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Solutions Academy

Making Overcomers and Restoring Community

Solutions Academy is a comprehensive 700-day vocational program that prepares families for lifelong success through career pathways, work experience, leadership training, family management skills, teamwork, financial literacy, personal development, accountability and connection.

Have You Struggled With?

  • Personal addiction & alcoholism
  • Suffered trauma, abuse, or domestic violence
  • A family history of addiction, alcoholism, and abuse
  • Generational poverty
  • Toxic or codependent relationships
  •  Incarceration
  • Lack of education or work history
  •  History of unemployment
  • Loss of family, friends, children
  • Loss of housing


Do You Hope For?

  • Stability and Safety for self and family
  • Reunification with your family
  • A supportive community that promotes sobriety, safety, and personal wellness
  •  Education to retain competitive employment
  • Independence from bad relationships and programs that keep you down
  • Ability to provide for self and family
  • Peace and freedom
  • No fear of what tomorrow brings
  • Empathetic peers with lived experience to help guide your journey

The Solution

Solutions for Change is a results-driven, accountability-based approach to create Overcomers and restore community.  We have graduated over 1250 parents and supported 2500 children by equipping, inspiring and empowering them to break the societal chain of dependency, poverty, and pain. We perform these services through 3 unique enterprises: Solutions Academy (personal development), Solutions Enterprises (workforce development), and Solutions in the Community (community engagement and restoration).


Skills, Knowledge, and Resources

Solutions Academy is a 700 – Day vocational school that combines education, vocational training, peer support, a therapeutic community, real love compassion, customization, and accountability, wrapped in a model of Servant Leadership.

Solutions Academy certification is worth $60,000 in education, employment training, coaching, and housing which is underwritten by private sector individuals and corporations, investing in each student to be their best self and Overcome their vulnerabilities.

Ending Generational Poverty

Solutions for Change breaks The Churn of homelessness and poverty for future generations. Families entering our program secure employment, finish their education, and maintain stable housing where children can focus on their education without the worries of homelessness. The children of families at Solutions for Change finish high school, go to college and learn the value of hard work and determination.

How It Works

Step One: Get to Know Us and Be Inspired

Solutions for Change is a family of Academy students, staff, Overcomers and the Community. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for daily insights and transformations.

Read our graduates Overcomer stories and learn more about Solutions for Change in the Community.

Step Two: Apply for Solutions Academy

●     Review Solutions Academy Informational Packet

●     Complete and Submit an Application

●     Call or email Viva for more questions and info (, 760-941-6545 ext 406)

●     Fax # 760-295-6027 your application (Please call and confirm that application is received)

Get ready to…

  • Acknowledge your ability for success
  • Commit to your transformation
  •  Redesign your future for you and your family
  • Break the generational cycle of poverty and dependency

An Academy Student's Journey