It was not too long ago that individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disabilities struggled to find hope that recovery is possible. Today, we partner with individuals to achieve their highest quality of life as productive members of the communities in which they live. Our continued successes provide Pathways with the energy and passion to help more individuals live successfully in the community.
We continue to focus on the strengths of the individuals we serve, and today our consumer-directed model of service delivery is setting the pace as an innovative program of empowerment and hope. The key to the success of such programs is celebrating and embracing the personal experience of those who have traveled the paths of recovery.
Here at Pathway Homes, we continue to believe that housing is a right, not a privilege. We also believe that the right to housing does not necessarily have to be incumbent upon an individual committing to services. Thus, we embrace the housing-first model as a foundation for recovery, and we use it to partner with those we serve to open doors on their journey towards achieving self-fulfillment and realizing their dreams.
As we continue to build a solid foundation of excellence, we understand that today's achievements are but pathways to the road that lies ahead. We look to the future with anticipation and hope. We recognize the power of partnership, and we look forward to an abundant and transformative year. We hope that you will be a part of our journey forward.
Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, EdD, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
President and CEO