North County Lifeline’s mission is to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services.

“ My biggest fear was getting older because of what the Crown Heights streets would do. Club Crown Heights made me the man I am today. Now I can say I am the first in my family to graduate and attended a 4-year college at Cal State San Marcos, setting my sights on graduating with a degree in Psychology. ”

- Jose, Youth Program Alumni

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We Are Lifeline

  • North County Lifeline continues to go the extra mile to build 
    the communities we serve from the ground up.

  • 4,225

    People Served Every Year

  • 100


  • 7,297

    Volunteer Hours

  • 48

    Years in North County

  • 157

    Dedicated Employees



To us, VOLUNTEERS are mentors, role models, problem solvers, tutors, arts and crafters, dodgeball players, office assistants extraordinaire, counselors and therapists, fundraisers, organizers, translators, mediators, attorneys, board members, ideas people, techies, handy men and women, and anyone interested in helping.

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  • Jul
  • 13
  • 2022

RESPECT Project receives Civic SMILE Award from San Marcos City Council

The San Diego County Sheriff’s esteemed RESPECT Project was presented with the San Marcos Inspiration, Leadership and Excellence (SMILE) Award by the San Marcos City Council at the July 12 City Council meeting. The RESPECT project is a character-building and mentoring program designed for student...

  • Jul
  • 28
  • 2022

Making socks in California with a social conscious

Oceanside, California based FutureStitch is a cutting-edge knit producer partnering with some of the biggest names in fashion including Stance, TOMS, Crocs, Everlane, and more to create specialized, durable sock designs. It is the go-to manufacturing partner in the space, with industry-leading exper...

  • Jul
  • 27
  • 2022

Safe Shelter Collaborative

North County Lifeline Project LIFE, a TechSoup member since 2002, serves survivors of human trafficking throughout San Diego County. It is one of two providers in contract with the San Diego Human Trafficking task force to provide emergency response.   In addition to direct services, Proj...

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  • Lifeline Celebrates Pride

    Jul 22, 2022

  • Coloring for Kindness Event

    Jul 07, 2022

  • Host a Dropbox for this Year's Back to School Drive!

    Jun 28, 2022

  • Zuniga's Story

    Jun 18, 2022

  • Lifeline Highlights the Month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 12, 2022

  • Lifeline Celebrates National Volunteer Month with Annual Volunteer Awards!

    May 06, 2022

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