Pathfinders Story

Serving the community since 1970, a lot has happened in our 45 years of existence.
Read more to learn the history behind how we became the organization we are today.

1970’s

Established in 1970 in the basement of St. Mary’s Hospital, The Counseling Center of Milwaukee (TCCM) served the needs of low income people with mental health issues. TCCM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1973, and merged with a local runaway shelter for homeless youth, Pathfinders, a year later.

1990’s

During the 90’s, TCCM continued it’s expansion of services with the creation of the Prevention Education and Street Beat programs. Street Beat originated through a long standing collaboration with Walkers Point Youth & Family Center.

2010’s

In 2012, Pathfinders finalized its affiliation with Southeastern Youth and Family Services, Inc. which was founded in 1973 to provide group home care and treatment for youth and their families. In 2014, Pathfinders formalized its partnership Rosalie Manor Community & Family Services which was established in 1908 .
Interested in the ways we serve our community? 
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1980's

Over the course of the decade, many positive things helped grow the organization. Pathfinders and three other local RHY providers formed the Wisconsin Association on Homeless and Runaway Services, the youth shelter moved to it’s current location on Kane Place, and services were expanded to include the Hand-In-Hand program.

2000's

In 2009, TCCM Board of Directors made a strategic decision to realign its program services and focus its programming to youth in crisis ages 6-24. Along with the strategic programming decision, TCCM rebranded itself and changed the organizational name to Pathfinders.

Today

Currently in 2015, Pathfinders serves over 6,000  children, young adults, and their families each year at our three different locations. We are deeply committed to growing our mission, and are consistently seeking out opportunities to expand services for those in need.

the Pathfinders Story

Serving the community since 1970, a lot has happened in our 45 years of existence. Read more to learn the history behind how we became the organization we are today.

1970’s

Established in 1970 in the basement of St. Mary’s Hospital, The Counseling Center of Milwaukee (TCCM) served the needs of low income people with mental health issues. TCCM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1973, and merged with a local runaway shelter for homeless youth, Pathfinders, a year later.

1980's

Over the course of the decade, many positive things helped grow the organization. Pathfinders and three other local RHY providers formed the Wisconsin Association on Homeless and Runaway Services, the youth shelter moved to it’s current location on Kane Place, and services were expanded to include the Hand-In-Hand program.

1990’s

During the 90’s, TCCM continued it’s expansion of services with the creation of the Prevention Education and Street Beat programs. Street Beat originated through a long standing collaboration with Walkers Point Youth & Family Center.

2000's

In 2009, TCCM Board of Directors made a strategic decision to realign its program services and focus its programming to youth in crisis ages 6-24. Along with the strategic programming decision, TCCM rebranded itself and changed the organizational name to Pathfinders.

2010’s

In 2012, Pathfinders finalized its affiliation with Southeastern Youth and Family Services, Inc. which was founded in 1973 to provide group home care and treatment for youth and their families. In 2014, Pathfinders formalized its partnership Rosalie Manor Community & Family Services which was established in 1908 .

Today

Currently in 2015, Pathfinders serves over 6,000  children, young adults, and their families each year at our three different locations. We are deeply committed to growing our mission, and are consistently seeking out opportunities to expand services for those in need.
Interested in the ways we serve our community? 
Learn more about our Core Initiatives >>

1970’s

Established in 1970 in the basement of St. Mary’s Hospital, The Counseling Center of Milwaukee (TCCM) served the needs of low income people with mental health issues. TCCM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1973, and merged with a local runaway shelter for homeless youth, Pathfinders, a year later.

1990’s

During the 90’s, TCCM continued it’s expansion of services with the creation of the Prevention Education and Street Beat programs. Street Beat originated through a long standing collaboration with Walkers Point Youth & Family Center.

2010’s

In 2012, Pathfinders finalized its affiliation with Southeastern Youth and Family Services, Inc. which was founded in 1973 to provide group home care and treatment for youth and their families. In 2014, Pathfinders formalized its partnership Rosalie Manor Community & Family Services which was established in 1908 .
Interested in the ways we serve our community? 
Learn more about our Core Initiatives >>

1980's

Over the course of the decade, many positive things helped grow the organization. Pathfinders and three other local RHY providers formed the Wisconsin Association on Homeless and Runaway Services, the youth shelter moved to it’s current location on Kane Place, and services were expanded to include the Hand-In-Hand program.

2000's

In 2009, TCCM Board of Directors made a strategic decision to realign its program services and focus its programming to youth in crisis ages 6-24. Along with the strategic programming decision, TCCM rebranded itself and changed the organizational name to Pathfinders.

Today

Currently in 2015, Pathfinders serves over 6,000  children, young adults, and their families each year at our three different locations. We are deeply committed to growing our mission, and are consistently seeking out opportunities to expand services for those in need.