LifeSpring House Opens in Vista to Serve Former Foster Youth

March 27, 2013

Mayor of Vista and HomeAid San Diego Recognize North County Lifeline

SAN DIEGO – March 27, 2013 – More than 50 percent ofSan Diego youth who age out of foster care will be homeless after two years. Providing much-needed support to help build self-reliance, North County Lifeline’s LifeSpring House opens to provide a home, hope, and life skills to former foster youth ages 18 to 24 as they transition to independent living.

What: Ribbon Cutting and Open House Reception
When: Monday, April 1, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 302 N.Indiana, Ave.,Vista,CA92084
Who: Mayor of Vista Judy Ritter along with representatives from North County Lifeline and HomeAid San Diego will be available for interviews. Tours of the home are available.

Annually, 300 young adults age out of the foster care system in San Diego and less than 30 percent have the support or the skills needed for independent living. With not enough transitional housing beds available in northern San Diego County to meet the need, North County Lifeline partnered with HomeAid San Diego to build the LifeSpring House, which will offer 5 beds with the plan to reach 10 beds by May 2013.

Through its network of building and real estate industry professionals, HomeAid San Diego facilitated the renovation of the new facility, and secured donations and resources from Hallmark Communities, BIA Cares, General Electric, Schlage and others.

Additionally, County Supervisor Bill Horn and the Leichtag Foundation provided generous support. North County Lifeline is still accepting donations for furniture and operational expense. For information about donating, please call Shannon Stubblefield at (760) 842-6257 or sstubblefield@nclifeline.org.

About North County Lifeline
North County Lifeline’s mission is to “build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services.” Organized in 1969, North County Lifeline, Inc. is a non-profit human services organization that offers a wide range of services to the people of NorthSan DiegoCounty. For more information please visit www.nclifeline.org or call (760) 726-4900.

About HomeAid San Diego
By leveraging relationships within the building and real estate industries, HomeAid San Diego builds and maintains facilities that help homeless San Diegans get back on their feet. HomeAid San Diego’s support of transitional homeless facilities ensures individuals and families who experience homelessness have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and independence, while avoiding the instability of long-term homelessness. For more information on HomeAid San Diego, visit www.homeaidsd.org or call (858) 793-6292

Contact:
Price Adams
HomeAid San Diego
714/313-4636
pa@nstpr.com