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Residential Program Description

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services assists youth in learning new ways to take responsibility for their choices and develop a positive self-concept, enabling them to aspire to have hopes, dreams, and work toward a happy, meaningful, and successful life. Pathway to Everyday Life prepares young adults for an independent successful and productive adult life. Critical components of our program include individual attention, recreational outing activities, strengthening family relationships,  behavioral support and outsource services for therapeutic intervention, tutoring, and individual/group therapy.

 

Our program is designed to identify protective factors that promote resilience, including psychological strengths within the youth, as well as positive family and community interactions. Our program looks to address many of the long-lasting impacts of trauma including, but not limited to affective regulation, cognitive coping, social relational skills, and community living skills.  By working collaboratively with their families, staff and professionals, youths are empowered to work to overcome their trauma, and establish the use of their voice to build a happy, healthy life and future.  Additionally, we look to improve the family/caregiver’s perceived distress and help to improve effective parenting skills, enhance communication skills, and build supportive interactions in the community and at home.     

 

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services is designed to treat and meet the needs of youths who require or can benefit from a program offering a structured and less restrictive family style environment. Pathway will provide a wide range of activities and programs such as: teaching cooking skills, budgeting, and teaching day to day living.   

 

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services respects the identified sexuality of our youth, including those who identify as transgendered, gender fluid, and non-binary. 

Pathway to Everyday Life provides twenty-four-hour care in both our Residential and Transitional living quarters. Residential units are for youth ages 10-18; Transitional is open for youth ages 16-21. With the recommendation of the court, county, or management of Pathway to Everyday Life, 1:1 supervision is available. The criteria of 1:1 is based off history of elopement, aggressive tendencies, and kleptomania tendencies. Criteria for admission into the facility is based on how we can build the youth upward, master coping skills, eliminate triggers and enhance the individual. If the youth have tendencies of elopement, and fire setting, they will be ineligible for admission into the facility. 

Supervised Independent Living (SIL) & Transitional Living (TL)
Program Description

Pathway to Everyday Life’s Supervised Independent Living (SIL) and Transitional Living (TL) Program is designed to assist young adults in developing independent living skills, enhancing educational/vocational while aiding employment opportunities. We offer a permanent apartment-style or shared housing residence for young adults with locations in Nanticoke, Freeland, Allentown and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Each location has easy access to local transportation with travel within 5 miles distances to local community centers, doctor’s offices, library, career center, community college, supermarket and Dollar General. Pathway to Everyday Life develops young adults to be independent, self-sufficient, successful, and productive individuals. Young adult in the SIL/TL program will receives case management support and services for life skills training including home management, time management, money management, credit management, human sexuality, sex trafficking awareness, fire safety, personal care, consumer shopping, social interaction, maintaining a safe and healthy home, public transportation, and nutrition education. Young adults will be assisted in scheduling their medical, dental, vision, outpatient psychological appointments, enrollment in the local college/university or assist in obtaining employment, offered behavioral support and will be able to participate in recreational activities of their choice. While utilizing Northeast Counseling, Robinson/ Children’s Service Center for outpatient psychological services, we encourage the young adults to participate in individual and family therapy along with groups that would benefit them and meet their mental health needs. The clients referred to this program must have a demonstrated history of functioning at a level appropriate for community-based living.

Pathway to Everyday Life supports and respects all gender identification within the LGBQT+ community. Young adults placed in independent housing are expected to be self-motivated and responsible for their life choices. The staff of our SIL/TL programs will support and encourage the young adults in meeting all goals set by the case management plan.  

 

Pathway to Everyday Life is home to both male and female gender, separate housing, within the age range of 16 to 21, who are physically and emotionally able to master the skills and experiences offered. Our program is designed to identify protective factors that promote resilience including psychological strengths and positive interactions with family and the community. We are steered to address the long-lasting impacts of trauma, drug and alcohol, community involvement, behavioral support, sexual abuse, exploitation, regulation, and coping skills.

Admission Criteria

Admission Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services, Inc. is determined on an individual basis, without discrimination to race, color, creed, handicap, sex or national origin. Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from various human service agencies, as well as individual families.

Young adults who may not be appropriate for our SIL  program are individuals who have academic issues, behavioral issues, and criminal history. Pathway to Everyday Life will assess each referral prior to placement to evaluate and assess the youth’s ability to participate in this program.  With focus on young adults who have been adjudicated dependent or delinquent to the county and meet the eligibility requirements for Independent Living Services. Youth must be approaching 16 years of age, participate in life skills training and be committed to obtaining further education with the intent to become self-sufficient.

Licensure

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services, Inc. is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Children Youth and Families  under Chapter 3800 Child Residential and Day Treatment Facilities

Education

It is the goal of Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services Inc. to provide the least restrictive education setting to the youth residing in our program. Each youth is evaluated to determine his/her needs and readiness to attend school in a community setting. 

The staff at Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services, Inc. maintain consistent contact with guidance counselors and teachers to ensure success in academic endeavors and school behavior.

Recreation

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services, Inc. utilizes the existing resources of the community in which we are part. This includes the YMCA, churches, athletic complexes, movie theatres, state parks, library and other cultural events within the community.  All children also have access to variety of indoor activities.

Staff

Pathway to Everyday Life Human Services, Inc. has a highly qualified team of administrative and child care staff. It is the goal of our staff to provide a supportive environment in which each youth may find success in developing positive behaviors. Our staff works closely with referring agencies, families and other supportive services to ensure continuity of care.


Our highly qualified administrative and child care staff consists of: Administration and Child Care Workers  holding, at minimum, a high school diploma and at least one (1) years experiences in the human service and/or child care  field. Support staff have degrees, college credits and/or experience in the human service and/or child care field.

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