When a crisis strikes for vulnerable families, poverty and a lack of support or necessary parenting skills can often turn a straightforward problem into a debilitating situation. Children in these circumstances may suffer neglect or abuse; some eventually placed in state custody. Through Safe Families for Children, Traditional Foster Care, and Families Count, Lifeline equips the local church to provide hope in Christ, support, and education to at-risk families as they pursue the ultimate goal of reunification with their children.