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PathPoint Honors YMCA with Outstanding Partner Award

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Santa Barbara, CA – PathPoint honored the YMCA’s Montecito & Santa Barbara branches with the Outstanding Community & Employer Partner awards at PathPoint’s 1st Thursday event in April 2017. PathPoint has awarded the YMCA’s Montecito Branch with the Employment Partnership award for their employment of PathPoint’s crew and individuals with disabilities for over ten years. At this branch, PathPoint has had a work crew employed there since 2005 and celebrated their 12 year mark... Read More

PathPoint Named Housing Authority’s Community Partner of the Year

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Santa Barbara, CA – The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara honored PathPoint - Behavioral Health as their 2016 Community Partner of the Year. PathPoint began its partnership with the Housing Authority of the City Santa Barbara in 1980 as their mutual clients live in HUD subsidized housing while PathPoint provides in home services. This relationship continues today as the two organizations serve almost 300 clients in common. In the mid-90s, PathPoint then joined with HACSB in providing Shelter ... Read More

Behavioral Health Employee Retires after 28 Years with PathPoint

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Santa Barbara, CA - After twenty-eight years working with PathPoint, Behavioral Health Case Manager Steve Luick is retiring. Steve received a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California Santa Barbara in History and later earned a teaching credential. His background in education served him well when he began his career with PathPoint in 1989 as a Consumer Instructor for the Day Program at PathPoint’s Santa Barbara Division. Within this position, he taught life skills to adults living with dev... Read More

PathPoint Counseling Center Celebrates 100 Clients!

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Santa Barbara, CA - As a nation, we have made improvements in access and coverage of mental health services. However, there is still much more to accomplish. For many of the individuals that now have access to mental health services, the stigma associated with mental health treatment prevents them from seeking out such services. When left untreated, mental illness does not just affect the individual. It affects their friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, and the community at large. Since the need is so great... Read More

PathPoint Expresses Gratitude

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PathPoint is truly blessed by those who support our nonprofit. Our very own Services Coordinator in SLO, Laurie Magorian, wrote an article published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune in hopes to inspire those to make this season that much brighter. The people attending PathPoint in the Five Cities area focus on individual growth along with creating opportunities to contribute to the local community. They volunteer for other nonprofits and create items for persons in need during the holiday season to “gi... Read More

PathPoint's Counseling Center: One Year and Counting!

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Santa Barbara, CA - This month, PathPoint is celebrating its Behavioral Health Counseling Center’s one year anniversary! As part of PathPoint’s holistic approach to care, the Counseling Center offers confidential therapy to the local Santa Barbara community, with services aiming to help clients throughout the many stages of their life.  Initially, the Counseling Center was conceptualized as the staff understood more about the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Newbold, PathPoint’s Vice Preside... Read More

PathPoint Announces One New Board Member

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Santa Barbara, CA – PathPoint is proud to announce one new board member, Michael Zuckerman, as of September 28th, 2016. Zuckerman, who has a B.S. in Business Management from Chico State University, currently serves as a Private Banker at Union Bank’s downtown Santa Barbara Branch and has over 15 years’ of experience in the financial services sector. “We welcome Michael’s expertise,” says Cindy Burton, CEO & President of PathPoint. “His knowledge of banking and fina... Read More

PathPoint Employee Seeks to Inspire

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Bakersfield, CA – PathPoint works hard to ensure health and wellness to our participants and one staff member is encouraging just that! In June, Shawn White, PathPoint’s Director of Program Services in Kern County, volunteered at the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at California State University Long Beach. Founded in 1969, the Special Olympics is an international organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities through the participation of sports. Shawn is one... Read More