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Solutions for Change

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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

164 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tawny G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions is about breaking the cycle and I love being apart of an organization that is "walking the walk" and solving family homelessness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change inspires hope in not only the families they serve but in the community to see that homelessness can be Solved each and every day.

2 Monty J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing organization! I have worked for many organizations throughout the US and never seen a program that addresses all aspects of an individual’s life. The complexity of each individual’s circumstances as to "why" they are homeless is unique. Solutions invest the time, energy and resources to address the individuals circumstance, providing them the tools needed to become successful. I am excited to be part of such an amazing organization and assist families on their journey to independence.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Solutions For Change does something that many organizations talk about but few do, they actually deliver results. Those results can be found in the faces of the parents and children who Solutions helps, it is the look of hope, hope that their lives can be better. Hope that they can be self sufficient again with their dignity and pride intact.

1 Darline U.

Donor

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has the success that is rare in homeless programs. I have been involved with homeless programs for over 20 years and am very impressed with the program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has changed my life forever! my boys have the mother they deserve, I am physically and emotionally there for my children today. I am no longer that Hopeless drug addict with no life skills. Solutions for change helped me see that I had potential and I could do anything as long as I worked hard. Since then I have 6 and a half years clean and sober, I have a job that I have been at for almost 6 years. I am responsible because they thought me how to suit up and show up. My journey here has been amazing and for that I am trully grateful.

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Donor

Rating: 5

All it takes is getting to know the little ones and you will immediately be drawn in. Solutions for Change is all about helping them and their families recover and regroup. Over the years I have seen the incredible success of Solutions University and I have been so encouraged at the work being done here. It is such a blessing to be able to be part of the solution to solving family homelessness. Please join us!

Robyn10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been both a volunteer and donor for Solutions for Change. I am always impressed with the job they do and feel grateful to be a part of such a fine organization

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Donor

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has a way of jumping into your heart and not letting go! The impact they are having on the families and communities they serve is remarkable. I first learned of Solutions for Change 10 years ago and in those early years you just knew that they (the founders, Chris and Tammy Megison) were on to something transformative and powerful with their vision of solving family homelessness. Solutions for Change brings together all the necessary ingredients for change---hope, compassion, commitment and accountability--- while adding in the customized plan and support the families need to make lasting, permanent change. All this based on challenging homeless families to take responsibility for their own lives, and then providing the environment and time needed for families to acquire the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solve their homelessness. Come see the transformative nature of this world class model for solving family homelessness for yourself. Call Solutions today at (760) 941-6545. You too will find it remarkable!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for change has made such an impact on my life and the lives of my children. Solutions has taught me to take care of myself and my family. The support I've received from staff is amazing. I owe my life to solutions. I now am able to be a good parent, sister, daughter and friend. I have witnessed miracles here, all around me! I learned how important life is and to enjoy every moment. God Bless all the Angel's at Solutions! What a blessing!

1 Dennis B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

2 Callie K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough to be involved with this organization since 2007. The residents, staff, board members and volunteers have impacted me in ways I could not have anticipated. I am grateful each day that this organization is continuing to solve family homelessness with servant leadership as it's keystone. Solutions for Change is truly leading the way!

1 De Anne C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing program getting to the heart of homelessness and solving it one family at a time! They are able to really understand what it takes to get these people who are having a rough time get the help they need such as recovery, parenting help, education classes, job trainning and self esteem to start fresh and regain their place in our community as productiona and proud community members.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change doesn't just give handouts to their clients, the homeless, but they get to the root of why they are homeless. They didn't just become homeless and desperate overnight, so the "solution" will take some time, also. The dedicated staff help the clients "see" where their futures need to go, then they give them the tools to get there. These are not just temporary changes. Their lives are permanently changed. They learn to deal with their addictions, become good employees, and get and keep a job. They are taught good parenting skills that, by example, teach their children to become good parents in the future. Solutions for Change offers a quality service to bring the homeless out of homelessness forever.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change absolutely changes peoples lives. The program saved my sister, her daughter, and husband. My sister lost her son at an early age which debastated her life. She and her family were on the verge of being homeless. Our family helped all that we could but had done all we could. She called Solutions for Change and began to rebuild her life with their help. With the help of Solutions for Change she and her husband now work and have a beautiful place to live and are great parents to their daughter. Solutions for Change gets families working, productive, and happy.

1 James57

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Pastor, I am continually confronted with how to best help people in need. Solutions For Change is the best and most effect way to treat homelessness for families. Instead of the short term approach taken by other agencies, they engage families in a 1,000 day program that addresses addiction, parenting skill,s , finances, nutrition, anger management and of course financial planning. Their work programs allow people to regain the dignity of working and earning a living while providing necessary job skills. My family and I volunteer there on a regular basis and I encourage everyone to hop on board with this first class organization.

1 Lisa159

Donor

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is helping end homelessness in our area by providing resources, training and a complete Life Changing program. Their commitment to working within the community and with other organizations is both effective and refreshing to see. In the past 5 years since I first volunteered wtih my church to provide monthly meals to SFC residents I have personally witnessed the huge impact this program has on families. I am honored to provide any support I can and encourage others to learn more about Solutions for Change.

2 SocialEntrepreneur

Donor

Rating: 5

I began working with Solutions for Change in 2011 and have been very impressed with the organization. They have a very clear vision, model and plan for solving family homelessness. What I value most as a donor is that my dollars are going towards permanent change rather than temporary band-aids. I would highly recommend this organization to donors who are looking to make a big impact with their donation as this organization has great SROI.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for a long time. One thing with solutions is that after you graduate, you are always a member and can get help if you need it