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Review for Solutions for Change, Vista, CA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I won't denigrate this organization's services, but I do question the leadership's integrity. He refuses to cooperate with anyone else in this region despite the fact that everyone is serving the same clients, and positions Solutions for Change as landlord, service provider, employer, and case manager while accusing every other agency of intentionally keeping their clients down.

All while claiming they were forced to "return federal funding" because they wouldn't house drug addicts, when anyone who works in this field knows federal contracts aren't awarded without clear expectations of what the money will be used for.

It needs to be looked into.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

This anonymous person is referring to our Cofounder and CEO Chris Megison who, with unanimous support of the Board and overwhelming support from our donors, supporters and the homeless families we serve made what most considered at the time was the biggest decision in our history. After 17 years of winning competitive federal and state grants to help fund some of our most critical family programs, we were faced with an ultimatum. Either we would put aside our long held core values of running drug free accountability based work programs and fall in line with the new state policies of drug-allowed housing being put upon all homeless nonprofits, or we would walk away. We chose to walk, immediately losing over $600,000 in annual funding with millions more now out of reach. We have recently become aware of individuals like this who are now targeting Solutions because of our advocacy work on Capital Hill and our winning national praises for our integrity and results.

This anonymous person is referring to our Cofounder and CEO Chris Megison who, with unanimous support of the Board and overwhelming support from our donors, supporters and the homeless families we serve made what most considered at the time was the biggest decision in our history. After 17 years of winning competitive federal and state grants to help fund some of our most critical family programs, we were faced with an ultimatum. Either we would put aside our long held core values of running drug free accountability based work programs and fall in line with the new state policies of drug-allowed housing being put upon all homeless nonprofits, or we would walk away. We chose to walk, immediately losing over $600,000 in annual funding with millions more now out of reach. We have recently become aware of individuals like this who are now targeting Solutions because of our advocacy work on Capital Hill and our winning national praises for our integrity and results.