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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Group Homes, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I left the corporate world of mounds of futile paperwork and accounts to be fixed over and over, to work helping people with disabilities maintain an active, healthy and happy quality of life. Mainstay is an excellent company that provides staff with the means and support to do just that. I love working with the clients and appreciate the fact that across the board here at Mainstay that is at the core of everything we all do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have over 50 years of Health Care experience, and Mainstay is one of the best places I have worked. I am impressed at this amazing Organization. The staff is so dedicated to their mission of caring for our clients. I must say the care and attention given the clients is the absolute best, I have seen in my entire career. I feel very honored to be a part of Mainstays mission to improve the quality of the lives within this company.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

No words can describe the family that is Mainstay life services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been with Mainstay for over 10 years. I absolutely love my job and all the clients that I have worked with through the years. Of all the agencies I've ever worked for, Mainstay has the best corporate staff. They make you feel appreciated and give you the repect that each person needs to thrive in working in our fields. In this field it can be very stressful so to me the respect and appreciation is very is very important

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been with Mainstay for a year and a half and absolutely love the company. They care about their clients and appreciate staff. They hold staff appreciation parties and holiday parties for all to participate in. I am so happy to work with this company.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mainstay is a nonprofit organization that anyone would be proud to work for. Mainstay is a forward thinking organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a new employee to Mainstay Life Services, but have worked in social services since 1998. I have worked in several different states and different agencies. So from the point of view of experience, I can honestly say Mainstay knows how to run a non-profit business that respects its employees, the consumers they service, in a positive healthy working environment that fosters growth and independence. All of which is hard to come by in this field. I am happy I applied and accepted this position. Thank you Mainstay!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mainstay Life Services would be a place that I would choose for my loved one, would they be diagnosed with MH/MR. Their "mission statement" is the core of their foundation and they see to it that all employees uphold it. In addition, not only do they value and support their clients, but they support and value their staff as well When you come work for Mainstay Life Services, not only are you a valued staff member, you're like family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to have worked at Mainstay for 11 years! It truly is a great place to work. The direct care staff really do fulfill our mission and take such great care of our individuals. I'm so glad to be a part of this organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mainstay Life Services is an organization that exemplifies its mission. The services provided truly make a difference in peoples everyday lives and make working here meaningful.