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Time for Change Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

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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.

Target demographics: Women and Children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 34 women and 28 children with a total of 4,835 shelter nights and 116,040 hours of services; 11 women and 16 children transitioned into permanent housing.

Geographic areas served: San Bernardino and Northern California (Hayward)

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

108 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Time For Change Foundation has given me all the support i need to get my children back and help me become a better mother and person in recovery.Thank You Time For Change Foundation and its employees for being here for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being here at Time For Change Foundation has been a blessing to me.The love,care,support and help they give me is helping me in my recovery my reintegration into society and in becoming a strong confident woman. THANK YOU TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION AND ALL ITS EMPLOYEES FOR BEING HERE FOR ME.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Family and I have been Going Through some hardship during this Convid-19 corona Virus Pandemic 2020 ,due to stay at home safety orders from our state and government leaders.I myself can't provide much or make money to pay rent or bills .I thank " TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION " for being there for my Family During These Hard Times. This Foundation has Paid My Rent and We are Thankful For there Blessings . we can Still Live under our Roof and continue Being Safe during this epidemic Convid-19 . thank you for being there for our Community and our Family . sincerely : the Fields Family S.B. Ca

Client Served

Rating: 5

First of all I would like to say how truly blessed I am to still have a job during this crazy pandemic. They have figured out a way for us to continue working remotely while providing us with safety gear such as masks and gloves to make sure our team makes it through. We are assisting with rental assistance to help our community for those who have lost jobs due to COVID-19 and there are A LOT of people who are no longer working-so I'm truly blessed and financially safe. I've also been on the other side of this program as I started out as a client. I came to them broken without anything, without my 2 boys even. Addicted to drugs and running from a very abusive relationship. They helped me to rebuild myself into the woman that I am today. Helped me heal from my past. I am very proud that I've got my boys back in my life, have my own place, own car and job where I get to help women like myself. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone wanting to change. It's a life changer for sure!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been enployed with Time for Change Foundation since October 2018 and it is has been an honor to serve in the capacity of Case Manager and now a Project Specialist II. The organization is a model of success with it's evidence based programs and housing. I've witnessed the success firsthand of women and children being reunited and women being welcomed with open arms after being released from prison. During this coronavirus pandemic, Time for Change Foundation has managed to maintain our staff and continue to serve our clients and that has given us all peace of mind in the midst of these trying times!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working for TFCF is a gratifying experience. The mission as a non-profit organization is a noble and genuine one. This organization endeavors to end homelessness by building self-sufficiency in women, alongside the provision of vital services to ensure their physical and emotional security.

As a member of this organization, I can only express my gratitude to my leaders who have observed my abilities as a professional, giving me growth in many aspects.

Every professional seeks development in a reliable company that provides respect and opportunities to see themselves in it in the long term. With TFCF, I consider this is one of these reputable companies.

 Organizations like TFCF have shown to value professional service and especially in a crisis like the one the world is going through (COVID-19), where it not only allows me to continue my work but to see growth in the future with my performance.

Always grateful to be a part of TFCF and to serve a vulnerable community with dignity, respect, and vision.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Time for change help my mom and my siblings and me get on are feet if it wasn't for time for change my mom would probably still be high everyday and having hang overs and always spending on drugs and i am very thankful for Ms. kim Carter and her crew for helping us

