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Mission: Provides homeless shelters for women recovering from the effects of mental and physical abuse, substance abuse and incarceration We provide shelter, food. clothing and supportive services to women and their children.

Results: At Time for Change Foundation we don’t recycle homelessness, we end it. Since our inception we have helped over 850 families transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Partner with us today to help provide homeless children with a safe, warm place to call home.

Programs: For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, through our evidence based programs and services, time for change foundation (tfcf) was able to provide 53 women and 43 children with safe, warm place to call home. Through our homes of hope program, we assisted 20 women and 39 children with transitioning into permanent supportive housing and 29 families found permanent housing with the support of tfcf. We know that in order to create self-sufficient families and thriving communities, clients must have access to vital resources and supportive services. With a total of 5,071 shelter nights and 121,707 hours of services, our clients were able to take the necessary steps needed to reach self-sufficiency. Tfcf ensures a drug free environment for families. Tfcf clients earned a total of 104 certificates of completion for the various educational classes they completed. Supportive services and classes provided included:-408 case management sessions-447 life skills education workshops-75 parenting education workshops-150 mommy & me child bonding sessions-187 financial education and money management workshops-202 family healthcare visits-96 mental health counseling sessions-987 work to win/employment readiness workshops-4,898 transports to childcare, school, community services, and civic engagement functions. As part of our licensed drug and alcohol outpatient project, tfcf clients completed:-557 drug and alcohol counseling sessions-576 relapse prevention sessions-156 one-on-one counseling sessions-724 twelve-step meetings-198 random drug tests-498 independent living skills workshopsthrough the tfcf leadership project, consisting of accountability, responsibility and volunteerism, clients participated in:-390 leadership development training workshops-369 peer-to-peer groupsfor self-improvement and higher education, tfcf clients attended over 162 educational and/or college instruction classes. Through or family reunification efforts, tfcf successfully helped 32 women, whose parental rights were previously revoked, with re-establishing family visits with their children and a total of 21 children were reunited with their mothers to live in a safe and supportive environment. Through our homeless prevention wish program (wellness is stabilized housing), which has a goal of stabilized housing, tfcf provided utility/rental assistance, case management and financial planning assistance to 63 adults and 61 children.

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Bronica M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member for Time for Change Foundation, I do not take community help lightly. Time for Change Foundation is a God sent program designed to assist and help those in need. The daily programs has proven to lead those that are homeless, addicted, abused, and formally incarcerated to self worth and independent living. The Time for Change Foundation has proven through time that love, programs, commitment, support, funding, and community support will insure our neighbors/participants success. If anyone truly wants to CHANGE their circumstances and desires a support system and a positive environment then call Time for Change. There is HOPE just call and Make That Change.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Time for change is a powerful organization that fights for the voice of those that are smothered out by laws and policies. Time 4 Change views current laws and policies that stifle’s the basic living rights of the people. It is truly a blessing to be a board member of an organization that promotes healthy families and fair systems. Time for Change fights for all ethnicities to have a safe and healthy home and environment. Any sponsor looking to invest in a worthwhile organization should look at Time for Change. This can be done by, visiting the women and children in the program that are no longer homeless, as well the training classes, financial workshops, and civic engagement programs. I sincerely look forward to our coming together in this endeavor. Rev. Bronica Martindale-Taylor

