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Lifeline Family Center’s Resident Savannah Kennison Is Awarded 2014 Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice Youth Ambassador Award

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Youth Ambassador Award will be presented to Lifeline Family Center’s resident Savannah Kennison on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at the Historic State Capitol in Tallahassee, FL. This will enable Lifeline Family Center to help more teenagers that are facing unplanned pregnancies.

 

LFC resident is Awarded
Department of Juvenile Justice Youth Ambassador Award

Cape Coral, FLA., April 2, 2014 – The Department of Juvenile Justice has awarded the Youth Ambassador Award to Lifeline Family Center (LFC) resident Savannah Kennison to represent the Department of Juvenile Justice and its mission to increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth. This award will bring awareness of Lifeline Family Center and enable LFC to help more teenagers facing unplanned pregnancy situations.

It has been about a year and a half since Senior JPO Debbi Davis went beyond her duty and placed a seventeen year old girl in a home that would forever change the young girl’s life. After having been in the Department of Juvenile Justice system for quite some time, this was a move that would truly shine a light into Savannah’s past struggles. Today she continues to reside at Lifeline Family Center with her two children and is pursuing her certification as a Veterinary Technical Assistant. Savannah’s turn around has been tremendous and her story only reflects what rehabilitation can do for a troubled young person.

Lifeline Family Center is a residential program located in Cape Coral that allows young women in crisis pregnancies to redirect their lives and become self-supporting within two years after the birth of their child. It is unique in that it is not only concerned with saving a baby from abortion, but also with saving the child from a life of poverty and neglect. A young woman is given the gift of hope byLifeline Family Center providing her a home, scholarship opportunities and care for her child while she pursues an education for a career. Along with these opportunities, LFC hopes to introduce, or reacquaint these young women to the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.

 

CONTACT:

Kathy Miller,

President & Executive Director, LFC

(239) 242-7238

setfreeat30@aol.com

LFC is a United Way partner agency.
For more information, call (239) 242-7238 or visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org.


 

Lifeline Family Center receives grant from Winn-Dixie

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 30, 2013) – Lifeline Family Center has received a $2,000 grant from Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation, the parent company of Winn-Dixie grocery stores. The funds will be used to purchase much-needed appliances for Lifeline Family Center, a two-year residential program providing young pregnant women in crisis with housing, educational and job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, child care and spiritual direction.

To help raise additional funds, Lifeline Family Center will host “Once upon a time,” its 17th annual benefit dinner, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The non-profit organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the event will feature nationally renowned columnist and author Cal Thomas as keynote speaker. Tickets are $70 per person or $400 for a table of eight. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. To sponsor or to purchase tickets to the event or to find out more about crisis pregnancy and Lifeline Family Center’s ministry, call 239-242-7238 or visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org.

 Lifeline Family Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation registered by the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA).Since 1996, Lifeline Family Center has been providing young women in crisis pregnancy a safe home and learning environment along with educational training, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, and spiritual direction during this most important time in their lives. A two-year Christian residential program, Lifeline Family Center prepares teen moms and their babies to become God-dependent, self-supporting, contributing members of society. In addition, Lifeline Family Center operates a confidential 24-hour hotline and crisis pregnancy outreach to confirm pregnancies, and provide information to female’s facing an unexpected pregnancy.

Established in 1943, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501(c) 3 dedicated to making the communities we serve a better place to live. The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation awards grants to organizations that support programs and initiatives helping to foster healthy and thriving communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Lifeline Family Center presents 17th annual benefit dinner on Feb. 27

FORT MYERS, Fla. (DATE 2013) – Lifeline Family Center presents “Once upon a time,” its 17th annual benefit dinner, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The non-profit organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the event will feature nationally renowned columnist and author Cal Thomas as keynote speaker. Tickets are $70 per person or $400 for a table of eight. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available.

 Proceeds from the event directly benefit Lifeline Family Center, a two-year residential program providing young pregnant women in crisis with housing, educational and job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, child care and spiritual direction.

