chescologo-01The Chesco LIFE Program serves Chester County families who have a child or adolescent that struggles with emotional, behavioral, social needs, intellectual disabilities, and/or have involvement with the dependency or delinquency systems. As a team of both experienced parents and professionals, we work closely with Chester County families to offer invaluable support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, emotional issues, and behavioral problems. In addition to working with local child serving systems and partnerships with community organizations, we have many resources available to support your family’s emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being, including a bilingual staff. Parenting resources and educational supports, along with social and recreational opportunities are all easily accessible within our program.

Our mission is to build strong, resourceful families and resilient children by sharing knowledge, resources, direct support, and training with a focus on building a culture of parents and youth as mentors, developing partnerships within the community and supporting the system of care philosophy in Chester County.

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Call 215.429.8383 or email chescolife@accessservices.org

 

Meet Our Staff!

Erin Pasela
Erin has a B.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University. Erin enjoys her role as a Family Support Specialist so she can provide caregivers with assistance, services, and community resources their children need. She personally knows the struggle of attempting to navigate the system on her own, and finds the position fulfilling and rewarding in helping new families learn how to handle these challenging, yet unique circumstances. She currently resides in Chester County with her husband and sons. Contact Erin: 215-350-5193 or epasela@accessservices.org

 

Sheila Grant
Sheila has a RN, MS from LaSalle University. Sheila loves being a family support specialist because she is passionate about advocating for families and children with special needs.  She is a member of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer.  Sheila is on the board of Chester County/Mainline CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) and teaches part-time at Immaculata University.  Sheila is the proud mother of two sons and lives with her husband and family in West Chester PA. Contact Sheila 215-450-4556 or sgrant@accessservices.org

 

Mabel Gall
Mabel has a MS in School Counseling certification from Kutztown University. She has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and families. She has worked for different nonprofit organizations in Lehigh County area such as Valley Youth House, Northwestern Human Services and Access Services. She currently resides in Chester County and has been working for the Chesco LIFE program since October 2016. Mabel is fluent in Spanish and she enjoys assisting families in need. Contact Mabel: 215-429-8383 (this number take referrals) or mgall@accessservices.org

 

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