Celebrating 140 Years

Family Lifeline has brought health & hope into the home since 1877
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Safe & Healthy Kids

We partner with families to raise healthy children in a safe environment
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Independent Adults

We partner with families so their loved ones can age in place for as long as possible.
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Our comprehensive in-home educational and support services empower people to help themselves to maintain healthy, safe and stable lives.


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Family Lifeline brings health and hope into the home

We partner with individuals and families at critical points in their lives to strengthen overall well-being and independence by delivering intensive home and community-based services.

Our Impact

We help families with young children:

We help older adults & persons with disabilities:

Our premise is straightforward — strengthening families provides a foundation for success, two generations at a time.

Family Lifeline works to solve the root of problems, building on assets, and creating lasting impact. All of our services are prevention-focused, strengths-based, culturally-informed, and outcomes driven. And we take these services into the community to teach, nurture, and support individuals and families in impactful and lasting ways:

  • We teach young mothers how to care for their newborns.
  • We educate parents so they can help their children succeed in school.
  • We support isolated older adults and persons with disabilities so they may age in place in their own homes.
  • We relieve caregivers with vital respite time for self, work, or family.
Our Impact

Celebrating 140 Years of Bringing Health & Hope into the Home

Since our founding in 1877, Family Lifeline has flourished for more than a century because of our responsiveness to the changing needs of those we serve. Our name throughout the years has reflected this evolution – The City Mission (1877), Associated Charities (1905), Family Service Society (1928), Family & Children’s Services (1963) and today, Family Lifeline (2001). We encourage you to trace our history to discover a vision that is as vibrant today as it was when we were first founded.

Our History


Family Lifeline’s 2017 By the Numbers

This was a big year for Family Lifeline as we celebrate 140 years of service to our community. In many ways the milestone reflects an achievement worthy of celebrating (and celebrate we continue to do), but it also reflects business as usual, the business of bringing...

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Friendly Baskets of Cheer

Every holiday season, Family Lifeline organizes volunteers to create and deliver friendly baskets of cheer to seniors in our community who are experiencing loneliness and isolation around the holiday season. A meaningful way to brighten the lives of older adults and...

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140th Anniversary T-Shirts & Swag

Join Family Lifeline in celebrating the 140 years we've served the Greater Richmond community! Commemorate this momentous milestone by ordering your exclusive anniversary swag today featuring quintessential Richmond landmarks. Available for a limited time only. There...

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Dominion Energy Charity Classic Raffle!

The Dominion Energy Charity Classic is the first of three PGA TOUR Championships playoff events for the Charles Schwab Cup featuring 72 professional golfers on the PGA TOUR Champions. This year's event was October 19-22, 2017 at the Country Club of Virginia's James...

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