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Mainstay Life Services

Rating: 4.91 stars   34 reviews 1,168

Address:

200 Roessler Rd Pittsburgh PA 15220 USA

Mission:

Mainstay Life Services provides life-long, high-quality support services to ensure that people with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future. Our Vision: Individuals with developmental disabilities will live within a community that sustains them and benefits from their participation. Mainstay Life Services will be regarded as the region's provider of choice for individuals and families seeking services, and as the region's employer of choice for qualified and committed professionals

Results:

Mainstay Life Services is a nonprofit organization providing residential services and other supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families. We are committed to assisting the people in our care to reach their fullest potentials within their communities. Our services include 24-hour full-care homes, semi-independent living, supported living (less than 30 hours per week of assistance), lifesharing, host-home, and in-home care. We also provide a range of community support options including transportation, habilitation, special therapies, and a summer camp program. Mainstay Life Services began in the late 1960s as two separate agencies that merged in 1999. The organization now serves 165 individuals in 59 homes located throughout Allegheny County. Our summer camp serves an additional 90 adults who reside with their families during the remainder of the year. Our in-home services provide support to nearly 90 individuals who are living at home with their families or on their own in the community. In all that we do, we emphasize sensitivity, respect, dignity, compassion, and responsiveness to individual needs. Mainstay Life Services is supported by federal, state, and county government funding, as well as foundation grants and other private donations.

Target demographics:

adults and children who have developmental disabilities

Geographic areas served:

human services

Programs:

Our services include 24-hour full-care homes, semi-independent living, supported living (less than 30 hours per week of assistance), lifesharing, host-home, and in-home care. We also provide a range of community support options including transportation, habilitation, special therapies, and a summer camp program.

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Reviews for Mainstay Life Services

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I started working for Mainstay right out of college. I've worked in different capacities throughout the agency. Mainstay is such a great place to work. They really value the opinions of employees. The people served by Mainstay are treated with care and compassion. It's obvious to me how much people here care about what they do.

 
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I have been working for Mainstay for over 5 years. This has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I've ever held. The leadership here makes it a pleasure to come to work everyday. The services provided here are also amazing. Everyone is very invested in what they do, and they make sure that the men and women we serve have a solid support system.

 
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I have been with this agency for 4 years. I have never worked for a place that was so warm and welcoming. Over the years I have seen such a positive impact on the lives of all of the clients served. People here really care about the work that they do.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been working for Mainstay for over six years. It truly is a wonderful place. The way they treat staff and clients is amazing.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have worked for Mainstay Life Services for 25 years and cannot imagine going anywhere else every day. The people that work here are like no other place I have worked or visited in this field. I believe that is due to the value and respect they feel as an employee of this agency as well as the feeling they get for helping someone live a more fulfilling life.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After twenty years of being away from this agency (Mainstay), it is my honor and privilege to be a member of this excellent team and company once again. Mainstay takes pride in not only serving our special needs community with impeccable services, but it takes great pride in always taking the time and efforts to thank and acknowledge their staff. After being gone so many years, it was nice to see that so many staff were still with the company...longevity speaks volumes. Mainstay truly is "top notch" and deserves to be recognized as such.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Mainstay for almost 10 years and feel so grateful to be a part of this organization! I look forward to going to work and I am so lucky to have such a great supervisor and great team of co-workers to work with. The agency definitely fulfills the mission and is invested in the individuals they serve.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working for over 9 years with Mainstay and I can say it truly is a wonderful place to work! It is a great agency and I enjoy coming to work. The agency cares about our employees as much as it cares about the individuals we serve. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful organization!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have worked at Mainstay Life Services for over 8 years and I am proud to be part of such an amazing organization. We have wonderful, caring staff that treats the individuals as their family.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I worked for Mainstay for 13 years and left to try and find a better place. I returned to Mainstay 5 years ago and have never been happier- It is truly a great place to work for. I feel like I am making a difference in someone's life and enjoy the clients. Mainstay truly cares for the individuals we serve and the staff who support them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing- they are great

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am closing in on my first year of service with Mainstay and have never been happier! The work we do is very rewarding. I hesitate to use the word "work" because that's not what it feels like at the end of the day. It's the greatest feeling knowing what you do means something to another human being, be it the individuals we serve or fellow staff members.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Working at Mainstay Life Services is truly one of the highlights of my professional career. The staff genuinely care about serving the needs of our clients. I have only been with the agency a short time, but see smiles on the faces of my co-workers. I am very proud to be part of such an extraordinary organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been an employee at Mainstay for over 30 years and I cannot imagine working anywhere else. This is an excellent agency. Our consumers and employees are treated with kindness and respect. Most of all we feel that we are appreciated for the work that we do!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been with this agency for 30 years and I have enjoyed working here for every one of them.Mainstay is a strong, caring agency that treats our clients and staff with respect. We have many long term, dedicated employees.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Of course we would like to receive more grant money to enhance services.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am an employee at Mainstay Life Services, and can honestly say that I wake up ready to go to work and leave smiling, because I love my job. I enjoy the work I do and the company I work for. I enjoy making sure that the individuals we provide services to get the best care possible. I love how we have employees who care about the individuals as much as a family member would. Its great to know that if an individual needs something there is always someone available and more then willing to help.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I may not have been with Mainstay for as long as others have, but the time I have been here has been a great experience. The care provided to the individuals is outstanding. We truly work toward our mission, and it shows with how happy the individuals are to be a part of our organization. One great thing about Mainstay is that we understand that in order to keep up the quality of care being provided we must assure that employees are just as happy and satisfied as the individuals we provide care to. These are just a few reasons why I will continue working with Mainstay Life Services for years to come.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am I former employee and I enjoyed my time there which was a little over 2 years. The things this company does for the individuals here are wonderful! The staff are always great as well!

 
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