Youth Services is dedicated to the Belief that all individuals should be
given the opportunity to acquire, integrate, and apply knowledge for the
enrichment of society and self while in a structured environment.
Pathways has established a group home living environment for young boys
between the ages of 12 through 17. Through a carefully structured
environment, this includes the physical surroundings as well as the
emotional, psychosocial, cultural, and economic needs, and to attempt to
get these young men better prepared for the transition into society. It
is our belief that these young boys can be redirected in a positive form
to become productive members of society.
Pathways will work with the Virginia Department of Social Services to meet
the individual needs of each young boy enrolled in the program. The age
base will be 12 through 17 currently in the care of the Department of
Social Services. The main goal of Pathways is to build positive
relationships with the residents to improve the quality and efficiency of
their way of life.
Residents enrolled with pathways ideally would be in the 12 through 17 age
range. During this time, the resident will obtain the necessary tools to
survive and become a productive member of society, which includes
personal, social, ethics, school, self-esteem, and a structured
environment. Pathways will accept 18 year olds that are currently enrolled
in an educational program.