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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 […]