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
- Lifesteps Early Education Center COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan
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 limited outings in its Community Homes.
As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has moved into the “Green Phase”, Lifesteps has returned to providing Children Services. Lifesteps has returned utilizing Department of Health, Department of Education, CDC and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines.
Lifesteps is currently enrolling for Fall Pre-K Counts, FREE to qualifying families with children 3 and 4 years of age. For more information visit Children Services.
Services and Programs
Lifesteps has continued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting services to meet Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and CDC guidelines. As the Agency has developed protocols to provide facility- and community- based services in a healthy and safe way. Lifesteps is also serving interested participants and families through remote services. Lifesteps will continue to respond to the changing environment that the COVID-19 pandemic presents to ensure the health and safety of our communities, clients and staff.
During COVID-19 pandemic Lifesteps is offering Tele-Services in the following areas:
Lifesteps Vintage Affair special event is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Lifesteps is actively hiring. To view open positions visit Lifesteps Careers. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lifesteps takes precautions and supplies Personal Protective Equipment when necessary while following the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines for a safe and healthy environment.
Virtual Interview Sessions are available by calling a Lifesteps Recruiter at 724-283-1010.