Strengthening the Lives of Children and Families

Help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health.

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Will YOU turn uncertainty into HOPE? Your choice can make a world of a difference for a child in NEED of stability. Learn what it takes to open your heart and home to a child in need.

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YOUR mental health matters! Sometimes Children and Families need a little help. Pathway offers hope, healing and support for children and families.



Adoptive and Kinship families experience unique challenges. Pathway is here to support YOU in building trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime.

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Looking to give back to Pathway this season?

YOU Can Make a Child’s Holiday at Pathway! As we enter into a season of giving and gratitude we just want to say THANK YOU!

Online shopping this holiday season? Designate Pathway as your charity of choice when shopping amazon smile! Following this link will automatically donate a portion of your amazon purchases to Pathway: CHOOSE PATHWAY ON AMAZON SMILE

YOUR Invitation has Arrived! RSVP to the No Dance Ball and ensure every child receives the gift of PEACE, JOY, WARMTH, & COMFORT! GIVE NOW

Your support and partnership give kids and families a soft landing spot to pick up the broken pieces of their lives, and provides children the help they need to be ok, to be resilient, and to have hope!

Follow the link so every child receives the gift of warmth, joy, peace, and comfort!

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About Pathway

Founded in 1973 by Jim and Velma Bridges, Pathway Caring for Children is a private, non-profit social service agency. Today, Pathway continues to live out Jim’s vision of empowering the children and families we serve.

Our Mission

Help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health.

Our Vision Strengthening the lives of children and families.

Empower over 1,000 Northeast Ohio Children and Families

Be a Pathway Foster Parent

NEW Pre-Service begins January 19th! We have a great need for families willing to be therapeutically licensed foster homes. Pathway staff will train, equip and support you as you welcome a child with emotional, behavioral, or social issues or medical needs.

Sibling groups, teenagers, and children with medical issues all deserve love and care. As a therapeutically licensed home, it will take patience, resilience, creativity, flexibility, humor, and love.

There is so much room for healing. You will be that soft landing spot as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives.

We can’t wait to hear how YOU want to make a difference!

Contact our Recruitment Manager, Shawn Henry: or 330-818-0444