Solutions for Change is leading the way with a permanent solution to solving family homelessness. Not only is the track record proven the organization stands on its integrity. This organization does not conform or chase the money. They understand that addressing the causative factors of family homelessness take time. They view these families as assets not liabilities. This allows them to take once homeless families back into permanent homes but more importantly back into the community.
This organization makes a house into a home, allows dreams to become reality and rebuilds lives that were once broken into thriving families.
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!
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!
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.
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!
A truly impacting organization that is changing the lives of families each and every day.
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!
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
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.
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!
This organization is doing it right! Training, equipping, supporting. Fabulous model for others to follow!
I've had many opportunities to volunteer with our youth group feeding and caring for the families. We have always left feeling that we were the blessed ones! The leadership and structure of the organization, the love shared by staff and volunteers, and the committment made by the families members that call or have called SFC home are the successful elements that make SFC's program not just a quick fix, rather a place dedicated to providing positive, life altering solutions.
What a great organization here is North County San Diego. The leadership seems to care so much about their jobs and the cause they are working to help solve.
Solutions for Change is an amazing program that helps families to gain stability and recover from adversity that they have experienced. The success rate speaks for itself. Solutions doesn't give a temporary fix, it provides a permanent solution to an extremely complex issue- family homelessness.
What an amazing organization that always keeps giving. I enjoy reading and seeing pictures of the men and woman at work to conquer this quest of helping one another. This is the true meaning of greatness!
Just heard all about Solutions for Change on the radio, and former Pastor Chico was our pastor, so I have an interest in this organization. What I heard was so encouraging... this organization just not give hand outs like so many do, buy they teach each person to have confidence, dignity, and to learn how to support themselves through employment, life skills, etc. They "teach" a person to fish rather than just "give" a person a fish.
Wish we had more of these types of organizations throughout the county.
After getting custody of my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, I found myself with no job and no place to live because I had relocated here from out of state. Solutions for Change took us in, provided a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs, enrichment classes, assistance with child care and job search. We are now secure in one of their apartments and striving for the next step in this journey. The staff has been wonderful to us and I will always be grateful for the hand up!
This organization does more than offer band-aids. To willing parents, they offer a new lease on life. They turn things around. I have been following their actions for several years and I see nothing but real quality. I have toured their farm, and met their staff. If you want more "bang for your buck", you can't go wrong supporting this organization.
Solutions has been a life changing organization. Not only did my daughter and I find stability and a brand new way of life but we gained another family among Solutions staff and clients.