VISTA Creates Database to Track Homeless Families

You may think databases don’t sound too exciting, but for the Ada’s Place Emergency and Transitional Housing Program databases are the cat’s meow. Our AmeriCorps VISTA member has been hard at work since July evaluating our grant reports and intake forms and consulting with Cedar Mountain Software to create a database for collecting statistics and numbers for our grant applications and reports.

This month, our database became a reality! We have 35 families and 128 individuals entered into the database, and soon we’ll be able to see collective data about the services we offer and the resources gained by homeless families in Missoula. The database will streamline statistic gathering and free up more time for staff to focus on eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting freedom and dignity for all. This database is a welcome addition to the Ada’s Place team.

Our AmeriCorps VISTAs serving through hard work and humor

Posted by Abigail Ewing, Ada’s Place AmeriCorps VISTA