International of North San Diego
Investing in Dreams
A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
This 12-18 month program is post shelter housing (Crisis House) and moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining lifestyle by providing housing, financial help, and mentoring.
Along with the SI Poway Club, members come together to subsidize, furnish, clean and decorate each apartment. This includes not only beds, couches, tables, chairs, televisions, and vacuums, but a fully stocked food pantry, linens, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies.
When the family has maintained self-sufficiency and is ready to move on to an independent lifestyle, they have the option of taking everything with them.
The Poway and North San Diego Clubs have been helping Domestic Violence Survivors reclaim their lives in a positive, supportive environment since 1997. We have assisted 79 mothers, 190 children to date and many are waiting. This program enjoys a success rate of about 80% and is highly motivational.