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LMWS INC dba Pacific Lifeline

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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

6 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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.