We’re Solving Family Homelessness
Solutions University is the only full service leadership development residential program for the homeless in the country. It uses the Transformational Housing Model, a design developed and used for over 2 decades by Solutions for Change. Solutions University equips parents with the skills, knowledge and resources to completely transform themselves and their families in a 1,000 day college like experience.
Solutions University is focused on transforming lives permanently. From counseling services, to parenting classes, employment training and work experience, the programs at Solutions University create solid foundations that support meaningful futures for families in our program.
Solutions for Change breaks the pattern of homelessness and poverty for future generations of families. Families entering our program gain stable homes where children can focus on their education without the worries of homelessness. The children of families here at Solutions for Change finish high school, go on to college and learn the value of hard work and determination.
We’re solving family homelessness through social enterprise. All revenue generated by our social enterprise is invested into programs that are transforming lives and communities. Our vision is to innovate a sustainable and replicable social enterprise model to solve family homelessness everywhere.
Solutions Farms is one example, and an integral part, of our social enterprise. This innovative aquaponics farm serves as a learning platform that provides real-world experience, and helps our residents acquire and refine skills, ultimately leading to greater career success. Profits are re-invested in our programs, so each generation of residents helps the next.
Solutions for Change is deeply involved in all the North County communities. We purchase, rehabilitate, and operate housing throughout the region – revitalizing areas. We engage with our communities through volunteer participation in community events, which helps other nonprofits while letting our residents give in order to help others, as they have been helped. And we invite community participation at Solutions, so we can all live, learn, and work together to permanently solve family homelessness.
We partner with community organizations to solve community problems through the workforce of Solutions in partnership with the organization’s members. Solutions in the Community is the visible demonstration of the power of Solutions for Change’s holistic program which gives back to the community.
Solutions for Change turns low performing community assets into high performing assets that are permanently impacting local communities. Below are the properties we’ve created here at Solutions for Change that have improved the quality of life for people throughout the community.