LifeSTEPS - Life Skills Training and Educational Programs
LifeSTEPS - Life Skills Training and Educational Programs
LifeSTEPS - Life Skills Training and Educational Programs
LifeSTEPS - Life Skills Training and Educational Programs
Empowerment.  Impact.  Community. One Step at a Time.

Success Stories

Success Stories

Hope. Empowerment. Victory. Read stories of people who have overcome significant barriers through LifeSTEPS.

Our Impact

Our Impact

Changed lives. Resilient communities. The social impact of LifeSTEPS services is immense.

Our Programs

Our Programs

We provide case management, education, and assistance while encouraging self-sufficiency.

WELCOME TO LifeSTEPS.

Since 1996 LifeSTEPS has helped our most vulnerable individuals and families forge better lives. Our Mission is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities. We do this by providing comprehensive social services to the residents of affordable housing communities. Low-income families maintain stable housing through our case management, education and emergency assistance services.

At LifeSTEPS, we are there to catch people before they fall deeper into poverty and avoid homelessness by adhering to the highest standard of service possible. Our vision is that every person touched by LifeSTEPS will be empowered with the skills, resources and support to maintain stable housing and break the cycle of poverty.

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What's New with Us?

Youth Expand Horizons through Art at Cottonwood Place Apartments

Palm Communities is proud to announce the culmination of the Cottonwood Place Apartment’s “Summer of Art” program 2014. The Housing Corporation of America, in conjunction with Con Am Management and LifeSTEPS, provided a 10-week program of site-based art classes for residents ages 9 to 14. The Housing Corporation of America created a video to celebrate the […]

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Scholarship Applications due November 14, 2014

It’s that time!  Time for qualified AMCAL and USA residents interested in pursuing higher education to submit their scholarship applications for the Spring 2015 cycle.  This is a competitive process open to residents living at USA Properties and AMCAL sites.  Are you a graduating high school senior, GED recipient or undergraduate enrolling in an accredited […]

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AMCAL Partnership For Hope Event – October 18, 2014

AMCAL Partnership for HOPE 2014 LifeSTEPS and AMCAL are honored to host the fourth celebration of a Partnership for HOPE at Andalucía Heights Apartments in Los Angeles.   Through this partnership 93 scholarships have been awarded to 36 individuals totaling $155,900 since 2011.  At this event we will be celebrating the scholars’ achievements and acknowledging donor support. Please […]

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Beth and Maurice Ramirez (AMCAL) talk housing with LGBT leaders in L.A. today

LifeSTEPS’ Beth Southorn and Amcal’s Maurice Ramirez talk housing with LGBT leaders in Los Angeles. Says Beth, “It was such a privilege to meet with Jean. Her leadership and pioneering efforts have changed the world!”   Pictured: Darrel Cummings, L.A. LGBT Center Chief of Staff; Beth Southorn, LifeSTEPS; Lorri L. Jean, CEO, L.A. LGBT Center; […]

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Beth Southorn: Social Impact of LifeSTEPS Programs is Far-Reaching

According to internal analytics, LifeSTEPS provided transformative services to 20,281 individuals during 2013, and provided continual access to services to over 70,000 residents. “LifeSTEPS’ mission is to strengthen individuals and families, and to create resilient communities,” says Beth Southorn, LifeSTEPS executive director. “What this tells me is that we are on mission.” During 2013 LifeSTEPS […]

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