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Causes: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Temporary Housing, Youth Development Programs

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

Results: We have a 94% success rate of permanently solving homelessness for over 950 families and their 2500 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.

Community Stories

175 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I entered Solutions For Change 2017. I was broken, lost my son to CWS, and scared. Solutions forever changed my life s well as my family's life. I have so much to be grateful for today. Thank you to Solutions for change

2 Cynthia D.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The impact that Solutions for Change makes on individuals and the community is inspiring. This organization truly transforms lives and helps individuals achieve independence and empowerment.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Volunteer at Solutions for Change. The Mission of the Organization to end homelessness in the community is great! It is continuously transforming the lives of homeless individuals and families everyday. They have quality programs to help combat homelessness for good.
Their excellent commitment to not just providing food and shelter but also helping families overcome homelessness and transforming them into useful individuals who can contribute to the community through workforce. It gives the participants a sense of belonging.
Solutions for Change have various useful classes like counseling, skills training and development, work, activities, fun and support. The participants are busy, engaged in activities and have a lot of good beneficial rules to follow as they transition along.
It is a very impressive program helping the needy, helpless community. It is great to be part of something that works and provides a path to move forward to a positive and productive life. Thank you. Sandy.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change and Energy Upgrade California, a statewide energy efficiency educational initiative to make energy stewards out of every Californian, have been partners for the past couple of years. Together, we worked to bring a home survey and energy efficiency tips to the families Solutions for Change serves to help them save money on their utility bills. Solutions for Change has been innovative in discovering ways to create fun events and opportunity for the youths of these families. This week, Solutions for Change held a safe and social distanced Halloween Trunk or Treat event. It was our pleasure to work with staffer, Veronica, to provide prepackaged candy and treats for Trick or Treaters. The smiles on the children's faces are a testimony to the fine work and organization of this non-profit. Solutions for Change is an excellent non-profit working to make lives better for families in the Vista community. We love working with Solutions for Change and look forward to all the ways we can support them in their efforts to create stability and opportunity for families in Vista, California. Bravo, Solutions for Change! - Melody Forsythe, Energy Upgrade California, Field Representative.

1 Angelina S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is a one of a kind organization, there is nothing like it. I started with them volunteering as an intern in the development department and I quickly grew a strong passion for helping in any way I could. I eventually was so thankful to be able to work full time at Solutions for Change. It is so awesome to be apart of such an amazing mission, and working with everyone at Solutions is great, you just instantly get the feeling that anyone here, they want to be here, they want to help make a difference and an impact. It is also awesome because of the interaction we get with the families. We get to talk to them, hear how they are doing, and see them grow and succeed through the program and in their lives. It truly is an amazing organization all around, from its mission, its goals, its staff, and the families, it really is an awesome environment.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is transforming the lives of homeless families everyday. I am lucky to be a part of such an amazing organization that invests in each and every family they serve.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope for San Diego has partnered with Solutions for Change for more than five years and we are constantly impressed by the quality of their programs and their commitment to not just providing food and shelter, but helping families overcome homelessness for good. When you consider that it's a three year investment to help a family break the cycle of homelessness, it's nothing compared to society paying for the next generation to be incarcerated, addicted, homeless, in foster care, which is typcially what happens.
All you need to do is visit one time and hear the story of one family and how their lives have been changed forever and you'll be hooked.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change helped me transform my life. When I came into the program I was coming straight from rehab and was in the process of reunifying with my children. I knew I didn't have anywhere to go once my time at rehab was up and I also knew that I needed continued structure and support if I was going to stay sober and have my family back together. Solutions helped me reenter the work force by getting me ready. By teaching me to get up, suite up, and show up. Having support of the staff and my own team of professionals helped me stay on track! Today I am sober, have full custody of my two children and am employed. I owe it to Solutions for Change for being a huge part of my transformation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Solutions for Change emotionally, mentally, and spiritually broken. I just got my kids placed back in my custody and wasn't sure on how to properly care for them. Solutions inspired me to become the best version of myself by training, classes, groups and creating a social network of other resident in my same situation. That was 2 1/2 years ago. Today, I am mentally prepared for anything that comes my way. I am able to be the present mother, my children are happy and they trust me. I have accomplished more things while being at Solutions than my entire life alone. I am currently employed by Solutions as an Empowerment Coach, being able to give back to my community in an empowering way is very rewarding. I couldn't have done it without Solutions, the volunteers, and the community!
-Zellastein Mitchell

