Moving from adolescence to adulthood is a daunting task. This is a time of many changes in various aspects of our lives. When you see a teenager or young adult, you really don’t know what they are going through. Many of us that have great families still struggle with life’s challenges.
After twenty years in youth ministry, and personally (along with my husband) assisting young adults’ transition to independent living, I had been led to form an organization that could collaborate with other community programs. By a chance meeting, I was inspired to help others. This inspiration was the catalyst for creating Community Pathways Organization.
Whether it is struggling to complete high school or college, getting their driver's license or discover and start a successful career path, Community Pathways Organization's goal is to provide programs for homeless, displaced or at-risk teens/young adults and empower them to find the assistance they need to develop independent living skills and be productive members of their community.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't
see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Provide neighbors a pathway to independence by assisting with their basic needs.
Every person has the opportunity to become independent, productive members of their community.
Compassion - Treat each neighbor with compassion.
Accountability - Be effective stewards of our financial,
community and social environments.
Respect - Respect our neighbors in a spirit of
honesty and compassion.
Empower - Empower neighbors and each other to
Empower homeless, displaced or at-risk neighbors to develop independent living skills with an emphasis on youth and young adults.
"My life could look very differently than it does. I was a young 18-year-old kid who had been living on her own since 16, hopping from one friends couch to the other and even living in my car.
I felt like a young adult with a very limited future. Now I'm a Wife, a Mother, and a career woman. Small acts of kindness played a big role in who I am today. It wasn’t always easy. I had to do the work myself and dig deep to learn to believe in myself and make sacrifices, but it was worth it. I just needed someone to believe in me." (Read the rest of the story.)