At Cicero®, we delve deep into the multifaceted dimensions of homelessness, pinpointing the underlying causes for each category. Our comprehensive approach ensures that interventions are tailored and effective, addressing the specific needs and challenges of each subgroup within the homeless community.



Homelessness population research is a critical area of study that delves into understanding the demographics, socio-economic factors, and trends associated with individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Our research provides comprehensive insights into the causes, experiences, and potential solutions for homelessness. By analyzing data on age, gender, ethnicity, and other relevant factors, we can tailor interventions and services to the unique needs of different subgroups within the homeless population. Our commitment to this research ensures that our homelessness services are evidence-based, effective, and responsive to the evolving challenges faced by those we aim to assist.


Strategic planning requires a forward-thinking approach that sets clear objectives and pathways to address the multifaceted challenges of homelessness. By understanding the root causes, current landscape, and future trends, we devise actionable strategies that not only alleviate immediate concerns but also work towards long-term solutions. Our strategic planning initiatives prioritize collaboration, community engagement, and sustainable solutions, ensuring that our efforts are both impactful and enduring in the fight against homelessness.


Organizational design focuses on creating structures and systems that maximize efficiency, collaboration, and impact. Recognizing that homelessness is a complex issue requiring multifaceted solutions, our proprietary organizational framework is built to foster cross-functional teamwork, integrate best practices, and adapt to the evolving needs of the homeless community. By optimizing roles, responsibilities, and workflows, we ensure that organizations remains agile, responsive, and dedicated to our mission of eradicating homelessness.


Measurement and evaluation are pivotal in understanding the effectiveness of homelessness interventions. By employing rigorous data collection and analysis methods, we assess the impact of programs, identify areas of improvement, and ensure accountability. This continuous feedback loop allows us to refine our strategies, allocate resources efficiently, and validate the positive change we aim to bring about. Through transparent evaluation, we remain committed to delivering the highest standard of services and making a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.


Process improvement is about constantly refining methods to deliver better outcomes. By analyzing operations, identifying bottlenecks, and implementing best practices, we enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of stakeholder services. This commitment to continuous improvement ensures that we are always at the forefront of innovative solutions, making the most of our resources, and providing the best possible support to those in need. Through iterative enhancements, we aim to accelerate our mission of reducing and ultimately ending homelessness.

Who We Help

Cicero offers policy analysis, program design, and evaluation services. Leveraging data-driven insights, our consultants can guide the development of effective public policies, ensuring they are both impactful and cost-effective. Additionally, they can assist in coordinating multi-agency efforts, streamlining service delivery, and ensuring that public funds are utilized efficiently to address homelessness at its core.

  • Policy Transformation:
    • Example: Redesigning welfare systems to better cater to the homeless.
    • Data Analytics: Utilizing advanced proprietary tools to analyze the effectiveness of current policies.
    • Collaborative Approach: Facilitating inter-agency workshops to ensure a unified strategy.
    • Legacy Projects: Drawing from past successful collaborations to implement sustainable homelessness solutions.
  • Service Delivery Enhancement:
    • Example: Streamlining the process for homeless individuals to access public housing.
    • Process Optimization: Applying methodologies to identify and rectify bottlenecks.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Organizing collaborations involving NGOs, shelters, and community groups.
    • Technology Integration: Implementing tech solutions to enhance service accessibility and efficiency.

For NGOs, we provide capacity-building, fundraising strategy, and program optimization. By assessing current operations and identifying areas of improvement, Cicero consultants help these organizations maximize their reach and impact. We also assist in grant writing, donor engagement strategies, and establishing partnerships to enhance resources and service delivery.

  • Capacity-building Workshops:
    • Example: Training sessions on modern fundraising techniques or volunteer management.
    • Tailored Training: Customizing workshops based on the NGO’s specific needs.
    • Continuous Support: Offering post-workshop mentorship and resources.
    • Digital Transformation: Assisting NGOs in adopting digital tools for better outreach.
  • Program Optimization:
    • Example: Refining a food distribution program to reach more homeless individuals.
    • Needs Assessment: Surveying the target population to understand their requirements.
    • Best Practice Integration: Incorporating successful strategies from other similar programs.

For philanthropic entities, we offer impact assessment, strategic grant allocation, and program monitoring. By understanding the landscape of homelessness and the most effective interventions, Cicero guides foundations in making informed funding decisions. Additionally, our consultants help in tracking the outcomes of funded projects, ensuring accountability and desired impact.

  • Impact Assessment:
    • Example: Evaluating the success of a funded shelter project in reducing street homelessness.
    • Quantitative Analysis: Using data to measure the tangible outcomes of funded projects.
    • Qualitative Insights: Conducting interviews and focus groups to understand deeper impacts.
    • Global Benchmarking: Comparing project outcomes with international standards.
  • Strategic Grant Allocation:
    • Example: Guiding a foundation to invest in mental health services for the homeless.
    • Sector Analysis: Providing insights into areas with the most significant needs.
    • Monitoring Frameworks: Setting up systems to track the progress and outcomes of funded initiatives.

