Lifeline Success Stories

Real stories from real folks who came to Lifeline

Last year, Lifeline we provided services to more than 2,371 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.

Escaping Domestic Violence

When asked if Kenna has any advice that she would like to give other individuals who are in a domestic violence situation, she replied, “Get out. Abusers will never change, you can’t save them or change them. Seek the shelters and the assistance that is available. Fight fear and believe in yourself.”

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2-1-1 Lake County Success Stories 2016

Larry, a young disabled man, contacted 2-1-1 Lake County when the weather was so bad that warming centers had been opened (around nine degrees). He stays in Mentor Headlands with friends and he has no family in the area. He has no boots and walks every day from Mentor Headlands to Lake Erie College to work and then walks home—it takes him an average of five hours to walk that distance.

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Safely Biking Around Painesville

Shelia and other class participants also learned practical skills such as how to check tire pressure, adjust handles and seat height, and complete a quick safety check before using the bike each time.

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