Solutions for Change
North County Solutions for Change is a program to help solve family homelessness with permanent solutions. We love to partner with their efforts by helping provide meals, childcare on Saturday mornings, and build relationships with those in the program by inviting them to events, church, and share the love of Jesus. How can you get involved?
Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we provide childcare and activities for the children while their parents are in mandatory meetings. This is a great opportunity for entire families to serve together and share the love of Jesus. Having men and high school teens come over to hang out and play ball with the homeless kids is invaluable.
Our church is on a monthly rotation to provide a hot dinner for the families on Tuesday nights. You can join this team and be a blessing to so many. There is no kitchen facility, so the families staying there rely on churches and organizations to feed them. You are also welcome to stay, serve, and eat with the families.
BE THE CHURCH
According to the Vista Unified School District, there are over 2,500 homeless students in their district. Some families live on the streets, in city parks, in their cars, or in shelters. Many share a home with three or four families combined. One particular elementary school in the district has approximately 250 students surviving in these conditions.
We have an incredible opportunity to “Be The Church” by providing backpacks filled with healthy food items for homeless children to take home over the weekends to help sustain and bless them and their families.
The cost of the items to fill a backpack is approximately $10 and you have a choice of providing the food on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. You will be given a list of suggested items for grocery shopping and then you will drop your grocery bag off at church during the week you are scheduled. We will deliver the food to the schools and they will fill the backpacks and distribute them to the students.
For more details and to sign up, go to calvaryvista.com/forvista