Our Mission

To lead the community in the fight against poverty by offering programs and opportunities to empower our residents to achieve self-sufficiency.

Lake & Geauga Counties unduplicated households served in 2020

tax dollars refunded to 221 Lake Co. residents through Lifeline volunteer preparers

Households received assistance keeping their heat on

2-1-1 Lake County Incoming Inquiries in 2020

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.