These two love LifeSTEPS’ After School Program (ASP), which touched the lives of nearly 5,000 children and youth across California in 2021. Our curriculum and structured activities focus on being safe, respectful and responsible, and most of all, having fun while learning. Plus, having a caring and consistent place to maintain structure helps LifeSTEPS’ youngest […]
Rayvonte Toliver’s passion for working with children caught the attention of LifeSTEPS Director of Social Services Ronita at the affordable housing community where he lives with his parents and siblings. Admiring his eagerness to help others, Ronita suggested that he interview for an open position supporting LifeSTEPS’ After School Program (ASP) at a nearby apartment […]
Thanks to the collaboration between State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, the City of Vernon and LifeSTEPS, nearly 60 residents rolled up their sleeves yesterday to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine at Hollenbeck Terrace. LifeSTEPS residents spoke with Assembly Member Santiago, and expressed thanks at being able to receive their vaccine onsite at Hollenbeck Terrace, an […]
Forty-one-year old Megan* was fighting for her life. She had lost touch with her daughter and was in desperate need of mental health services. Battling drug addiction while dealing with bipolar disorder was more than she could handle, and she needed a support system and a light at the end of the tunnel. Megan soon […]
Three cheers for LifeSTEPS resident Caleb for graduating to the next swim level! Thanks to our partner AMCAL’s commitment to building stronger families and communities through the Partnership for HOPE Fund, Caleb and other at-risk and low-income youth are able to participate in sports or activities that would be unavailable to them because of the […]
After 19 years of dedicated service to LifeSTEPS, Meredith Chillemi, our Senior Director of Support and Health Services, announced her plan to accept a new position with the Helen Keller National Center. We want to thank Meredith for her friendship, guidance and mentorship. Meredith truly inspires those around her to be better, and her commitment […]
According to the AARP, more than 10 million adults age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day. This is why we’re so thankful for partners like Family Care Health Resources, who throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, have remained committed to preventing food insecurity by providing food donations to LifeSTEPS residents. Last week, Director of Social […]
Supporting LifeSTEPS’ commitment to helping older adults age in place, nursing students from Samuel Merritt University recently held blood pressure clinics at Vintage Oaks and Sierra Sunrise, two affordable housing communities developed by our partner USA Properties. The nurses screened LifeSTEPS residents for high blood pressure and distributed blank tracking charts to bring to their […]
Things are getting spooky at LifeSTEPS’ affordable housing communities across California this week! Staff and residents of all ages are celebrating Halloween with “Grab and Go” socials and spooktacular events which feature goody bags, music, costumes, games and of course, candy!
Please join us in signing onto ACTION Campaign’s letter asking the White House and Congressional leadership to include Housing Credit provisions and affordable housing funding in the Build Back Better Act. Affordable housing improves both physical and mental health outcomes, stabilizes neighborhoods, helps seniors to live independently and age-in-place, and generates economic growth. The current […]
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