Mainstay Life Services

Mission Statement

To provide life-long, high-quality support services, ensuring that people with intellectual disabilities and autism (ID/A) lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future.

About Mainstay Life Services

Mainstay supports 300+ people with ID/A, and their families, throughout Allegheny and the surrounding counties. We work with people as they achieve their best lives by helping them find their place within a community that sustains them and benefits from their participation. Many persons supported receive multiple services from us, which include: Residential, Supported Living, Life Sharing, Prader-Willi Syndrome Supports, Technology Supports, Employment Supports, Behavioral and Clinical Supports, In-Home and Community Support, Community Participation Support, and enTRUST Services. At Mainstay we aim to enrich lives and unlock potential.

Mainstay is honored to have received the following recognitions:

  • Highmark Bright Blue Futures Award for Organizational Excellence (2023).
  • Top Workplace through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for eight of nine years since 2015, including in 2023.
  • Great Nonprofits Top Nonprofit status.
  • Candid (formerly Guidestar) Platinum Seal of Transparency.
  • Charity Navigator four-star charity ranking.

Funds raised through the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will be contributed to our Irene and Dr. Walter Jacob Giving Fund (aka the Supplemental Needs Fund) to benefit the people we support. You can contribute to a walker already registered, you can register yourself or a team, or you can donate to our general account: Mainstay Life Services General Contributions (search for Mainstay in the "search for a participant" box)

Contact Information

Dorothy Gordon
Phone: 412-344-3640

Angel Rodrigues

Sierra Kaufman



Highmark Pittsburgh Walk Details
June 22nd, 2024
Stage AE: 400 N Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212