Who We Are


LifeLine CDC is a community benefit organization that empowers neighborhoods to thrive.


We focus on what is strong in a community, not on what is wrong.


We started in 2007 to help neighbors discover their gifts, abilities, and strengths and to work together to help people and communities to thrive. 

We believe the skills of local residents, the power of local resources, and the supportive functions of local institutions are the primary building blocks of sustainable community development.


Our vision is to see communities discover, cultivate, and celebrate their assets.


Our Mission

Empowering impoverished neighborhoods to thrive.


Our Vision

Communities cultivating and celebrating their assets.

Become a LIFELINE today!

            People over Programs

Relationships over Systems            

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 A lattice upon which individuals in a community can thrive together.


We focus on the things you cannot do alone.

This type of community transformation is a slow and labor-intensive process, but it's the very best way to begin.

Community development means nurturing a shared vision of the community

and its people, its gifts and its needs.


 Pulling together and thereby raising new capacities, and empowering new leaders!



We believe that every person is gifted and has abilities, dreams and passions that will shape them and the neighborhood around them.

We value people over programs and relationships over systems. We will collaborate and work as bridge-builders within our cities realizing that we are more effective together than independently.

We value the whole person and want to see them wholly transformed - physically, emotionally, mentally, economically and spiritually.



We believe that every neighborhood is unique and has a special place in the bigger picture of the city. Neighborhoods have most, if not all resources they need to bring about transformation.

We value relationships. We believe that major transformation happens when people care about each other and help each other grow.

We value collaboration to create something more powerful and beautiful together.