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Mission and Standards

We deeply believe in an individual’s potential for resiliency, recovery, and success.

Step By Step, Inc., a community based, human service agency, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and personal growth of those we serve through support for individual choice and independence.

Strongly and passionately believes in each individual’s ability to succeed in life, through personal empowerment with dignity and respect.

     We believe in the personal need of everyone to be a part of and contribute to his or her own community.

      We celebrate and respect the value of diversity.

A pioneer in the development of community group homes in the late 1970s, Step By Step, Inc., has provided safe, supervised, home-like settings for countless individuals. Today Step By Step, Inc. employees are collaborating with consumers, family members and community partners to provide rich programming, vocational, residential and counseling services to hundreds in need. The agency’s more than 45+ year legacy of care and compassion is a testament to the great staff and innovative partnerships that have been formed and developed.

Looking to joing a team that is faithful to its individuals and the community? We would love to have you part of the team! Click the button below to see a list of our open jobs.

We Provide

Step By Step, Inc. today provides employment, vocational, residential, autism and counseling services to over 2,000 individuals in four across more than a dozen Pennsylvania counties. Throughout its history, Step By Step, Inc. has maintained a progressive view of the potential of individuals with disabilities.

The agency recognizes the ability of people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and autism to live independently with responsive supports.

“Step By Step was bestowed the prestigious Platinum Award for the “Best Place to Work” in the 2023 Times Leader competition. This extraordinary accomplishment marks our seventh consecutive victory and stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication and commitment of our exceptional staff.


Your votes have propelled us to this remarkable achievement, solidifying Step By Step’s position as the premier provider of human services not only in the Northeast but across the entire state of Pennsylvania. We extend our deepest gratitude for your steadfast support and dedication, which have played a pivotal role in maintaining our outstanding seven-year winning streak.”

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Where We Serve

Step By Step, Inc. provides community support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental health, autism spectrum disorders and physical disabilities through multiple Pennsylvania counties in the Northeast, Lehigh Valley, Southeast and Greater Pittsburgh areas.

Legacy Giving

The Step By Step, Inc. Foundation welcomes legacy planning gifts. These much-needed contributions allow you to be a steward of your community by helping Step By Step, Inc. provide the utmost in services and care.

Donors can remember the Step By Step, Inc. Foundation in their estate planning programs through legacy gifts in the name of someone special, or earmarked for a specific purpose. Others choose to bequeath personal property or financial gifts to the foundation to aid in the provision of programs and services. All gifts are essential to the ongoing care that Step By Step, Inc.  provides.

Opportunities to leave a legacy by committing ongoing resources to Step By Step, Inc. are highly valued, and create powerful outcomes for everyone involved. These can also be important components of tax planning.

Please consider contributing to the Step By Step, Inc. Foundation. Your support will enable us to continue our 45+ year tradition of caring for those in need. Call us at (570) 270-7909 to learn more about charitable giving.


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Client Testimonials

Step By Step staff is helping me…I’m taking better care of myself because now I go to my doctors. I feel like I can do more things for myself and my son with the help from Step By Step.

Dependable, reliable, trustworthy caregivers that you can consider an integral part of your family.

I can’t believe the wonderful service I’m getting. I’m very pleased.