Dreams for Change is a San Diego nonprofit serving homeless and low-income people.

Dreams for Change offers innovative and cost-effective programs that empower and stabilize the lives of underserved families and individuals.

To date, we have assisted more than 33,000 people through pioneering cost-effective interventions that fill gaps in services and stabilize the lives of homeless and other low-income people.

We provide long-term solutions that result in a better quality of life.

Innovation in the Social Sector

Life happens. And it’s not always pretty. With nearly half of all Americans^ reporting zero dollars saved or no savings account at all, it’s easy to see how many of us are an incident away – a debilitating sickness, medical bankruptcy, reduced work hours, unemployment, foreclosure, a large rent increase or other unforeseen event – from homelessness.

Dreams for Change was organized in May 2009 to support homeless and low-income people who were not being served by traditional homeless-service providers and government programs. Our vision was and remains offering innovative programs that are based on documented best practice research and then assessed to measure the impact of our work.

To date, we have assisted more than 33,000 people through pioneering cost-effective interventions that fill gaps in services and stabilize the lives of homeless and other low-income people. We provide long-term solutions that result in a better quality of life.

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Programs Serving San Diego


Safe Parking

The Safe Parking Program provides supportive services for transitional homeless families, children, and individuals who are living in their cars.


Achieving Financial Independence

The Achieving Financial Independence Program provides program participants with services that focus on financial management strategies that lead to long-term financial stability.


Eat Better Today

Eat Better Today provides accessible, nutritious, and affordable meals to homeless people through our FRESH mobile food truck.


North County Senior Connections

North County Senior Connections provides low-income seniors with dramatically discounted nutritious food from our FRESH mobile food truck.


Thrive San Diego

Thrive San Diego enables Dreams for Change to offer free tax preparation to low and moderate-income households. Looking for help preparing your taxes? Visit MyFreeTaxes.org.


Workforce Development

Dreams’ Cuisine is a job readiness program focusing on the skills necessary to work within the food service industry to include small business development. 

 

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Dreams for Change
PO Box 16327
San Diego, CA 92176

Phone
(619) 497-0236

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