Entries by Allison Marino

LifeSTEPS Celebrates Pride Month

LifeSTEPS respects and embraces diversity in all forms, and we work hard to foster an environment of inclusion and equality. To celebrate Pride Month 2021, we are excited to share what pride means to our LifeSTEPS family and community. “For me, we remember those that have been hurt by rejection, or dismissed, and marginalized by […]

Emergency Assistance for a Family in Need

Imagine losing your home during COVID-19. After a fire ravaged her apartment this past April, Grace, a single mother of two young children, found herself living in a hotel. The fire resulted in a total loss of her belongings, including her clothing and groceries. “The fire in Grace’s apartment was a total loss because of […]

Eliminating the Medi-Cal asset test will help more LifeSTEPS residents age in place

LifeSTEPS is joining Justice in Aging and the Western Center on Law & Poverty and other aging and disability services organizations to respectfully request that California eliminate the Medi-Cal asset test for seniors and people with disabilities.  The current limit, which has not increased since 1989, prevents low-income older adults and many people with disabilities […]

Three brothers receive bikes thanks to Sierra Nevada High School Cycling Organization

Three brothers living in a LifeSTEPS affordable housing community in Los Angeles will spend more time outdoors, thanks to a generous gift from the Sierra Nevada High School Cycling Organization. When the boys’ mother Jackie learned of the funding opportunity through her development’s resident services coordinator, she requested bikes, helmets and protective gear for her […]