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Before my mom found out about Time for Change Foundation, we didn't have anywhere to live. My mom would try to stay with one of our family members or get a motel. After about two months, my mom found out about Time for Change. Time for Change help my mom, brothers, and I get back on our feet. They offered classes for my mom, they gave us a place to live and gave my mom a job with the program. Now that Time for Change help my family get back on our feet, we are living a better life than we were. Time for Change gave my family and I a huge chance to get back on our feet. Time for Change will always be a huge part of my life, so thank you Time for Change for giving us a chance to change.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A time for change foundation has changed my life! With the care and support of thier staff I have been able to reach all of my short term goals and have become a new person. Through my participation in thier possitive futures program I have completed career development training and obtained employment at a job that I love. They have provided me with counselling and therapy which has made it possible to rebuild a relationship with my family and I am progressing towards regaining custody of my three children, which I never believed would have been possible. I have been placed in a safe and healthy sober living environment where I have been blessed with a wonderful support system which helps me to maintain the lifestyle changes that keep me progressing towards self sufficiency. With the constant encouragement and all of the supportive services that A Time For Change Foundation provides me I know I will continue to improve and grow and I am forever grateful beyond words for all that they have done. Thank you A Time For Change Foundation!! With love and sincere appreciation, Brianna Englund.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A time for change foundation is a place where you can find hope , faith, love, compassion, as well as yourself. Mrs. Carter an amazing woman is helps from the heart. If you are looking to make change in your life for the good, she will assist you. Giving all proper tools needed for change. She loves very hard. And she will help you love yourself even more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Gloria Garcia I reached out to Time For Change Foundation August 09, 2019. I was homeless being released from jail with nowhere to go. I was arrested in June 2019 for a DUI. Time for Change was able to provide me with housing in a sober clean environment. I'm in the Positive Futures Program which provides temporary housing,counseling and career development for formerly incarcerated women. Time For Change Foundation staff is supportive and encourages women to work hard towards future goals becoming self sufficient. I have been in Positive Futures program since August 09, 2019 and have remained sober. I have stable housing also reinstated my drivers license. I have obtained employment also working towards future goals. I'm grateful to Time For Change Foundation and the staff for all the support and resources they have provided to me. Especially all the encouragement they have given to me. I'm so grateful and appreciate all staff. I would recommend Time For Change Foundation to women who seek reunification with children and housing. Single homeless women. Formerly incarcerated homeless women.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Dwayne Robinson and I am a compliance offer and SUD counselor at time for change. During this time of convid 19, TFCF has done what we have always done. That is to ensure that the welfare of others are considered first. We have ensured that the women in the program are safe and practicing social distances. Safe guarding the children in the program . Every individual that comes into the program is giving the same opportunity to become self sufficient and taught to be the mother that they desire to become. I have been blessed to see this work, Some women come in with their capacity of thinking and want to change the program instead of allow the program to work for them. TFCF is continue to do awesome things. We could not do this without the help of others. Thank you and GOD bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HI name is Krysral Rizo i'm a client at time for change foundation ,i came from being homeless being pregnant .I already had DCFS case with my twins,from being at this program i got to bring home my son who is now three months .I'm reunifying with my twins who i see every week.when i had my newborn son Time for change threw me a baby shower for my baby this program is helping me be self sufficient because i never knew how to be also to be the parent i need to ,to my children this program has helped me in so many areas..Thank you time for change ...

Review from Guidestar

Shelisha G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Time For Change Foundation. This organization offers the best form of help, that can be given in the state of California. Its build to help women transition from prison, as well as gain self sufficiency. I am proud to be a part of it. This has truly been a blessing. It has helped me accomplish some of my personal goals that I couldn't seem to do for years. I am so much closer to becoming self sufficient, getting my daughter and staying grounded. This program is created to help women transition from prison to the real world as well as to help women reunify with their children and become productive citizens in society. Thank you time for change for this opportunity. -Shelisha Gray

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Ilka Rosales. I am currently a client at a time for change foundation. i just wanted to let the public know what a BLESSING they are to me in my transition. i was incarcerated for 25 years and was released a month an a half ago. i came to a time for change foundation because i had to go to a transitional housing due to the lenth of time that i was incarcerated. i went to prison at 18 years of age and was released 25 years later. All i have ever dreamed of was coming home and enjoying freedom. Little did i know that after doing 25 years i was institutionalized. i had not realized that i was no longer in tune with the freeworld. i had anxiety attacks, i felt as if i did not belong in the public, and felt as if everyone was looking at me because i was from prison. Even after being free i did not feel free. A time for change foundation and all their staff held my hand through the ups and the downs never judging me or making me feel less than for not acclimating into the community with ease. they were there to constantly check if im ok and yet give me enough room to grow. The classes and groups that they offer here at a time for change helped me tremendously as they are a 24 hour staff assistant program. it did not matter what time of the day it was they always made themselves available and present. i am so grateful for their care, concern and their constant reminders that i do belong in the community and i can make a difference. Since my release and the help and aid from a time for change i am now on my way to a successful transition into self sufficiency. i am currently enrolled and attend Chaffey College, i have a job, and am able to go into stores and places with ease. There was no way i would have had the success that i have without the help of a time for change. i would have been another woman to increase the recividism rate of formerly incarcerated women. I just want to thank a time for change and the people who help fund this program because without programs like a time for change i would not have become the self-sufficient woman that i have become but another number with another violation.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

