Joddie first started in PathPoint’s Integrated Work Program where he attended daily to work on prevocational skills. After seeing Joddie’s abilities it was suggested that he attend a yearlong internship through another PathPoint program called Project SEARCH. During his internship at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield during that time, the Cafeteria staff noticed Joddie’s diligence and daily smile on his face at work. Read Full Story.
Rachel, a PathPoint independent living program participant since 2001, had a dream of becoming a Community Access Project (CAP) Mobility Aide. After her position as a Food Service Assistant at an elementary school ended due to lay-offs from budget cuts, Rachel gave much thought as to what she wanted her next job to be. She spoke of her desire to be a mobility aide in her semi-annual ISP meetings, called periodically to inquire about openings and asked if she could sign up for First Aid/CPR training in order to be as prepared as possible. Read Full Story.
James began with PathPoint Behavioral Health Services in 1988 when he first moved into a group living home in Santa Barbara. Over the course of his participation, James moved into to more independent homes. Receiving PathPoint support, he was able to attend UCSB, and then Antioch University for his Master’s degree. Read Full Story.
Nerissa is a 19-year-old emancipated foster youth who was enrolled in PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services program. Since the start of her program services with YNS, Nerissa completed the Work Readiness and Career Planning Workshops and demonstrated a resolve to put into practice the job readiness skills she learned to find and maintain employment. Read Full Story.
Before joining the SCSEP program, Betty was employed with Systems Stationers in Santa Maria for 25 years. She started part time as a Sales Clerk and advanced to Store Manager with 5 employees to supervise. However, when she left, she had no retirement benefits. Drawing on unemployment and her widow’s pension, Betty needed to find a job fast. Read Full Story.
Logan, was a senior at Simi Valley High School when he enrolled in PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services. He had an IEP and was receiving educational support from his teachers and counselors. Logan had no work experience prior to enrollment in the YNS program. Read Full Story.
Darcy, enjoys his independent life after homelessness at Santa Barbara’s Artisan Court, where he receives on-site services from PathPoint’s Residential Support Services. Read Full Story.
Dianne has been coming to PathPoint in the Antelope Valley since July 2013, and has been learning office skills in the front office. When she first started training, she was nervous and reluctant to answer phones. Read Full Story.