LifeSTEPS (Life Skills Training & Educational Programs) welcomed Dedria Black as Deputy Director in February 2022. Black is working alongside Executive Director Beth Southorn to foster the future growth of LifeSTEPS, which provides effective educational and supportive services to nearly 100,000 residents of affordable and supportive housing across California. As Deputy Director, Black provides leadership […]
When LifeSTEPS resident Cole needed follow-up medical care after suffering a stroke, LifeSTEPS case manager Estela was right by his side. Our Intensive Case Management (ICM) Services help residents like Cole maintain stable housing, good health and self-sufficiency while living independently. By assisting with transitions of care or accompanying to appointments, our case managers offer […]
March is National Nutrition Month, and LifeSTEPS would like to thank those who help us fight food insecurity by providing food support to our residents across California. Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, LifeSTEPS provided nearly $1 million in food commodities to seniors, individuals and families in 2021. By reducing hunger and […]
LifeSTEPS thanks Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian for including “Healthier Home – Age in Place Nursing Program” in his Aging and Long-Term Care Bill Package to advance California’s historic Master Plan for Aging. The legislation, spearheaded by LifeSTEPS and USA Properties, is modeled after a pilot program designed to provide and link health care and social services […]
In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Padilla and Rep. Bera, LifeSTEPS urged Congress to stop delaying and pass a full-year HUD budget as soon as possible. Congress has not yet approved Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills, which puts service coordination and affordable housing programs at risk of not having enough funds to […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 LifeSTEPS residents at Zaninovich Village Senior Apartments in Orange Cove are all smiles after receiving goodie-filled treat bags at our Valentine’s Grab and Go community event. LifeSTEPS staff was on site to deliver the treats to residents, who were so grateful for the kind gesture and the opportunity to safely celebrate […]
LifeSTEPS proudly supports legislation (SB 861) filed by Sen. Monique Limón on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association to establish the Dementia Care Navigator Grant Program. This program will be administered by the California Department of Aging in partnership with LifeSTEPS and other organizations with expertise using community health workers and promotores, two proven programs which […]
Beth Southorn, LifeSTEPS Executive Director and the newly elected chair of the American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) recently sat down with AASC’s new president and CEO Michelle Missler for a conversation on the critical role AASC plays in the resident services field. AASC is a professional resident services membership association and a national resource […]
Exciting news for LifeSTEPS residents looking for a change in career path! LifeSTEPS is launching a Trade School Scholarship Fund to provide educational grants to residents in our affordable housing communities. “Trade school scholarships will enable our residents to gain skilled training while supporting their goals of furthering their education and building community,” said Beth […]
As a LifeSTEPS Intensive Case Manager, Melba Madsen advocates on behalf of her residents, empowering them to sustain their housing and meet their personal goals. “Melba’s residents with special needs see her as a friendly face who is there not to do for them but to educate and empower them to live a better quality […]
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