One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148 | Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148
Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148
Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

Lifeline Success Stories

Real stories from real folks who came to Lifeline
 

Last year, Lifeline we provided services to more than 2,964 unduplicated households in our communities.

Community Action creates opportunities for success. From assistance with home heating to access to health care, food, housing, transportation, job training, and so much more, Lifeline is an outreach to the community to help lift people out of poverty. We offer the critical next steps in establishing and maintaining long-term economic stability.

The people we help are remarkable people. They take responsibility for making lasting changes in their lives, and their success stories are our success stories.

2019 Success Story: Buy Car

2019 Success Story: Buy Car

In May of 2019, Janelle was accepted into the recently introduced Buy Car Program. Janelle was in need of a reliable vehicle for her and her young son so that she could get to appointments, but, more importantly, so that she had better opportunities for employment....

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2019 Success Story: Volunteer Guardian Program

2019 Success Story: Volunteer Guardian Program

Marcus is a student, brother, son, and unforgettable individual.  He became involved in the Volunteer Guardian Program as an emergency case through the Lake County Probate Court after the death of his mother.  Relatives attempted to care for Marcus after her death,...

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2019 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

2019 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

In October 2019, Marie reached out to Lifeline’s new Kinship Navigator Program after learning about the program while staying at Project Hope.  After speaking with Program Coordinator Heather Riser, a one-on- one appointment was quickly scheduled. When Marie received...

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2019 Success Stories: 2-1-1 Lake County

2019 Success Stories: 2-1-1 Lake County

Since 2010, 2-1-1 Lake County has regularly received calls from a female living in Painesville who has five children. Over the years she has received referrals for many services, including Christmas programs for the children and Christmas food baskets, dental care,...

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2019 Success Story: HCRP

2019 Success Story: HCRP

In June 2019, Bridget enrolled in The HCRP Program at Lifeline. The HCRP, or Homeless Crisis Response Program provides emergency rental assistance to the homeless population in Lake County. The assistance can include security deposit, an average of three months of...

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2019 Success Story: Rental Assistance Program

2019 Success Story: Rental Assistance Program

In October of 2019 Tammey contacted Lifeline asking for assistance with a security deposit for her new apartment. She was going through a difficult time and would be homeless if she did not receive help soon. Tammey was afraid, especially since the weather was getting...

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2019 Success Story: Bike Safety Program

2019 Success Story: Bike Safety Program

In June 2019, John Sebring was referred to the Bike Program by his case manager.  The Bike Program offers eligible community members with an alternative way to get to appointments, employment, or other necessary events independently.  By referral of a collaborating...

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2019 Success Story: Supportive Housing

2019 Success Story: Supportive Housing

In the Fall of 2017, Franchesca Grant enrolled in The Supportive Housing Program. Franchesca was twenty three years old at that time and was a single mother of two young boys (ages nine months and three years old). Supportive Housing provides both rental assistance...

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2019 Success Story: Nutrition Program

2019 Success Story: Nutrition Program

During the farmer’s market season, Lifeline offers nutrition classes for low income Lake County residents.  By attending a class, eligible participants receive a $10 voucher for the farmer’s market.  Each participant can attend three classes on a variety of topics and...

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2019 Success Story: Transportation & Reentry Programs

2019 Success Story: Transportation & Reentry Programs

Lifeline has an array of programs that help residents in Lake County achieve self-sufficiency. Sometimes clients only need to utilize one program, often times, though, a client will utilize several programs at once to maximize their success. Two important programs...

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2019 Success Story: Prescription Assistance

2019 Success Story: Prescription Assistance

Lifeline’s Health Services Program is essential to community members who are uninsured or underinsured.  Each year Lifeline assists customers with lifesaving medication and diabetic supplies to improve and maintain good health.  Medication assistance is offered once...

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2019 Success Story: VITA

2019 Success Story: VITA

Rose and her family found the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that is offered by Lifeline, in partnership with the IRS, while in the office for another program. She picked-up one of the flyers in the lobby advertising VITA and made an appointment. That...

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2019 Success Story: Employment Training & IDA Programs

2019 Success Story: Employment Training & IDA Programs

When Catherine came to Lifeline, Inc. in 2018 with the desire to open her own bakery she found an online program that would give her the classes and trainings she needed to make her dream happen. Catherine was struggling financially and was unable to pay for these...

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Supportive Housing 2018

Supportive Housing 2018

In the summer of 2017, Sophia was 21 years old and a single mother to her two week old daughter. She had recently been employed at Dunkin Donuts and was struggling to get back on her feet and be able to provide for her daughter. Sophia was also enrolled at Lakeland...

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Success Story 2018: Reentry

Success Story 2018: Reentry

Steve began using Lake County’s Reentry Programs in July of 2017.  Our Reentry Coordinator worked with him while he was still incarcerated through an innovative video conference program that allowed her to speak with him directly before he was released.  Steve’s...

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