$400K Spending Plan Proposed
Oceanside City Manager Peter Weiss is recommending that the city spend nearly $400,000 to beef up programs for teens and younger children and improve security in city parks and elsewhere in response to a spate of violent incidents in gang-troubled neighborhoods. Read more.
Council, School Board Vow to Fight Gang Violence
Oceanside school and city officials have vowed to work closely together to fight gang violence that most recently took the lives of two teenagers. Read more.
Second youth service cneter to open in troubled Crown Heights
OCEANSIDE — North County Lifeline got the OK from City Council on April 17 to expand its youth and family support services to a second city building in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Read more.
Vista megachurch taking service to the streets
VISTA — North Coast Church will fan out this weekend for its annual “Weekend of Service,” a program that deploys about 7,000 volunteers to participate in more than 250 community improvement projects in North County. Read more.
City Approves Crown Heights Center
Plans by a North County nonprofit agency to reopen and expand a child care center in Oceanside’s troubled Crown Heights neighborhood were approved by the City Council Wednesday with a promise of more action to come to stem gang violence. Read more.
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Nonprofit agrees to reopen Crown Heights Service Center
A North County nonprofit social service agency has struck a deal with Oceanside officials to reopen a child care center in the city’s
troubled Crown Heights neighborhood. Read more.
Lifeline opens home for former foster children
North County Lifeline in Vista held an opening ceremony Tuesday for its LifeSpring House, a home for young people transitioning out of the foster care system. Read more.
Gang Violence in San Diego's North County - What's Being Done?
Gang violence is an ongoing problem in San Diego's North County with nearly two dozen gangs claiming turf along the Highway 78 corridor. Read more.
Let Lifeline throw one to Oceanside
“Center could become lifeline to community,” Feb. 27: Having worked in the human services field for over 25 years, I know firsthand the integrity, fairness and the immense return on investment that Lifeline Community Services brings to North San Diego County. Read more.
Center Could Become Lifeline to Community
A closed child care center in Oceanside’s troubled Crown Heights neighborhood would reopen to offer after-school and job training programs under a proposal that a Vista-based nonprofit has made to the city. Read more.
Roses & Raspberries: A 'Beyond the Call' rose
A bouquet goes to the 50 or so sailors from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton who helped North County Lifeline improve a Vista house on behalf of young men transitioning out of the foster care system. Read more.
Navy Sailors Volunteer at North County Lifeline
VISTA — About 50 sailors from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton spent the day Thursday helping North County Lifeline spruce up a home for young men transitioning out of the foster care system. Read more.
North County Lifeline to host job fair
Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Read more.
Free Tax Help Kicks off in North County
Free tax preparation for qualified residents kicked off this week in North County. Read more.
Where to Get Free Tax Help in Oceanside
If the thought of filling out a 1040 fills you with fear or makes your head spin, there is hope: volunteers with the IRS are offering free tax-preparation help through the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Read more.
Hundreds Join in Annual Homeless Count
Like many of the 800-some volunteers who participated in a pre-dawn count of homeless people on Friday, Samantha Betanzos braved dirzzly weather and scary pathways and sometimes got her shoes muddy while exploring hidden niches with a flashlight and clipboard. Read more.
Homeless Count Needs Volunteers
Hundreds sought for county's annual census, to be conducted Jan. 25th. Read more.
Workforce Partnership Eliminates Jobs
The agency that funds workforce training programs across San Diego County laid off seven of its workers on Monday in an effort to become more efficient. Read more.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Human Trafficking Awareness Day puts spotlight on 'modern-day' slavery in North County and beyond. Read more.
Donald Stump Honored with Leadership North County 2012 Fran Aleshire Award
Nonprofit leader Donald Stump was honored with the Fran Aleshire Award for his outstanding leadership and regional involvement at the San Diego North Economic Development Council’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Read more.
North County Lifeline Director Receives Award
North County Lifeline Executive Director Donald Stump has been honored by the Leadership North County Alumni Association for outstanding leadership and regional involvement in 2012. Read more.
