2020 Solutions for Change

November 11, 2020

Solutions for Change

Solutions for Change transforms lives by permanently solving family homelessness.  Through their 700 day program, they give parents access to the right set of opportunities, address root causes of dependency, and equip people with skills, knowledge, and resources to permanently solve homelessness.  The comprehensive model they use addresses three key areas: personal development (well-being), workforce development (economic capacity), and community development (service). It blends affordable housing, educational opportunities, employment training and health related solutions all within one cohesive strategic partnership.

Watch these two videos to learn how your support is making a difference: 
A special thank you to GFC from Solutions
Andreena’s Solutions for Change Journey


Two exciting opportunities in November and December

November Virtual Baby Shower- Now through December 1!

All participants in Solutions for Change’s programs are parents, or parents-to-be. That means a lot of babies at all times.  So we’re collecting baby items to welcome their new little ones.  Specific requests include Diapers, Wipes, Bottles, Baby Backpacks and Wraps, Strollers, Bibs, Diaper Bags, Swaddle Blankets, Baby Blankets, Pacifier Clips, and Burp Cloths.  This is a fun project and one easy to do virtually.  Get YOUR Girlfriends or neighborhood involved.  A sharable flyer is available here for your use.  Social distancing?  Amazon Shipments can be sent to Ellen Clark at the address below.

December “Breaking and Entering” Event- Tuesday December 1!

Members of Girlfriends Care will surprise the newest residents of Solutions for Change through Holiday Decorations and surprises at the Intake Center where approximately 20 of the new residents will be living. 

On December 1:  A team of Girlfriends and Guys will decorate the entire intake Center, the family sleeping quarters, plus provide gifts for the residents between the hours of 9:30am-3:00pm.  In addition to the decorations, new sheets, blankets, pillows, sets of towels and a Gingerbread House will be provided for each bedroom and adjoining bath area.

How you can help:

  • Volunteer for “day of” help to decorate by contacting Terri Williamson.  Because of COVID restrictions volunteer opportunities may fill quickly.  All social distancing requirements by Solutions will be followed.
  • Donate Pajama’s:  Boys or Girls, size 1 year to age 12 or Hoodie Sweatshirts:  Boys or Girls, ages 13 to 18  
  • Donate NEW stuffed animals for children (all ages).  Approximately 15 needed.
  • Monetary Donations of any amount.  Mail checks directly and payable to Terri Williamson (email Ttscupofjoe@yahoo.com for address).  A Girlfriends Care donation receipt will be mailed or emailed to you, if email is provided, following the event.  Monetary donations will be used for decorations, linens, gift items, and an evening meal for the residents the day of the event.

The project leader for this event is Terri Williamson.  Terri can be contacted at Ttscupofjoe@yahoo.com.  Donations are being accepted and managed by Terri for this event.











For more details, email us directly at info@girlfriendscare.org

Girlfriends Care, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 26-2417011.