North County Lifeline’s mission is focused on self-reliance, and we work with more than 5,000 individuals, children and families each year. Lifeline’s counseling services are designed for low-income families, victims of abuse, children with mental health challenges, adults overcoming substance abuse, homeless youth and young adults, and foster youth.
Lifeline’s clients have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Families continue to face job loss, food insecurity, housing instability, and homelessness. At the same time, these families are also faced with the challenges of distance learning and social isolation.
To meet these growing needs, Lifeline implemented video-based telehealth in March 2020 to continue providing clinical services, as well as in-person support, as essential workers. In addition, the Lifeline Emergency Fund has supported more than 1,860 clients since March with food, housing, utilities, technology, transportation, and healthcare.
In the words of one person, “I am extremely elated with the personal and caring help in my life at this point in time. You go above and beyond with personal concern to help me get back to a place of independence and self-sufficiency.”
We are grateful to our community and everyone who has increased their support for those in need this year. Thank you!
To learn about Lifeline’s 5 Ways to Give Online, please visit https://www.nclifeline.org/wishlist