Lifeline Community Services’ mission is to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services.

“ My biggest fear was getting older because of what the Crown Heights streets would do. Club Crown Heights made me the man I am today. Now I can say I am the first in my family to graduate and attended a 4-year college at Cal State San Marcos, setting my sights on graduating with a degree in Psychology. ”

- Jose, Youth Program Alumni

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We Are Lifeline

  • Lifeline Community Services continues to go the extra mile to build 
    the communities we serve from the ground up.

  • 4,304

    People Served Every Year

  • 109


  • 16,977

    Volunteer Hours

  • 49

    Years in North County

  • 165

    Dedicated Employees



To us, VOLUNTEERS are mentors, role models, problem solvers, tutors, arts and crafters, dodgeball players, office assistants extraordinaire, counselors and therapists, fundraisers, organizers, translators, mediators, attorneys, board members, ideas people, techies, handy men and women, and anyone interested in helping.

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  • Dec
  • 07
  • 2023

Prebys Foundation awards local orgs over $30 million in grants

REGION — The Prebys Foundation, San Diego County’S largest private foundation, has awarded 147 grants totaling more than $30.6 million to organizations throughout the county. The grants targeted four program areas: visual and performing arts, youth success, healthcare and medical research. Among...

  • Dec
  • 05
  • 2023

Prebys Foundation announces $30.6 million in grants for arts, health, medical research and youth success

The Prebys Foundation on Tuesday announced the award of 147 grants totaling $30.6 million to organizations in San Diego County in four program areas: visual and performing arts, youth success, healthcare and medical research. About half of the grantees are first-time recipients of Prebys Foundati...

  • Nov
  • 27
  • 2023

Who’s News: New CEO

NEW CEO  Lifeline Community Services, a community-based human services organization that serves low-income and underserved populations in San Diego County, has announced Lisette Islas as...

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  • Lifeline Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 15, 2024

  • Spreading Love to Lifeline Clients in Need this February

    Feb 14, 2024

  • Come & Be Counted 2024 Point in Time Count

    Jan 25, 2024

  • You work. Let EITC work for you!

    Jan 17, 2024

  • A Heartwarming Holiday Recap: Lifeline's Adopt-A-Family Program 2023

    Jan 09, 2024

  • Leadership Update: New CEO Announcement

    Nov 20, 2023

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