LMWS INC dba Pacific Lifeline

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 1424 Upland CA 91785 USA

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.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 94-6103171
(909) 931-2624
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the most effective programs I know. I get excited when a new family comes in because I know they will get good personal, financial, relational, occupational and spiritual training and will end up able to live productive lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading responses of clients

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see it grow bigger

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been donating items to the residents of Pacific Lifeline for several years now, and have been able to see firsthand the difference that this organization and its staff makes in the lives of moms and their children. Their genuine commitment to outreach and the community should be applauded.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in a scrapbooking class for the moms. PLL provided the families with cameras for a park playdate then they got the photos developed, and we helped make mini scrapbooks of the event. I have also donated tons of general items over the years, and got others to do so too.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help spread the word to other neighboring cities like rancho cucamonga about the needs of the shelter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking to graduates and their children, reading the annual reports, talking to staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to add more staff.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I was looking for a charity that was local, that I felt was helping women successfully.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

They needed money to start the project locally.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That Pacific Lifeline makes a difference to women who need a hand up, not a handout. That women learn to become independent and rely on themselves and become personally responsible for themselves and their children, and then pass these skills onto the next generation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Pacific Lifeline is truly unique in their approach to empowering women to be self sufficient. Pacific Lifeline undertakes the objective to provide skills training, education and practical experiences to develop women that will be capable and qualified to become self sufficient in a tough economic time and competitive job market. Bravo!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

On Saturday prior to Mother’s day, Pacific Lifeline member and recent graduates were invited to participate in a mini-makeover day. This was an opportunity for the Mom’s to receive some pampering and to reconnect with the recent graduates. These graduates from the Pacific Lifeline program help current members to realize that self sufficient is a goal they can achieve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Lifeline is a committed non-profit that moves beyond charity. Charity is great, it is important to give, but Lifeline moves toward justice. They look see women redeemed, transformed, loved, empowered and it happens, time and time again. There is a reason why the graduates of their program stay committed to the shelter for years and years. We need more organizations of this mold.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having the leaders speak at our church, participating in the fundraisers, and helping with various projects around the campus

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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