Transitional Age Services for Teens

Providing teens the opportunity to succeed in adulthood. 

Pathway staff work individually and in groups with teens ages 14-21 to develop goals in gaining necessary life skills for teens transitioning to life on their own. 

Teens work one-on-one with a case manager and their guardian, if appropriate, to set goals based on their Casey Life Skills Assessment results. These results determine areas where teens excel, as well as areas that need to be strengthened. These may include; daily living, self-care, relationships and communication, housing and money management, work and study life, career and education planning, as well as long term goals. 

Many teens miss out on learning the life skills they need to live on their own. Case managers provide opportunities for hands on learning and support in real-life situations. Together, with our trained staff, teens will learn how to:

  • Plan, budget, and prepare a meal

  • Pay bills and manage a bank account

  • Apply and interview for a job

  • Fill out a college application

  • Simple home maintenance

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Physical fitness and self-care

  • Proper laundry practices 

  • Navigating public transportation

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of local resources

​...And so much more!

Life Skills Instructional Groups

These groups provide teens with a sense of belonging as they form friendships with peers in similar situations. Teens come together at Pathway's Jim Bridges Learning Center and in other community locations to learn, practice and improve their life skills. 

If you know a teen who is preparing to live on their own, Pathway can help them make the transition. Call our office at 330.493.0083 for more information. 

Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Cleveland Office

25300 Lorain Rd Suite 330

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Phone: 440.586.8202

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Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284



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 Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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