Southwest Solutions began its work as a mental health agency, providing psychiatric counseling and medication to help the mentally ill live in the community. John Van Camp, who started as an administrative assistant, became the head of the organization in 1981. He believed in expanding the vision of Southwest Solutions to reintegrate the mentally ill and homeless into the community by providing affordable housing, support services, and participating in neighborhood revitalization and economic development. His broad vision delineated the future of the organization.
In February 2021, Sean de Four was named President and CEO of Southwest Solutions. He has extensive experience in the health and human services sector, including behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, refugee resettlement, senior services, affordable housing, homeless services, and substance abuse treatment. Under his leadership, Southwest Solutions continues to help those at the margins of society turn the page and write new chapters of resilience and purpose. The countless stories of renewed hope are the living history of Southwest Solutions.