This agency has helped transform my life! I came to them from a domestic violent relationship. Every time I tried to leave, I was homeless. I had lost my children and became very addicted to drugs. I'm frankly surprised I made it out alive. Time for Change Foundation welcomed me with open arms. I was given a case manager who worked closely with me. She helped me take a look at my life and make personal goals I would be working toward. My 4 goals I had for myself were 1.)get my children back in my life 2.)get my license back/and a car 3.)get a place to live 4.)get a job...oh, and of course maintain my sobriety. I am very proud that I have reached every goal I had for myself! I couldn't have done it without the love, support and stability this program has to offer! It truly changed me from the inside out! I am now the woman God intended me to be! I am self-sufficient and am able to take care of myself and my family! I will always be in support of Time for Change Foundation! -A. Durante

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 3

Before I found this program, I got clean and sober, and i wanted to change my life. My daughter was in foster care and i needed to get her back. When i was excepted into there program, i knew my life would change. They were so supportive, and welcoming i knew i was in the right place. This program has a staff with considerable diversity in style... of what they do. Not only did they except me into there program, they helped me get my daughter out of foster care, they are giving me a chance to rebuild my life, and be self sufficient

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure and privilege to collaborate with Time For Change Foundation (TFCF) over the past 9 years. As a former nonprofit CEO in San Bernardino County, I know first hand the hardships faced in the community. I also know first hand of the powerful promise of change that TFCF has bought to the community. It is with the highest admiration that I give 5 stars to Time For Change Foundation for their compassion shown through the work they do, the results they give to others in need and the honor they bestow upon the county, state, and nationwide. Congratulations to the leadership team of Ambassador Kim Carter and (ED) Vanessa Perez on a job well done, and for your continued success. You have become a major driving force for the advancement of the fight to end homelessness, helping women advocate for justice and putting an end to recidivism by providing a third option, A Time For Change. All the best, Angela Myles (Nonprofit Consultant and Coach For Faith-Based Communities)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I started this non profit 16 years ago and I can definitely say that I never imagined that it would be a saving grace for so many. Yes we have had our ups and downs because of funding, disgruntled employees and families that we could not serve...but for the 1200 women and children we did serve their lives are a living testament that it was all worth it. When I see women regain custody of children ( 276 ytd) and then move on into their own housing I am amazed and very grateful. Twenty five years ago I was one of these women wishing to regain custody of my daughter but there was no program or place that would house me.. That's why I continue to do this work.. and for anybody that wants to complain all I can say is go and do better!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Each of these client served reviews was written under duress. I know because I was directed to stand iver each one and force them to type them. They were not done by free will, and they had no choice

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Tanisha Smith i am a blessed and grateful client. Since being here at time for change, I have been learning the skills to becoming self-sufficient.
The groups that we have teaches you and empowers me to be confident in the social world.Even through the most challenging times, Time For Change has help lift my spirit.Now dealing with life on life's terms.My sobriety is number one,Honesty and Responsibility! I want the give my blessing to each counselor,director owner.THANK YOU TIME OR CHANGE!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work as a Homeless \ Foster Liaison with San Bernardino City Unified School District and have worked closed with Time For Change staff for the last 11 years. The programs and support given to the women and their children has been amazing. I have seen women enter into the program broken, confused, and depressed transform into advocates for their children, themselves, and the community. San Bernardino is blessed to have an agency that cares enough about women and their children to patiently love them and mentor them. The families are greeted and treated with love, compassion, structure, and life changing experiences.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Time for change has completely changed my life. I came here homeless, drug addicted and without my children. Coming here to time for change was the best decision I could have ever made. Since being here i have attended workshops and groups that have helped me get a job, i have been employed for almost 1 year now, this is the longest i have ever held a job. i have full custody of my children back. this place gives you hope, empowerment and a new life.

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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

Time for change is a really good organization! The staff is very helpful and nurturing. Over the years I have seen Time for Change clients reconnect with their children, develop a new way of thinking and the tools and skills needed to deal with life on life's terms. I have receive counseling, a support group and a family. So grateful that a place like this has been created so woman like me can get our lives together again.

