Changing Lives…. Reducing Crime…. Building Futures
Pathways For Change is committed to our clients and to our community. Human transformation is our business; Pathways For Change saves people from the destructive lifestyle too often perpetuated by poverty, abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and lack of education.
Pathways For Change reduces crime on many fronts. Our Men’s Residential Treatment program and our Transitions Program reduce recidivism at a rate of 82 percent, meaning the vast majority of our clients do not go out and commit new crimes. Our Family Center helps young people and families know that they have a future as law-abiding citizens. They do not need to hang with the gang, give up hope or dreams, or settle for a life that is not what God has intended for them.
Pathways For Change builds futures for families by showing them how to live free of drugs and crime. We help to build futures of the elderly residents who live right next door to the Family Center. Many of these residents now have meaningful work to do including volunteering as tutors, mentors, instructors, childcare workers, librarians, and office coordinators. We are reviving a neighborhood, called “homeless town,” working with our community partners to change lives, increase safety, and build futures.
Pathways For Change offers a comprehensive, caring vision. We welcome each individual who comes to PFC for help, we assess individual needs, and we offer assistance and guidance in the areas of education, vocational training, counseling, community enrichment, and residential treatment. We are building lives, one at a time, and doing it well, saving a neighborhood and then a community. We depend greatly on our partners and volunteers. That bond allows those individuals to accomplish their own missions. We all benefit.
We believe that the only way to true healing is through the love of God and a daily relationship with Him. We promote healthy activities, such as a community vegetable garden, with area residents growing and selling their produce. We have daily exercise classes for children, adults and senior citizens. Creating a future that is healthy, ripe with opportunities.
Faith- We believe that it is not about us, it is about God’s leadership.
Commitment – We show love and compassion for each other and those we serve, as we make a difference in our community.
Communication – We practice daily, the vital sharing and understanding of information in a safe and nurturing environment.
Integrity – We deliver transparency in our organization, earning trust and respect.
Hope – We believe that every life is a life worth saving.
Stewardship – We make wise and responsible decisions regarding all that we have been given.
Excellence – We deliver excellence through personal responsibility, accountability and continuous improvement.