For most of us, life is a fairly even flow of obligations, punctuated by the occasional unexpected event. But, for some – and it could easily be someone we know- the unexpected becomes overwhelming.  Illness, separation, job loss, family crisis: events that make getting from point A to point B impossible without assistance.

That’s when Community Lifeline Center steps in: assisting local residents manage short term crises and navigate their way back to self-sufficiency.  This assistance ranges from financial help – rent, utilities, food, medical or prescription assistance,  counsel, job search training, credit and budget counseling and advocacy. Community Lifeline Center also promotes special projects throughout the year such as collecting and distributing holiday meals.

Community Lifeline Center exists because a community stands tallest when it kneels to offer a helping hand.

Our History

Community Lifeline Center was born as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1989 when a group of churches determined it was best to work together in supporting and meeting the needs of people in need. We’ve evolved and grown over the years but our original purpose remains unchanged:  to be the premiere place for providing assistance, information and referral services for the residents of McKinney and north Collin County.

Funding is mainly provided by individual and business donations, and by local churches.  Additional support is at times provided by TXU Energy, CoServ Charitable Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), City of McKinney Community Development Block Grant & Community Support, churches, and local businesses.

Who We Serve

We serve individuals and families who reside in the cities of Altoga, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina, Copeville, Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Lowery Crossing, McKinney, Melissa, Nevada, New Hope, Princeton, Prosper, Westminster, and Weston.

Importantly, Community Lifeline Center does not assist people who are chronically unemployed or who make no effort to help themselves. We provide emergency assistance only.  Our focus is to help clients and families become self-supporting again as quickly as possible.

Our Mission

To guide individuals and families back to self sufficiency.