At Change Well, we support
the transformation of social service programs into equitable, interconnected ecosystems of healing that are directly informed by the needs and experiences of vulnerable individuals and families.
We envision a world where all communities are able
to provide vulnerable community members the holistic supportive services they need to achieve stability, self-sufficiency,
Change Well Project invests in long-term partnerships with government agencies, tribal communities, and community service providers to redesign service delivery systems that better address the needs of vulnerable community members.
At Change Well Project, we believe ensuring individuals and families have affordable housing and sufficient income, without preconditions, is what will transform our communities. But too often social service programs are disconnected and insufficient: they fail to offer the holistic, wraparound support individuals and families need to thrive, and fail to incorporate the actual lived experiences of those seeking supportive services.
We work with social service leaders to make current programs and systems visible to all community stakeholders—in order to identify and address systems level gaps, insufficiencies and policies that have historically caused harm.
Our goal is to partner with communities to codesign a new vision for service delivery systems that centers equity, trust, justice, and direct, meaningful investments in individuals and families.
Our approach is holistic, practical and concrete—driven by our team's deep expertise in direct service--gained through decades of operating and implementing large scale housing and income programs and convening communities throughout the nation to innovate rehousing strategies that ensure the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable community members.
What We Believe
Social services programs must confront and dismantle historic and current inequities in their system in order to rebuild a better system.
Social services programs must center the experiences and needs of participants in their system at all times when transforming their service delivery approach.
Community members should not only have access to the services they need to thrive—from housing and disability benefits to mental health services and a universal basic income—but they also should play a critical role in developing social service systems through their lived experience.
Ensuring individuals and families have affordable housing and sufficient income, without preconditions, is what will transform our communities.
Social service systems must invest directly in individuals and families.
Every individual has something valuable to contribute to our communities if allowed the space and opportunity to speak.