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Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

November 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

At Mainstay, we believe that everyone has an important role in their community. We work hard to ensure that the people we support lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future. That’s why we are proud to […]

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Mainstay Named a 2021 Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 14th, 2021|0 Comments

At Mainstay Life Services, we strive to create a compassionate, respectful community for everyone we support. Those values sit at the heart of our mission and extend to our entire staff.

That’s why we are extremely proud to have been named […]

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Mainstay Life Services Is Honored To Receive 2021 Top Workplaces USA

January 28th, 2021|0 Comments

We are so excited to announce that we have been named a 2021 Top Workplaces USA winner!

This national recognition comes off the heels of our regional Top Workplace award that we received this past summer from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This […]

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Mainstay’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

January 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, January 6, 2021, was a sad day in our country as violence and lawless protest unfolded in the heart of our nation’s capital. For us at Mainstay, as an organization whose very mission is to create fulfillment in […]

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Mainstay Life Services Is Honored To Receive The Pittsburgh 2020 Top Workplaces Award From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For The Sixth Consecutive Year!

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

We are so proud and excited to announce that we have been named a 2020 Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pittsburgh best places to work list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered […]

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Direct Support Professionals Advisory Council Announcement

July 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

A huge congratulations to our very own Kelley Shepherd for becoming an official member of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Advisory Council!

Kelley has been with Mainstay Life Services since 2011 and has been a key player in building relationships […]

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Honoring Work Toward Equality and Racial Justice

June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

It’s impossible to overstate the intensity or complexity of the challenges we have faced these past few months. These months have also cast a stark light on the inequities that exist in our country and world.

Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of […]

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We Stand Together.

June 4th, 2020|0 Comments

To Friends of Mainstay,

At Mainstay, we understand the importance of community. The bonds we create with each other become more than just isolated, individual relationships. Rather, one person or one relationship generates a ripple effect, impacting so many others, and […]

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A Message to the Mainstay Community

April 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Dear Friends of Mainstay,

On behalf of everyone at Mainstay, I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. These past several weeks have brought extraordinary changes – generating many questions about how to stay healthy, how best […]

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March 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Heather Lewis

In October 2019, Community Services Coordinator Barb Dyer and I had the opportunity to attend a three-day professional development retreat and SRV workshop.

So, what is SRV? Social Role Valorization is a very involved and detailed concept, but […]

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Introducing the Mainstay Life Services Self-Advocates Advisory Board

February 17th, 2020|0 Comments

In March 2019, we gathered a small group of people who receive support from Mainstay to talk with them about creating a Self-Advocates Advisory Board. This group would allow them opportunities to learn about being an advocate, to have a […]

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Rallying Together for Better Wages!

January 17th, 2020|0 Comments


You may have noticed that the last few holidays, we have joined the Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) in their Virtual Rallies focused on the FY 20/21 Pennsylvania budget.

We’re thrilled to announce that during our […]

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Home for the Holidays

December 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

It’s that familiar smell of pumpkin pie when you walk through the door. It’s loud family gatherings filled with laughter and hugs. It’s the feeling of warmth, comfort, and the freedom to be yourself that can only be found in […]

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A Balancing Act: Living with Co-Occurring IDD and a Mental Health Disorder

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Written by: Angel Rodrigues, Mainstay Life Services Program Manager
In collaboration with: Dennis Zellers, Mainstay Life Services Behavioral Specialist

Mainstay Life Services provides care to many individuals with several types of disabilities, including those who live with co-occurring conditions. Co-occurring conditions, sometimes […]

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My 40 Years of Service

October 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Thank you, Mainstay, for allowing me to grow with you. 

Forty years is a long time, but they fly right by when you love what you do. And as Mainstay’s longest working employee, I am honored and lucky to have loved […]

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Employ Me!

September 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Have you noticed lately how many businesses are begging for employees? When you drive down the road, you see sign after sign that bears the words: “Help Wanted.” It’s an open market for job-seekers and the perfect time to get […]

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5 Steps for Staff Appreciation

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

ap·pre·ci·a·tion (əˌprēSHēˈāSH(ə)n)  noun  1. recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

Mainstay employees love what they do. That’s evident in their commitment to ensuring those we serve live fulfilling lives and their willingness to put in extra […]

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Mainstay Marley

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s as if she knows it’s Friday. I wake up and go about my morning routine. Lastly, packing my lunch, I catch a glimpse of her eyes. Those big round eyes reminding me it’s Friday, and that may mean it’s Mainstay […]

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A Unique Perspective from a Mother and CFO

July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

My formal education and background are in finance. However, one of the most important role models in my life was my grandmother, who spent 45 years volunteering for the food bank and Meal on Wheels. I was taught at a […]

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Before joining the Mainstay family, I was certainly aware of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). However, it was not until I met and really spent time with people with PWS that I truly understood how remarkable they are. You see, living with […]

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Staff Appreciation Luncheon

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Yesterday, the staff at Mainstay woke up to warmth and sunshine to celebrate each other at our 20-year anniversary Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Over 200 staff and board members filled the elegant LeMont ballroom as we celebrated well over 1,000 cumulative […]

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My First 6 Months at Mainstay

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” As I reflect on my first six months as CEO of Mainstay Life Services, I couldn’t agree with him more.

From the start of this new journey, […]