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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

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Eileen M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I live in Colorado Springs area of Colorado. One of the biggest difference I noticed two years ago when I moved here from North Carolina was the amount of homeless people. Being so new, I was unaware that the legalization of marijuana here in Colorado and increased "homelessness" was so closely tied together.
After months of ministering to the homeless here, I am now very well aware that giving and giving and giving does not break the cycle....it increases co-dependency.
I am very impressed with Solutions for Change (Vista, Ca) and hopeful that their model will reach Colorado.
A lot of money is being thrown at the problem here in Colorado with no real solution in sight.
Accountability works. It has a way of weeding out those that really want a hand up from those that are just looking for a hand out. I have been troubled by homelessness for years...even before I moved to Colorado. Solutions for Change, so far, is the only program I have found that restores hope....especially to the children....breaking the cycle, which is essential to real success.
I am so thankful for Solutions for Change even though I am not a direct recipient of this ministry. Indirectly, we all suffer when homelessness is present in our world. I'm thankful for a real Solution for real Change. Let this model spread across our country.
-Eileen McGrath

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is a program that equips families with the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solves family homelessness. They also own their own housing enabling the residents to have the time to get financially self-sufficient. So many children will never be homeless again, thanks to Solutions for Change!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change provides the knowledge, skills AND resources to solve families homelessness.

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing non-profit with a very innovative approach to solving family homelessness. They combine counseling, workforce development, social enterprise, education and affordable housing to create a safe and supportive environment where families learn to thrive. It's inspiring to witness the amazing transformation in these families as they develop the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solve their family's homelessness.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Solutions for Change for a number of years. I have been honored to see the great transition that is effected in the lives of the Solutions families, ending their homelessness permanently. Solutions for Change gives a beautiful gift of new life to hundreds of children and their parents.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love Solutions for Change and I believe in their mission for ending homelessness. We have the the best program and it really does take 1000 days to solve it once and for all.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change does some amazing things. When you give to many non-profits you don't know how they use your funds or items, but if you donate a stroller to Solutions for Change you can meet the person who is going to use it for their child. It's great to be able to see donations going exactly where they are needed.

Susan L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to witness first-hand the impact that Solutions for Change has on homeless families. If you know a family that is homeless and ready to change their lives I recommend they contact Solutions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is paving the way for cities across the nation to solve family homeless.

1 Kryssa C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Its all about Solutions here - helping families ! I work for thiso rganization Solutions For Change, a non-profit in North County California, that is driving towards solving family homelessness by providing families access to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to gain and maintain health, employment and housing – to permanently solve and stop the generational cycle of homelessness.
I have seen the change in the men and women, and most importantly, the children that are part of this safe and caring environment. Our residents attend workshops and classes, receive employee related training, assistance with job search, and even give back to their communities in terms of volunteering, all while under the care of a case manager to maintain a safe, healthy environment for their children and themselves.

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.

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.

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.