One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148 | Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148
Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

One Victoria Place | Suite 265A | Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148
Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160

Lifeline Success Stories

Real stories from real folks who came to Lifeline

Last year, Lifeline we provided services to more than 2,470 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.

2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Lake

2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Lake

Ashley, a Lake County resident, contacted Lifeline in September for assistance in paying her rent.  She and her family had already had to leave one residence because of COVID-19 when the owner of the house she had been renting sold it.  They used their savings to move...

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2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Geauga

2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Geauga

“To everyone that is facing financial uncertainty, there is help,” said Geauga County resident Deborah. “Like many others, I lost my job in the hospitality industry unexpectedly, leaving me with no income, and no opportunity to find new employment within my industry....

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2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Geauga

2020 Success Stories: Coronavirus Relief Fund—Geauga

Taya, a 39-year old Geauga County resident, was employed as a teacher.  When many school campuses were shut down in April 2020 due to COVID-19, Taya was let go.  She received $189 per week in Unemployment Compensation, which was barely enough to get by. Her...

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2020 Success Stories: Financial Empowerment

2020 Success Stories: Financial Empowerment

In the very challenging year of 2020, we were still able to provide our Financial Empowerment program to clients. This program is designed to help its participants understand basic financial philosophies and provide tools necessary to become financially confident....

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2020 Success Stories: 2-1-1 Lake County

2020 Success Stories: 2-1-1 Lake County

2-1-1 is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help any caller who needs quality information and referrals, but in the last year we have seen the number of senior citizens contacting 2-1-1 soar as we’ve developed new partnerships to meet the need of this growing...

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2020 Success Story: HCRP

2020 Success Story: HCRP

In August 2020, Angela enrolled in the HCRP Program at Lifeline, Inc. This program provides emergency rental assistance to the homeless population in Lake County. The assistance can include security deposit, an average of three months of rent, and utility...

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2020 Success Story: Reentry Programs

2020 Success Story: Reentry Programs

“Where do I even begin with how my life has been impacted by the reentry program in Lake County, Ohio with Bri Moon,” said Rachel. “I found out about the program and had an appointment before I even left the prison where I just served over 18 years. This program has...

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2020 Success Story: Supportive Housing

2020 Success Story: Supportive Housing

In November 2019, Niki joined the Supportive Housing Program. This program provides both rental assistance and case management support to Lake County adults who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Niki was enrolled at the Northern Career Institute...

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2020 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

2020 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

In October 2020, Danyeill reached out to Lifeline’s Kinship Navigator Program after learning about the program from a Lake County School Principal, who is also a Kinship provider.  After speaking with Program Coordinator Heather Riser, a one-on-one appointment was...

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2020 Success Story: Rental Assistance Program

2020 Success Story: Rental Assistance Program

“I heard about Lifeline when applying for an apartment at Richlawn Acres,” said Sharon. “They helped me get connected and made the process easier. The experience was amazing and very reassuring. I mean I literally moved into my apartment around a stressful 2020...

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2020 Success Story: VITA

2020 Success Story: VITA

When Arlen first visited Lifeline for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2016, he was unsure what to expect. Arlen delivers newspapers for a living. He starts his deliveries around 3:00 a.m. and drives 120 miles a day. This type of work pays its...

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2020 Success Story: IDA Programs

2020 Success Story: IDA Programs

Sonya came to the Individual Development Account (IDA) program in after completing Lifeline’s Supportive Housing program. When Sonya originally came to Lifeline it was to work toward a certification for a healthcare career. Sonya wanted to enroll in a college program...

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2019 Success Story: Buy Car

2019 Success Story: Buy Car

In May of 2019, Janelle was accepted into the recently introduced Buy Car Program. Janelle was in need of a reliable vehicle for her and her young son so that she could get to appointments, but, more importantly, so that she had better opportunities for employment....

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2019 Success Story: Volunteer Guardian Program

2019 Success Story: Volunteer Guardian Program

Marcus is a student, brother, son, and unforgettable individual.  He became involved in the Volunteer Guardian Program as an emergency case through the Lake County Probate Court after the death of his mother.  Relatives attempted to care for Marcus after her death,...

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2019 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

2019 Success Story: Kinship Navigator Program

In October 2019, Marie reached out to Lifeline’s new Kinship Navigator Program after learning about the program while staying at Project Hope.  After speaking with Program Coordinator Heather Riser, a one-on- one appointment was quickly scheduled. When Marie received...

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