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is one of a kind in my heart. I have built strong work ethics with the help and nurturing from Solutions for Change.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing program dedicated to helping homeless families. This organization not only gives homes and jobs to adverse families, but they also have an incredible staff that help families learn and grow into exceptional individuals. Whenever I am here all I see are bright smiles from the staff and the families in the program.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit that solves family homelessness. I have seen many families lives permanently changed with the help of this amazing program.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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4 Michael W.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known Chris and Tammy for many years. They gave me the tools to stay sober now for 21 years! Solutions for change is a program that is dear to my heart and I strongly support them!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I arrived to Solutions for change, I was broken. I had lost my children, my home, my dignity, self esteem and self respect. Solutions for Change helped me heal from the inside out. I was able to get to the cause of the root problems. I got my children back, I had a home for them now, and I started to truly love myself. Solutions for change taught me how to live happily, and stay substance free. I am coming up on three years clean and sober and my children and I are happier than ever living in a beautiful 3.bedroom apartment minutes from the beach. I have a job and contribute to society now. Thank you Solutions for change for helping.me rebuild my life and find myself in the process.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change helped me find affordable housing after leaving an unsafe, unhealthy marriage with my 1 and 3 year old daughters and not having a place to stay. The transformation from beginning to end of the 1000 day program is a beautiful thing to witness. I encourage community members to get out to the Commencements and Graduations to witness the resident's successes. Residents at Solutions for Change work extremely hard to change their lives. It is a beautiful thing to see the community fund and support hardworking families working to change the outcome of their story. I am very grateful for the role Solutions for Change has played in helping me get back on my feet!!

4 Jessica F.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an incredible organization that I've enjoyed volunteering for over the years. They make it very easy to get involved and volunteer/donate in a variety of tangible ways. In the last year I've been blessed to form friendships with a number of individuals in the program and hear their stories, and it's inspiring to see the transformation in their lives because of Solutions. Love everything about it!

4 Jennifer198

Client Served

Rating: 5

I left my first review for this organization in 2013 when I had just graduated. I just finished reading it again and all I can say what a blessing this program is!!! My then 12 year old is now 19 in her sophomore year of college with same GPA. My then 3 year old who is now 10 is in 5th grade and is at the top of her class. I will be celebrating 10 years clean and sober at the end of this month. I have been with the same company for 9 years and hold a senior management position. No recidivism, no relapse. I have had my struggles of course but utilize the tools that I learned at Solutions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a former client and now staff member I can tell you so much about this organization. They practice what they preach, they have integrity and they never give up.

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6 Alicia C.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has given me the tools and courage I needed to rebuild my life, they made an investment in my future! This program gave me the foundation to build a bright future for myself and my children!! There are not many programs out there that allow you the opportunity to reunify with your spouse and build your family together, Solutions for Change does and today because of this program my entire family is together, healthy, safe and thriving! We are forever thankful!!

2 Linda Michelle S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change saved the lives of mine and my Children's. They truly are Angels on this Earth. Solutions did everything that they said they would and then some. Chris and Tammy Megison taught us how to love and trust people again.We came here 11 years ago, and were still going strong. My oldest Daughter is in College studying to teach ESL abroad. My youngest Daughter is a pharmacy tech and now driving a school bus. My Son graduated high school with scholarships and is going to College to become a Master Welder. He dreams of working with NASA. Our story would be completely different had we not came to Solutions for Change. Thank you Solutions we love you.

