Solutions for Change
Sep 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Trent McClure, Community Engagement
Solutions for Change

Solutions for Change was founded in 1999 by social entrepreneurs Chris and Tammy Megison because they didn’t think it was right for babies to be sleeping on the floor of an emergency winter shelter. 

Prior to starting up Solutions for Change, the Megisons developed and directed work and housing programs that helped thousands of homeless men get jobs, pay rent and earn their way back into society through an intense boot camp style program. As dozens of families began to come to this shelter, the Megisons realized they were confronting an enormous problem. The entire homeless response system was woefully inadequate to manage the needs of homeless families.

Big solutions were needed, and with the help of other community leaders and entrepreneurs, Solutions for Change was born. The vision was different from the current “handout” approach to homelessness. They did not include more shelter beds, feeding programs or traditional human services, but rather innovative, permanent solutions focused on well-being and capacity building.

Solutions for Change addresses root causes of poverty and dependency, and equips people with the skills, knowledge and resources to permanently solve their challenges and transform their life. We blend affordable housing, education, employment training, career pathways and personal development all within one cohesive program. Solutions for Change is a beacon of hope for all who seek to overcome.