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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  • Feb
  • 21
  • 2023

48 arrests, 8 children rescued in sex trafficking operation in San Diego

 Lifeline Community Services Project Life works with human trafficking victims as well. "We do a lot of that crisis intervention and helping them get to safe rooms and find a way to leave the life," said Don Stump, the CEO of Lifeline Community Services. In recent years they've seen...

  • Feb
  • 11
  • 2023

Skate Rising Partners with Lifeline Youth for Event - February 11

Skate Rising, a youth learning service program that teaches girls 4-18 how to skate and give back to the community, is having the first clinic of the year from 9-11 a.m. on February 11 at the Encinitas Community Park. This month we’ll be teaching local youth how to create a healthy mind and body thr...

  • Feb
  • 01
  • 2023

Lifeline Highlighted in Quarterly Letter from OCF Board Chair Beverly Holtz

Grantee Spotlight: North County Lifeline After coping with the trials and tribulations of pandemic shutdowns, Lifeline’s Club Crown Heights afterschool program wanted to create something that would bring joy to the dozens of neighborhood kids who participate in the program every school day....

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  • File Your Taxes for Free

    Mar 30, 2023

  • Meet our 2023 Nominees!

    Mar 29, 2023

  • Need help with Taxes? Lifeline can Help!

    Feb 02, 2023

  • Free Online Scheduling for Tax Assistance

    Feb 14, 2023

  • Honoree for SDBJ's Top 50 Black Leaders of Influence 2023

    Mar 06, 2023

  • 2022 Adopt-A-Family Impact Report

    Jan 03, 2023

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