Family Lifeline

Family Lifeline:  Strong Families for a Strong Community

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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. For FY 2016, the outcomes of Family Lifeline’s programs included:

• Touching the lives of over 2,700 children, moms, dads, and seniors
• Over 4,000 hours of service were given by a team of 553 volunteers
• Completed a comprehensive strategic business planning process to set the course for Family Lifeline’s future
• Embrace a trauma informed approach as a primary tool to develop, engage, and support staff as well as a guiding philosophy in service to individuals and families

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

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.

Home Care

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.

Friendly Visiting

Family Lifeline’s Friendly Visiting 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 for information and tickets.

Letters About Impact

Read letters from Family Lifeline citing the impact that Impact Makers’ contributions have on their organization.

2015 Family Lifeline Letter
2014 Family Lifeline Letter
2013 Family Lifeline Letter
2012 Family Lifeline Letter
2011 CHIP/Family Lifeline Letter