From long-term housing to in-home supports, Step By Step’s Residential services span a wide variety of scenarios and with one shared goal: Increased independence, improved quality of life and ongoing safety for everyone we serve.

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Intellectual Disabilities

Adults with intellectual disabilities benefit from Step By Step’s Residential options, which offer care, camaraderie and professional guidance in a number of ways:

Community Homes Between one and four adults live in each of Step By Step’s Community Homes, which provide individualized support and supervision up to 24 hours a day.

Intermediate Care Facilities/ID These specialized residences house between one and eight adults each. Independence is developed and encouraged and medical support is available.

Respite When unexpected circumstances arise, Respite steps in. Our temporary housing offers relief to caregivers, family members and individuals as needed, aiming for as little interruption to daily routines and care as possible.

Lifesharing Households across Pennsylvania open their hearts and homes to eligible adults via Lifesharing, the program that gives individuals and their sponsor families the benefits of shared living and experiences.

In-Home and Community Support Individuals living independently or with family or friends sometimes need the added assistance offered by Step By Step’s mobile resources.

Mental Health

Mental Health services include a wide spectrum of support providing homelike residences that are fully integrated in the community. The style of the housing varies from apartment style to group living environments. 

Community Residential Rehabilitation Residential Rehabilitation assists individuals in acquiring, retaining and improving the communication, socialization, self-direction, self-help and adaptive skills necessary to reside in the community.

Fairweather Lodge The Fairweather Lodge program, located in Allentown, is a research driven, recovery oriented housing model for adults with mental health disorders.

Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) services are licensed by OMHSAS and provides intensive treatment in lieu of Community Psychiatric Hospitalization.

Managed Residence Managed Residence style housing provides apartment living, in which one unit is occupied by a peer specialist employed by Step By Step as the Residence Manager.

Supported Independent Living, Supported Housing or Residential Services Supported Independent Living, Supported Housing or Residential Services provide staff support that is based on the needs of the individuals identified for that service.