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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: Pacific Lifeline, a faith-based ministry, empowers women and their children facing chronic homelessness and helps them achieve personal and social stability.

Results: Snapshot of Services in 2014 • Nine women received weekly case management, individual therapy, and group therapy sessions. • Sixteen children received weekly tutoring and individual therapy, and participated in weekly group activities. • Nine women participated in regularly-scheduled life skills workshops • Of the nine families served in 2014, four moved into permanent housing, three continue to live in the shelter, one lives in our re-entry home, and one was dismissed for program non-compliance. • 69 children received back to school supplies and clothing. • 38 families had access to food, clothing and basic necessities, household items, Thanksgiving food and Christmas gifts, and community resource referrals. • Volunteers served over 600 hours.

Target demographics: women facing chronic homeless to secure personal and social stability

Direct beneficiaries per year: nine women and sixteen children in our shelter program, and 38 families in our extended care program

Geographic areas served: providing long term and permanent housing for women and their children

Programs: case management, therapy, life skills workshops, parenting support, tutoring, group activities, etc.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Karen424

Donor

Rating: 5

Pacific LifeLine makes a difference in the lives of women and children, helping families work towards independence and healthy family lives.

I saw first hand how one family, separated due to bad adult choices, turned the situation around with the help of Pacific LifeLines assistance. They worked with the mom helping her to discover her value as a woman and mother, and the three children as they reunited with their mother. Through counseling, parenting classes, child development, job skill building, this lovely family healed in a safe careing home environment. When ready they all returned to the community as a whole and healthy family.

Without the assistance of Pacific LifeLine this family would not have received the loving care, counseling and guidance to change their lives. Today the children are actively in school, participating in the school band, playing on the football team and living in a home environment free from drugs, alchahol and violence.

Patricia H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated and volunteered at Pacific Lifeline for more than 20 years. Their work with homeless women and their children is consistently exceptional and gives them true independence. They break the cycles of violence and homelessness by giving women the tools they need to grow out of poverty and despair. The staff and Pacific Lifeline is compassionate and professional. Graduates are encouraged to return, not only for support but to encourage current residents. The environment is nurturing and fulfilling for all.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated and volunteered with Pacific Lifeline for more than 13 years. They make a real difference in the community and specifically in the lives of women and children. They stop the cycle of poverty and violence from generation to generation by empowering women to become employed, independent, and self-determining. They make a long-term commitment to each woman when she enters the program and they tailor the program to fit her needs. This is a positive, successful model that has been replicated at other long-term shelters.

vicfalls

Board Member

Rating: 5

Living in PA means that I travel to CA several times a year to serve on the Lifeline Board. I am energized by the continually emerging stories of the lives of women and children being transformed from despair to hope as they learn new skills in a safe, secure environment.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve on Pacific Lifeline Board because it is an organization of integrity where each resident is treated with respect and as an individual. It is not a program with narrow time limits but works with each woman until she is prepared for a job and ready to leave. The life change stories are inspiring but, more importantly, they give the children a chance to have a stable life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the mission of Pacific Lifeline. They want to help families get started again and teach them skills to lead a productive life on their own.
The children get good care and the moms are loved. I know that my donations are being used for the families and the people who run the organization are dedicated to helping each family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing ministry to single mothers and their children. very well structured administration yet pacific lifeline's ministry is operated mostly by volunteers - that really love what they do!

it makes me happy to see that donations can go directly to the people in need- the moms, not to a big overhead.

Kids are not an after thought in this environment! the kids have their own programs too. One that was really touching to hear about was
for Christmas they open up a little make believe store with real gifts, where the kids can get something for their mom.. for free.. and vice versa. love it.
i've spoken with a few moms now that have told me that pacific lifeline is specifically where their life had a chance to turn around, and they were able to get back up on their feet again.. not just by getting a job and moving on, but by receiving so much love and care and counseling, and really learning a lot about parenting and life skills.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served as a volunteer at Pacific Life Line only a few short months and have already found it to be a fabulous facility for women and children in need. They are given many oppotunities to regroup, be educated, and cared for at the highest form with Godly wisdom and guidance. It is my privilage to be involved in such a ministry. I have truly been influenced by the leadership and caring that goes into Pacific Life Line. DVZ

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't talk about Pacific Lifeline without tearing up. They help women and their children who are homeless and have no place else to go. Instead of offering brief shelter and setting them loose to become homeless again another day, they counsel and support women to give them the best chance that they be able to end the cycle of homelessness.

As a man, I feel it is my responsibility to step in and help women and children who have no men supporting them in their lives. Some have been victims of abuse, some have been abandoned. That's why I've donated to Pacific Lifeline for the last several years.

Kenneth H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a great privilege for me to work with the Board of Lifeline Ministries. The privilege comes because of the work being done through this ministry. Lives of people in crisis are changed and hope is given for their future. I like to be part of ministries of hope and recovery. Lifeline Ministry has a 92% success rate as measured by what is happening two years after a persons journey through Lifeline. WOW! I want to be part of that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My small children and I lived at Pacific Lifeline for about two years, after leaving an abusive marriage. While we were there we were treated with care and respect. We had to overcome many financial and emotional obstacles. The staff and the volunteers contributed to our healing by providing an emotional and material safety net. I consider my time with Pacific Lifeline an oasis of recovery. My children and I see Pacific Lifeline as an important part of our lives, they are our second family. Without the help and support of Pacific Lifeline and their supporters we would have not enjoyed the healthy lefestyle we enjoy as a family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I teach at Etiwanda High School and am one of the advisors for our Careers & Community Club. We have been working with Pacific Lifeline for several years now and it is, by far, the most rewarding community service work we do. We are always welcomed warmly with open arms by the staff and love working with them. We have been included in many projects, including the rennovation of an old house. We also get to help with the children's Christmas party every year (we do the crafts/cookie decorating part), and have helped with the pancake breakfast and numerous other activities. We feel honored to be included in so many projects and to be a part of such an amazing program that helps so many. Our students have learned so much from the staff and their humble work. MY hope for my students is that they will want to carry on this type of work even after they graduate. We hope to continue our work with Pacific Lifeline as long as possible, as it carries so much intrinsic value and the real meaning of CARING.