Family Lifeline: Strong Families for a Strong Community
Family Lifeline has been helping families succeed since 1877. Based in Richmond, they assist Central Virginia’s most vulnerable children, parents and seniors by providing support, wellness and education. They have hands-on, personalized programs that create lasting change from the inside out, while bringing health and hope into the home.
CHIP, a program of Family Lifeline, enriches the lives of children and the community by providing comprehensive services, in partnership with parents, to improve the overall health, well-being and independence of families. For the most recent program year, the outcomes of Family Lifeline’s CHIP program included:
- 98% of children were connected to a medical home
- 95% of children received all doctor recommended immunizations
- 94% of children were connected to a pediatric dentist
- 90% of children were routinely screened for developmental delays
Who is Family Lifeline?
Family Lifeline is a service-based organization that serves as a lifeline for families at critical stress points throughout their lives. They deliver intensive home and community-based services giving people the tools they need to create a better future.
What does Family Lifeline do?
Family Lifeline supports the following programs:
Healthy Families reaches out to new parents with very young children. It provides intensive in-home support and education for at-risk families. Healthy Families uses a national best practice model to strengthen parenting skills and help parents prepare their children for success in learning. It has a proven record of reducing child abuse and neglect.
Family Lifeline’s Home Care Program provides in-home support to seniors to enable them to remain at home. In addition, the program provides respite services to primary caregivers, often the adult children of those enrolled in the program.
Family Lifeline’s ElderFriends program is a volunteer driven program providing outreach, self-advocacy and companionship to isolated elders living in greater Richmond.
Children’s Health Involving Parents improves the lives of families and children through a proven model that includes mentoring, education and behavioral health services in the home. The program teaches parents to be confident and effective, resulting in children who are healthy and ready for school.
Who does Family Lifeline serve?
Family Lifeline serves Central Virginia’s most vulnerable children, parents and seniors. They provide in-home consultations, healthcare and parenting support to families of infants to youth (0-19 years). They provide subsidized home care and support to disabled, elderly and senior citizens.
Support Family Lifeline: Be a Chocoholic!
Impact Makers is proud to sponsor Family Lifeline’s annual fundraising event. Chocoholic is an evening of sampling treats from local chocolatiers, bakeries, and specialty shops, as well as beer, wine and a silent auction. Look for information each year around December- January. Visit http://www.familylifeline.org/events/ for information and tickets.
Letters About Impact
Read letters from Family Lifeline citing the impact that Impact Makers’ contributions have on their organization.