Lifesteps Inc.Alternate Name / Acronym
NAOptions: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Lifesteps Vision is to improve the quality of life for members of our communities.
Lifesteps' Mission is to help individuals and families with life's changing needs by developing programs and providing services which will improve their quality of life.
Lifesteps' Guiding Principles:
1. Our programs and services will respond to present and emerging community needs.
2. We will operate in an economically and financially responsible manner.
3. The assurance of quality will be present in all programs.
4. We will be accountable to those who use and support our services.
5. Strengthening individuals and families is a core element of everything we do.
6. All individuals associated with Lifesteps will be treated with respect and dignity.
7. All our activities will be conducted in an ethical and honest manner.
8. We are committed to enhancing the skills and talents of our staff and encouraging their participation.
9. We are committed to being a unique provider of comprehensive services.
10. We will accept opportunities and challenges to serve with creativity, flexibility, and timeliness.
Since 1923, Lifesteps has provided care along life's journey by helping individuals and families with life's changing needs reach their best potential.
Today, Lifesteps offers many services including:
Child Care, Preschool and a Summer Discovery Program through Lifesteps Early Education Center;
Early Head Start Services
FREE Preschool through Pre-K Counts - a state sponsored program that offers FREE preschool for qualifying families; FREE Developmental/Autism Screenings through Child Check;
Crisis Child Care;
a Family Resource Coordinator through the Beaver County Early Intervention/Crisis Intervention Program;
and, services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities including a day program, Speech and Behavioral Support Services, Life Sharing and Community Homes.Options: Accreditations and Licenses
The Agency is licensed to provide services and has met all requirements of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Developmental Programming, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Child Care Information Services (Subsidized Child Care).
All programs are subject to regular internal and external evaluations to insure the quality of Lifesteps' programs and services.
In addition, Lifesteps participates in the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars program, a rating system based on a child care facility's classroom environment, curriculum, and staffing. Lifesteps is also an approved site to receive business sponsored donations through the PA Educational Improvement Tax credit program that supports Preschool Scholarships for qualifying families.Affiliations
United Way Member Agency
Early Head Start Provider in Beaver County
Keystone STARS Program
Pre-K Counts Provider
Preschool Scholarships through PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit ProgramLegal Structure
Non-profit corporationFunding Sources
Many of the programs and services are not fully funded by government grants, contracts, etc. These programs are provided at a deficit and in order to continuing providing service to the community, Lifesteps raises the necessary funds through special events such as our annual ï¿½Chip-Inï¿½ Golf Classic or Star Gala, community-sponsored events such as Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, annual giving campaigns, grant opportunities, civic group support and other fundraising efforts.
Regardless of whether the money comes from grants, contracts, program fees or individual donations, Lifesteps holds a strong committment to its fiduciary responsibility to support the individuals and families the organization serves every year.
|Name*||Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.)||Phone Number 1||Phone Number 2||Fax Number||Email Address|
|Karen Sue Owens||President & Chief Executive Officer|
Contact InformationContact Phone Numbers
|Number*||Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)|
|724-774-6494||Beaver County Program Center|
|724-283-1010||Butler County Program Center/Central Office|
|Email*||Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)|
|Website*||Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)|
383 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001
|Title/Description (Branch office, Satellite office, etc.)||Address Line 1||Address Line 2||Address Line 3||City||State||Zip Code|
|Beaver County Program Center||138 Friendship CircleBeaverPA15009|
With over 700 employees, Lifesteps maintains and operates programs and services in more than 55 locations throughout Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.Services ProvidedHandicap Accessibility
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