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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BECOME A
FOSTER PARENT

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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MENTAL HEALTH

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

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POST-ADOPTION
& KINSHIP

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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2023 is all about “Here’s to 50 MORE!”

“It’s not about our success, it’s about their success.” ~Jim Bridges

50 years ago in 1973, Jim and Velma Bridges founded Pathway Caring for Children with just 5 boys in a group home.

Today, Pathway continues to live out Jim’s vision by helping children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health. With all that has been done, there is still more to do…You’ve brought us this far, will you launch us into the next 50 of helping children and families?

Will you say YES to a brighter, hope-filled future to meet the everyday needs of our children, families, and community?

Read more HERE about how YOU Keep the Dream Alive! We all work together as a team toward a full-circle caring community with the child and family at the center.

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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 1,500 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:
shenry@pathwaycfc.org or 330-818-0444