 

In addition to keynote speaker Cal Thomas, guests will hear from teen mothers living at Lifeline Family Center about the benefits of the services, the support and the impact that Lifeline Family Center has had on their lives.

“This year, we were dangerously close to closing one of our two homes,” said Kathy Miller, executive director, Lifeline Family Center. “Quality care for our moms and babies has a big price tag, and they are worth it!  We rely on the support of the community to help us continue serving the needs of young mothers including education, career and spiritual counseling. Our goal is that every young mother’s ‘Once upon a time’ story leads them to opportunities to create their own happily ever after.”

Lifeline Family Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation registered by the State of Florida through the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA).Since 1996, Lifeline Family Center has been providing young women in crisis pregnancy a safe home and learning environment along with educational training, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, and spiritual direction during this most important time in their lives. A two-year Christian residential program, Lifeline family Center prepares teen moms and their babies to become God-dependent, self-supporting, contributing members of society.

To sponsor or to purchase tickets to the event or to find out more about crisis pregnancy and Lifeline Family Center’s ministry, call 239-242-7238 or visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org.

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CONTACT: KATHY MILLER

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LFC

(239) 242-7238

Setfreeat30@aol.com

www.lifelinefamilycenter.org

 

 

The Cape Coral Community Foundation has supported Lifeline Family Center from our conception.  This year is no exception.  They have once again embraced the vision of Lifeline Family Center with a grant of $2000 through the Giving Alliance of Woman.

As our girls discover the hope of a life with goals and safe boundaries, it is exciting to see them overcome their fear of success.  This grant money will be used for activities to reward the girls when they attain a milestone or to reinforce a victory over a negative life controlling behavior.  It will be used to encourage them and introduce them to healthy,  recreational activities instead of  what they were used to doing to escape the reality of a life without purpose.
The Caliborne and Ned Foulds Foundation have also supported Lifeline Family Center since our Capital Campaign of 2006.  Over the years they have purchased a 15 passenger van for our moms and babies, a commercial refrigerator freezer, a back up generator to keep essential equipment running during the storms of southwest Florida, and a copy machine.  This year we are excited to announce their support once again in the amount of $9,638 to up grade our computer system to benefit the education for our young moms!  They agree with us, It does compute to educate our girls!

Changing the world starts in our own backyardThe Cape Coral Community Foundation and The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation do this so well.  We thank them for being in touch, heart to heart, with those of us on the front lines.

 

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CONTACT: KATHY MILLER

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LFC

(239) 242-7238

Setfreeat30@aol.com

www.lifelinefamilycenter.org

LifeWalk 2013

 

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CONTACT: KATHY MILLER

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LFC

(239) 242-7238

Setfreeat30@aol.com

www.lifelinefamilycenter.org

We are having our 3rd Annual LifeWalk event Saturday, November 23, 2013.  This walk is to promote Lifeline Family Center and the work we do to change the world… two lives at a time.  We are expecting to extend over 400 participants at this year’s event.  Our 3rd Annual LifeWalk is going to be a family friendly event where we will have activities and entertainment for all ages.

Lifeline Family Center is a home dedicated to saving the unborn, and providing young women in unplanned pregnancies with a comprehensive educational program in a safe secure Christian home. Our goal is to enable them to redirect their lives and become self-supporting within two years after the birth of their child. We are unique in that we are not only concerned with saving a baby from abortion, but also with saving the child from a life of poverty and neglect. We care as much about the mother as we do the child, and our program addresses the needs of both. A young woman coming to Lifeline Family Center is given the gift of hope by our providing her a home, scholarship opportunities and care for her child while she pursues an education for a career. This allows her to become self-supporting. Lifeline Family Center provides services without the assistance of governmental agencies. We strive to operate according to biblical principles in providing the highest standards of life and education for our residents. We have a parenting educational curriculum to provide assistance to teenage parents and their families.