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


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 will be held October 16-22, 2017 at the Country Club of Virginia's...

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Dine out for a Difference

We are excited to be a participant in #RVACharityDays in which local restaurants will support our work of bringing health and hope into the home. From open to close all day, 10% of sales -- including takeout -- from Hutch on October 3 will be donated back to Family...

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Mural in Honor of 140th Anniversary

In honor our 140th anniversary, Family Lifeline has reinvented itself again with a mural across the front of our Broad Street office in celebration of our 140 years of service to the Richmond community. The mural reflects the vibrancy of Family Lifeline in 2017.  It...

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140 Fest on Sept. 30

Saturday, September 30th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Held in honor of Family Lifeline's 140th anniversary, 140 Fest is an opportunity to celebrate and support Family Lifeline and its work of strengthening the overall well-being and independence...

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