at 7136 Gettysburg Pike, Fort Wayne, 46898 United States
In two words, Lifeline is about “lasting change.” Through our programs, we equip children and families to make the changes necessary to succeed in life.
Lifeline serves thousands of people each year and many are considered among the most vulnerable in our communities: children who have been impacted by or who are at risk for abuse, neglect, or delinquency. While in most cases we work with children and families in their own home, sometimes a child may need a place to stay—either for their own protection or so that they can have the concentrated attention they need to address the issues facing them. In these cases, Lifeline offers residential group homes and independent living services to prepare them to reunite with their family or to gain successful independence from the social welfare system. Our Home-Based Services program is an option for families to get help before things reach a critical point. This program can also help transition kids back into their family following a group home placement. Either way, we’re working with families right in their own homes, bringing them the counseling and tools necessary to strengthen their family.
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Unfortunately some of our young men don't have a home to go home to. So we make sure they are prepared to be on their own. Lifeline’s Scattered Site Apartments are located throughout Indiana and this gives these young men the opportunity to live in their own apartment while they continue their education and employment, transitioning into a life of self-sufficiency. Staff assist residents in locating an apartment anywhere within the state that suits their independent living goals. Please keep these young men in your thoughts and prayers.
Do you do the grocery shopping at your house? Want to support Lifeline in the easiest way possible? Do you shop at Kroger's? Do you have a Kroger Shopper's Plus cards? (If you don't have one, they are available at any Kroger Customer Service desk.) To begin supporting Lifeline with your shopping, go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and register or sign in. Once your account is active, you can click on "Edit Community Rewards" and choose to support Lifeline by entering our agency's code: 61937. Now every time you use your Kroger Plus card, Kroger gives to Lifeline!
Staff Spotlight: Arvis Boone, Preschool Teacher (Project Incentive). We love to see how she interacts with the 3, 4, and 5 year olds each day. It gives her joy and a sense of pride to watch children grow mentally, spiritually, socially and physically in a year’s time. She is a wonderful teacher, wife, daughter and mother! Our program would not be as good as it is without her. Thank you Arvis!
"It made such a dramatic impact on my life to see men and women of integrity who do right because it's right. That means everything to a kid who's seen nothing but bad..." - Former Lifeline Resident
Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there.
"Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist." -Bryant H. McGill
Staff Spotlight: Krista Powell, Family Consultant, has been with Lifeline for seven months and has brought her expertise to Lifeline and to her clients. Krista is sought after by DCS and Probation for her quality work and compassion she shares. Krista is loved by all of her coworkers and is a model employee. Krista is always thinking of others. When she finds resources, or has an idea. she shares with others and her input is valued by all. Krista, thank you for being you and bringing hope to all of those that you serve!
“I don’t understand why and how you and your staff love us so much, but I’m sure glad you do...I’ve never felt so empowered in my life… You give us hope without even knowing it.” - Single mother of five
When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Do you shop at Kroger's? Do you have a Kroger Shopper's Plus cards? (If you don't have one, they are available at any Kroger Customer Service desk.) To begin supporting Lifeline with your shopping, go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and register or sign in. Once your account is active, you can click on "Edit Community Rewards" and choose to support Lifeline by entering our agency's code: 61937. Now every time you use your Kroger Plus card, Kroger gives to Lifeline!
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln
Staff Spotlight: Niquita Albright, homebased therapist, has been with Lifeline for just over a year and has quickly proven herself as an asset to the Region 14 team. Niquita’s calm demeanor, professional communication, and genuine compassion for families make her a favorite among FCMs and Lifeline staff. Thank you Niquita for being a part of our Lifeline team!
Our young men who are preparing to live Independently have been discussing these topics this month: Education and Career Planning; Self-Care: Hygiene and Medical Basics; Self-Care: Substance Abuse; Home Management: Meal Planning. We are passionate about getting our residents ready for the next step in their life.
"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." Confucius