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Krystle De La O, I am a pregnant single mother with an amazing nine year old son who's diagnosed with Adult Polycistic Kidney Disease. I am also an addict. I would like to briefly tell my story. For 10 years of using and being unbalanced or unstable, unwanted even lost throughout my time of life. Bumming it depressed or having the mentality and street ways living my life lead me to be sick and tired. I was browsing the web for resources because I really wanted to change and wanted to make a difference for my son and my unborn child, The only thing popping up on my screen that caught my attention was called Time For Change Foundation, so I put a screening form in on site and was called on the next day. My son and I was excepted into Time For Change which is a well based ruled structured program. Being here I'm learning coping skills, Bonding as well as to become self sufficiency. I've also caught up on all the importance in being a parent and the responsibilities in regards to my child, and working hard in accomplishing my goals. I'm Thankful for this opportunity Time For Change has given me to improve and better myself and build the strength and tools I need to succeed, I'm grateful for Time For Change and all the members within time For Change, Its a blessing to be here and for me with many more to come my son Luis and I appreciates it and gives thanks THANK YOU.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HELLO MY NAME IS SALLY PORTER AND IM CURRENTLY IN TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION AS ONE OF THERE CLIENTS. TIME FOR CHANGE IS VERY MUCH FOR A PERSON LIKE ME. I NEEDED THIS PLACE TO HELP BECAUSE AT A POINT IN MY LIFE I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT OR HOW TO BE A MOTHER.BEFORE I CAME HEAR I EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS AND WAS SERIOUSLY BROKEN. MY ADDICTION KEPT ME OUT THERE FOR 14 YEARS. UNTIL I BECAME DESPERATE FOR CHANGE ALL I KNEW IS I WANTED TO BE THE MOTHER MY DAUGHTER DESERVED AND I WAS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IT TOOK TO DO SO I WENT TO CEDAR HOUSE AND STARTED MY RECOVERY THERE, I WANTED MORE OUT OF MY LIFE AND JUST WANTED TO BE HAPPY. I BEGAN THIS JOURNY FOR THE SAKE OF MY DAUGHTER BUT WHILE ATTENDING CEDAR HOUSE I INSTEAD BEGAN TO FOCUS ON MYSELF SO THAT I CAN BE RIGHT FOR HER LATER. SO 90 DAYS LATER I WAS ACCEPTED IN TIME FOR CHANGE. I AM SO GREATFUL I AM IN THIS PROGRAM, SINCE IVE BEEN HEAR IVE ACCOMPLISHED MY HEALTH IN THE RIGHT PLACE, MY STATE OF MIND AND MY SPIRIT SO FAR IVE HAD SEVERAL JOB INTERVIEWS. IVE SEEN MY DAUGHTER, IVE GAINED RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE BEYOUND MY DREAMS. THIS PLACE IS FILLED WITH HOPE AND LOVING PEOPLE. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE AND WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE IT. I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A SUCESSS BECAUSE TIME FOR CHANGE HAS MADE A DEEP IMPACT IN MY LIFE.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Gloria Garcia I would like to share with you how my life has changed once I made one phone call to Time For Change Foundation and asked for help. I have struggled half my adult life with drugs and alcohol ended up losing custody of my daughter after going to jail for domestic violence. I was filled with guilt and shame for losing my sobriety, custody of daughter, job, and home. I felt worthless and hopeless and lost myself once again to drugs and alcohol and to abusive relationships. I entered residential treatment in January 2017. I called TFCF and asked for help. I transitioned from treatment into TFCF homeless shelter which is teaching me humility, structure, coping skills, treatment services, empowerment, and also self sufficiency. I have visits with my daughter on weekends and I am working towards reunification . Today I am grateful for my sobriety my bed at TFCF and all the groups and services available to me here at TFCF. I am employed today and working towards goals that I can achieve with all the support from my family and TFCF. I would like to Thank TFCF for giving me another chance when no one else would.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been at Time for Change Foundation for 11 months now. I came to Time for Change because I was a broken, homeless, alcoholic, single mother of four who was ready for a change in my life. I started off at Sweet Dreams which is a beautiful home in a good neighborhood for women with children. The program has a no man policy so I had to leave my oldest son with my mother till I got on my feet. So I stayed there for four months doing everything that I was told to do and it paid off. On November 4, 2016 I was surprised with my own two bedroom full furnished apartment through the Homes of Hope program. The following day Time for Change reunited me with my son bringing him to me. I now have a job and am also a part-time student in college. I also have a savings account that I build up monthly thanks to Time for Change Foundation. Time for Change is a heaven sent program and I am so humbly grateful for everything they have done and are still doing for me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Stacy, I've been a client here at Time for Change Foundation for going on 7 months. Before I came to Time for Change I was drug addicted, homeless and was stuck in a abusive relationship. CPS had removed my 2 kids from me. I felt hopeless, I was homeless so I felt the only way to survive on the streets was to keep getting high. I knew I couldn't get sober if I had nowhere to stay sober at, drugs were all around me. After my kids were taken I didn't see or speak to them for a whole year. This went on for years, finally I couldn't take the abuse anymore and I wanted out of the lifestyle, I was broken and ashamed of myself and lost. I went to Cedar House to get clean, my kids were on the verge of being adopted and even with me going to Cedar House they told me I was too late and they were still going to continue with terminating my services and adopting my kids out. Upon completing my program at Cedar House I heard about Time for Change so I called and got a phone interview and was set up with a client empowerment counsel. I just knew right when I stepped foot in the doors that this is where God wanted me to be. I came into Time for Change on October 24, 2016 and at that time I had a one-week supervised visit with my two children. The case managers and the other women here encouraged me every day to keep fighting. Once my CPS worker seen I had stable housing and a place to bring my kids to, I started receiving unsupervised visits then weekend visits. As of April 10, 2017 my kids have been returned home to me for good! Time for Change gave me a chance to completely change my life, they encouraged me and helped me along the way. I was able to build a savings, I now work, we have a stable home and my daughter is receiving awards at school. I got my life back coming to Time for Change!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Sereeta I've been at Time for Change for almost 2 months. Since I have been here I have gotten a stable place to live, I have gotten overnights with my son, soon to get get him back for good, I've gotten support with my mental health as well as my drug addiction. Time for Change has given me hope to be stable, drug free, and
a proud mother for my children. They have given me hope to be self-sufficient and stable. Anybody can do it but you have to be willing to change and I am willing because I love my kids. I'm so thankful to Time for Change.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

