Lifesteps – Updates COVID-19

A Message From…

KAREN SUE OWENS, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Over 97 years ago Lifesteps was founded by a group of committed citizens who sought to assist children suffering from polio. Today, we face a different health emergency…and we face it with the same mission to help and support those in need.

Lifesteps is committed to the health, safety and well-being of those we serve, staff and the community. Please know that our Organization is continually adapting to direction from state and national officials as updates are received.

During the COVID -19 pandemic, we are dedicated to continuing to serve by adapting to ongoing changes by Governor Wolf for the state of Pennsylvania. These are challenging times for our Nation, but together we can persevere during these unprecedented times. Thank you to our individuals, families, staff and supporters for your patience and understanding.

During this unprecedented time, Lifesteps will continue to provide updates as the Agency responds to COVID-19 pandemic.

At Lifesteps, the health, safety and well-being of those served and staff is the Agency’s number one priority. Lifestesps COVID-19 Response Team is meeting regularly to coordinate and adapt to changes associated with the pandemic. The following outlines several implemented precautions:

        • Employ Social Distancing Protocols
        • Limit Exposure
        • Provide Training
        • Obtain Necessary Supplies
        • Ensure Deep Cleaning Protocols and Regular Sanitization
        • Mandatory Mask Policy

Community Homes

Lifesteps Community Homes continue to provide “life-sustaining” 24/7 services for adults with disabilities. In addition, the Agency is encouraging no visitors and has suspended group activities and outings in its Community Homes.

Child Care Enrollment

Lifesteps has been approved to provide Child Care during this time under a waiver from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for families who are considered “essential personnel” in “life-sustaining” businesses. (i.e., healthcare professional, emergency medical services personnel, essential staff in grocery, food and convenient store business, etc.)

Interested families not currently enrolled at Lifesteps, should contact the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) to determine eligibility for Temporary Services.

The ELRC can be reached at:

            • Beaver County – 724-847-0145
            • Butler County – 724-285-9431

Services and Programs

As Pennsylvania progresses in many of the Southwestern counties from COVID-19 “Yellow Phase” to “Green Phase” Lifesteps will announce the opening of facility-based services. Currently Lifesteps is providing Child Care services at its Butler County location and for essential workers families at there Beaver County location. For more information call Lifesteps at 724-283-1010.

Tele-Services

During COVID-19 pandemic Lifesteps is offering Tele-Services in the following areas:

Special Events

Lifesteps Vintage Affair special event is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Lifesteps continues to provide “life-sustaining” services and is actively hiring. To view open positions visit Lifesteps Careers.