5 Jessica B.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions gave my family a strong foundation. A place to call home. I will forever be grateful to solutions for change I have learned so much and I am thankful to be part of the many transformations I see daily. If you need help to transform your families life solutions for change is the place to go

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change not only helped me to transform my life, but they gave me a safe place to do it. From a life of addiction, hopelessness, and just being lost, to a life of being a mother, an outstanding member of society, and employable. They helped me to see my worth and taught me to believe in myself. Today, I lead by example... I am a servant leader and walk with integrity each and everyday. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program that has helped me to reunite with my family. Without it, only God knows where I would be.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Victoria and I have been a resident of Solutions for Change for a little over 2 years. Being in this program has completely changed my life. It has equipped me to be a woman of integrity, an amazing mother, and a productive member of society. Thanks to Solutions, I am now employed and have all of my children back in my custody. I will forever be grateful to Solutions for Change for what it's done for me and my family.

3 Melissa M.14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions For Change is amazing. I have had the privilege of being a resident for a little over 2yrs now. I have all of my children back under one roof, my roof. I've learned that I am fully capable of being a strong independent, loving and nuturing mother and woman. I have the support and encouragement from our amazing staff and residents today. So many of us come in broken and scared and quickly realize we are in a safe place. Within a short amount of time we gain skills and address core issues and are led in the direction to be successful , employable, courageous people.
I truely believe that if there were more programs that followed the Solutions model for success many more lives would be transformed.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love Solutions and the work they do for families that enter the program and the community. Solutions for Change challenges people to address the deep issues that have caused their family to face homelessness. They provide the skills, knowledge and resources, but the families do the hard part--making lasting changes for themselves and their families!

3 sabrenny

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enter solutions for change in October 2018. Since then I got custody back of my children, gained employment and have a 2 bedroom apartment for my family. For years I struggled to provide for my children as a single mother. Because of this amazing program, we’re finally stable. Most importantly, our mental and emotional health is stable. Our home is peaceful and thriving. This program has been a huge blessing to myself and my children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is for sure in the business of transforming lives. Solutions for Change has opened up the doors to my son and I. Solutions for Change has helped my son and I become self sufficient. I have learned to suit up and show up and provide for my family. I have a very special place in my heart for Solutions for Change. Not only did they provide a place for me to live in but also an opportunity to be part of this great organization.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with solutions for change has been nothing but phenomenal and very rewarding I came into solutions for change with absolutely nothing not even the knowledge of living life on life's terms I was homeless for over 15 years in my addiction today I'm going on two years of being in solutions for change and have been completely transformed I'm not the person I once was before I know how to love myself and others I know how to maintain a job by using my servant leadership behaviors now I have a job I have my own car and my own apartment and I'm in college studying graphic design so I can be self-sufficient and live life on life's turn all by myself

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I was under the impression this organization helps homeless families in all states. They seem to claim that but in order for them to help a homeless family in another state they expect them to somehow travel their whole family to their headquarters in California, in order to qualify (proof) for help. And NOPE they do not help with travel arrangements or any sort of resources to help the homeless family afford to get there. What a crock of crap. Sounds like they're trying to solely serve their immediate area but still qualify themselves for greater government grant money by saying they help homeless families all over the United States! I think this supposed "non-profit" is fraudulent and deceiving....How do you really expect a whole family who is HOMELESS to drive , fly, hitch-hike or bus there just to "prove it" HA. There is so many other ways people can prove their identity and situation without having to be there in person, especially now days. How do you expect a poor homeless family (probably with no car) to get there? ...and affordably? Why don't you have resources to help them get there?

