Mar 11, 2021

Donation Needed: Counseling Kits

Want to Help Meet an Immediate Need for Lifeline Clients? Lifeline Community Services’s child mental health program provides counseling to over 300 school-age children and their families annually living in Vista and Oceanside.Lifeline has an urgent need to provide counseling kits for families enrolled in our mental health services. YOU CAN HELP! Lifeline is soliciting donations to provide “Counseling Kits” for families enrolled in our mental health services. We have two packages available for donors who are interested in helping. 1) Contribute Individual Items (See List Below) Mail or Drop off at Vista Office: 200 Michigan Ave. Vista, CA 92084 Please include your name and address in the mailing. 2) Make a Cash Donation Online COUNSELING NEEDS Lifeline’s counseling services – both virtual and in-person – are in higher demand since the pandemic. Our child counseling sessions rely on supplies such as markers, sketchbooks, and playdoh, as well as games that promote quality family time for our clients and families. A significant challenge emerges when we don’t have the supplies needed for child and family therapy, which is where we need your help! BELOW IS A FULL LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED If you would like to make a cash donation for Lifeline staff to purchase these items on your behalf: CLICKHERE Colored pencils Uno card game Journals Sketchbook Glue sticks (bulk pack of 30) Play-doh (bulk set of 48 cans) Paints Paintbrushes Construction paper Game - Sorry Game -Connect 4 Game - Battleship Game -Guess Who Game -Hedbanz Stress balls (bulk set of 12) Fidget toys (set of 4) Markers Crayons Index cards

Mar 10, 2021

85% of Club Crown Heights Youth Improve Academic Performance Through STEM Education

85% of Club Crown Heights Youth Improve Academic Performance Through STEM Education Club Crown Heights (CCH) familieshave beendisproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and through the addition of STEM education, kids have improved academic performance and are on the path to high school graduation. Our longstanding partnership with Genentech made this important program possible. The CCH program continues to provide STEM education labs and field trips while safely following COVID-19 restrictions and to date has hosted5 STEM field trips and 41 STEM labs for more than 76 students. The STEM labs focus on topics ranging from chemistry to engineering, and 100% of students demonstrated comprehension of STEM subjects after labs.

Mar 05, 2021

RESPECT Program's NEW San Marcos Office Helps Furthers Youth Services

RESPECT Program's NEW San Marcos Office Helps Further Youth Services RESPECT program’s new San Marcos center in partnership with San Diego County Sheriff’s Department provides mentorship and personal development for 45 kids through a three-month program each year in North County. RESPECT stands for responsibility, ethics, service, perseverance, education, courage, and trustworthiness. Our very own Lifeline Family Case Worker, Lizbeth Lopez, shares her experience and excitement over the new facility, "Partnering with the RESPECT Project and working alongside Deputy Baker and Nelson has been very rewarding. Being able to fulfill the need of the youth and families is the reward. As the Family Case Worker at RP building, I’m able to provide and connect the youth and there families with resources in the community to help achieve their goals some of the resources include Food, Rental Assistance, Medical and more. Not only do the youth go through the program but the family as well providing weekly Parent Support groups and providing workshops about trending topics in the community. Now that RP has their own building we will be able to host family outings such as movie night, game night, and more. It has been a pleasure and rewarding being able to partner up with the RESPECT Project team to help families in the City of San Marcos and surrounding city’s." Read a full report on San Diego Union-Tribune website HERE.

Feb 19, 2021

Lifeline Offers FREE Tax Preparation

Lifeline Offers FREE Tax Preparation for Community Members Lifeline Community Services is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation site. We offer free tax preparation for many families making less than $57,000 in 2020. Click HERE to download the flyer! WHEN: Available Until 3/30/2021 Tuesday 9:00am-2:00pm Thursday 3:00pm-7:00pm Saturday 9:00am–2:00pm *By Appointment Only* WHERE:Online Location: Zoom WHO:Lifeline Clients and Residents of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Pendleton, San Dieguito, & Vista Contact a Lifeline Case Manager to schedule an appointment Call: 760-509-3430 orEmail:

