In an effort to fulfill the emerging needs of our clients affected by COVID-19, effective March 16, 2020, North County Lifeline has established the Lifeline Emergency Fund to support vulnerable youth, adults and families. All online donations will be immediately allocated to our clients in need. North County Lifeline is uniquely positioned with the infrastructure and relationships to turn dollars donated into supplies and care desperately needed by the most vulnerable in our community. Please click here to donate to the Lifeline Emergency Fund today.
Lifeline Emergency Fund Services
The Emergency Fund will allow Lifeline to increase emergency support services including:
  • Emergency housing funds for clients losing income due to COVID-19, including rent and utility assistance
  • Emergency basic needs including groceries, household items, clothing, and transportation 
  • HIPPA Compliant Telehealth – additional cell phones, laptops, and phone/video conferencing services to provide mental health and counseling services remotely
  • Additional salary expense and overtime for Lifeline staff responding to urgent needs

In Kind Donations While cash donations are preferred because it limits the amount of person-to-person contact, as recommended by the CDC, North County Lifeline is accepting in-kind donations in Vista (200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA  92084) and Oceanside (707 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA  92054). Donors will be asked to complete a donation form and follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing. We ask that all donated items be in new and unused condition.


Infant/Baby Care
  • Diapers in all sizes - dye and fragrance free preferred (e.g. Costco Kirkland brand diapers, Pampers Pure, etc.)
  • Formula
  • Formula for Lactose Intolerant Babies (e.g. Enfamil Nutramigen)
  • New and unused Clothes (sizes under 18 months)
  • New Onesies, socks, receiving blankets, etc.
  • New Bottles
  • Wipes – Dye and Fragrance free are preferred 
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Teething Toys/ small toys

Household Items
  • Non-perishable food
  • Soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Umbrellas 
Clothing Items
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweats
  • Yoga pants
  • Socks
  • Flip flops
  • Underwear
  • Sport bras
Gift Cards
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Grocery Stores
  • Starbucks
  • Apple Store
  • Google Play Store
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Michael’s
  • Best Buy
  • Amazon
  • Subway
  • McDonalds
  • Burger King
  • Panda Express
  • In-N-Out
  • Dollar Store
  • Petco
  • Famous Footwear
  • DSW
  • Jamba Juice
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Ross
  • TJ Maxx
  • Macy’s
We’re following all guidance provided by the County of San Diego, California and the CDC and taking additional precautions to prevent community spread. Our service centers are open in Vista (200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA  92084) and Oceanside (707 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA  92054).
  • Lifeline is being vigilant about maintaining a safe environment and operating with reduced capacity to serve clients.
  • HIPAA Compliant Telehealth – counseling, case management, and coaching over the phone or via video conferencing – is being implemented whenever possible, to meet urgent and ongoing needs.
  • Lifeline has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all offices, communal spaces, and vehicles.
  • Please avoid visiting Lifeline offices if you are sick. For those who are feeling sick and need to access services, please call us to discuss alternatives to in-person appointments: 760-726-4900.