With roots and origins in human services, no software vendor is better prepared to support you than Foothold Technology.
Foothold Technology offers a web-based software for human service providers, AWARDS, with a goal of creating a working environment in which our clients are liberated from the constraints of information management and are free to focus on their mission. We share our passion for technology with human service organizations that work to improve people’s lives and we are committed to empowering agencies with the data management and reporting capabilities they need to enhance and demonstrate their value.
We were built by human services for human services. Over 25 years ago, one of our founders was the IT Director of a large nonprofit human services agency in New York. He developed what was originally a case management system for the agency, which provided mental health, substance abuse, and housing services. The software pulled together data from the different programs, enabling a new level of reporting that empowered the agency’s operations on every level. Over time, two other agencies joined in to help expand the functionality of the software so it would serve the needs of ANY kind of social service agency. We formed Foothold Technology in 2000 as a separate entity, a for-profit company that could take the software, upgrade it, and make it available to other human service agencies across the US.
Today, AWARDS supports a wide range of services including mental health, alcohol and substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities, homelessness and housing, employment and training, seniors, veterans, and other therapeutic services to individuals and families, children and adults. We work with hundreds of provider agencies across the nation, in Guam, and Puerto Rico. Our service model ensures each and every client benefits from the wealth of knowledge in our entire community. . As a result of this sustained focus, AWARDS has attained an incomparable level of sophistication and usability.
Here at Foothold, we think of ourselves as much more than a software company. We aim to make sense of our changing world so that providers of human services can continue to survive and thrive in our new world of coordinated care. Therefore, we are proactive about creating and nurturing partnerships with professional associations and complementary vendors to help our clients prepare for changes in technology and the industry. The relationships we forge help us keep our providers informed and in compliance with changing regulations as they emerge, so the technology is finely -tuned to the needs of all the providers in our community.
of care requires interoperability.
effort and energy on client support than anything else.