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An 18-year-old woman needs help and visits Pathways, a transitional living and supportive services program for young adults 18 to 21 years old. The program serves the homeless, and many of the participants are former foster care youth who have limited financial and emotional support.
She describes herself as hard-working, loves to get a task done and likes to get it done right the first time. She managed to play sports in high school while living in a local shelter with her family. She says her smile can light up someone’s day, even if it’s a horrible day.
Her parents divorced, causing the family to break up, and when she turned 18, she was on her own. She tried living with friends, but soon her friends no longer could support her.
She heard about Pathways and came to the program orientation. As a resident of Pathways, she was motivated from the very beginning. She has been employed for the last year and saved more than $3,000. She is enrolled at Modesto Junior College and attends regularly. She is determined to be successful.
She used marijuana in the past, but has stayed clean and sober her entire stay at Pathways. She has completed job-development classes, and life skills, alcohol and drugs education groups.
She has advanced within Pathways and is on her way to meeting her goals.
• Address: 1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11, Modesto, CA 95350
• Phone number: (209) 526-1476
• Website: www.centerforhumanservices.org
• How we help those in need:
24-hour crisis line
Individual, group and family counseling
Information and referral/community links
Life skills education and tutoring
Education classes and support groups
Parent and family advocacy
Aftercare and follow-up services
• Individuals and/or families assisted per month:
35-45 residential youth
60-75 family members
40-50 nonresidential youth
• How a $10 donation helps:
Two meals for a youth
Hygiene kit for a youth
Clothing for a youth
• $25 donation:
Pair of shoes
Recreation for eight youths
Bus passes for a month for a resident
• $50 donation:
Backpack full of school supplies for a youth
A week toward mortgage payment for the shelter
A week’s worth of groceries for one resident
• $100 donation:
Two weeks of milk for the youth at Hutton House
Three hours of drug and alcohol counseling
Youth admission to a leadership conference
• Volunteer update: Volunteers are always needed. Contact Valrie Thompson for Hutton House at (209) 526-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Paula Harter for Pathways at (209)526-3809 or email@example.com.
• One last thing: There are no fees for our Hutton House and Pathways services