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Solutions for Change

Rating: 4.98 stars   121 reviews 4,677

Address:

722 West California Avenue Vista CA 92083 USA

Mission:

Solving family homelessness one family, one community at a time.

Results:

We have a 94% success rate of permanently solving homelessness for over 800 families and their 1500 children.

Target demographics:

homeless families with children find a permanent solutions to their homelessness.

Geographic areas served:

San Diego

Programs:

We solve family homelessness through our innovative model called Solutions University. It is a 1000 day program where we equip families with the skills, knowledge, and resources to permanently end their homelessness.

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760-941-6545
www.solutionsforchange.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Solutions for Change is exactly what it's name says; I have been a supporter of this organization for years and firmly believe their model for helping families is the best solution for positive change; for the families and for our community.

 
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Solutions for Change is a program that equips families with the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solves family homelessness. They also own their own housing enabling the residents to have the time to get financially self-sufficient. So many children will never be homeless again, thanks to Solutions for Change!

 
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Solutions for Change provides the knowledge, skills AND resources to solve families homelessness.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Always putting the success of their residents FIRST! I'm prid to have this program in our town helping change families!!!!!

 
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As Chairman of the Board and Head of the Leadership team consisting of influential community leaders, I am proud to allocate my time and energies to an impactful cause. You have the opportunity of making a difference, especially in the life of a child or parents that wish to actively transform their lives or their families future, for the better. Why wouldn't you support such activity and motivation to improve their situation? I feel incredibly grateful for the life and opportunities I have been afforded and feel proud of the many success stories from graduates of the Solutions program and what they have accomplished. I can't imagine their plight in life but they have worked hard to refocus their lives and have become ambassadors for success. Our program at Solutions works and with your support, we can achieve greater! Contact me to learn more (davidhcrean@gmail.com).

 
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I have been following Solutions for Change since they started their non-profit. I know of many of Moms and Dads who were hopeless/addicted and this program help rebuild their lives on day at a time. Their no other rehabilitation center that focuses on the who families to get them out and become productive citizens the way this program has done. Rebuilding the their hope, esteem, integrity and just living life clean and sober. This non-profit should be recognize for their solutions for change in the community.

 
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I have watched this team for years, seen their passion and dedication to the homeless families they serve, heard the client stories, and get how their model works. I decided to help how I could and joined the board. I have been involved with and led many non profits and Solutions for Change is at the top.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Solutions for Change is leading the way with a permanent solution to solving family homelessness. Not only is the track record proven the organization stands on its integrity. This organization does not conform or chase the money. They understand that addressing the causative factors of family homelessness take time. They view these families as assets not liabilities. This allows them to take once homeless families back into permanent homes but more importantly back into the community.

 
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This organization makes a house into a home, allows dreams to become reality and rebuilds lives that were once broken into thriving families.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Solutions for change is a place that miracles happen. This program changed not only my life but hundreds of others. Please if your not involved with this organization, get involved.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I cannot put in to words what Solutions for Change has done for me and my family. I was a hopeless, homeless mother of two wonderful girls that deserved a better life than they were receiving. I had a drug problem and my life had spiraled out of control to the point that I felt there was no way out and then I found the solution at Solutions! They didn't provide a hand out they provided help up out of homelessness and addiction. I have been clean for over 3 years and my children have never been happier. My 12 yr old has a 3.93 grade point average and I have a stable and solid relationship with both my girls. This program works! I have seen countless families SOLVE their family homelessness so please go by the campus and take a tour of the facility and experience the miracles they provide for the children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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This IS the best program to get homeless families off the street to becoming productive citizens of the community. Solutions for Change's residents earn pride and self-esteem because they do it for themselves. Parents and children are given the tools (physical, pycho, social, bio, and spiritually), to be successful as they navigate the path to self-sufficiency. Program residents are given guidance and a hand up through education, modeling, and work!

Many other programs are just a "hand out" programs...leaving its recipients never satisfied because they never get out of their situational "pit." Solutions for Change gives people hope, vision, and self-worth through a model that has been proven to work - not just for their residents but also the community!

Solutions for Change is a program seen to work over and over again. How many homeless programs actually give back to the community - or better yet, make the community BETTER? Solutions gets everyone involved - from ordinary citizens as well as the community and social/political/governmental minded groups because they see the positive results.

Vista and the surrounding communities have gotten behind this program because it helps everyone! It gets families off the street...gets parents working and providing for their families...kids are off the street and in school...and they educate them in "life skills." It even gives the community a sense of ownership in their success - the ability to help those less fortunate. Our schools get something too (besides successful students) - fresh food to serve and eat.

What other programs or models boasts of all that?

I'll tell you - none!

I am behind this program 110% because it works! The evidence is clear and visible to me, the residents, and the community at large!

Check it out - you'll see the difference!

 
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SFC isn't like anyone/anything else. They are unique...because it works! Through tough love, life education lessons, a lot of elbow grease, and God's grace all those who work at SFC, those going through the program, those that have graduated from the program, and all those (like me) who have had the privilege to be a part of this process have proven that it can be done! Chris and his wife's life passion is infectious and the whole community has joined in on their vision--to solve family homelessness, permanently!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Soulutions for Change greatly impacts families in a positive way. Through volunteering I am able to see how these families are able to accomplish there goals and become productive members of society.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have seen first hand tbe awesome work this agency is accomplishing. Yes they provide beds but even more they change lives. People come out of desperation and, after completing the program, they are functioning, contributing to society, not taking. And their families are whole again!

 
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