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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 800 families and their 1500 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

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Rachel182

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soulutions for Change greatly impacts families in a positive way. Through volunteering I am able to see how these families are able to accomplish there goals and become productive members of society.

2 Kelsey C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing program that helps homeless families desperate for change. Parents learn to solve the problems that got them their.
Highly recommended this program if you are serious about solving you homelessness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFC is a fabulous organization that assists those in need. It is an all encompassing company that offers hope, job assistance, housing, training, food, and guidance to families in getting them back on their feet and once again functioning positively in our communities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change does so much incredible work in the community. From its aqauponics farm to the amazing affordable housing communities, you can really see their impact in the community.

3 Lisa412

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for change is a solution not a bandaid. By empowering people for the first time in their lives Solutions for Change unlocks the mystery to success, happiness and independence. Their model should be cloned across America.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change solves homelessness for many families by giving a hand UP! As a Girl Scout leader, my troop served meals and made welcome bags for the homeless children as part of their Silver Award. They filled the bags, including stuffed animals that were a BIG hit! This experience was eye-opening for the girls, and I couldn't have been more proud of their efforts. I spoke to some of the residents, and their stories were uplifting. KUDOS to Solutions for Change for making a huge difference for so many children and their parents!

1 susan_fikse

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the staff members came to help recruit volunteers at our mercy fair. She was so poised and professional that I never would have known that she was a graduate of the Solutions for Change program. Once a homeless mom, she now manages the aquaponics farm at Solutions for Change. Such amazing stories come out of this program and our church is privileged to be a partner and send volunteers and financial support regularly.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been meeting different people who work here and i love all of them they are so nice and cheerful and so much fun to be with. They stand for a great cause too and that something else that makes them great

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At this location i worked with various people who all have there own thing to say and all have talents that allow us to work with each other. Because there are few people it's easy to talk and get to know each other. The work that is done involves working with hydroponics and we learned about how to grow plants and take care of the systems and the fish involved. All and all it is a great place to see how we can help the environment and each other.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer the time I have spent working with the people that are a part of the program have made me realize that no matter what kind of background they all have everyone is given a second chance to become self sufficient as well as reunite and or strengthen families all while eliminating homelessness that is a big problem for a lot of these families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a student from High Tech High and we have an internship program that us seniors take on for a hole semester and I choose this organization because its a fun community to work in and everyone respects one another. Its a place were I can learn so much from the company and that's something I've never got from any kind of internship before. This is a place were you would love to come back to, to volunteer. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an intern from High Tech High North County and chose to come here for my senior internship. This organization effectively integrates aqua ponics with helping people rid homelessness in their 1,000 day program. It's a really positive environment to work in and it's clear that everyone is fully aware of what they're doing. I would highly recommend helping this organization because it's for a great cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is a well organized long term homelessness organization. As a volunteer I was able to choose which area I felt I would be most useful. At this point I have volunteered in almost every area of the organization and I have always felt welcomed and well directed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to Solutions For Change as an employee of the for profit world. Not only has non profit awakened the need for bettering humanity in the world, but it has also served as a foundation for being able to truly feel like I serve others in my daily job duties. Solving family homelessness doesn't get any more real than this; addressing the daily trials and tribulations that many of us face in a positive and functional manner is what we do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change understands the need to address core issues that lead to homelessness. Participants and their families are given the opportunity to address these issues in a safe and stable environment.