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Solutions for Change 09/13/2019

Hi, I'm sorry but we don't take residents from out of state, it's our policy to only take local families from our community. If you would like to communicate further, please email Tmegison@solutionsforchange.org Thank you.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When you are in the market disrupting business of solving family homelessness there will always be opposition and naysayers. I’m my opinion if no one has an unkind word to say about you then you haven’t stood for something powerful in your life. I have seen this organization in action for several years. The cofounders have predicted time and time again that the homelessness crisis would continue to increase with the one size fits all design and it has 150%. Thank God there are people in this world that have the courage to go against the grain and advocate for families trying to gain independency and not rely on the tax payers dollar for the remainder of their lives. Keep going Solutions for Change, you are fighting the good fight and your community and several others across the nation are behind you, full steam ahead.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

I won't denigrate this organization's services, but I do question the leadership's integrity. He refuses to cooperate with anyone else in this region despite the fact that everyone is serving the same clients, and positions Solutions for Change as landlord, service provider, employer, and case manager while accusing every other agency of intentionally keeping their clients down.

All while claiming they were forced to "return federal funding" because they wouldn't house drug addicts, when anyone who works in this field knows federal contracts aren't awarded without clear expectations of what the money will be used for.

It needs to be looked into.

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Solutions for Change 11/21/2018

This anonymous person is referring to our Cofounder and CEO Chris Megison who, with unanimous support of the Board and overwhelming support from our donors, supporters and the homeless families we serve made what most considered at the time was the biggest decision in our history. After 17 years of winning competitive federal and state grants to help fund some of our most critical family programs, we were faced with an ultimatum. Either we would put aside our long held core values of running drug free accountability based work programs and fall in line with the new state policies of drug-allowed housing being put upon all homeless nonprofits, or we would walk away. We chose to walk, immediately losing over $600,000 in annual funding with millions more now out of reach. We have recently become aware of individuals like this who are now targeting Solutions because of our advocacy work on Capital Hill and our winning national praises for our integrity and results.

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Solutions for Change 11/21/2018

This anonymous person is referring to our Cofounder and CEO Chris Megison who, with unanimous support of the Board and overwhelming support from our donors, supporters and the homeless families we serve made what most considered at the time was the biggest decision in our history. After 17 years of winning competitive federal and state grants to help fund some of our most critical family programs, we were faced with an ultimatum. Either we would put aside our long held core values of running drug free accountability based work programs and fall in line with the new state policies of drug-allowed housing being put upon all homeless nonprofits, or we would walk away. We chose to walk, immediately losing over $600,000 in annual funding with millions more now out of reach. We have recently become aware of individuals like this who are now targeting Solutions because of our advocacy work on Capital Hill and our winning national praises for our integrity and results.

2 James N Delilah P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m a marine veteran. After my second appointment in 2007 I wanted a way to help my community without getting on an airplane. I came back to the US in November right before Thanksgiving in the friend introduced me to Solutions For Change. Since then I, and now my wife and four kids, have been a part of this wonderful family of community members Working to end family homelessness. I’ve made friends from residency there and I’ve had friends be a part of the program successfully now living independently. By far the best answer to homelessness in our community and a model the country could follow.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Solutions for Change for several years now and it is my favorite charity. They are one of the few charities I know of that don't just throw money around, they actually make a difference. They live up to their name "solutions for CHANGE". If you want to truly help homeless families this is the charity to support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions continues to do amazing work by transforming the lives of formerly homeless families. It is a privilege to witness parents rising up to the challenge of changing the way they have done things for their entire lives. Not only do they make positive changes, they overcome significant challenges and pave the way for a brighter future for themselves and their children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a part of this organization for almost 5 years. I was saved when I entered into their program in so many different ways. They care and make a difference in hundreds of families lives. They stand up for what they believe in and offer a real solution for families in bad situations. I am forever grateful for all they have done for my family!

2 Haley D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a charity that stands by their convictions, and does not cave to political pressures in order to offer a program that has a proven success rate in the rhelm of homelessness. They are a diamond in the rough, and I cannot say enough good things about them.