Client Served

Rating: 5


May 15, 2018
I just want thank Time for change for giving me life again if it wasn't for time for change I would of not been able to find myself and been able to be better mom . They gave stability for my children because of my stability I was able to get my 6 year old back it was the best feeling ever . I never had a job Time for change gave me confident and help build me into the women I am today I will always be grateful for time for change and there staff ..Rhonda T

Client Served

Rating: 5

I stayed at the sweet dreams shelter for 7 months and In that time I closed my cps case and graduated from my drug treatment program. I now have my own apartment. I now hold a job and am working on getting off early probation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been with time for change foundation for two years and it has been nothing but blessings. Before coming into time for change foundation I was homeless with my two children with nowhere to go and no food but things changed because we became family with time for change foundation they welcomed me and my children with open hands I've never had a job till I worked for time for change foundation I got my own apartment also a savings got a car job and most importantly my children and my sobriety. If it wasn't for my family here at time for change foundation I do not know where I would be I'm very thankful and very grateful for the staff and resources here.

Catrina L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Time for Change Foundation has completely transformed me and my families life. We recently went to a church in Fontana were they honored the woman of time for change for making the positive changes necessary to be a productive member of society. Since being at this foundation I have completed a six month intensive drug and alcohol program, became a successful full time college student, and a loving mother to my thriving children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Time for Change Foundation is the best thing that happen for me and my family i have been nothing but blessed since i came to this Foundation. I got my son back out of CFS custody . I now have my own place . They did things for me that i could not do for myself and for that i am very grateful. I love myself today i know how to use my voice in a positive way i am a leader i know how to budget my money, and know how to live happy in a drug free environment. We need more Time for Change Foundations in this world so that other people can have the same chance that was given to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Dawn and I have been with TFCF for 2 years now. Before coming here I was on drugs,homeless, broken, and without my children. Since coming here I have gotten my children out of CFS and also have gotten my case closed. I now live in my own apartment, I am also employable now. Before coming here I did not believe that I deserved to have a happy life with my children, I felt the only thing I was good at was being a drug addict, but now I realize that I do deserve to be happy and me and my children deserve nothing but the best. Time for Change has given me the voice I never thought i could have.

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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

never have i thought there was any one who cared about me changing nor any place to help me change... until i got to TIME FOR CHANGE were they are more then caring, supportive, and just want to see you succeed in life altogether .....in just a few weeks of me being here i have found my family .....i've gotten a job. working on getting my license, all my kids back in my life and much more so happy to be here..... THANK YOU ALL AT TIME FOR CHANGE ROSEMARY 2018

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Rachelle Phipps, and I came into The Time for Change Foundation right after serving a two year prison term. I was passing through San Bernardino, Ca. from Houston, Tx. when I had caught my case, so getting released from prison, being on parole, and not being able to go back to where I was from left me jobless, homeless, and hopeless. By the grace of God, I was accepted into Time for Change the very next day of my release, so I didnt have to go back to the streets. This was approximately 2 months ago. Since then, I have been provided with a loving home, food, clothing, group therapy, job skills, medical insurance, and so much more. Today, I have a job and am making an honest living. Time for Change has not only helped me physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The staff here is awesome, and they've helped me to discover so much about myself as a person. I just want to take the time to let them know how appreciative that I am to be here, and that i will never settle, but to forever strive for greatness. Thank you Ms. Lisa, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Phyllis, Ms. Gina, Mr. Dwayne, Ms. Mayra, Ms. Sereeta, and most of all, Ms. Kim Carter. This program DOES work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My father passed away and the house was under reverse mortgage. I found myself homeless with my two children. Time for change accepted my children and I with open hearts and arms.
They treat us like family, I am so thankful and grateful to have found an organization like Time for Change. Anything that my children or I need they accommodate us with. It has been a privilege working with all the clients and case workers. They are all so kind, helpful and generous. There mission is to help me be self sufficient and I am looking forward to it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

hello my name is Tanisha,Time For Change has made it possible for me to reunite with my self esteem,All the counselors here are firm and loving.Mothers Day was enjoyed and peaceful something that I haven't had in a long time.Thank you Time For Change!!!!! GOD BLESS this foundation it has made a big difference in my life in so little time and i pray for the best for everyone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

my name is Arianna Menjivar, i've been in this program going on 3 years. my journey through this program has been an eye opener. having teachers like Ms. Phyllis, Ms.lisa, Ms. Carter, Ms. Vanessa and Mr. Dwayne walk you and guiding you and showing you a new way of life is an amzaing expiernce. coming into this program i was alone, broken and had no sense of purpose. i came in alone. i didnt have my kids or know where i was going in life or even what i wanted. time for change has been working with me to make me the the self sufficient and responsible young lady i am today. being in this program i gained my own apartment, employment a car and my drivers liscense. things ive never had before in my life. im truly grateful for all the expiernces and lesson i have gained well being here.

