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Pathway Caring for Children

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


4895 Dressler Road NW, Ste ACanton, OH 44718 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and counseling.


Founded in 1973 by Jim and Velma Bridges, Pathway Caring for Children is a private, non-profit social service agency.

Pathway Today ​​ ​
  • 1,000+ mental health clients, including community and school-based in Beacon Academy, Brown Local, Fairless Local, Heritage Christian, Osnaburg Local, and West Branch Local Schools.​

  • Serving children and families in 14 counties: Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.​

  • Over 812 hours of support services to families who have adopted or are providing kinship care through support groups, respite, education, and consultation.​

  • 146 Volunteers provided 1,351 hours of support in the last year.​

  • 6 Pathway Locations in Brook Park, Canton, Millersburg, Minerva, and Sebring, OH.


Would you recommend Pathway Caring for Children?
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by Shawn C. (March 14, 2022)
Stay away from Pathway (Not Caring For Children). They didn't and don't honor Jim bridges's Motto. If you are looking to foster or adopt there are other agencies out there. Trust me, I know Pathway personally. They were not there for me when I needed them the most. Because of this so called NONE PROFIT AGENCY I now suffer with PTSD, OCD, AGORAPHOBIA, DISSOCIATE IDENTITY DISORDER. Thank you Pathway for ruining my life. Because of you I can't work and I can no longer coexist with other people. Please look else where to volunteer at.

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