Lifeline Success Stories

Real stories from real folks who came to Lifeline

Last year, Lifeline we provided services to more than 2,569 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.

45, Homeless and a Full-Time Student

Brook is a 45 year old single mother with two grown children and one grandchild. She was actively pursuing a career in the social work field by attending Youngstown State University full time.

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Finding a Way To Finish School

The Supportive Housing Program provides rental assistance and case management support for a period of up to 18 months while participants pursue an education and work towards self-sufficiency goals.

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‘An amazing life saver’

‘I’ve learned to set realistic goals and had an amazing cheerleader in my case manager to help me until those goals were reached.’

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Moving out on her own

“I am so excited about my future. I love my apartment and I have a good job to maintain it. I am so grateful to this agency for all of the help they have given me,” said Sarah.

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Finding Employment After A Felony

Paul had been struggling to find gainful employment. He was unable to get employers to look past his old felony record, and with no marketable skills, he was struggling to secure gainful employment.

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Everything Changed In An Instant

John had a good job earning $80,000 per year as a truck driver and a beautiful home in a cul‐de‐sac street. One morning everything changed in an instant for him.

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