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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

My name is Joanna Gongora and i am a mother of 4 and currently pregnant . I got my kids removed by CPS last year on July 25th and i am currently in reunification with them and being in Time For Change Foundation i will be able to get my kids back in my custody . As well as when my little girl is born i will be able to bring her home with me as soon as they discharge us from the hospital . They also blessed me with a baby shower when i had nothing to begin with I am truly blessed, ever since i came in to the program i was welcomed with open arms and they are building me up to be self sufficiency. I am currently going to school to get my GED and doing all my classes that is being asked of me with my CPS worker to get my kids back . I am already getting my resume ready to get to start working when i am able to start working ....Thank you Time For Change for all that you are doing for me . I thank GOD each and everyday for opening the doors by them because he knows this is the right place for me ....

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Erin Graae and I'm 44 years old. I have been addicted to methamphetamine since the age of 12, in and out of prison for 15 years. My life had been out of control for so long and only prison walls kept me safe. I became desperate for a change. So desperate in fact that it felt like life or death to me. I started looking for help a year before I was to be released and all roads led me to Time For Change. I came here the day after I walked out from behind those prison walls and I had hope but I was still fearful that I wouldn't be able to make it. Today I am not fearful. I am actually empowered! All of the steps that I have been asked to take by the staff at Time For Change have had a purpose. I have been asked to give back to the community and it is a great feeling!! My self esteem has skyrocketed since I was urged to dress for success. I have started restoring my relationship with my kids and I am going to start looking for a job soon. This has all happened in a short amount of time and I have the staff at Time For Change and Kim Carter to thank for my transformation. I know I will still have struggles but I know I won't have to go through them alone and for that I am most grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Rhonda T. i am 47 years old and i have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren that live in the area. i came her homeless and broken in pieces once more. My homelessness was not my first go around. I have been homeless 23 time in 27 years. I am dull diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and addiction to alcohol and drugs. i most of my life i have battled staying in one place due to my disorder.. When i came to TFCF i had enough of using my sickness as a way to not be responsible. My family didn't want me and my 3 marriages have failed. I have learned how to get along with other women and stay away from men. not because men are bad, i just need to heal from running a muck for so long. Its time to learn and love me and my kids and grandkids. TFCF has given me a safe place to get tools to move forward without sabotaging. The classes that are provided have thought me how to save my money. Hold a job and be on time. Give back to the community and embrace change permanently not temporarily . I volunteer sometimes and i love to be apart of this organization and movement. I wish i had this place when my kids were young maybe i wouldn't have put them through what they went through. Nevertheless I am happy inside and focused for the first time. i am truly grateful and i can't wait to see what next for me and my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Lynda, I am 43 years old and was welcomed to be a apart of A Time For Change Foundation on Feb. 5, 2018. After being homeless with two kids since Oct.22,2017, I'm greatful to to have a roof over my head and a great support team guiding me to make a change in becoming a self sufficient and responsible adult. Fortunately, I was placed with a very supportive case manager who is helping me to accomplish my goals .

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Deanna Rubio I am a addict/alcoholic/gambler, i have been a addict for most of my life since the age of 13 years old in 2000 i lost my kids to cps i went to cedar house completed a 6 month program i got a job got my kids back stayed clean for 14 years then i started to have problems at home left my husband of 17 years he was having an affair so i left him and began calling old friends got together at a bar and once again began my addiction first with alcohol then began to use and abuse meth everyday lost my kids again to cps and kept running hard in my addiction for 3 years straight until my life was empty once again lost everything and became homeless my kids didnt want nothing to do with me
i now had 4 grandchildren that i was not able to see so i called cedar house everyday for 2 weeks straight finally i talked to a old friend that works at cedar house her name was marty i called and pleaded for her help into the program so she got me in the next day i completed a 60 day program graduated but felt i wasnt ready to go to the streets so Time For Change came the day before i graduated at cedar house and did a presentation i felt that was my calling it was perfect it was a structured program i was told it was a a hard program but the outcome would be worth it so i came to a face to face i was accepted in the program ive been here for 2 weeks and i love it here i found group of ladies whos stories are similar to mine and i was not alone and im not i feel like they are family to me they truly care about there clients and have so much to offer i am gonna be a self sufficient women with a job employment my kids my respect and so much more i am so thankful for time for change and to god for changing my life one day at a time

