During this unprecedented and ever-changing global challenge, Lifeline Community Services remains active as an essential service and committed to our mission of self-reliance. We have established the Lifeline Emergency Fund to support vulnerable youth, adults and families enrolled in our services. Please click here to donate to Lifeline today.

Our service centers in Vista and Oceanside remain open, while government guidance and taking every precaution to prevent community spread.
200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA  92084
Reception open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
After hours by appointment 
707 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA  92054
Reception open Monday and Wednesday, 8:30am to 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and after hours Monday and Wednesday by appointment

 Ongoing Programs
  • Lifeline is being vigilant about maintaining a safe environment and operating with reduced capacity to serve clients.
  • HIPAA Compliant Telehealth – counseling, case management, and coaching over the phone or via video conferencing – is being implemented whenever possible, to meet urgent and ongoing needs.
  • Clinical and youth development services continue, including housing programs for survivors of human trafficking and transition age foster youth.
  • Please visit the services section of our website for a full list of programs offered.
  • Please avoid visiting Lifeline offices if you are sick. For those who are feeling sick and need to access services, please call us to discuss alternatives to in-person appointments: 760-726-4900.

Lifeline Emergency Fund Services
The Emergency Fund will allow Lifeline to increase emergency support services including:
  • Emergency housing funds for clients losing income due to COVID-19, including rent and utility assistance
  • Emergency basic needs including groceries, household items, clothing, and transportation 
  • HIPPA Compliant Telehealth – additional cell phones, laptops, and phone/video conferencing services to provide mental health and counseling services remotely
  • Additional salary expense and overtime for Lifeline staff responding to urgent needs

Lifeline is uniquely positioned with the infrastructure and relationships to turn dollars donated into supplies and care desperately needed by the most vulnerable in our community. Early on it was apparent that we were providing essential services. This has meant continually adapting as an organization to meet the growing challenges faced by our staff and clients as a result of COVID-19. Each day, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of organizations, companies, and individuals who have responded to our call with an outpouring of support. We are inspired by what the youth, individuals and families in our programs can overcome – and achieve – even during this time of crisis for so many.

In Kind Donations While cash donations are preferred because it limits the amount of person-to-person contact, as recommended by the CDC, Lifeline Community Services is accepting in-kind donations in Vista (200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA  92084) and Oceanside (707 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA  92054). Donors will be asked to complete a donation form and follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing. We ask that all donated items be in new and unused condition.


Infant/Baby Care
  • Diapers in all sizes - dye and fragrance free preferred (e.g. Costco Kirkland brand diapers, Pampers Pure, etc.)
  • Formula
  • Formula for Lactose Intolerant Babies (e.g. Enfamil Nutramigen)
  • New and unused Clothes (sizes under 18 months)
  • New Onesies, socks, receiving blankets, etc.
  • New Bottles
  • Wipes – Dye and Fragrance free are preferred 
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Teething Toys/ small toys

Household Items
  • Non-perishable food
  • Soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Umbrellas 
Clothing Items
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweats
  • Yoga pants
  • Socks
  • Flip flops
  • Underwear
  • Sport bras
Gift Cards
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Grocery Stores
  • Starbucks
  • Apple Store
  • Google Play Store
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Michael’s
  • Best Buy
  • Amazon
  • Subway
  • McDonalds
  • Burger King
  • Panda Express
  • In-N-Out
  • Dollar Store
  • Petco
  • Famous Footwear
  • DSW
  • Jamba Juice
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Ross
  • TJ Maxx
  • Macy’s