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The work of Dreams for Change has been covered by the LA Times, Politico, Business Insider, CalMatters, and CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell. National Geographic also featured the Safe Parking Program with an in-depth report and documentary.

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Voice & Veiwpoint • April 15, 2024

Sleeping Site for Unsheltered Gets Boosted By City

San Diego’s feverish venture to curb homelessness, one tent at a time.

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CalMatters • APRIL 11, 2024

Backers of California homeless camp ban cite ‘successful’ San Diego law. But is it?

“San Diego gets it,” Senate Republican Leader Brian Jones said during a recent press conference. “They are having great success so far with their ordinance, and we hope we can take that success across the state.”

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Voice of San Diego • May 14, 2024

How San Diego’s Safe Sleeping Sites Are Faring on Housing?

“The biggest joy next to a client obtaining their own place is the client who we have been told has been shelter and service resistant for many years asks us to help them take that first step, be it detox and rehab, healthcare or simply willing to explore what it will take to move forward,” Smith said.

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Shawn Swearingen has been living at the city's safe sleeping site for the homeless in an operations yard.

Channel10 News • April 12, 2024

4 people have died at City of San Diego safe sleeping sites, autopsy sheds light on 1 death

“To suggest sleeping on the streets is safer than these sites is flat-out inappropriate,” Matt Hoffman, City of San Diego Spokesperson.

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EIN Presswire • March 14, 2024

Scott Suckow & Levi Giafaglione join the Dreams for Change Board of Directors

Dreams For Change, a San Diego-based non-profit organization that aims to tackle homelessness, recently announced two new additions to its Board of Directors.

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San Diego Union Tribune • March 6, 2024

Opinion: Earned income tax credits are a lifeline for struggling families. Do you qualify?

Dreams for Change personnel help San Diego residents file their income taxes free at the Copley-Price Family YMCA through the San Diego County Earned Income Tax Coalition.

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Moneywise • March 5, 2024

‘It’s going to get worse before it gets better’: Seniors in this major California city are aging without a home — here’s why

Almost one third of the American homeless population reside in the Golden State.

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NoticiasYa El Centro • February 22, 2024

Apoyo para declaración de impuestos gratis

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yahoo!finance • February 8, 2024

First Foundation Inc. Announces Nonprofit Recipients of Its ‘Supporting Our Communities’ Philanthropic Initiative

First Foundation’s ‘Supporting Our Communities’ initiative is designed to support organizations in our community that focus on immediate needs such as food insecurity, emergency housing, and workforce development, as well as long-term goals like entrepreneurship, higher education scholarships, and financial education.

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Imperial Valley Press • Feb 1, 2024

Free tax preparation services available for low-income residents

At least three non-profit organizations have started out providing free tax preparation services for the 2024 season.

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