The Pathways Out of Home Care (OOHC) program offers both Residential and Foster Care options for young people.
Pathways Residential provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 to 17 years who are in need of alternative accommodation due to being unable to live with their parents, kinfolk or foster carers. The program aims to provide young people with a long-term, consistent and caring environment in which to facilitate good health, safety, cultural and community connection, spiritual growth, emotional development and learning.
The program operates residential facilities in Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes and Tamworth. As part of the continuum of care, Pathways has a Supported Independent Living program; an outreach service set up in the community offering a transitional pathway into complete independence for young people leaving Out-of-Home Care.
Pathways adopts the Response Ability Pathways (RAP) philosophy and approach to youth development into its daily operation and long-term development planning. RAP is a therapeutic approach to youth development and has its roots based in traditional Native American culture. RAP has been successfully utilised by youth programs all over the world.
Within the RAP philosophy is the Circle of Courage, which looks at youth development and welfare through four elements – Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity. The Pathways program aims to develop each individual’s Circle of Courage and in the process assist them to live rewarding and productive lives.
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GEMINGA YARNING is a program recently brought to Pathfinders by Jusinta Collins, Armidale Youth Refuge employee. Jusinta developed the program after working with young people and hearing the stories of disconnection from culture and how that impacts on self-image and self-esteem. Geminga Yarning is created for young girls and explores Aboriginal identity and supports them... View Article
Last week was Youth Week and Pathfinders was engaged in a few different community celebrations to commemorate the week. On Thursday the sun came out in Inverell in time for Pathfinders Inverell Family and Youth Support Services (IFYSS) ‘colour run’. Children and young adults wore white shirts and ran around the oval at Cameron Park.... View Article
A Message from Alan Brennan, Pathfinders CEO It is with great pleasure I inform you that the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has renewed Pathfinders’ accreditation to deliver Pathfinders’ Out of Home Care program for 5 years till 2025. The ability to provide safety, support, care and comfort to the most vulnerable children and... View Article
About Pathfinders Out of Home Care Program ‘Pathways’ Pathfinders provides an expanding program of Out of Home Care (OOHC) covering much of the Hunter New England/North West and Mid North coast regions. The OOHC portfolio currently accommodates around 120 children and young people in foster care, residential care and Transition to Independent Living program (SIL) placements.... View Article
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