Feb 02, 2021

Lifeline's COVID-19 Response Report

Click HERE to read the full report! We provided uninterrupted services during COVID-19 through virtual platforms and telehealth. Wepartnered for food distributions - Giving over 3,600 boxes of fresh food to families in need. We providedEmergency Assistance & Rental Assistance to our community members during this challenging time. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Letter from our Executive Director Dear Community Partners, The COVID-19 pandemic has required a transformation of Lifeline’s operations to meet the greatly increased needs of the youth, adults, and families that we serve. Low-income and disenfranchised families have been disproportionately hit hard by job loss in the retail, services, and hospitality sectors. Support from our community partners has made it possible for Lifeline to provide uninterrupted therapeutic services throughout the pandemic, and to offer emergency supports and financial assistance to families who need our help. During the pandemic the role of Lifeline’s team has greatly expanded. Staff continue to provide core behavioral health, counseling, and case management services while also placing a new urgency on intensive social services; helping clients to obtain food, shelter, and basic needs. Staff have also become technology specialists—assisting clients with telehealth, distance learning, and applications for pandemic relief. And we all have felt great hope! Support has come from the community, philanthropic organizations, and from the expansion of resources in our government grants and contracts. The County’s Child Welfare Services was concerned with the dramatic drop in child abuse reports and worried that children were isolated at home. CARES Act funding enhanced our work and helped us reach out to and solve problems for families in crisis. Additionally, the cities of Vista and San Marcos entrusted us to deliver rental assistance and emergency support through CARES Act resources. Existing supporters and new donors alike helped us build our COVID Emergency Fund and provide more than $300,000 to those most in need in our community. This included The San Diego Foundation, the United Way of San Diego County, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation, and the Leichtag Foundation—among other generous donors. 2020 required everyone engaged in serving our communities to be more flexible, more resilient, and more innovative—and Lifeline is more grateful than ever for your support as we continue to adapt to new challenges in the coming year. With our sincere thanks, Donald Stump Executive Director

Jan 11, 2021

Lifeline Community Services & REACH Coalition Launch Pledge to Help Combat Human Trafficking

Lifeline Community Services & REACH Coalition Launch Pledge to Help Combat Human Trafficking “Ending Trafficking is Within Reach” Pledge seeks to increase awareness & prevention by asking the community to commit to educate, empower & support the fight against human trafficking in San Diego County. Oceanside, Calif. (January 8, 2021) – Lifeline Community Services and REACH Coalition partners launch an “Ending Human Trafficking is Within Reach” Pledge in an effort to increase human trafficking awareness and prevention efforts for January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month by providing the local community an opportunity to commit to educate, empower and support the fight to combat human trafficking in San Diego County. Each pledge participant will receive a Pledge decal sticker, and will be added to a database on North County Lifeline’s website as part of a coalition committed to combatting human trafficking in San Diego County. They will also receive an email with resource links and action items to educate, empower and support the fight to combat human trafficking. Human Trafficking is a crime that hides in plain sight and the best way to combat it is to bring it to the light, starting with awareness and prevention in our “own backyard.” 85% of Lifeline Community Services’s sex and labor trafficking victims are domestic clients. The REACH Coalition stands for Recover, Empower, Advocate, Collaborate, and Heal; a task force that works in a collaborative way to identify and fill gaps in service provision throughout the County and increase the competency of service providers in the fight to combat human trafficking in our community. Coalition and community members include: San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), Generate Hope, La Maestra, North County LGBTQ Resource Center, San Diego LGBTQ Community Center, San Diego Youth Services, STARS and iCARE, Survivor Leader Network of San Diego, Center for Community Solutions, SANDAG, Trish Martinez, Tribal Consultant, Casa Cornelia, Free To Thrive, Alabaster Jar, FBI, Homeland Security, Local Law Enforcement, and San Diego County Child Welfare Services. The core mission of Lifeline’s human trafficking prevention and intervention program, Project LIFE (Living In Freedom from Exploitation) is to support human trafficking victims on their path to recovery and self-reliance. For more information or to get involved, please visit

