San Diego, CA Change for Children partner organizations

Scripps Health Foundation

Change for Children funds go specifically to help support Scripps’ MOST program. Reaching out to those who have limited access to health care, the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (MOST) provides care and compassion during week-long and weekend missions in the heart of Mexico. Their goal is to bring hope, comfort and the opportunity for a better life to children and adults through life-changing surgeries. Surgeries include, but are not limited to, eye and ophthalmology, plastic surgery (burn scars, birth defect corrections), cleft lip procedures, and others.

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Center for Community Solutions

Change for Children funds go to help support the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) no-cost child survivor intervention programs support the vision of healthy, flourishing lives for all children in San Diego. CCS has been working for over 30 years providing treatment of child sexual abuse as one of the only direct service providers offering free, trauma-informed treatment of sexual assault and abuse of youth in San Diego County.

Baking Memories 4 Kids

Baking Memories 4 Kids sends children who are seriously ill and their families on all expense paid trips to the theme parks in Orlando Florida. Change for Children has so far paid for two San Diego families to take this once in a lifetime trip!


San Diego Rescue Mission

Change for Children funds support San Diego Rescue Mission and its impactful programs that help vulnerable children and their families. One program within the mission that Change for Children funds is the Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, which provides safety from the streets, a secure place to sleep, warm showers and hot meals.

Another program Change for Children funds is Haven for Hope, which is is a 12 month, comprehensive Women and Children’s Center that helps get families back on their feet, kids back in school, and hope back in lives. In addition to meeting basic needs such as food and shelter, Haven of Hope includes specialized classes, parenting and life skills training, therapy, and skills-building geared toward helping residents avoid abuse. School-aged children receive such services as after-school tutoring, individual on-site counseling, school supplies and a secure playground. Toddlers find a warm, stimulating environment in the Children’s Center, which focuses on developing healthy social and emotional skills.

Young life South Bay

Change for Children funds supports Young Lives, a teen pregnancies program under Young Life ministry. Our CFC funds support their monthly gathering, which provides community, support and supplies for these young parents. Our funds also support the teen moms and babies to attend a life-changing summer camp experience.

Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties. They are:

  • The largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions).

  • The only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare.

  • The region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

  • Provider of care to 91 percent of the region’s children.

  • Provider of care to 227,461 children.

    Our CFC funds specifically go do the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital. More than 20 years ago, the Chadwick Center made a huge commitment to develop a specialized child trauma treatment program. Today, the Chadwick Center offers the only specialized child trauma treatment program delivering scientifically supported therapy for abused and traumatized children in San Diego.  The Trauma Counseling Program is committed to treating the after-effects of a child’s traumatic experience. In addition, the program works to support the recovery of family members and to improve their ability to support the child. Using the best science and highly experienced therapists, interventions include individual, group, and family therapy.