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NOW HIRING in the counties of Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura! Multiple positions including Direct Support Professionals and Job Coaches: https://www.pathpoint.org/careers/

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About Us | PathPoint

Welcome to PathPoint! Established in 1964, PathPoint® (originally known as Work Training Programs, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting people in living the life they choose.  We partner with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

We support 2,300+ individuals annually throughout the five counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, VenturaLos Angeles and Kern, alongside our Behavioral Health Division.  

Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

PathPoint supports people in living the life they choose.  We partner with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

Our Vision

We envision compassionate, inclusive, and equitable communities where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.

Values That Guide Us

  • We value compassion
    We believe compassion and empathy is essential to all that we do.
  • We value excellence
    We believe in pursuing excellence throughout our organization, including financial health and an exemplary workforce, in order to deliver high-quality programs to the individuals we support.
  • We value diversity
    We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of all individuals.
  • We value wellness
    We belive in prioritizing the safety and health of the people we support and our staff.
  • We value integrity
    We believe in being honest and transparent in all of our interactions.
  • We value collaboration
    We believe the best outcomes are the result of diverse partnerships with the people we support and their families, local businesses, community organizations, and stakeholders.
  
CEDWIC Sketch
We would like to introduce our first ever PathPoint Mascot: CEDWIC the Narwhal by Allison Poe, Venutra Division.

“CEDWIC the Narwhal is just as unique and wonderful as the individuals we serve at PathPoint!

  • Compassion: Narwhals are rare, mysterious, and elusive animals. CEDWIC the Narwhal is a very Compassionate being since he knows exactly what it feels like to be underestimated and often misunderstood!
  • Excellence: Narwhals are highly intelligent animals!
  • Diversity and Integrity: CEDWIC's rainbow horn represents the beauty of Diversity and the power of Integrity!
  • Wellness: Whales are naturally playful (and swimming in the ocean is so relaxing)!
  • Collaboration: Narwhals often travel together in groups so CEDWIC is keen on collaborating with his peers!”

Awards & Accreditations

PathPoint is recognized and accredited in the highest standing by CARF (Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and has attained the Platinum Level on the GuideStar Exchange, the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale. PathPoint also earned a Top-Rated 2023 award by GreatNonprofits. PathPoint has also received the 2024 Bell Seal from Mental Health America for the organization's strong commitment to maintaining employee mental health and well being.  In 2020, PathPoint was awarded an "Awesome in Autism" award for Adult Service Provider of the Year by the Autism Society of Ventura County. PathPoint was recognized as the "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year" from the City of Bakersfield in 2018 for dedicated service to community improvement and beautification. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara recognized PathPoint's Behavioral Health residential support services with an Outstanding Community Partner Award in 2017. 

 
PathPoint Awards