Transforming Lives, Families,
and Communities

Transforming Lives,
and Communities

In fulfilling our mission, we envision thriving children, resilient families, and strong communities enduring for generations

About Us

Pathways is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in foster care, adoption, residential care, and behavioral health services. Founded by foster parents in 1992, Pathways’ mission is transforming lives, families, and communities.



Foster Care & Adoption

3H Youth Ranch

Mosaic Behavioral Health

Habilitative Homes

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Behavioral health clients supported

Children adopted

Children in foster care served

At Pathways, we value compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, innovation, empowerment, acceptance, and teamwork

Community Based

Pathways provides a wide array of community-based services to further enrich the areas we serve, including Targeted Case Management, Care Coordination, Rehabilitation Services, and Individual and Family Skills Training. Our team delivers quality, trauma-informed care throughout our array of behavioral health services.


Join The Mission

Ready to make an impact in the lives of others? Contact us today to learn how to become a foster parent or a foster/adopt family, inquire about our behavioral health and other referrals, or discuss career opportunities. With several offices around the state and many services available virtually, we are sure to offer foster care and behavioral health services near you!


Accreditations and Certifications

Council On Accreditation

Pathways Youth & Family Services has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) for its Child Placing Agency, Mosaic Behavioral Health, and two specialized residential treatment programs, Habilitative Homes and 3H Youth Ranch. Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards by evaluating programs, services, management, and administration. Over 2,000 organizations – voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small – have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in process.
Accreditation validates Pathways’ commitment to providing quality services to its clients; demonstrates its compliance with regulations, laws, and judicial orders; and showcases its ability to execute the best practices necessary to show measurable results.


Pathways constantly strives for excellence. Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency is recognition of that excellence. Candid, formerly known as GuideStar, is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. The Platinum Seal is the highest level of recognition offered and is bestowed on organizations that commit to being transparent and share meaningful information and statistics about the organization. Achieving Platinum level means that Pathways provides donors and funders the ability to evaluate our performance and worthiness as a recipient of their charity. Platinum status puts Pathways in the top 0.1% of all national charities.