Youth Experiencing Homelessness Find Community & Support at Lifeline
Lifeline has been furthering our mission to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services across San Diego County since 1973.
Each year, we serve more than 5,000 members of our community through clinically strong and evidence-based programs that focus on positive youth development, child abuse prevention, housing and self-sufficiency, behavioral health, and human trafficking survivor services.
Lifeline also continues to provide needed mental health services to over 1,200 youth and their families and has added specialized services designed to serve youth and young adults experiencing homelessness county-wide.
“Lifeline was able to provide me with stable housing, and stable resources such as childcare…The services provided to clients set them up to become productive members of society,” former LifeSpring program participant.
Many of the young people who end up on the streets experiencing homelessness are there for a host of complex reasons. Often, they feel unsupported, alone, or forgotten. Having a safe space where they can come, feel heard, build community, and be themselves, reminds youth that they are important and worthy. “A huge shift happens in a youth’s life when they build healthy relationships and get connected to resources that transform their lives,” says Kristen Carvajal-Witek, LifeSpring Clinical Manager.
78% of transition-age foster youth successfully complete the LifeSpring transitional housing and support program by moving on to safe and sustainable housing.
Watch the video below highlighting Lifeline’s housing and self-sufficiency program services and impact.
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Stay tuned for information on Lifeline’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, coming October 2023. Join us in celebrating a half-century of service to the community. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on the coming event and sponsorship opportunities!