Established in 1976, Pathways, Inc. is a not-for-profit human service organization serving individuals and families across the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Rochester, New York regions by providing an array of services through our core programs including:
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 and Habilitation Services
These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and support and service coordination for individuals that are Nursing Home-eligible or have traumatic brain injuries, in addition to behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse. Eligibility and type of assistance vary by service.
Educational and Contracted Services
These programs offer daytime care from infant through school age, before and after school care at Corning-Painted Post elementary schools and educational programming for children with special needs. Contracted services are available for at-risk youth and families.
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:
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.