About Lifeline Youth & Family Services

Changing Hearts and Bringing Hope

What We Do

Lifeline is a faith based organization that was created to bring hope to families and youth who have become involved in the legal system through home-based services, court-ordered therapy, and preventative education. We help individuals and families rediscover solutions that will allow them to reclaim control, rebuild relationships, and restore hope.

Why we exist

To see individuals succeed, families thrive, and communities prosper. 

our mission

Changing hearts and bringing hope to individuals, families, and communities.

our vision

To be the national leader in restoring individuals, families, and communities.

Our Experience

Lifeline has been serving families for more than 52 years.

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Lifeline Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

In two words, Lifeline is about “lasting change.” To create lasting change there must be more than just a change in behavior; there has to be a change in heart, attitudes, thinking, values, and beliefs. Through our continuum of care, we equip children and families to make the changes necessary for them to succeed in life. At Lifeline our mission statement is “changing hearts and bringing hope to a generation at risk”—not just for a time, but for a lifetime.

Until recently, our focus was concentrated on the families who needed us the most. We worked to make sure that our services were known to and available to Child Protective Services, Probation Departments, and other local agencies. However, as we’ve grown, so has our need to ask individuals and organizations within the community to partner with us, whether through time, promotion, or financial resources. We’re being more vocal about who we are and what we’re doing in the community so that people can make informed decisions about their involvement with us.

​Lifeline is a non-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and at-risk clients. Families and children receiving our services usually come to us through referring agencies such as county Probation Offices, Division of Child Services or Department of Corrections.  A limited number of families and children come to us through private placements. To make a referral please contact Deb Johnson at djohnson@lifelineyouth.org.

Lifeline serves thousands of people a with a variety of needs, including families and children who are a risk for abuse, neglect, or participation in risk-related behaviors.

The majority of our funding is generated through contracted fees for services. However, given our commitment to client results, there are specific services we provide that exceed State expectations and fees. These above-and-beyond needs of our organization are met through foundation grants, individual and corporate contributions, and fundraising events.

Lifeline has over 600 employees.

Yes. We offer home-based services in Ohio and Michigan.

Our costs vary by program. Contact Deb Johnson at djohnson@lifelineyouth.org for current rates of services and payment options.

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