Dreams for Change pioneers efficient programs that make a direct and ongoing impact in people’s lives.
Each of our programs and services fit into a larger system of support that we call Paths to Stability. We help individuals and families navigate each path.
Safe Parking Program
The loss of a vehicle is one of the final steps to chronic homelessness. We provide safety and case management for individuals living in their vehicles.
The Safe Parking Program provides supportive services and a safe place to park for families and individuals who are living in their vehicles.
See our recent profile in National Geographic to learn more about the families we assist. Contact us for more info about receiving services, program locations, and spot availability.
Contact us for more info about receiving services, program locations, and spot availability.
Our Dreams' Cuisine Food Trucks offer affordable, fresh food, in partnership with our workforce training program.
Dreams' Cuisine is a social enterprise that provides workforce training through food trucks. We have three food trucks currently serving the community. The Fresh Food Truck serves those experiencing homelessness. The Thyme Together Food Truck serves low-income seniors, and Dream’s Cuisine is the lead training truck for events.
Two of our food trucks are designed to sell meal options to low-income seniors and people experiencing homelessness. Offering affordable options empowers people with the dignity of buying food that they enjoy.
Our menu items include $4.00 entrees and bottles of water for $.25. You can find one of our food trucks parked around 17th and K St in downtown San Diego Monday through Saturday.
In addition, our Safe Parking program partners with businesses, families, and organizations like the Youth Assistance Coalition who host dinners for our Safe Parking participants. Want to host a dinner for our participants? Find out how you can get involved.
All Dreams For Change participants receive information about CalFresh, Food Banks, food redistribution and locations of free prepared meals. There is plenty of food out there, and we’ll help you find it. Nobody should go hungry.
Communities thrive when people have the tools they need to build assets and create financial stability.
Case management is provided in our Safe Parking and Workforce Training programs. A case manager is assigned to each participant when they enter a program.
The case manager will perform an intake interview to get a better understanding of the participant’s needs and together they will create a path to stabilization by connecting them to services, classes, employment, and housing.