Case Study of a Program Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness: Solutions for Change

This case study profiles Solutions for Change (Solutions), which supports families experiencing homelessness in San Diego County. The Solutions model progresses through a highly structured, three-phase, 1,000-day program. The sequence includes dedicated case management; onsite mental health services; 12-step support groups; unpaid work experience; parenting; employment readiness training classes; and a series of life skills. The case study notes where the Solutions model operates, its background and approach, and whom it serves; what services are provided; how it is organized, staffed, and funded; and how it measures participant progress. The case study also discusses the model’s accomplishments and challenges.

Record Type: 
Profile / Case Study
Publication Date: 
September, 2021
September 2021
Partner Resources
  • Employment
    • Job Readiness
  • Education and Training
  • Family Strengthening
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Homeless Families
  • TANF Program Administration