2 Amanda E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is amazing! The staff have truly saved my life! I came here lost and broken. My fiance and I were given all the tools and resources we needed to succeed! We have a life we never dreamed we could have today. We are financially secure and able to provide for our 2 beautiful children. We are blessed beyond measure! We will be forever grateful for this program and the wonderful staff and our community we consider family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has completely transformed our lives. We came with a car and suitcases of clothes. We learned accountability and servant leadership. We now have permanent housing. Our CPS case has closed. We have full time jobs and 2 cars. We attend 12 step meetings and have sponsors. Our life is amazing and we are eternally grateful to Solutions for Change!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Despite refusal of funds from government agencies due to its drug-free policy for residents, this wonderful, caring organization still finds a way to keep moving forward while holding its values and standards high in serving others. I have served a meal to several families who are being lifted out of their circumstances and in our conversations felt their hope, gratitude, and determination to make a better life for themselves. The leadership at Solutions for Change has a never-wavering conviction to bring Christ-like love and support without judgement to all who come to live here.

2 Jessica S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful mission and vision in helping to end homelessness. I've helped volunteer with them before and it was a wonderful ex po experience. They're dedicated to improving lives, not just placing a band aid on the problem. Even with funding cut from state/government sources, they've continued to find a way to help support these families to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

2 Christine S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing because it teaches families how to end the cycle of homelessness by teaching life skills and accountability. Parents learn how to eventually rely on themselves in order to care for themselves and their families. Instead of a bandaid this organization helps heal families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in solutions for change and I just want to tell you all how amazing this program is. it was a life chaging experience. It gave me a sense of belonging. It showed me how to believe in myself. Now I've been sober for almost 8yrs all thanks to solutions for change for giving me the tools to survive in the real world after leaving solutions for change...I'm for ever greatful to Chris and Tammy for being such great people and to give people who had hit rock bottom. A second chance at life..I honestly believe they were sent from God to help the helpless.. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in solutions for change back in 2011. I can honestly say that this program changed my life. It helped me in my recovery and taught me a lot of things through the classes they offer. I am proud to say that I am 6yrs clean and sobor and although I'm no longer in this program I'm very thankful for the skills they installed in me.
So if like to Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me and helped me belive in my self...Thank you Chris and Tammy... I'm forever grateful. Sincerely Crystal Mcwhorter

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a family member that needed to start over from scratch due to the home situation. From what I understand most of the women have had to walk away with almost nothing in order to get out. Solutions for Change has a comprehensive program to provide housing, build up the skills, confidence, and path to become independent again. It is a structured program with accountability. There is counseling, classes, work, fun, and support. These individuals would be homeless or forced to live in dangerous situations. The participants have to be engaged because there are a lot of rules to follow as you transition along.
Thanks to volunteers and donations, the residents at Solution for Change are provided with necessities and more. I am very impressed with this program and it is great to see something that works and provides a path to move forward to a productive life.

2 Debi19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen firsthand the tremendous growth and positive change in the lives of their clients. Clients come in scared and frightened. They leave with brand new lives, transformed in ways they never dreamed possible. Solutions for Change, with their incredible, loving, caring staff, is doing it right!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello,
My name is Marton Platt Burton and I'm thrilled to here a strong organization helping out people in need. I am writing a report on people who's helping the cause and be sure to raise the donation. I thank ya'll for what ya'll are doing. Please keep it up

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Amber and i am a single mother. I am a resident at solutions for Change. I have been a resident for over a year and a half and i can say without a doubt that this program has helped me transform my life and the lives of my children in so many ways. Since coming to Solutions for Change i have maintained a full time job for over a year, i have regained full custody of my children, i have been clean and sober for almost two years, i give back to my community, i pay my taxes and i help other families and children in need. I have a place for my children and myself to call home. This is all possible because of Solutions for Change.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have helped make Christmas baskets for families that live in Solutions for Change housing. The baskets and boxes consist of food, clothes, and toys. We found the families to be very grateful and happy with their love homes while we were delivering the baskets and boxes. It's a really outstanding program.

