Lifeline Community Services’ mission is to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services.

“ My biggest fear was getting older because of what the Crown Heights streets would do. Club Crown Heights made me the man I am today. Now I can say I am the first in my family to graduate and attended a 4-year college at Cal State San Marcos, setting my sights on graduating with a degree in Psychology. ”

- Jose, Youth Program Alumni

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We Are Lifeline

  • Lifeline Community Services continues to go the extra mile to build 
    the communities we serve from the ground up.

  • 4,304

    People Served Every Year

  • 109


  • 16,977

    Volunteer Hours

  • 49

    Years in North County

  • 165

    Dedicated Employees



To us, VOLUNTEERS are mentors, role models, problem solvers, tutors, arts and crafters, dodgeball players, office assistants extraordinaire, counselors and therapists, fundraisers, organizers, translators, mediators, attorneys, board members, ideas people, techies, handy men and women, and anyone interested in helping.

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  • Sep
  • 20
  • 2023

CEO Don Stump Featured on Velocity Podcast - Vista Chamber

Episode 2 - Don Stump, Lifeline Community Services CEO Don Stump is a lifelong helper. After growing up in Texas and attending school in Boston, an internship with a juvenile court diversion program changed the course of his life, leading him to a career in non-profit leadership. After 30 years a...

  • Sep
  • 14
  • 2023

NCPC Lifeline Feature

Incorporated in 1973, Lifeline was founded by community volunteers passionate about making a difference in the lives of local youth. Fifty years later, this remains our focus as we continue to provide cutting-edge, trauma-informed, community-based programming.  After 16 dedicated years o...

  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2023

Foster, homeless youths have a safe place in Vista

VISTA —   Everyone needs a place to just chill sometimes, watch TV with friends, play games and surf the internet. Having a nice shaded backyard patio with a couch wouldn’t be bad, either. With help from two county supervisors and a local church, homeless youths and young adult...

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  • CEO Don Stump Awarded CEO of the Year by the SDBJ

    Sep 29, 2023

  • Adopt-A-Family 2023

    Sep 27, 2023

  • CEO Don Stump featured on Velocity Vista Chamber Podcast

    Sep 20, 2023

  • April & the Funk Junkies Benefit Concert in Solana Beach

    Jul 05, 2023

  • CEO, Don Stump, Discusses Impact and Challenges on "Live Local, Give Local" Podcast

    Jun 21, 2023

  • Empowering At-Risk youth Stem Volunteerism

    Jun 30, 2023

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