Step into Success advocates and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to provide personalized services that reflect our client’s individual needs and preferences. We seek to promote opportunities for our clients to live a lifestyle that offers a sense of accomplishment by participating in their community.


Step Into Success was a dream set into reality when Cheryl Quick and Tammy Ullsperger met twenty-six years ago. Both Cheryl and Tammy worked together over those many years at different community agencies around San Diego County for adult clientele with disabilities. The idea behind Step Into Success was to create a community agency that takes a more holistic and collaborative approach to helping adults live independently throughout San Diego and East County Region. Since then, Step Into Success has grown by taking on Alicia Ruelas who became a staff member with Cheryl and Tammy in 2015 while her aunt was receiving services through Step Into Success. Cheryl and Tammy realized that Alicia was their missing piece and she became Managing Director and partner in the agency soon after. 

Step Into Success was officially deemed a vendor with the San Diego Regional Center in 2005.