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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  • Apr
  • 13
  • 2023

After 16 Years of Service Don Stump to Retire from Lifeline

I am writing today to share some personal news. After 16 dedicated years of serving as CEO, I have decided to retire from Lifeline at the end of this year, December 31, 2023. Over the past decade at least, I have worked closely with many of you in furthering our mission to build self-reliance among...

  • Apr
  • 13
  • 2023

Dedicated Volunteers Receive Awards at Lifeline's Ceremony

By TR Robertson A full house of Lifeline staff members, volunteers, community members and dignitaries filled the large hall at the Lifeline Vista Campus on Wednesday morning to honor both the volunteer nominees and the winners for various service categories who have dedicated hours and hours of vol...

  • 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...

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  • Hundreds of Individuals Helped through FREE Tax Assistance

    Apr 18, 2023

  • Golf Ball Drop to Benefit Lifeline

    Apr 27, 2023

  • Leadership Update - CEO to Retire

    Apr 13, 2023

  • 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

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