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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  • 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...

  • Nov
  • 20
  • 2023

Lifeline Community Services Announces New CEO!

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of Lifeline Community Services announces an exciting new chapter in our organization. We are delighted to introduce Lisette Islas as our new CEO, set to assume her role on January 9, 2024. Lisette, a distinguished leader in community and econo...

  • Oct
  • 25
  • 2023

Lifeline Helps At-Risk Youth to Change Their Story. Sponsored by SDG&E

SAN DIEGO — Each year in San Diego County more than 400 youth age out of the foster care system without a family, support system or a place to call home. That’s where Lifeline Community Services steps up as a beacon of hope with services to keep at-risk youth on the right track. CEO Don Stump joi...

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  • Leadership Update: New CEO Announcement

    Nov 20, 2023

  • CEO Don Stump Awarded CEO of the Year by the SDBJ

    Sep 29, 2023

  • Adopt-A-Family 2023

    Sep 27, 2023

  • CEO Don Stump featured on Velocity Vista Chamber Podcast

    Sep 20, 2023

  • April & the Funk Junkies Benefit Concert in Solana Beach

    Jul 05, 2023

  • CEO, Don Stump, Discusses Impact and Challenges on "Live Local, Give Local" Podcast

    Jun 21, 2023

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