Pathways, Inc. Recognizes Exceptional Staff Member as Employee of the Quarter
January 15, 2018—Pathways, Inc. employee, Savannah Monroe has been recognized as Employee of the Fourth Quarter for her exceptional service to the organization, and advocacy for youth receiving care through the Agency’s Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Program.
Each quarter Pathways, Inc. identifies an employee that exemplifies the agency’s mission, vision, philosophy, and values by going above and beyond the normal scope of his/her job responsibilities. Savannah Monroe provides program oversight as the Program Manager for TFC. Monroe accepted this position in 2017 and has worked diligently to find ways for youth to stay in the community setting without going to a higher level of care. This year, under Monroe’s direction and support, five TFC youth were adopted by Pathways, Inc. Resource Parents.
The TFC Program serves youth and families in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Western New York Regions. This program serves children and youth ranging from birth to 21 years of age who have serious emotional difficulties, complex medical issues, and/or developmental disabilities. The TFC Program is committed to keeping sibling groups intact through foster care placement.
Support Services include:
• Case Management and Supportive Counseling for Youth and Families
• Service Planning
• Independent Living Skills and Youth Advocacy Training
• Coordinate and Facilitate Family Time
• Support, Supervision, and Training for Resource Parents
• After-Care Services and Support
The TFC Program promotes a team approach to foster care to achieve the permanency planning goal of strengthening the family unit and reuniting the youth and family whenever possible or assisting the youth in the adoption process, and/or connecting youth to permanency resources and alternative planned living arrangements.