News from Pathway Homes, Inc.July 2012 
In This Issue
A Fond Farewell to Edward Lloyd
Meet Our New Board Member
Remembering Audrey Free
Maintenance on the Move
The Journey to My Degree
Poetic Expression
Rebuilding Together
Celebrating Our Staff
A Closer Look at Bulimia
Annual Summer Cookout
Pathways Awarded $2.7M
Pathways Briefs


A Fond Farewell
Ed Lloyd
Edward Franklin Lloyd, Jr.1951-2012

We remember Edward Lloyd, a long-time resident of Pathway Homes who passed away on June 21, 2012.



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Meet Pathways' Newest Board Member 
Patrick Chaing
Patrick Chaing was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2012.


Remembering Audrey Free 


 Mrs. Audrey Free   

On May 27, 2012, Audrey D. Free, a long-time friend and supporter of Pathway Homes, and mother of former resident, Karen Free, passed away.



Maintenance on the Move: Ready to Roll


Imagine the eclectic accumulation of tools and supplies needed to care for all of Pathways Homes' properties.  Now imagine that amassing of on-hand supplies ready to roll at a moment's notice. 
 Technology for the Times
Campaign Update
$164,800 raised so far! 
The three-year campaign kicked off in April 2012.
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Like many of you, Pathways is eagerly anticipating the Olympics being held in London, England this year.  And in the spirit of the games, Pathways has been exercising in Olympic fashion this quarter on our mission to eradicate homelessness.  In this issue of InRoads you will read about the journey to recovery, new housing capacity, rebuilding together and other personal expressions and advocacy that cheer us on and support the work we do to fulfill our mission.


I encourage you to be a torch-bearer for the good news of recovery: forward this newsletter to others or share it on your facebook page, rouse support for our Technology for the Times campaign or the Karen Free Art and Recreation Fund, or wave the banner of education about mental illness and fair housing.


We appreciate having you on our team, and your continued support is critical to those we have the pleasure of serving!     

Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, EdD, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, EdD, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
President and CEO
In Her Own Words: The Journey to My Degree


By: Sue Zywokarte, BS 

Sue Zywokarte Graduation Day 

 On May 16th, 2012, I graduated from George Mason University (GMU) after earning my Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Biology and two minors in Geography and Geographic Information Systems. My journey began while I was in a Community Services Board group home after being discharged from Northern VA Mental Health Institute; I started taking a course at Northern Virginia Community College.



Poetic Expression

Spanish Dictionary
Photo Courtesy: Horia Varlan


Have you ever been so excited or happy, so angry, fearful or anxious that you couldn't quite put into words just how you felt?  One individual with no such problem is Aaron Lichtenstein, a Pathways' resident in Annandale who frequently sends original poems or musical lyrics to family, friends and staff via email.



Rebuilding Together: One Weekend, One Stunning Transformation


By: Amparo O'Connell


Rebuilding Together   Annually, during the last weekend of April, volunteer groups can be seen all over the DC metropolitan area wearing Rebuilding Together t-shirts and swarming local homes to complete much needed tasks such as painting and landscaping.  Since 1996 Pathway Homes has participated in the Washington, DC Rebuilding Together Project, formerly known as Christmas in April.  This year was no exception, and our home for eight women in Springfield benefitted from the work of many hands.



Kelly Belcher, Recovery Coach
Find out more about Kelly Belcher's new certification and other staff achievements.
Celebrating Our Staff 


At Pathway Homes, we believe in celebrating successes. We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of staff members who are furthering their knowledge and education, increasing their professional capabilities, and honing their talents. 



A Closer Look at Bulimia 


By: Eleanor Vincent, EdD, CSAC

A Closer Look at Bulimia
Photo Courtesy: Laura Lewis


Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or other medications, fasting, or excessive exercise.



An Event of Olympic Proportions! 
Cookout 2012
Pathway Homes Board members and Consumer Advisory Council with Supervisor John Foust.
Pathways' 24 Annual 2012 Summer Cookout took place on Saturday, June 23 at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia. From 12 noon to 4 p.m.more than 200 event goers including individuals served by Pathway Homes, staff members, family members, board members and friends, participated in an Olympic themed event.


Pathways Awarded $2.7M to Increase Housing Capacity

On March 20, 2012 the Board of Supervisors authorized the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to utilize federal Community Development Block Grant money in the amount of $2,725,900 to enable Pathway Homes to acquire thirteen scattered-site units which will house 21 homeless and other adults with disabilities. 
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Staff, Board members, and individuals served by Pathway Homes made an appearance at the March 20, 2012 Board of Supervisors Hearing.


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