In 1992 Pathways served its first foster children and four years later received its Child Placing License from DFPS (The Department of Family and Protective Services).

Today with 11 branch-offices, Pathways serves more than 500 children in 250 homes in 50 counties in foster care alone. Each year, on average, over 150 children and youth are adopted out of foster care and hundreds of new families are trained to help children become resilient and thrive again.

While foster care and adoption were the early programs, Pathways is now a multi-faceted social service organization with many programs and services:

Foster Care

  • Basic & Treatment
  • Kinship Care
  • Primary Medical Needs


  • Foster to Adopt
  • Legal Risk
  • Matched

Residential Treatment Center

  • Habilitative Homes

Community Based Services

  • Wraparound
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Targeted Case Management
  • Care Coordination
  • Individual and Family Skills Training

Behavioral Health

  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy

Wilderness/Adventure Program

  • 3H Youth Ranch

Since the beginning, Pathways has matured and grown significantly in the depth of its services and the size of its service area. As opportunities and needs present themselves, Pathways will always dedicate its resources to programs and services that provide the best outcomes for children & families.

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