November 21, 2023

Navigating Hope: A Transformative Journey at Safe Sleep Site

As the Program Manager for our Safe Sleeping site at Dreams for Change, I find great joy and inspiration in sharing the incredible journey we’ve embarked […]
June 21, 2023
A man brings snacks and toiletries back to his tent on First Street near Los Angeles City Hall

Study traces ‘causes and consequences’ of California homelessness — and challenges myths

Researchers surveyed nearly 3,200 people experiencing homelessness across eight counties in the state, using their answers to create representative statewide estimates. They also conducted in-depth interviews […]
March 13, 2023
Child Tax Credit


Cash payment policies on the national and state levels play an outsized role in improving the lives of women and families. Mothers normally bear the brunt […]
August 20, 2020

The Way Forward Starts Within

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the […]
March 26, 2020

Programs Still Running During Coronavirus COVID-19

Dreams for Change is responding with urgency to the Coronavirus pandemic in San Diego by modifying program services and expectations. Sign up to receive the latest updates […]
November 25, 2019

Over the course of ten years, anything is possible

Over the course of 10 years, anything is possible. Over the course of 10 years, a baby goes from speaking their first words to expressing their […]
May 14, 2019

Destini’s Workforce Development Impact Story

Destini Jackson, a participant in Dreams for Change’s Dreams’ Cuisine Program, Shares Her Impact Story Name, age & where you are from? My name is Destini Jackson – […]
May 14, 2019

Vehicle Habitation Ordinance San Diego

The San Diego City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that would place a limited ban on residents sleeping overnight or living in their […]
April 11, 2019

Dreams for Change’s CEO: Safe Parking Lots Balance Need With Residents’ Concerns

Original Article via Voice of San Diego Providing space for RVs and other vehicles overnight will save money and respect the concerns of neighborhoods. For families […]
April 1, 2019

Dreams for Change Helps Address San Diego’s High Housing Costs

National Geographic takes a deeper dive into San Diego’s Safe Parking Program founded by Dr. Teresa Smith, CEO of Dreams for Change. This video draws attention […]
March 27, 2019

National Geographic Features Dreams for Change Safe Parking Program

National Geographic Article BY CHRIS BORRELLI It’s a day like any other in San Diego, built from blue skies, 74 degrees, palm trees, school buses, traffic […]
March 3, 2019

Free Places to Park and Sleep in San Diego County

Homelessness is prevalent in San Diego County, where people sleep in places that are uninhabitable, on the streets, or even in their cars. Dreams for Change, […]