2 Kevin P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has taken a practical approach to making change in the community - and its working. No more handouts, just a hand up when people need it. A safe place to stay, a way to get back to work and an environment that keeps everyone – especially the kids – safe from going backwards.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer for approx. seven years..

I have been in shelters when my children were small over 30 years ago. The shelters would only house you for one to two months, not nearly enough time to get your life back together. Solutions for Change is an awesome program helping people get back on their feet and addressing the issues most needed. A long term hand and experience is what changes lives permanently. --christina castaneda

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has been nothing but transparent and wonderful in their interactions with me. As a journalist and former California resident, I became interested in their program after my best friend volunteered there. What I found was a good system and people with a heart to help the homeless. Their methods are solid and their hearts big - one of the best non-profits I've every worked with!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Solution for Change in 2009 and was literally overwhelmed but what they accomplish in changing the lives of hopeless homeless families into happy productive and self sufficient families. I have served on numerous board for non-profits over my lifetime and I have never witnessed a more effective outcome to the mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Solutions for Change about 4 years ago. When I went on a tour I was absolutely dumbfounded at what I learned. I have been an advocate of the homeless for years and have served on boards and volunteered but this is the most effective non-profit I have ever encountered. The innovative quality and the ever evolving methods to solve family homelessness insure the ongoing success of this incredible organization.

2 Eileen M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I live in Colorado Springs area of Colorado. One of the biggest difference I noticed two years ago when I moved here from North Carolina was the amount of homeless people. Being so new, I was unaware that the legalization of marijuana here in Colorado and increased "homelessness" was so closely tied together.
After months of ministering to the homeless here, I am now very well aware that giving and giving and giving does not break the cycle....it increases co-dependency.
I am very impressed with Solutions for Change (Vista, Ca) and hopeful that their model will reach Colorado.
A lot of money is being thrown at the problem here in Colorado with no real solution in sight.
Accountability works. It has a way of weeding out those that really want a hand up from those that are just looking for a hand out. I have been troubled by homelessness for years...even before I moved to Colorado. Solutions for Change, so far, is the only program I have found that restores hope....especially to the children....breaking the cycle, which is essential to real success.
I am so thankful for Solutions for Change even though I am not a direct recipient of this ministry. Indirectly, we all suffer when homelessness is present in our world. I'm thankful for a real Solution for real Change. Let this model spread across our country.
-Eileen McGrath

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a graduate of this program and a productive member of society today. Solutions for Change is a non profit that doesn't have a revolving door, they provide families an opportunity to not only stay together but to grow together ♥️

2 Mary453

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2 Nicole158

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2 Leanne A.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

2 Rachel182

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

3 Kelsey C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to volunteer in the childcare center for a semester and I'm so glad I did! This program is the only one I know of that focuses on the skills necessary to truly be successful in the real world. Other programs around the county seem to just put a band aid on the problems homeless families face. By working with these families from the bottom up, Solutions for Change really is the solution! I look forward to what else they are able to accomplish throughout the county, and maybe country!

2 Vince H.

Advisor

Rating: 5

A truly impacting organization that is changing the lives of families each and every day.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I didn't have a place to live with my 2 yr. old child and felt lost. Solutions for Change has helped and continues to help me and my child with mental health services, case management, resources and support. I greatly appreciate it!

6 Toni34

Former staff

Rating: 5

I love this place with all my heart and soul. This program opened so many doors for my family and I I will forever be greatful

5 Viva F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have changed my life with the help of Solutions for Change. I don't know where my son and myself would be without this program. We have found our way home.

3 Justin44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for change is an organization that puts people and families first! This organization truly cares about people it helps as a leadership within this organization should act as a model to other organizations!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is doing it right! Training, equipping, supporting. Fabulous model for others to follow!