We intentionally engage with our local community and work together for the common good. We do this relationally through developing and building individual, ongoing relationships, which collectively benefit North County. We want to help cultivate positive change in our neighborhoods, organizations, our city, and throughout the world.
I Heart North County
I Heart North County is New Community's local outreach initiative that mobilizes our community to feed the hungry and meet the needs of the poor in order to build relationships with them and show them the love of Christ.
We have adopted an 85-unit mobile home park one mile away from New Community. I Heart North County Teams regularly distribute bags of groceries provided by the people of the church.
North County Lifeline
The mission of North County Lifeline is to build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services.
Last year, Lifeline worked with 2,343 youth through intensive diversion activities, individual counseling and group sessions. Outcomes are significant: 93% of kids in the program never enter (or re-enter) the Juvenile Justice System. Prevention and early intervention are key!
+ GROCERY DELIVERY
I Heart North County Teams regularly distribute bags of groceries provided by the people of the church. In addition, teams are often called on to provide assistance with things such as minor home repairs or broken appliances.
+ BACKPACK DRIVE
The I Heart North County backpack drive is a way we serve our adopted community through equipping kids with new backpacks and school supplies at the beginning of the school year. Backpacks are provided for all kids from Preschool - College age.
+ HOMEWORK CLUB
Homework club is a place where kids kindergarten - 12th grade can come and meet with a tutor completely free. Tutors help kids with everything from reading to math, and each child is given a snack while they are there. Homework club is held on Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year, and break for Christmas and summer.
+ INITIATIVE FUND
The Initiative fund is set up in order to attend to the immediate needs of our I Heart North County adopted community. This fund enables New Community to assist in emergency situations such as home repairs and emergency medical needs.
+ CAMP KID
Camp Kid is the best wilderness camp in the middle of Vista! While camp is open to all kindergarten - 5th graders, we fully fund kids from our adopted community so they attend for free! We believe all kids should be able to experience Jesus in a camp setting. Want to see more? Explore at campkid.org.
+ LIFE SPRING
LifeSpring is a 24 month housing and intensive case management program that offers transition age youth the support they need to become self-reliant. LifeSpring offers youth transitional housing, one-on-one individual coaching from a case manager, employment counseling, and financial assistance.
Ten units of a new apartment complex in the City of Vista are dedicated to youth housing. (see photo at left). The apartments are made available through ain collaboration between North County Lifeline and the non-profit housing developer, Community Housing Works. Transitional services are funded by the County of San Diego, Child Welfare Services.
- Transitional Housing: LifeSpring offers youth subsidized housing adjacent to Lifeline’s Vista campus where they receive the full array of North County Lifeline’s services.
- Case Management: Each youth is assigned a Lifeline case manager who provides daily support to help them achieve their educational, employment, and financial objectives.
- Life Skills: LifeSpring delivers a workshop series that provides social emotional education, builds employment competencies, and develops social networking skills.
- Barrier Busters: Transition age youth do not have families to help them cover unexpected expenses. LifeSpring steps in by assisting with move-in costs and emergency cash.
+ PROJECT LIFE
Project LIFE is an advocacy program that works with people of all ages who have been or are currently victims or survivors of Sex and Labor Trafficking identified by local law enforcement, self-identify, or the community. Project LIFE offers trauma informed services that include victim advocacy, crisis management, safety planning, intensive case management and therapy to survivors throughout San Diego County. Project LIFE offers trainings on human trafficking to raise community awareness and to give first responders and the community the tools they need to identify signs and report.
Trafficking victims can be male and female, youth and adults, citizens and non-citizens regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. Project LIFE exists to stand by victims of trafficking and prevent future abuse.
+ INITIATIVE FUND
We believe in focused intentionality, relational depth, and that everything we do is connected to greater spiritual truth. As we follow God's lead engaging locally with survivors of Human Trafficking and at risk youth, we are reliant on prayer. We are committed to remaining faithful to declaring and demonstrating Jesus in the city of Vista, North County, and beyond as He works in and through us.