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Solutions for Change

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Nonprofit Overview

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

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Amber and i am a single mother. I am a resident at solutions for Change. I have been a resident for over a year and a half and i can say without a doubt that this program has helped me transform my life and the lives of my children in so many ways. Since coming to Solutions for Change i have maintained a full time job for over a year, i have regained full custody of my children, i have been clean and sober for almost two years, i give back to my community, i pay my taxes and i help other families and children in need. I have a place for my children and myself to call home. This is all possible because of Solutions for Change.

Amanda E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has completely transformed our lives. We came with a car and suitcases of clothes. We learned accountability and servant leadership. We now have permanent housing. Our CPS case has closed. We have full time jobs and 2 cars. We attend 12 step meetings and have sponsors. Our life is amazing and we are eternally grateful to Solutions for Change!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in solutions for change back in 2011. I can honestly say that this program changed my life. It helped me in my recovery and taught me a lot of things through the classes they offer. I am proud to say that I am 6yrs clean and sobor and although I'm no longer in this program I'm very thankful for the skills they installed in me.
So if like to Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me and helped me belive in my self...Thank you Chris and Tammy... I'm forever grateful. Sincerely Crystal Mcwhorter

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a graduate of this program and a productive member of society today. Solutions for Change is a non profit that doesn't have a revolving door, they provide families an opportunity to not only stay together but to grow together ♥️

2 Jennifer198

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization makes a house into a home, allows dreams to become reality and rebuilds lives that were once broken into thriving families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

4 Viva F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Valerie66

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful program learn how to be a better person and how to control my anger issues lol!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing program that helps so many families including my own. My wife and I had struggled for a few years to find stability in our lives not only for us but for our children. Being in Dolutions has done so much more than that. Instead of doing a band aid quick fix solution, they get down to the nitty-gritty and really help to set up a foundation for you to build a new successful life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have never seen or herd of a program that has helped families out as much as this one....i am so blessed to be able to have this chance ! Solutions for change saved me!

Kim_197

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a current client of Solutions for Change and I have to say I am truly grateful! I am a single mother of 4 children, I work 35 hours a week and also take 14 college units. I am in undergraduate school with plans to eventually obtain a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration. Daycare is an enormous cost to me right now and if it weren't for Solutions for Change providing affordable apartment rent to my family, I wouldn't be able to make ends meet. Thanks SFC!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As my life as a wife came to an end, my life as a mother and provider did not. Solutions for Change was there to help me get on my feet as a single mother. They connected me to valuable resources and I learned a lot about myself in the process. Humility, patience, confidence and above all love. Thank you to Solutions and all volunteers who have helped me and my children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am truly blessed to have found this program. It has been life changing for myself and my three children. Through them I learned how to be proud of myself and to hold my head up high. I am a better mother,friend,and person because of SFC.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into solutions for change so lost so broken but so willing to change. Solutions for change is a partnership guiding family's to success by getting to the core issue of a family's homelessness and giving us the tools we need to provide a safe environment for our family's. I never thought I would be where im at now and im beyond blessed, my family has a safe place we call home and my children don't have to worry about where were sleeping next or live in a chaotic home were drugs and domestic violence was a constant. I now get to watch others go through the change that my family and I went through, I get to help guide others to success. I highly recommend getting involved with SFC in some way .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Im a great ful mother of 3. This program gave me the tools and guided me to succed in this thing we call life. I was so broken before coming into solutions for change, i had followed my moms footprints and stayed in a toxic relationship because thats what i knew was chaos from early childhood, drugs and dv. Coming into here i learned a new way of life, i found people who cared about me and my family and wanted to help me brake my familys cycle. Im now a positive part of our community. I went through the change this program offers and now im greatful to say i get to help guide others through the same change, i now work with solutions for change in reaching out and helping others make the change happen.
I have been a resident at solutions for change since 2011 im now a graduate of the program and continue to work with them.

2 Catrina L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Solutions for change helped me help myself and change my life for the better. I'm going on 4 years strong, a graduate and a mentor for the new families.
Chris and Tammy had a vision long ago and it works!
Words can't describe how awesome this program is, I am very grateful I found out about Solutions for change because I don't know where I'd be today if hadn't. ♡

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program helped me change my life for the better, I did all the work they as they helped direct me in the right way to go. Mine and my teenagers life is a dream come true now. Thank you Solutions for change!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Solutions in December 2012. It was a sad time in my life as I had just become a homeless, single mother of 2 kids under the age of 10. Solutions took us in and from there I have grown and blossomed from a helpless victim of abuse and abandonment to a woman that is confident, secure, safe and a survivor. Solutions has been a big part in my life these last 2 years. All the staff, donors, residents, volunteers and mentors are amazing people with big hearts. I am nominating Solutions because they deserve this and any and all recognition. Thank you Solutions. I am blessed to be a part of this great nonprofit. Sincerely, Lucia Dillard

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Prior to entering Solutions for Change, I had been through 11 organizations both recovery and homeless based. When I arrived at Solutions for Change I gradually began to see and understand where and why my life had not been working. It was at Solutions that I was encouraged and equipped to get in to the solution and out of the problem. I realized that I was the problem in my life, I had been in my own way of achieving success and serenity.
With my Solutions coach and the love and encouragement of Chris and Tammy Megison, I learned to stop blaming others and take responsibility for the bad choices I had continued to make my entire life. Decisions that were having a devasting impact on not only myself but my children.
It was the Solutions team that allowed me gift of understanding and practicing self accountibility and responsibility. Hand in hand with mySolutions family I was able to literally change my way of thinking and a way of experiencing life. Solutions for Change is the reason I have become a more loving, caring, responsible and passionate mother, sister and friend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my self and my children were homeless a few years ago i didn't have much hope and not much resources available. north county solutions for change has given me hope and partnered up with myself and my family to find a permanent solution. I have faced my fears and dealt with the main issues that bought me to being homeless and today i no longer depend on public assistance and i am a productive member in society and i give back to my community. My experienced with solutions has allowed me to grow and many different areas i am a better parent to my children i have been employed with the same company for over 4 years. Had my family not found solutions we would have continued to go around and around that downward spiral. i am grateful for solutions for change this has been a life changing experience.