KY S.A.F.E. Rebranding as StepStone Family & Youth Services
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KY S.A.F.E. Rebranding as StepStone Family & Youth Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 12, 2019) – Kentucky Safe Alternative Family Environment (KY S.A.F.E.), one of the state’s largest providers of family and youth services, has announced the organization will now do business as StepStone Family & Youth Services.

As part of a national network of family and youth services agencies, KY S.A.F.E. has provided therapeutic foster care services for more than 20 years. The name change to StepStone Family & Youth Services establishes a common, national brand for the family and youth services network, with agencies across the country. The new name represents the network’s commitment to helping families and youth in safe environments, where they can thrive. StepStone reinforces that one step can change a life.

“Children and youth need a safe place they can call home. And families need strong support too. That’s why StepStone is here,” said Jeffrey Hardin, Ky executive director of family and youth services. “While our name is changing, we’re still supporting youth and families in safe environments where they can thrive.”

As a member of the BrightSpring Health Services family of brands, StepStone’s services include prospective foster parent training, foster care support services, training for young adults, youth residential services, family and youth services, respite care and counseling. StepStone currently offers care and support for families in 11 states.

“StepStone agencies offer support that can make a positive impact for life,” said Hardin. “Our services set our clients and foster families up for success. We’re committed to making a difference in the lives of the children, families and communities we serve.”

About StepStone Family & Youth Services

For more than 20 years, StepStone Family & Youth Services has delivered quality services and support that make for successful foster families. The StepStone network of agencies is an essential resource for young people in need of alternative, safer living environments. One step can change a life. For more information, visit

About BrightSpring

BrightSpring Health Services is the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides clinical, nonclinical and pharmacy and other ancillary care services for people of all ages, health and skill levels across home and community settings. BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. Its primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ over 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to over 2 million people annually.

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging and high-cost populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Its Connected Home care model is becoming an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. The company’s care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States providing critically needed daily support services, as well as clinical and pharmacy health services, in community settings. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, BrightSpring has been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – helping people live their best life. For more information, visit

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