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Empowering Youth
changing lives

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We envision a community where every youth is given
the opportunity to live a safe, healthy, and successful life. 

At Pathfinders, we actively seek out permanent solutions to these persistent issues that no youth or family ever deserves to experience. We believe that empowering youth and their families through our wide array of services not only provides a powerful life changing impact on the individuals, but also plays a much larger part in strengthening our community as a whole.

At Pathfinders, we actively seek out permanent solutions to these persistent issues that no youth or family ever deserves to experience. We believe that empowering youth and their families through our wide array of services not only provides a powerful life changing impact on the individuals, but also plays a much larger part in strengthening our community as a whole.

Pathfinders is the leader in providing services for
runaway, homeless, and at-risk Milwaukee youth.

Pathfinders envisions a community where every youth has the 
opportunity to live a safehealthy, and successful life. 

 Our Core Initiatives

Housing & Shelter

As Wisconsin’s oldest and Milwaukee’s most comprehensive service for runaway, throwaway and homeless young people, Pathfinders specializes in the unique needs of a highly vulnerable population and is committed to ensuring a safe and stable environment for youth and young adults. We employ a “Housing First” model, in which we strive to stabilize a young persons housing as quickly as possible – and then provide them with additional services to fulfill their needs.
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Education

In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and other community organizations, Pathfinders specializes in providing focused learning opportunities for middle school students through its behavioral re-assignment school and through targeted interventions to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/STI’s, infant mortality, and child abuse.
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Family Engagement

 Youth need a positive, affirming, and healthy family that offers support, encouragement, and guidance, whether that family is their family of origin or their family of choice. Pathfinders works with youth to ensure safety and healing, reunite with their family of origin when appropriate, and recruit and engage adult community members to help create a family of choice.
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Youth Empowerment

 Across services, Pathfinders carefully coordinates its community resources in order to maximize a young person's success. Development of employability and independent living skills, management of stress and trauma responses, educational support, and other areas identified by youth and staff are elements of the individualized case planning and development goal-making process, which enhances the likelihood of long-term independence and a successful transition into adulthood.
Learn More >

Pathfinders is the leader in providing services for
runaway, homeless, and at-risk Milwaukee youth.

Pathfinders envisions a community where every youth has the 
opportunity to live a safehealthy, and successful life. 

 Our Core Initiatives

Housing & Shelter

As Wisconsin’s oldest and Milwaukee’s most comprehensive service for runaway, throwaway and homeless young people, Pathfinders specializes in the unique needs of a highly vulnerable population and is committed to ensuring a safe and stable environment for youth and young adults. We employ a “Housing First” model, in which we strive to stabilize a young persons housing as quickly as possible – and then provide them with additional services that will fulfill their other needs.
Learn More>

Education

In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and other community organizations, Pathfinders specializes in providing focused learning opportunities for middle school students through its behavioral re-assignment school and targeted interventions to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/STI’s, infant mortality, and child abuse.
Learn More>

Family Engagement

 Youth need a positive, affirming, and healthy family able to offer support, encouragement, and guidance, whether that family is their family of origin or their family of choice. Pathfinders works with youth to ensure safety and healing, reunite with their family of origin when appropriate, and recruit and engage adult community members to help create a family of choice.
Learn More >

Youth Empowerment

 Across services, Pathfinders carefully coordinates its community resources in order to maximize a young persons’ success. The development of employability and independent living skills, management of stress and trauma responses, educational support and advancement, and other areas identified by youth and staff are part of the individualized case planning and development goals, which enhances the likelihood of long-term independence and success into adulthood.
Learn More >