Be a Foster or Foster-to-Adopt Parent
"I don't want a family, I need one." ~ Pathway Foster Child
Foster parents are ordinary people who are genuinely concerned about the children and families in their community. They are people who want to make a difference and believe that they can impact a child’s life in a positive way. Foster parents provide not only the basic food, clothing and shelter that all children need, but also love, guidance, discipline and stability.
Why choose Pathway?
Pathway Caring for Children’s Therapeutic and Family Foster Care system provides care for children ages 0-18 who are in the custody of Northeast Ohio county agencies or direct placements in. Our caring and trauma-informed staff provide services to help support our foster parents and the children in their care:
Onsite pre-service classroom training and ongoing training
24-hour crisis support from well-trained and experienced staff
Case management to promote stability of placement
Holiday parties and social events for our foster families throughout the year
Mental Health services offered as a wraparound support that addresses any emotional, behavioral, and/or trauma related issues foster youth may be experiencing
Respite care provides relief for full-time foster families by allowing the foster child to “visit” at another foster family’s home
Pathway Direct Care Mentors (DCMs) offer one-on-one mentoring to foster youth
Transitional age programs and skills training for teens
A week-long Summer Camp opportunity for foster teens
Ohio BRIDGES Program
Pathway staff and liaisons provide services available through BRIDGES, a post-emancipation support program in Ohio that extends housing and other supportive services to former foster youth. These young adults are eligible to apply and participate at the age of 18, until they reach the age of 21. Our goal is to provide support and sustainable independence to these young men and women.
For more info, please visit the BRIDGES website here: http://bridgestosuccess.jfs.ohio.gov/
Pathway Caring for Children
4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
25300 Lorain Rd Suite 330
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider www.StarkMHAR.org Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.