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Mainstay Life Services

Rating: 4.93 stars   41 reviews 1,304

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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(412) 344-3640
www.mainstaylifeservices.org

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Reviews for Mainstay Life Services

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

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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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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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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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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Working for an organization that caters to their individuals and their families, making sure everyone is cared for too to the best of their abilities. Being able to come to work and know that all the hard work is appreciated. That what Mainstay is all about!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

By far, THE best place I have worked. Great people. Great mission.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been with Mainstay Life Services for about two years now. I have never worked for another company that has been so rewarding. I have also never seen a company with such caring, amazing staff. We have great staff who go above and beyond their expectations. I plan on working here for many years to come. I can honestly say, "I love my job".

 
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Coming from another agency from another state I can say with confidence that Mainstay is a top tier employer. Mainstay works with their employees, encourages communication, and always has time to listen and work with employees and that trickles down to the care provided to the individuals.

 
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All I can say about Mainstay as an employee for less than one year is "Where has this non-profit organization been all my life!" Mainstay Life Services is an unbelievable place to work with co-workers who are understanding, respectful and work as a team. Most of the folks at Mainstay Life Services have been with the organization for many years and as a fairly new employee it is very obvious why they have long standing employees; they work for the best non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that truly care for the people they serve.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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2 people 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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