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Nellie Medrano , I was homeless before I came to Time For Change what I learned is organization skills , cooking skills , life skills i am going to school for my GED and I been clean for eight months , I go to groups and participate in the sessions . My goal is to be able to see my two older sons David and Michael after twenty years maybe Time For Change can help me with my goal

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Kimberly, I came to Time for Change Thanksgiving 2017 homeless, broken and confused about life. I was 2 weeks which allow me in the doors but i didn't know if TFCF was for me. I have 2 teenage children i hadn't a relationship with for a while due to my addiction to alcohol and the streets. The staff made me feel loved and gave me hope. They took the time to teach me how to live and let go of my past For the past few months i have done well in school and gained a relationship with my children. I can see better now that the rain is gone and their is hope for me and my family..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I had lost my house and car and was unable to work due to my pregnancy. Me and my two little girls had no where to go and we going from couch to couch. After getting into Time For Change I had a home to take my newborn baby to. While in the program I was able to take parenting classes, relapse prevention classes and learn to manage my money. I was also able to have a saving and claim my independence and became self sufficient. I now have a beautiful two bedroom apartment that me and my three girls can now call home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first got to Time for Change in 2014 I started off in the shelter which is Sweet dreams with my 3 children. Since than I have had a few jobs, I am a full time student at San Bernardino Valley College, and I work part time at the bookstores at Valley college looking forward toward a career in Human Service work, So I can help the next woman in need. I have my own apartment thru Time for Change Foundation and my kids are thriving in school as am I. Time for Change has taught me structure and it has given me a foundation in which I continue to build my life on. I am a responsible mother and I am able to give my kids a mom they can be proud of. Today I see future and a goal. I still go to groups and meetings and have monthly one on ones with my case manager. I'm so grateful to Time for Change for giving me my life back.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have observe women come into the program broken and leave fixed. I have observe women come into the program needing love and gaining it. This has been working for years.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involve with Time for Change Foundation for a year. I watch the growth of the many people that have came in the program broken: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Then watch the individual find hope, restored back to their families or regain custody of their children. I have watch a lady literally become self-sufficient and empowered through the process of Time for Change Foundation. Many programs may say they do this but to actually see and watch the success story is more than saying it.

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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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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.

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 !!!

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Time for Change Foundation while I was getting my Undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands. The level of dedication and commitment to changing the lives of individuals and communities for the better, was inspiring to say the least. I am now recently graduated and have been hired as a full time member of the Time for Change Foundation team. I am even more impressed by the level of support that this group of individuals is capable of providing to the communities they serve, as well as one another. It really is like one big, incredibly hardworking, family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Rayanne I'm 23 years old with two beautiful little girls,how i came into time for change is couple of woman and one staff member found me and my kids walking in the rain with no where to go they put me into an hotel, and on December 24 me and my two children came into there shelter sweet dreams we woke up Christmas morning with Ms. Kim having gifts for my kids we walked in to time for change with just the clothes on our back we were very blessed. Now i been here with time for change for nine months i still have my sobriety I'm also in my own apartment i went back to school i have a saving and most in importantly my children are very happy and blessed, i never thought i would of came this far Ms. Kim and all of here staff never gave up on me and i thank each and everyone of them for the bottom of my heart.

Kisha V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow!!! I do not know where to start,but first off I'm so Blessed,to be a part of TimeForChange. I am finally able to get My life back in order,Thanks to the Help of The Time for Change Foundation,which has been a true Blessing to My Son & Life.I will always be Grateful to Ms.Carter, her Staff & My Sisters for becoming My New Family & Support team.TFCF LOVE 4LIFE!!!! ***Kisha Valentine***