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Pathways, Inc. locations in New York

About Us

Pathways, Inc. is the area's leading not-for-profit human service organization serving 2,000 individuals and families in 15 counties in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Rochester areas of New York by providing an array of services through our core programs.

About Us

Established in 1976, Pathways, Inc. is a not-for-profit human service organization serving approximately 2,000 individuals and families in 15 counties across the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Rochester, New York regions by providing an array of services through our core programs including:

Core Programs

Children and Family Services

These services provide in-home, community, and foster care services and care coordination to youth with serious emotional disturbances, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.

Community-Based Services

These services offer an individualized planning approach while keeping the person’s health and safety in the forefront. Eligibility and type of assistance vary by service.

Educational Services

These programs offer daytime care from birth through school age, before and after school care at Corning-Painted Post elementary schools and educational programming for children with special needs.

Home and Habilitation Services

These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse

Residential Services

These residential program options offer a variety of 24-hour supervised home settings for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Individuals and Families Served

Pathways, Inc. serves individuals and families with 50 programs across these 15 counties:

  • Allegany
  • Broome
  • Chemung
  • Erie
  • Livingston
  • Monroe
  • Ontario
  • Schuyler
  • Seneca
  • Steuben
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming
  • Yates

In the Community

Although providing services for individuals with special needs is our primary focus, we also feel that being a part of and contributing to the communities that we live in is essential. Pathways, Inc. is proud to be an agency that puts our hands to work and contributes to the community by assisting other organizations with their mission, which then lends itself to the vibrancy of the areas that we work and play in every day.

The Agency prides itself on giving back to the communities throughout Steuben and Chemung counties, with a list of community service activities numbering more than one hundred. For example, our individuals and staff contribute yearly to organizing food drives for our local food pantries, holding bake sales to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, cleaning tables at the Tanglewood Nature Center, and volunteering during the Wineglass Marathon.

Our Volunteers in Progress program is comprised of nearly 200 individuals who are enrolled in various Pathways, Inc. programs and who volunteer their time to over 30 community organizations. These organizations, in turn, depend on our volunteers to perform a variety of tasks while at the same time providing them with valuable opportunities to learn new skills.

Each year Pathways, Inc. is a supporting sponsor for a variety of events which range from the Rene Jones Memorial Buddy Walk at Eldridge Park and the Corning Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament, to the Annual Disability, Dream and Do (D3) event organized by the Dave Clark Foundation, among many others.

Pathways, Inc. also believes in utilizing local vendors whenever possible for the majority of our purchases. Our money stays in our community and supports many local shops and restaurants. Whether it’s prescriptions for our individuals; groceries for our residential programs; office supplies for our staff; insurance for our vehicles; or food from local restaurants—we purchase locally.

Pathways, Inc. believes in giving back, which has provided us with the ability to build strong relationships over the years by investing in our community.