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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Previous Stories

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.

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.

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known about and been involved with this wonderful organization for over 12 years, now. I just cannot say enough good about them. what ever these precios women need to make a good life for themselves and their children, pacific lifeline will make sure they get it. Whether it's counseling, therapy,schooling, diet and nutrition classes, money and debt counseling,parenting classes, nothing is left to chance. These women leave there able to get out on their own, able to cope with life, and provide for their families.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being involved with Pacific Lifeline gives me more of a blessing than I can give them. Seeing the changed lives of the clients and children through the love,support,life skills, counselling etc. they receive at Pacific Lifeline, confirms the success of this ministry. God works in the hearts of the volunteers as well as the clients which in turn improves our community as a whole. Great job Pacific Lifeline

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with them for over three years and loved every minute of it. Most times, I want to do more to help their cause. They reach out to families and provide the support and encouragement that so many need. LOVE this organization. Keep it up Pacific Lifeline.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been working with this charity for several years and it has been a joy. I love to see the items that are given and the wishlists that are forfilled. The care that is put into helping the mothers be able to support their families emotional, and physically. The prayer that is given and just work that goes into making the families a success touches me in very special ways.