Our Mission

To lead the community in the fight against poverty by offering programs and opportunities to empower our residents to achieve self-sufficiency.

2,371 Lake County households served

tax dollars refunded to 171 Lake Co. residents through Lifeline volunteer preparers

Households received assistance keeping their heat on

2-1-1 Lake County callers

Upcoming Event: Dancing Under The Stars

Lifeline, Inc. and the Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio are excited to present the 9th Annual Dancing Under the Stars event this summer!

Join us to watch as a dozen new Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula area celebrities dance to compete for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards this year!

Stay tuned for event updates, information on reservations, as well as our big 2017 cast announcement!

We hope to see you on Friday, August 4!

Lifeline is Lake County’s Community Action Agency.

Community Action Agencies are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.

Program Requirements

All programs require completion of intake paperwork with one of our staff members, usually by appointment. Customers must provide income verification, social security numbers and birthdates for all household members, and other documentation as specifically required by each program. All customers must also be Lake County residents.


54 S. State Street | Third Floor
Painesville, OH 44077

Community Services: 440-354-2148
Energy Assistance: 440-350-9160