MAINSTAY LIFE SERVICES

Rating: 5 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

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

The general morale at Mainstay is vastly different from any other human service agency I've worked with in the past. The majority of staff stay employed at Mainstay for a significant number of years. I hear over and over that employees feel appreciated, and they in turn reciprocate that respect. Employees value the work that they do and are more willing to contribute to the agency's overall success. I feel fortunate to have discovered Mainstay amidst a job search that included several much larger agencies, and I hope to see it continue to grow and succeed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

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

Although I have only been at Mainstay for about 6 months, my experience so far has been excellent and very rewarding. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they truly care about the mission of the organization. It's a great and rewarding place to work!

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

I have had the privilege of working for Mainstay Life Services for almost 4 years and plan on retiring from here! It is a wonderful, caring culture where staff feels valued and the individuals we serve receive outstanding care and respect. I am very proud to be an employee here.

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

I have been with Mainstay Life Services for 10+ years. The agency is a great place work and has been adaptable to the changes in my personal life. Mainstay Life Services truly cares about their employees.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have only been working with Mainstay for a short period of time but in that time it has been easy to see the passion that those individuals working at Mainstay have for their jobs. And that passion makes it great environment for every individual they serve.

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

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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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member for over 20 years I have witnessed a wonderful sense of mission and support for the people and families we serve with continually improved quality and attention to needs. The agency is very responsible in all areas of management and the care for people who entrust us for their lives is on every agenda at Mainstay.

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1 previous review
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For over two decades I have served on this board, continually impressed by the care staff give to our residents. for some of society's most critical people Mainstay offers a very high quality of life in housing that is truly a home. Mainstay is a loving, caring family with resources that go far to meet and counter the disadvantages of people and families entrusted to our care.

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

Find additional resources to provide care to those in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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