of professionals with expertise in development work, communications, and popular education; leaders from partner participatory, grassroots organization; long time grassroots organization employees with experience living outside, and persons elected by our attendants with substantial unsheltered experience, housing insecurity, and forms of identity-based discrimination.
We use sociocratic strategies to determine strategic, funding, and allocation decisions in ways that link board, and staff.
We use sociocratic decision making and problem-solving among on site staff and volunteers to determine onsite policies and procedures and to develop hub management, community outreach, advocacy, and communication strategies.
To enhance the skills of our unsheltered staff and improve understanding of our board members we ask our board member experts in fundraising, grant writing, finance, and communications to pair themselves with elected attendants, who together shape our work and messaging.