Pushing clientsto move forwardtoward success

11/23/2013 12:30 PM

12/08/2013 9:33 AM

For Darius Paye, the Center for Human Services’ Pathways program pretty much does what it says: provides a path to success.

Paye, 19, was homeless when a family who went to his church referred him to Pathways.

Now he has a place to stay and a program to help him get where he wants to go. In the three months since Paye has started with Pathways, he gets up early each day.

Pathways requires its residents to attend school or get a job.

If the resident isn’t doing either of those things, he or she has to work hard at getting a job.

As for Paye, he is going to school and expects to get his diploma in May. After that, he will pursue work in his area of passion: video games. He wants to sell them.

Pathways, he says, came his way just when he needed it. “It really pushes you to go forward.”

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