Doors of Change,
also known as Photocharity, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has
been helping save homeless youth in San Diego since July 2001. Over the past 14
years we have worked in partnership with San Diego Youth Services’ Storefront
shelter to place over 1,800 homeless youth ages 12-17 in long-term safe
housing. Doors of Change operates multiple programs in San Diego
County in pursuit of its mission to “solve
youth homelessness through empowerment and self-sufficiency.” We run an award
winning music and art program that provides free music and art classes to
homeless youth (ages 12 -24) and we have seen over 2,000 youth in 30 months.
Our most recent
endeavor is the Doors of Change housing program for self-sufficiency. This
intensive 18- to 24-month transitional housing program provides homeless
individuals, ages 18-24, with the skills and knowledge needed to obtain
self-sufficiency and permanently solve their homelessness. It costs $45,000/yr.
for each individual youth to be in our housing program for self-sufficiency.
Our vision is to continue expanding our programs to help save more homeless
youth and provide them with the lives they deserve!