PATHS Program

Positive Connections, Academic Support, Training & Employment, Housing, Social & Emotional Support for young people aging out of foster care

PATHS will create a supportive living community for young people aging out of foster care that combines independent living within a peer group in close proximity to Pathfinders services and resources.

The State of Wisconsin recently awarded Pathfinders the sole, three-year grant to launch PATHS Program: Positive Connections, Academic Support, Training & Employment, Housing, Social & Emotional Support for young people aging out of foster care.  This program aims to create a supportive living community for young people aging out of foster care that combines independent living within a peer group in close proximity to Pathfinders services and resources.  The program begins in spring 2017 with scattered site housing provided in apartments.  Within the next year, Pathfinders will launch a community of Tiny Homes on-site to house youth aging out of foster care.

In collaborative partnership with Milwaukee County’s Divisions of Housing and Behavioral Health (providers of rental assistance and program support), Gorman & Company (developer of the project’s Tiny Homes Community), and MATC, Pathfinders expects to provide intensive case management and supportive services to up to 20 young adults ages 17 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness or who are at high risk of becoming homeless – specifically youth aging out of foster care.  Comprehensive supportive services will be available through the Pathfinders Drop-In Center, located next to the PATHS Tiny Homes Community.  Site management and assistance will be provided by a Peer Youth Specialist hired by Pathfinders and living on-site.  Tiny Homes will be added in increments of 12 per year with a goal of 36 by 2019.

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PATHS will create a supportive living community for young people aging out of foster care that combines independent living within a peer group in close proximity to Pathfinders services and resources.

The State of Wisconsin recently awarded Pathfinders the sole, three-year grant to launch PATHS Program: Positive Connections, Academic Support, Training & Employment, Housing, Social & Emotional Support for young people aging out of foster care.  This program aims to create a supportive living community for young people aging out of foster care that combines independent living within a peer group in close proximity to Pathfinders services and resources.  The program begins in spring 2017 with scattered site housing provided in apartments.  Within the next year, Pathfinders will launch a community of Tiny Homes on-site to house youth aging out of foster care.

In collaborative partnership with Milwaukee County’s Divisions of Housing and Behavioral Health (providers of rental assistance and program support), Gorman & Company (developer of the project’s Tiny Homes Community), and MATC, Pathfinders expects to provide intensive case management and supportive services to up to 20 young adults ages 17 to 21 who are experiencing homelessness or who are at high risk of becoming homeless – specifically youth aging out of foster care.  Comprehensive supportive services will be available through the Pathfinders Drop-In Center, located next to the PATHS Tiny Homes Community.  Site management and assistance will be provided by a Peer Youth Specialist hired by Pathfinders and living on-site.  Tiny Homes will be added in increments of 12 per year with a goal of 36 by 2019.