Donald Stump given Fran Aleshire award
Nonprofit leader Donald Stump was honored with the Fran Aleshire Award for his outstanding leadership and regional involvement at the San Diego North Economic Development Council's Annual Holiday Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Read more.
Oceanside couple arrested for sex trafficking a child
A Mexican girl sent to America for a better life never saw the inside of a classroom. Read more.
North County Winter Homeless Shelter Won't Open Until January
The Regional Task Force on the Homeless estimated at last count that about 1,700 people are homeless in North County and fewer than half of them are in shelters. Read more.
Oceanside Museum Art Auction a 'Wow!'
The Oceanside Museum of Art was the place to be Sept. 22 when North County Lifeline presented "It's Now! It's Wow!" Read more.
North County community resources unite to help homeless
COAST CITIES - Community resources ranging from shelters to legal aid united to serve those in need for the Day of Hope for Homeless expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Nov. 14. Read more.
Lifeline looking for volunteer help
Coast Cities - North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers. Read more.
Join us in Helping Families in Need in North County San Diego
North County Lifeline hosted their annual event in September, It's Now! It's Wow! Read more.
Connecting the Community to Healthier Food
National Food Day, which is actually Oct. 24, is a nationwide event to highlight the need for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) was a sponsor of today's event. Read more.
NORTH COUNTY: Alliance for Regional Solutions hires coordinator
The Alliance for Regional Solutions has hired Marylynn McCorkle as a coordinator. Read more.
Lifeline to hold youth art auction tomorrow
Artwork by local youth will be auctioned off at a fundraiser for North County Lifeline, "It's Now! It's Wow!," Sept. 22 at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Read more.
OCEANSIDE: Work from after-school artists to be auctioned
North County Lifeline, a social service nonprofit with offices in Oceanside and Vista, will hold a fundraising art auction at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Sept. 22. Read more.
Students auction own artwork to fundraise for after school program
It's Now! It's Wow! art show and fundraiser will feature the best of student created artwork and will be held at the Oceanside Museum of Art September 22nd. Read more.
VISTA: Safe parking for homeless returning to city
Six weeks after leaving Vista following a city fine and a protest against it, a nonprofit that operates a safe parking lot for homeless people plans to return Friday. Read more.
OCEANSIDE: Police officer given award
The Oceanside Police Department recently named officer Matt Lyons, a retired U.S. Marine of 22 years and a 12-year veteran of the Oceanside Police Department as the Officer of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2012. Read more.
VISTA: Group starts effort to feed homeless teens
A group of Vista residents has come together to help feed homeless teenagers in the city. Read more.
FORUM: Homelessness has many faces, many paths for hope
As the president of the Alliance for Regional Solutions, I presented to a group of civic and faith leaders recently and asked them to write down what they imagined when I said "homeless." Read more.
VISTA: Former pastor, city analyst receives Suzanne Pohlman Award
The Alliance for Regional Solutions recognized volunteer John Lundblad, a recently retired management analyst with Oceanside who has worked to promote community services, as this year's recipient of the Suzanne Pohlman Award on Thursday. Read more.
SOCIAL SCENE: Soroptimists award funds at luncheon
The Soroptimists of Oceanside-Carlsbad held its annual Community Service Award Luncheon May 25 at the El Camino Country Club. Read more.
Lifeline's Kickball tournament to support literacy
North County Lifeline will hold a Kickball for Literacy tournament Aug 11 in Oceanside to raise money for books for at-risk youth in Vista and Oceanside. Read more.
OCEANSIDE: Kickball fundraiser slated
North County Lifleine will hold a Kickball for Literacy tournament from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 11. Read more.
HOMELESS: Year-round shelter pondered by alliance of North County cities
A North County coalition that addresses homelessness and other social issues will spend the next few months studying the feasibility of a year-round shelter in the region. Read more.
REGION: 488 people, mostly newly homeless, stayed in North County winter shelters
Almost 500 people slept in North County emergency shelters over the past winter, with most first-time users and many unsure where they would go next. Read more.
