The work of Dreams for Change has been covered by the LA Times, Politico, and Business Insider. Most recently, National Geographic featured the Safe Parking Program with an in-depth report and documentary.
"Two years ago, Los Angeles began testing an alternative to homeless shelters called safe parking, giving people living in their cars a secure spot to sleep at night." Keep reading.
"It’s a day like any other in San Diego, built from blue skies, 74 degrees, palm trees, school buses, traffic congestion, Taco Bell, and Hobby Lobby. The morning light is flat. Yet at the horizon, a haze, an implacable stirring." Keep reading.
"The answer lies in not throwing excessive money and resources around, but in meeting the demands of homeless services while respectingthe concerns of residents. "
"“It can be very cost efficient and serve more students while not draining existing resources,” says Teresa Smith, CEO of Dreams for Change, an organization in San Diego that has been operating safe parking for over nine years in the city." Keep reading.
"For families and individuals who find themselves without housing, living in a vehicle is the last stop before ending up sleeping on sidewalks, in parks or in front of a business." Keep reading.