Pathways for Children Youth and Families
Pathways has roots in York Region reaching back 20 years. As a United Way member agency, we are an important part of the Region's Youth Development Strategy. Our programs and facilities serve young families, children, youth and caregivers.
Pathways has two goals:
1. To inspire and empower young people in crisis to turn their lives around
2. To inspire and empower parents to get their preschoolers off to a great start in life
All youth deserve the opportunity to live in a respectful, caring and supportive environment. Pathways Residential Youth Homes in Markham provide temporary housing for youth in need of care and shelter. We also offer aftercare and transitional Supports to help youth on their paths to success.
With life's challenges, it can be hard for a young person to stay on track. Pathways' Home Base Youth Drop In Centre located in Richmond Hill offers youth down time, answers and support. Each month Home Base serves more than 100 homeless or at risk youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Base 4 Success helps young people get ready for work with employment readiness programming.
Pathways Family Resource Centres offer parents, caregivers and their children opportunities to engage in early learning activities. Through these activities, children learn important life skills that enhance their growth and development. Professional staff members lead activities and are always on hand to provide support, answer questions and make referrals.