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.