Police and Civic Group host a Soccer Tournament for children from tough neighborhood
Using soccer to build character and friendships through teamwork, skill, and endurance. Also creating the desire to be the very best they can be on and off the soccer field! Read more.
OCEANSIDE: After dark months, festival brings joy to Crown Heights
The smiles at this year's Crown Heights Community Festival on Saturday came after a lot of tears. Read more.
Festival aims to unite gang-infested neighborhood
A nonprofit working in Oceanside's Crown Heights neighborhood hopes to push back against a recent onslaught of gang violence by bringing the community together in the 2012 Crown Heights Community Festival. Read more.
OCEANSIDE: Crown Heights festival set for Saturday
People living in Oceanside's troubled Crown Heights neighborhood will cast aside their cares Saturday as they gather to celebrate with the Crown Heights Community Festival. Read more.
Lifeline leases in Tri-City Corporate Towers
North County Lifeline has signed a five year lease for 8,255 square feet of office space in the Tri-City Corporate Towers building at 3142 Vista Way in Oceanside. Read more.
OCEANSIDE: Community Festival Planned
North County Lifeline and the city of Oceanside are sponsors of the 2012 Crown Heights Community Festival. Read more.
VISTA: Session for Spanish speakers offered
North County Lifeline and the Vista Unified School District are offering a free parenting workshop on youth substance abuse from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on May 31 at North County Lifeline's Vista office. Read more.
FORUM: Violence does not define Crown Heights
As Executive Director of North County Lifeline, it takes a lot of meetings, driving, emails and phone calls to keep a charitable organization funded and helping those most in need in our community. Read more.
Nonprofit has the backs of homeless children, families
We've Got Your Back is a nonprofit that provides food to homeless school children in North County. Read more.
Alliance for Regional Solutions plans to expand in North County
The Alliance for Regional Solutions began about six years ago, and has built a network of shelters to help keep North County's homeless off the streets in winter. Read more.
SAN MARCOS: Alliance to expand reach beyond homeless shelters
Don Stump, chairman of the Alliance for Regional Solutions' executive committee, said after a workshop on Friday that the group hopes to expand its membership, identify emerging community needs and work on influencing policies rather than just creating programs to solve problems. Read more.
FORUM: Affordable housing bill would be a boon to region
When the California Supreme Court dissolved redevelopment agencies last year, it also eliminated the largest source of state funding for creating much-needed affordable homes - $1 billion annually. Read more.
REGION: Homeless alliance wants to expand beyond winter shelter
Hoping to expand its vision, mission and actions beyond winter shelters for homeless people, members of the Alliance for Regional Solutions met in a five-hour session in San Marcos on Thursday to clarify the groups purpose and potential. Read more.
CARLSBAD: Students help others mediate problems
A group of students at Calavera Hills Middle School are giving and receiving lessons in conflict resolution this year as part of a program a school counselor started earlier this year. Read more.
Millions in Tax Credits for Low Income Earners Left on the Table
The tax filing deadline next month is a source of stress for some, but for low income earners this is potentially a season for celebration. However, a Federal tax credit designed to rescue families from poverty leaves millions of tax dollars sitting unclaimed on the table. Read more.
Millions of Tax Credits Left Unclaimed by Poor
As the deadline to file income tax returns (or extensions) looms, many taxpayers hunt for every deduction or credit they can legally claim. Read more.
Free workshop on housing issues, bankruptcy at Fallbrook Library March 6
San Diego County Library is teaming up with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative and North County Lifeline to host a free Fair Housing Fair.... Read more.
FALLBROOK: Bankruptcy, housing rights workshop planned in Fallbrook
The Housing Opportunities Collaborative, North County Lifeline and the San Diego County Library will hold an event to address fair housing and bankruptcy next week in Fallbrook. Read more.
United Way Young Parents Program Empowers Pregnant Teens, Young Adults
Combating child abuse means reducing the risk of its recurrence. Read more.
Vista organizations team up to get kids shoes
For families struggling to pay the bills, purchases of essentials such as shoes, taken for granted by many, are often put off. Read more.
