Celebrating 140 Years

Family Lifeline has brought health & hope into the home since 1877
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Join us at Family Lifeline’s annual fundraiser.

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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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We offer many opportunities to support our work.

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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


Why I Give: Trung Le

Family Lifeline Young Professionals (FLYP) are passionate about Family Lifeline. Hear from them in their own words why they give their time, talent, and treasure to support our work of bringing health and hope directly into the home: I first joined Family Lifeline as...

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Jenkins Foundation Named Woodson Champion for Families

The Jenkins Foundation was named Family Lifeline’s Woodson Champion for Families honoree. The Champion for Families Award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the community, society, and humanity in alignment with the mission and values of Family...

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Join the 140 Club

Family Lifeline Young Professionals (FLYP) Council is passionate about supporting our work of helping vulnerable children, seniors, and families. In recognition of Family Lifeline's 140th year of service to the Richmond community, FLYP wants to raise 140 young...

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140th Anniversary Release Coffee

Looking for that unique and meaningful gift for the holiday season? Don't miss your chance to order Blanchard's exclusive 140 Anniversary Release made in honor of Family Lifeline. The perfect gift for that special someone this time of year! Incredibly versatile in how...

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