In 2008, Community Lodgings’ staff and Board of Directors developed a five-year Strategic Plan with the help of COMPASS. The plan states:
“Community Lodgings has been providing valuable services to the Alexandria community for over twenty years and is now at a turning point. After overcoming challenges the past few years, the organization has emerged with improved financial conditions, greater name recognition, and an increased ability to assist more people in becoming self-sufficient. This resurgence presents an opportunity for Community Lodgings to assess its current conditions and to look forward, developing a long-term vision for the organization. Community Lodgings is at a point where it must define who it will serve, what services it will provide, and how those services will be delivered. This five-year strategic plan is intended to formalize Community Lodgings’ direction, provide attainable goals focused on Community Lodgings’ mission, and serve as a decision-making tool for how Community Lodgings will allocate its resources in the future.
“This plan was developed in two phases. The first phase focused on the COMPASS team gaining an understanding of the CLI organization. The COMPASS team focused on four main areas CLI Board of Directors; CLI programs; Financial conditions; and Environmental conditions. The second phase was to develop the strategic plan based on the findings from Phase I, as well as data analysis and the benchmarking of other similar transitional housing programs.”
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