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LMWS INC dba Pacific Lifeline

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Nonprofit Overview

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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.

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.

Perry Engle

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lives are changed at Pacific Lifeline. The nature of the work of PLL is so unique, giving women and families adequate time to heal, and develop lifeskills that will help them thrive in life apart from the Shelter. Day after day, week after week, lives are renewed and children given hope throgh the work of PLL. I can't recommend it enough.