Alice Solenberger saw the sides of city life that few wanted to acknowledge. But all she wanted was to learn more.
Alice interviewed 1,000 homeless men, creating an unprecedented archive of demographic data on the homeless community. She identified several common reasons for homelessness. And while some of her designations and writings are antiquated today, analyzing the causes of homelessness was a new concept in her time.
In the 110 years since Alice conducted her interviews, homelessness in America has been an ever-evolving and expanding problem compounded by limited research to identify root causes of homelessness.
Solutions for Change has extended Alice’s research into root causes for over 20 years by helping equip and empower homeless individuals to rise above their unique circumstances. Like Alice, Solutions recognizes that to solve a problem, we must dig deeper, listen to understand, and treat every individual as valuable and capable.