The Denise House is embarking on an ambitious, five-year strategic plan:
The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan maps out our future, leveraging our strengths, advancing our role as sector leaders and advocates, and positioning us to meet the increasing demands of our community. Under the leadership of our Board of Directors, and in consultation with staff, our new Strategic Plan was developed in 2021-2022, and we are pleased to officially launch this year!
Our Plan includes four strategic directions:
- Be caring: Provide exceptional care
- Be connected: Build a strong, engaged and connected team
- Be sustainable: Plan for sustainable revenue and expansion
- Be a strong voice: Advocate with our community partners
Our new strategic directions focus on our staff, our clients, our growth and our community. Each direction includes specific objectives and targeted outcomes, which we will track progress against to ensure accountability and transparency.
Strategic Direction #1 - Be Caring
1.1 Increase quality and capacity of our programs to meet the needs of our clients
1.2 Build and imprement an evaluation framework
Strategic Direction #2 - Be Connected
2.1 Build and execute a recruitment and retention plan for part-time and full-time staff, students, and volunteers, including Board of Directors
2.2 Enhance staff safety and well-being.
Strategic Direction #3 - Be Sustainable
3.1 Increase fundraising and donations for operation.
3.2 Explore opportunities for sustainable revenue increase through additional grants.
3.3 Plan and execute a capital campaign.
Strategic Direction #4 - Be a Strong Voice
4.1 Leverage community partnerships with Region of Durham and other community tables.
4.2 Raise awareness of gender-based violence and its impact in our community.
STRATEGIC PLAN - FULL REPORT