For healthcare providers, we assist in designing targeted healthcare programs for the homeless, reducing hospital readmissions, and integrating social care with medical services. Cicero helps establish community health initiatives, mobile clinics, and partnerships with shelters to ensure the homeless population receives adequate and timely medical attention.

  • Targeted Healthcare Programs:
    • Example: Establishing a mobile clinic to provide medical services in areas with high homeless populations.
    • Needs Analysis: Identifying the most pressing health concerns among the homeless.
    • Partnership Development: Collaborating with NGOs and shelters for program delivery.
    • Innovative Solutions: Introducing cutting-edge health solutions like portable health kiosks.
  • Reducing Hospital Readmissions:
    • Example: Creating a post-discharge support system for homeless patients.
    • Integrated Care Models: Combining medical care with social support.
    • Community Engagement: Working with local groups to ensure continuous care for discharged patients.

For developers, we focus on crafting housing solutions that prioritize the restoration of dignity for the homeless community. Our expertise helps developers create housing projects that are not only functional but also respectful of the unique needs of this population.

  • Inclusive Housing Projects:
    • Example: Designing an affordable housing complex with integrated job training centers.
    • Stakeholder Consultation: Engaging with the homeless community to understand their housing needs.
    • Sustainable Models: Ensuring housing projects are both environmentally and economically sustainable.
    • Empowering Inclusive Living: Designing housing complexes that integrate job training centers, fostering independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Regulatory Navigation:
    • Example: Assisting developers in securing permits for a new shelter project.
    • Expertise in Housing Laws: Providing insights into local and federal housing regulations.
    • Partnership Building: Collaborating with government agencies for smoother project approval.

For businesses, Cicero guides CSR initiatives, employee engagement programs, and community outreach. Our consultants can help corporations identify opportunities to make a tangible difference, whether through direct funding, volunteering, or leveraging business assets and expertise to address homelessness challenges.

  • High-Impact CSR Initiatives:
    • Example: Launching a company-sponsored job training program for homeless individuals.
    • Needs Assessment: Identifying areas where corporate resources can make the most significant difference.
    • Employee Engagement: Designing volunteer programs for employees to directly support the homeless.
    • Brand Integration: Aligning CSR initiatives with brand values.
  • Community Partnerships:
    • Example: Partnering with a local shelter for monthly food drives.
    • Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying potential partners aligned with the company’s CSR vision.
    • Program Design: Crafting initiatives that benefit both the community and the corporation.

Cicero provides data collection, trend analysis, and policy recommendation services. Drawing from a wealth of experience and data sources, we assist in producing comprehensive studies, white papers, and policy briefs that shed light on the intricacies of homelessness and potential solutions.

  • Comprehensive Studies:
    • Example: A detailed report on the correlation between unemployment rates and homelessness.
    • Data Collection: Using both primary and secondary sources to gather comprehensive data.
    • Analytical Tools: Employing advanced tools to analyze trends and draw meaningful conclusions.
    • Publication Support: Assisting in crafting research papers suitable for top-tier journals.
  • Policy Recommendations:
    • Example: Proposing a new welfare scheme based on research findings.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating with policymakers, NGOs, and the homeless community.
    • Evidence-Based Proposals: Crafting recommendations grounded in solid research and data.

For grassroots groups, we offer advocacy training, resource mobilization, and strategic planning. Cicero consultants empower coalitions with the tools and knowledge to effectively champion their cause, engage stakeholders, and drive community-wide efforts to combat homelessness.

  • Advocacy Training:
    • Example: Workshops on effective lobbying techniques for policy changes.
    • Skill Development: Training community members in public speaking, negotiation, and campaign strategies.
    • Resource Provision: Providing materials and tools for effective advocacy.
    • Campaign Support: Assisting in designing, launching, and monitoring large-scale advocacy campaigns.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Example: Crafting a year-long campaign to raise awareness about youth homelessness.
    • Community Insights: Engaging deeply with the community to understand their vision.
    • Milestone Setting: Creating a clear roadmap with achievable goals and timelines.

Recent Publications

Design, execution, and scale-up of a high-impact education alliance

Monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy (Phase I) and implementation (Phase II) for a healthcare-focused philanthropy

Strategic planning for an investment fund



Cicero is a premier management consulting firm focused on implementing data-driven strategies for a broad mix of private, public, and social sector organizations across the globe. We work with top management to assess needs and provide data-driven decision support to capture and build value in a variety of industries and across a full range of organization structures.

We bring deep functional expertise in advanced research and analytics, strategy, operational excellence and trajectory transformation to identify and capture value for our clients. These are the pillars of Cicero’s overarching purpose: Help clients create and continuously deliver extraordinary results.

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