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Mission Statement

Pathway Caring for Children's mission is to empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care, and adoption services.


Pathway provides the following on-going services and programs:

· Pathway's largest program is to recruit, screen, train, and license foster caregivers and then properly match them with children. Pathway provides casework supervision for the children and the foster families.

· A Community Service Provider (CSP) is assigned to each child and provides total case management. The CSP assumes primary responsibility for coordination of all aspects of a child's case and is the child's advocate in the provision of appropriate education, employment, training, spiritual, social, and other services.

· Life Skills Training provides classroom and experiential opportunities for youth 12 and older on how to live on their own and become responsible, contributing members of the community. Some of the independent living training topics include money management, job and employability skills, communication skills, basic health care, house keeping, searching for and seeking a residence, and conflict resolution.

· Family Homes are beautiful, uniquely constructed homes for four boys or four girls, ages 10 to 18, who are emotionally troubled and cannot reside in their own home or in a foster home. Carefully selected and trained house parents staff the homes. Often the Family Home is the last resort before a child is sent to an institution.

· Support Services provides carefully screened and trained child care workers for individual children who need mentoring, assistance in developing independent living skills, supervision, and transportation to counseling, parent visits, and other activities.

· Our Family Services program provides training and support groups for adoptive families, foster family placements for adoptive children, respite and child care worker support services for birth or adoptive children, and placing children for adoption.

· Behavioral Health Counseling and Treatment, Mental Health Assessment, and Community Psychiatric Support Treatment are provided for foster children and foster families.





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