Stairways, Beacon Light Announce Plans to Affiliate


Stairways Behavioral Health of Erie and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems of Bradford have announced that their Boards of Directors have signed mutual Letters of Intent to affiliate under a common Support Corporation.

The two organizations already have enjoyed a long-term working partnership in Warren County, providing both private and inpatient psychiatry and substance abuse services. This affiliation expands upon that successful partnership. Through affiliation, Stairways board members and administrators will share an active role in governing the affiliated system, integrating administration with Beacon Light in the areas of finance, information technology and human resources, among others.

Stairways currently employs approximately 500 people in Erie and Crawford counties and generates yearly revenues of $25 million through comprehensive behavioral health programs, including adult treatment and rehabilitation, forensic, substance abuse and crisis services, child and adolescent programming, housing and vocational support, arts and community wellness.

Beacon Light employs more than 650 people in McKean, Warren, Forest, Clearfield, Jefferson, Clearfield and Bradford counties, with a wide spectrum of child and family programs in residential and community settings. Beacon Light generates more than $30 million in annual revenue.

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