Lifeline Success StoriesReal 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.
Nicole wanted to be trained as a truck driver. One catch: She couldn’t afford the gas to get to class.
One year ago, Iysha’s life looked much different than it does today.
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.
His family loved and supported him through the most difficult time in his life and now Robert feels strong enough to regain some of his independence.
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.
Three stories of success from Lifeline.
After six months training, Fiona found a new path to take.
‘I’ve learned to set realistic goals and had an amazing cheerleader in my case manager to help me until those goals were reached.’
“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.
What are you supposed to do when your home floods but you have no one to help with the basement full of wet items?
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.
In June 2013, Tracy faced a critical financial hardship. Tracy’s place of employment had just downsized and Tracy was forced to make a difficult decision.
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.
Kimberly, a single mother of three, has to watch her budget very carefully. She was relieved to find out that she did not have to incur any extra cost by having her taxes done at Lifeline.
A divorced mom of three small girls and survivor of Domestic Violence, Tina had urgent goals of moving to ensure her safety and the safety of her children.