Solutions for Change

Rating: 4.98 stars   81 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 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 600 families and their 1400 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 33-0902617
760-941-6545
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Rating: 5 stars  

Solutions for Change is an amazing non-profit with a very innovative approach to solving family homelessness. They combine counseling, workforce development, social enterprise, education and affordable housing to create a safe and supportive environment where families learn to thrive. It's inspiring to witness the amazing transformation in these families as they develop the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solve their family's homelessness.

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I have been associated with Solutions for Change for a number of years. I have been honored to see the great transition that is effected in the lives of the Solutions families, ending their homelessness permanently. Solutions for Change gives a beautiful gift of new life to hundreds of children and their parents.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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I love Solutions for Change and I believe in their mission for ending homelessness. We have the the best program and it really does take 1000 days to solve it once and for all.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Solutions for Change does some amazing things. When you give to many non-profits you don't know how they use your funds or items, but if you donate a stroller to Solutions for Change you can meet the person who is going to use it for their child. It's great to be able to see donations going exactly where they are needed.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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I have been fortunate to witness first-hand the impact that Solutions for Change has on homeless families. If you know a family that is homeless and ready to change their lives I recommend they contact Solutions.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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Solutions for Change is paving the way for cities across the nation to solve family homeless.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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Its all about Solutions here - helping families ! I work for thiso rganization Solutions For Change, a non-profit in North County California, that is driving towards solving family homelessness by providing families access to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to gain and maintain health, employment and housing – to permanently solve and stop the generational cycle of homelessness.
I have seen the change in the men and women, and most importantly, the children that are part of this safe and caring environment. Our residents attend workshops and classes, receive employee related training, assistance with job search, and even give back to their communities in terms of volunteering, all while under the care of a case manager to maintain a safe, healthy environment for their children and themselves.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Solutions For Change is the antidote for the last 40 years of well-intentioned but ineffective strategies to combat homelessness. Rather than handing out freebies and hoping for the best, Solutions For Change offers a real hand up through an intensive 1,000 day rehabilitation that addresses the primary causes of homelessness (addiction, dysfunction, co-dependency, under-education, abusive relationships, etc.). The results speak for themselves. 90+% of graduate families permanently off the streets! Solutions For Change is a world-class operation whose philosophy needs to be adopted across the country.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Solutions for Change is a non-profit like none other. Rather than managing symptoms of homelessness, this program targets those symptoms and solves them. Clients follow a step-by-step program customized to their specific needs and goals to become a self-sufficient member of the community. This is a life changing program.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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I am a founding board member of this organization and served as chairman of the board for five years. As a pastor in this community for over 25 years, I have been blessed to see the impacts on homeless families lessened considerably, and soon given the community support throughout all sectors, we will see family homelessness solved in terms of having access to permanent solutions for any family in the region who is willing to change the future for themselves and their children. Solutions for Change is meeting the challenge of homelessness head on with a mission and a model that is defeating homelessness for families and communities.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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