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.

  • 5,300

    People Served Every Year

  • 340


  • 19,500

    Volunteer Hours

  • 45

    Years in North County

  • 130

    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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  • Feb
  • 16
  • 2021

RESPECT program’s new San Marcos center offers fun, games for at-risk youth

New San Marcos site set to open for after-school program targeting young at-risk teens. Social worker from North County Lifeline helps address needs of the teens’ families, from food to rent to medical bills. By TERI FIGUEROA FEB. 16, 2021 1:30 PM PT SAN MARCOS —   The...

  • Feb
  • 19
  • 2021

CCF Reaches Out

The Fund for Supportive Housing and Homeless Recovery, established in 2019, made $25,000 grants to Community Resource Center, North County Lifeline and Solutions for Change to provide assistance to some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. Coastal Community Foundation posted more tha...

  • Feb
  • 06
  • 2021

National City Kidnapping Case Highlights Growing Role of Gaming Apps in Child Exploitation

Police rescued an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her National City home. The case shines a light on the channels predators use to contact children. Child exploitation is up 90% from the previous year in part due to COVID-19. ProjectLIFE staff, Kathleen Thomas, provides insight on increased...

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