While the Pathways Ministries continues to provide basic emergency services, it is placing greater emphasis on recovery, encouraging motivated people through the steps to responsible, independent lives. People who come to Pathways for help are victims of poverty, powerlessness and hopelessness; they suffer from the tragic consequences of violence, drug/alcohol abuse, child abuse, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, unemployment and depression. They need much more than basic food and shelter to turn their lives around. For those who are willing to take a purposeful step in recovering from the issues that contribute to their homelessness, free long-term recovery programs are available in our Pathways Ministries.These are comprehensive recovery programs that address not only the immediate basic needs for shelter, but also causative agents for this situation. Students work in various positions at the Mission and take courses in recovery.
Crossroads Transitional Phase
Once a student has taken the steps needed to complete his or her program and is ready to transition out into self-sufficiency, he or she enters the Crossroads Program. For the men, it is an apartment located on the Salvation Army’s campus. For the women, it is a private room at Bethel Village. Each tenant pays a small fee for room and board while saving for rent and deposits. He or she maintains full-time employment and remains sober, while participating in some Mission functions, attending classes, and mentoring the newer students.
How We Measure Success
Our success is measured by the number of sober, godly, formerly homeless people who have returned to society as productive members as a result of our programs. Our unique ministry gives us the potential of seeing real and lasting life change. We expect some concrete outcomes; especially for a program graduate that reflects such change. Our goal is that with God’s power, we help these clients be the best they can be.
If you or someone you know is ready to take a step towards recovery, please submit an application: