In 1982, Rev. Leslie Smith had a dream. The dream consisted of him doing life changing work in former crack houses that had been renovated. In the dream, hundreds of adults and children were standing in a never ending line for help with the social issues that were afflicting their lives. These individuals walked in carrying the burden of societal problems that affect families, such as drug abuse, homelessness, and a lack of health insurance, yet these same individuals walked out changed. Today, Rev. Leslie Smith’s dream has turned into a reality, that reality is Change Happens!
Change Happens! has a variety of programs and services that includes: youth prevention, intervention and positive youth development, adolescent and adult substance abuse prevention and treatment, supportive services to the homeless, and HIV prevention.
Change Happens! is a local, community based, non-profit program primarily serving adults and at risk youth in Houston and Harris County . Change Happens’s mission is “EMPOWERING FAMILIES TO HELP THEMSELVES.”
Change Happens! formerly known as FUUSA