We are happy to share with you Family Lifeline’s progress in our 138 year of service in the greater Richmond and Petersburg communities. This year, as with every year, we measured our progress through the success of the individuals and families we serve. As always, their success is our success.
Early Childhood Programming – Working two generations at a time to ensure children are healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school.

  • 796 families representing 1,691 moms, dads, and babies received intensive in-home support in the City of Richmond, the City of Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, and Dinwiddie County
  • 99% of families participating in early childhood programing remained free from child abuse and neglect, even though a large percentage of participating moms reported a history of abuse and neglect—suggesting a break in the generational cycle of violence.
  • 98% of enrolled children received all doctor recommend immunizations, the most effective means for preventing disease and reducing future health care costs. This compares to 73% of children in the general statewide population.
  • 98% of enrolled children have a medical home as compared to 59% in the statewide population. A medical home helps to insure that children receive consistent ongoing well-child care and are not using the emergency room as a primary source of care.

Home Care – Promoting health and wellness in the comfort and safety of home

  • Family Lifeline’s professional home care teams provided more than 32,600 hours of care to home-bound older adults and people with disabilities. Those services were delivered in the comfort and safety of client homes delaying the need for institutional care.
  • Family Lifeline’s program saved the community over $676,000 by delaying placement in costly institutional care.
  • 94% of individuals enrolled in our older adult programs did not experience falls or fall-related injuries while in Family Lifeline’s care

Visiting Volunteers – Promoting independence by providing companionship

  • Family Lifeline trained volunteers provided 1,874 hours of volunteer service to seniors including in-home friendly visits and support to 66 home-bound senior participant-volunteer matches.
  • 92% of home-bound seniors say they feel less lonely thanks to the companionship provided by Family Lifeline volunteers.


Read our 2016 Impact Report