These family-style homes offer youth a place where they can be members of a community and form critical connections.
Our primary goal is to provide a place for youth to feel cared for and respected. Respect, understanding and recognition of individual needs are cornerstones of our Pathfinder Homes as many of our youth have experienced significant adversity and trauma. Beyond feeling cared for, however, we also want to give youth the opportunity to move toward a state of independence and self-sufficiency. To that end, our residents are taught life skills and encouraged to see past their current situations to better define and plan their futures. We work with youth to create individualized service plans based on their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
During their time with us, we encourage youth to:
Maintain family and community connections
Commit to growth and change
Know their rights and advocate for themselves
and vocational success
Practice non violence
and emotional intelligence