Lifeline Success StoriesReal 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.
In October of 2015, Sabrina enrolled in Lifeline’s Supportive Housing Program. This program provides rental assistance and case management support to eligible Lake County adults who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Sabrina is a 37 year old single...
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and when those circumstances are catastrophic, one’s life can be turned upside down. Everything can change in an instant, from the most insignificant or mundane routine, to something as devastating as losing your housing....
Kelly was referred to Lifeline for The Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) by a local domestic violence shelter. The HCRP Program provides emergency housing assistance to homeless individuals and families in Lake County. HCRP provides rental assistance as well as...
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.”
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.
The pharmacist explained that it would cost over $200 to purchase the prescription. She may just as well have said that it was going to cost a million dollars.
The best class was when the instructor taught the participants about how to store fruits and vegetables so they last longer.
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.
Everett knew he wanted to find a career for himself and not just a “job.”
Mom and Dad planned to live with their son for a short period of time as they looked for a new place, however a couple of months turned into almost a year.
She was relieved to find that she would receive money back on her taxes rather than owing money to the IRS.
Work hours cut, a partner hospitalized and out of food, Lifeline helped connect a Willoughby Hills family with what they needed.
Nicole wanted to be trained as a truck driver. One catch: She couldn’t afford the gas to get to class.
One year ago, Iysha’s life looked much different than it does today.
Brook is a 45 year old single mother with two grown children and one grandchild. She was actively pursuing a career in the social work field by attending Youngstown State University full time.