Our Mission

Lifeline leads the fight against poverty by empowering community members to achieve self-sufficiency and by improving the quality of life for all residents.

Lake & Geauga Counties unduplicated households served in 2021

Tax dollars refunded to 287 Lake & Geauga residents through Lifeline’s VITA Program

Households received assistance keeping their heat on during the 2021-22 HEAP WCP season

2-1-1 Lake County incoming inquiries in 2021

Lifeline is Lake & Geauga Counties’ Community Action Agency.

Community Action Agencies are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.

Program Requirements

All programs require completion of intake paperwork with one of our staff members, usually by appointment. Customers must provide income verification, social security numbers and birthdates for all household members, and other documentation as specifically required by each program. All customers must also be Lake or Geauga County resident, depending on service or program.