FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Step By Step, Inc. Acquires 10 Residential Programs Formerly Operated by Goodwill Industries of NEPA, Expanding Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Wilkes-Barre, PA– Step By Step, Inc., a leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of 10 Residential Programs formerly operated by Goodwill Industries of NEPA. This acquisition includes 10 residential properties, enabling Step By Step to serve 35 individuals in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. The completion of this acquisition represents a significant milestone in Step By Step’s growth and reinforces their dedication to fostering independence and opportunity for their clients.
Eric Lindey (CEO/President of Step By Step) expressed his excitement about the acquisition, stating, “We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and support these individuals and their families. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our mission of helping each individual succeed in life. We are dedicated to maintaining the continuity and quality of care that Goodwill has provided, ensuring a seamless transition for everyone involved.”During the acquisition process, Step By Step prioritized minimizing disruptions for the individuals and their families. The agency successfully preserved their homes, furnishings, and retained the trusted and familiar staff. The focus is to create a nurturing environment where these individuals can continue to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.
“We are deeply committed to upholding the highest standards of care and ensuring that every individual receives the support they need to reach their full potential,” added Eric Lindey. “We are excited about the growth opportunities this acquisition brings for Step By Step, as we continue to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.”
The acquisition was finalized on June 30, 2023, and as of July 1, 2023, Step By Step officially assumed the role of service provider for the acquired residential programs. Step By Step would like to express gratitude to the staff, board of directors, and executive team for their dedication and hard work throughout the process.
About Step By Step:
Step By Step, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation devoted to providing community support services to children and adults in Pennsylvania with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, mental health disorders, and/ or substance use disorders.
Established in 1977, the agency today provides services to over 2,000 individuals in four regions across more than a dozen Pennsylvania counties. Throughout its history, Step By Step, Inc. has maintained a progressive view of the potential of individuals with disabilities.
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