WHO WE ARE

​MISSION AND HISTORY

Established in 1979, Staircase Youth Services is an outreach that provides youth and family intervention services in Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Oceana and Wexford Counties.  The staff strives to provide support, guidance, and hope to all we serve.

With early intervention, the staff at Staircase Youth Services can help youth and their parents prevent the trauma that a crisis situation creates.  Personal problems can be prevented from becoming legal or possibly life-threatening.  We can help to counsel youth, develop effective coping skills, and offer a safe place to discuss problems in confidence.  We are LGTBQ-friendly and will not discriminate those who come through our doors.  

MISSION STATEMENT:  To be a leader in the delivery of supportive, preventive, and homeless services for youth and families at-risk or in crisis.

 

"The secret of getting

ahead is getting started"

-Sally Berger

STAFF
 

EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR

OCEANA

COUNTY

MANISTEE

COUNTY

WEXFORD &

MISSAUKEE COUNTIES

MASON &

LAKE COUNTIES

CYNTHIA ARNESON

Staircase Youth Services

cynla82155@yahoo.com​

SARAH RUDAT

Youth Specialist

srstaircase@yahoo.com

RITA MCCANN

Youth Specialist

ritamccann@aol.com

LEEANN FRATTINI

Youth Specialist

leeannfrattini@gmail.com

KERRY TERRYN

Youth Specialist

ktstaircase@yahoo.com

DAKOTA MORRIS

Youth Specialist

dmstaircase@yahoo.com

BENITA LEIFKER

Youth Specialist

blstaircase@yahoo.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

MATT SOMSEL

PRESIDENT

JIM KURTS

VICE PRESIDENT

KELLY BUSSON

SECRETARY

ROB BEDNARZ

TREASURER

STEWART NASSON

MARK OTTO

JENNIFER COPENHAVEN

JENNIFER TARANKO

MATT KIEFER

ERIC HARVEY

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ADDRESS

ADMIN OFFICE:

920 E Tinkham Ave

Ludington, MI  49455

SATELITE OFFICE:

124-1/2 N Mitchell

Cadillac, MI  49601

OPENING HOURS

The crisis line is open 24-hr a day.  Staff members are available M-F, 8-5p.

MONDAY - FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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