VISTA: Groups team up to put new shoes on feet of needy families
A campaign to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to local families in need has already garnered 800 pairs and organizers are hoping the community will jump in with cash donations to supply the rest. Read more.
VISTA: Nonprofit to offer tax assistance
Nonprofit North County Lifeline to offer fee tax help to hundreds of low-income North County residents in its 2012 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. Read more.
NORTH COUNTY: Support for young parents
North County Lifeline is offering a new program for young parents. Read more.
Nonprofit index released for San Diego County
The University of San Diego has released an index of the health of San Diego County's nonprofit organizations. Read more.
VISTA: Spanish-speaking women's group
North County Lifeline offers Cambios Profundos, an ongoing self-development group for Spanish-speaking women. Read more.
VISTA: Event to kick off tax assistance program
North County Lifeline will hold the Super Saturday kickoff event for the 2012 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at 200 Michigan Ave. Read more.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY: Hundreds participate in annual homeless count
About 700 people patrolled streets, alleys and open spaces throughout San Diego County early Friday morning in search of homeless people as part of an annual effort that helps fund local agencies. Read more.
Tax assistance available
North County Lifeline, a human services nonprofit, will hold a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at 200 Michigan Ave. Read more.
SOCIAL SCENE: NCPC honors volunteers at luncheon
Helping hands were applauded recently at the North County Philanthropy Council's 2011 Volunteer Awards. Read more.
San Diegans can have bright futures
Over 30 percent of San Diegans are unable to make ends meet. Read more.
ESCONDIDO: Winter shelter for homeless to open Tuesday in Escondido
The Salvation Army in Escondido will open a winter shelter for the homeless Tuesday, more than a week after it had been scheduled to open. Read more.
ESCONDIDO: Opening of Escondido winter shelter delayed
November 30, 2011 - The opening of a 40-bed winter shelter for the homeless in Escondido has been delayed for a few weeks because a suitable location could not be found in time, the orgainzer of a regional shelter program said Wednesday. Read more.
NORTH COUNTY: Volunteers needed for tax season
November 24, 2011 - North County Lifeline, a nonprofit human services organization, is recruiting volunteers to serve in their "Earned Income Tax Credit" program during the 2012 tax season. Read more.
ECONOMY: North County Lifeline works to line up holiday jobs
November 12, 2011 - North County Lifeine, a Vista-based nonprofit that helps stitch families back together after trauma rips them apart, is throwing out the book on helping people find jobs this holiday season. Read more.
Crown Heights Halloween Festival & Haunted House
October 31, 2011 - More than 450 people participated in the 2011 Crown Heights Halloween Festival and Haunted House sponsored by North County Lifeline on October 26th, 2011. Read More.
New Community Service Office Opens
Support Group announces the opening of four new offices in the San Diego area today. Read more.
VISTA: Volunteers needed for tax season
October 19, 2011 - North County Lifeline will hold an orientation for volunteers from 5:00 - 7:00pm, October 26 at 200 Michigan Avenue. Read more
SOCIAL SCENE: Art draws 'em in for Lifeline
July 3, 2011 - Linksoul on South Coast Highway was crowded wall-to-wall on a recent Saturday evening with artwork and people. Read more
VISTA: WOMAN'S CLUB holds donation day
June 20, 2011 - The Woman's Club of Vista awards Lifeline grant in support of Family Self-Sufficiency Programs. Read more
FATHER'S DAY: Young Latinos learn to be better dads
June 18, 2011 - César Ortega finally feels like the kind of father he believes his young son deserves. Read more
SOCIAL SCENE: Lifeline honors its many volunteers
May 29, 2011 - North County Lifeline honored more than 100 volunteers on April 12 as part of National Volunteer Week. Read more
FREE TAX PREPARATION available at North County Lifeline
March 10, 2011 - As the April 15 income tax filing deadline approaches, a North County nonprofit is reminding residents that they can have their taxes prepared for free. Read more
OCEANSIDE: Police, community give kids an alternative to gangs
February 6, 2011 - Children didn't want to cross the Division Street bridge. Bad things would happen. Read more
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