Jan 04, 2021

Walkathon to Fight Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month! Join Soroptimist’s30/30Walk toStop Human TraffickingFitness Challenge and Support ProjectLIFE In lieu of Soroptimist club’s annualHuman Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event, this January 2021, Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland launched a “30 Miles in 30 Days” virtual fitness challenge Walkathon to fight against human trafficking. The challenge ends on January 30, 2021. All funds raised through pledges and donations will go to Lifeline Community Services’sProject LIFE ProgramandAlabaster Jar‘sGrace House. Lifeline Community ServicesProject LIFEstands for Living In Freedom from Exploitation. Project LIFE is an advocacy program that provides critical intervention services to individuals who have experienced sex or labor trafficking, domestic servitude, or commercial sexual exploitation. Project LIFE also provides trafficking prevention services for at-risk youth and trafficking awareness training for community members and professionals who may encounter victims. Whether you choose to walk or run outside, on a treadmill, or ride a real or stationary bike…we only challenge you to cover 30 miles in 30 days in January. This challenge is excellent motivation for you toget in shapewhileraising money for a good cause. Click on Calendar at right (or below if you’re viewing this on your mobile device) to download your own personal walkathon log sheet/calendar. Saturday, January 30, 2021Soroptimist is also hosting a freeonline webinarfeaturing guest speakers engaged in the fight against sex trafficking. ​Click here to register and learn more!

Nov 30, 2020

Giving Tuesday - 5 Ways to Give Online

5 Ways to Give Online For #GivingTuesday this year,on our wishlist are 5 special ways for you to give a gift to change a life all from the comfort of your home! Tribute Gifts Give a gift that keeps on giving this holiday! Your tribute gift to Lifeline Community Services will be made in honorof your gift recipient andhe/she will receive a photo tribute card to commemorate the gift! It is one less gift to worry about and a gift that has a lasting impact for your friends and family to be a part of a mission bigger than themselves! Give a gift that gives back. Support the Mission Lifeline Community Services uses each dollar efficiently to achieve our mission.YOUcan change a life today! Lifeline Community Services mission is to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services. By supporting us you are supporting this mission! Donate to a Program At Lifeline Community Services we use a Services Tree Canopy to share the ways we accomplish our mission through services in Youth Development, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention & Intervention, Behavioral Health, Housing & Self Sufficiency, and Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention. We address these services through our programs including:Club Crown Heights,Communities in Action,HERE Now,LifeSpring,Project LIFEand others. Holiday Hope Kits Adopt a LifeSpring youth or young adult experiencing homelessness by giving a Holiday Hope Kit.Holiday Hope Kits have essentialand therapeuticitems for youthand young adults experiencing various levels of homelessness. You can shop directly from ourAmazon Wishlist. Gift Card Drive In light of COVID-19, we have determined that gift cards will play an even bigger role in helping our families during this time. Gift cards ofany amount can be mailed to our office at 200 Michigan Avenue or purchased on our website When you complete the online donation form, in the field that says, "Leave a Comment," please type"Gift Card Drive." For more information, please contact 760-842-6257 Thank You!

Nov 10, 2020

Gift Card Drive

Lifeline is committed to keeping our families, staff, volunteers and our community safe. In light of the recent shutdowns, we have determined that gift cards will play an even bigger role in helping our families during this uncertain and difficult time. Gift cards for grocery, gas, and takeout are the most needed. Gift cards of any amount can be mailed to our office at200 Michigan Ave, Vista CA 92084.If you do not feel comfortable with traveling at this time, we would be happy to purchase the gift cards for you. Simply fill out the donation form on our website. As we receive gift card donations, we will work with our case managers and social workers for disbursement to our families.Thank you for supporting the community! Gift cards to the following businesses are greatly appreciated: Walmart andTarget Grocery Stores (Albertsons,Stater Bros,Food 4 Less, Trader Joe's) Gas Stations (Shell,Arco, Chevron) Apple Store andGoogle Play Store Amazon Restaurants and Fast Food (Starbucks, Subway,McDonald's,Burger King,In-N-Out,Chipotle,Panera) Petco and Petsmart Uber andLyft Sephora,Ulta, andMAC

Nov 04, 2020

Holiday Hope Kits

Adopt LifeSpring youth and young adults experiencing homelesness by giving a Holiday Hope Kit. Holiday Hope Kits have essentialand therapeuticitems for youthand young adults experiencing various levels of homelessness.These items include but are not limited to: Wal-Mart & assorted fast food gift cards such as Starbucks, McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. Beanie, fleece blanket, socks, & gloves Outdoor cooking gear, portable heater, & lamp Sleeping bag, blow up cot, & tent Coloring books, color pencils & pencil sharpener Chapstick & other skin care items Headphones Prepackaged, non-perishable snacks You can collect gift cards and drop them off at our Vista campus and shop directly from our Amazon Wish Listfor the other items.For more information please contact or 760-842-6273.