First off I know that funding is not going where it is suppose to they said they would help me pay for a room since I was disabled that was a week and a day ago then I called had to g t then notice to move I did not have choice owner was selling house and that was this past Monday then they made me get a lease so I went to a man that offered me his back house but nack house needs electricity fixed and other stuff then I could move in July 1,2017 then I called everyday after just to be told rules have changed and looking in there website and flyer it says different so they turned me down. That tells me that they took funding and is misleading people. And I used all my money for my prescription and doctor co pay because I have chronic lupus and diabetes as well as other diseases that are making me ill. I'm photo sensitive to the sun and they sun has knocked me to the ground all week and I got ill. I know about funding and it'sad when nonprofits use money that they don't need it on yet I still got referred to then today may 26,2017. It saddens me cause I could use my church to get grants and do what I'm suppose to but I'm not established out in the high desert yet. I hope god will take me there hearts where they are suppose to do as they say and not lie about its resources

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to time for Change out of Gibson house still very much lost and broken. Time for changed open their doors to me with the opportunity to find myself again, to regain custody of my daughter and to help me be independent once again. I am very grateful for this blessing god and Ms. Carter has given me. I have only been in this program one month but in that one month I am becoming more confident in myself. Thank You time for Change for helping me get my life back.

amenjivar92

Client Served

Rating: 5

THIS PLACE REALLY CHANGES LIVES. I CAME IN TO THIS PROGRAM ON AUG 26 2015. I CAME IN HERE BROKEN, ALONE AND IN PIECES. TIME FOR CHANGE HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS TO PUT MYSELF TOGETHER AND LEARN TO LOVE MYSELF.THEY HELPED ME GET MY KIDS BACK AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE THE BEST MOTHER I CAN BE. IM TRULY GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

working with time for change was such a blessing. got to work with wonderful people and be apart of an awesome team. cant wait to do it it again. got to experience what civic engagement really is. it wasn't just a job, cuz i learned a lot through this expierence.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Let me begin by stating my experiences of homelessness being a scary place .
feeling hopeless ,unworthy and condemn. Broken shattered in many pieces uncertain of my future . "TFCF" gives you back your life piece by piece they help you repair the brokenness you attain along the way . by providing a safe place to rest your self in the comfort of a warm and safe bed . "TFCF" aids you in the way of trusting again , by assisting in Group Sessions , by listening to your new found sisters life struggles . it becomes clear just how close you really are . "TFCF" aids you in Mental Health ,Physical Health and Spirital Health. helping you to fully embrace Self Suffiency .
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR "TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION
"TFCF" inspired me to write this peom

: TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION
well if it time for a change ,
no longer can I stay the same .
We must move on we must give
birth and be reborn .
Changing our passed , pushing forth
the future and what it holds ,
No more lame excuses it time to ,
grow up and become bold .
Showing the way to those who ,
come behind us , and not those who try to bind us .
Am I worthy , can it be , that anyone can possibly love me ,
Will I live to see , all that I can be
My KINDA ME

Kim_207

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's going on a year i been here words cant explain how wonderful my life has turn around . I got my own apartment my kids get perfect attendance every month. I got my first and honest job here at time for Change Foundation it feel so good to be apart of something great.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to serve my community, this nonprofit organization has helped me to achieve these goals. While others seem to about the community, this organization provided us with the opportunity to actually go out and literally knock on doors and meet with the community members.

Angel24

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed doing the GOTV Project it was a good opportunity for Myself & My Coworkers.Thanks Again to the Entire Time For Change Staff, I Love you all so much!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really loved working here. I met a lot of great people. and learned a lot of great things. this foundation really cares about people's needs. keep up the good work !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Time for change helps and influences a lot of women and children's life in a positive way. Helps women turn their life around and become the mother's that our children need and also helps them become members of society.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

time for change has to be one of the most amazing foundations I have encountered . from the staff to the clients everyone was very warm and welcoming i volunteered here and i would do it again and again they treat you like you have been working with them for years a family vibe is something you definitely feel when walking through those doors !!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In the short time I've been here, Time for Change Foundation has changed my life. I am a recovering drug addict and a little over a year ago I gave my children up to CFS. Since coming here I have started getting unsupervised visits, and I should have my children back by the end of October. This program has given me faith that I can succeed in life and be a productive member of society, and that I WILL be the sober mom that my children deserve.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A blessing that I found time for change foundation and was excepted into the program. Coming into the program completely broken young women from the inside and out. I was homeless, no confidence, no self sufficiency, faith was broken, no hope, no motivation, and no direction for my own life. Since being here I have had many blessings. I have had a roof over my head in one of the few beautiful shelter homes they have within the foundation. I was under weight arriving here, and only had two pairs of clothing entering into the program. Now I am the proper weight and have a nice size wardrobe. Surrounded with caring, loving, fun, humorous clients and staff is amazing. I have been able to build relationship, and memories. That will last me forever. I have been rebuilding myself in all aspects. With the way I feel, look, and carry myself. I attend group Monday - Friday in the evening and job search Monday - Friday during the day. Which It has have helped connect with the other girls, as well as get out emotions and situations things that I am not the only one. They have helped get into individual therapy which I attended weekly. To help me get through old and current issues. I have gone several interview while being here. I had been able to landed a temp job that was my highest pay ever. I have been able to establish a saving account for the first time in my entire whole life. I am almost 25 years old and never been able to save a penny until coming here. I have see the growth within myself and many other clients. I have seen clients get clean and stay clean through the help of the program. I have seen clients get the there children back and establish quality relationships. This a wonderful foundation and do many great things.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Before coming to time for change foundation i suffered with drugs for sixteen years. i lost my kids to my aunt due to my drug addiction. Right after that i went to prison after getting out i had my daughter Londyn. When she was born she passed away two and a half months later then i relapsed. At that moment i realized i needed help i went to program which i completed. I didn't have anywhere else to go, that's when i heard about time for change. Since being here i have been able to overcome some challenges that held me back in my past and i have been able to move forward in a healthy way. Time for change is a blessing and i thank god everyday for giving me the opportunity to be here.