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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

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kevin P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has taken a practical approach to making change in the community - and its working. No more handouts, just a hand up when people need it. A safe place to stay, a way to get back to work and an environment that keeps everyone – especially the kids – safe from going backwards.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change has been nothing but transparent and wonderful in their interactions with me. As a journalist and former California resident, I became interested in their program after my best friend volunteered there. What I found was a good system and people with a heart to help the homeless. Their methods are solid and their hearts big - one of the best non-profits I've every worked with!

1 Nicole158

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always putting the success of their residents FIRST! I'm prid to have this program in our town helping change families!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Solutions for Change since they started their non-profit. I know of many of Moms and Dads who were hopeless/addicted and this program help rebuild their lives on day at a time. Their no other rehabilitation center that focuses on the who families to get them out and become productive citizens the way this program has done. Rebuilding the their hope, esteem, integrity and just living life clean and sober. This non-profit should be recognize for their solutions for change in the community.

2 Debi19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand tbe awesome work this agency is accomplishing. Yes they provide beds but even more they change lives. People come out of desperation and, after completing the program, they are functioning, contributing to society, not taking. And their families are whole again!

2 Justin44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

1 Katherine40

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Mike158

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With the increase in homelessness and families in need it is wonderful to see an organization like Solutions for Change making a difference in so many lives. I personally know of the investment of time and caring of the volunteers and leaders in this organization and how much good they are doing throughout the community. They are not just helping get families into shelters but helping them to get back on their feet and begin to support themselves again. Thank you SFC for the great work that you are doing!

1 Wendy127

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a family member who is part of the Solutions program. I've seen hopeless and broken people find a safe, secure place in society. Solutions offers counseling, job search, parenting, therapy and financial support allowing these individuals to rebuild their lives with a strong support system. It is not an easy program. It's a commitment that changes lives. I am forever grateful.

2 Lori126

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFC isn't just helping people today. They have created a model of success in changing lives that will stand the test of time. It can and will work in Communities across the country.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This program has been a God send for my son and his family. I cannot believe what a difference it has made and how grown up and responsible for the first time in there lives. The kids a thriving and their family is finally becoming independent, self reliant, drug and alcohol free and contributors to society! They will soon (1-2 years) be totally off assistance. It is the best thing to have ever happened to the 4 of them. THANK YOU SOLUTIONS!!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read about this organization in a newspaper article of the San Diego Union Tribune. I then attended the Grand Opening ceremony of their Solutions Farm in Vista, Ca. I saw first-hand an example of how this organization is on the leading edge in agriculture as well as in career training. I found out more information on their Face Book page, and subscribe to their newsletter. I am so proud this organization exists in my community, and I support it by donating new toys and gifts at Christmas as well as used items in good condition. Homelessness is a serious issue in our society, I applaud Solutions for Change in their comprehensive program to meet the diverse needs of their clients.

4 Bret S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solutions for Change is an amazing organization that has helped change the lives of many families that have found themselves in the unfortunate situation of being homeless. Their comprehensive approach doesn't deal with so much with the symptoms of homelessness, but the root causes. We are privileged to have them in our community.

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a friend who has been helped a lot through Solutions for Change. I am always impressed with how clean and pretty the facilities are, and more importantly with the life skills that are being taught. I feel like you have not only giving the man a fish, but also are teaching him to fish. Thank you for providing such a great service for our community.