In April of 2010, we set a lofty goal—Finding Our Way Home would help 200 families, with approximately 400 children, find a permanent solution to their homelessness in the next three years by doubling the capacity of our Solutions University, thus permitting us to deliver more, better, and faster access to permanent solutions.
The support and response from the community has been nothing short of remarkable. With your help, the first year of FOWH has been a record of one achievement, one goal met, one family helped after another.
Some of the highlights:
- We are more than halfway to our goal of 200 family sponsors, each of whom helps provide the funding for one-third of the annual cost of having a family in the program
- We have 9 of a projected 20 sponsors of our off-campus housing strategy, at $10,000 each
- We have already obtained 22 of the 77 needed units of off-campus housing, with other possibilities in various stages of development
“This is the program that will show what is possible” said Finding Our Way Home chairman Mark King, in pointing out how the program can be a model that is reproduced in many places. “This is the seed money investment that will multiply itself time and time again, while delivering a permanent solution to thousands of families.
“That’s what Solutions for Change, and your investment, is really doing.”
“FOWH had a remarkable first year,” said Solutions founder and president Chris Megison, “not only in terms of numeric goals, but in terms of the way the community responded. We now know, without a doubt, that people want to help solve family homelessness. They are engaged, committed, and enthusiastic. With everyone’s help, Finding Our Way home will have an even more remarkable second year.”
Mark King, CEO and President of the TaylorMade Golf Company ( and the Chairman of the Finding Our Way Home initiative) shares his enthusiasm for the FOWH initiative with the Leadership Team and champions of change—our investors.
(l to r) April Flores, 2010 graduate of Solutions University visits with our Community Champions from Genentech, Inc. in Oceanside—Jennifer Guzman, Senior Project Support Coordinator, and Lisa Bartkowski, Human Resources.
Pete Sanchez, VP and General Manager of The Kingdom, shares how TaylorMade Golf Company’s involvement with Solutions for Change has impacted their company and employee culture.
Solutions for Change welcomes three new members of the Finding Our Way Home Leadership Team—(l to r) Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido, Gloria Foote, & Partner, Financial Focus, April Flores (graduate of Solutions University) and Bobbi DePorter, President of Quantum Learning Center.