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About Us

Welcome to PathPoint! Established in 1964, PathPoint (originally known as Work Training Programs, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities or disadvantages to reach their fullest potential. At PathPoint, we consider the philosophy behind our mission as cause for celebration. We believe that all individuals with disabilities or disadvantages can achieve self-sufficiency and dignity. We're leaders in the fields of Employment Services, Community Access ServicesIndependent Living and Behavioral Health Services and have received national recognition. We currently serve over 2,000 individuals with disabilities or disadvantages including:

  • Individuals with physical or developmental disabilities (such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, or Down Syndrome)
  • Individuals with psychiatric disabilities (such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, or Anxiety Disorder)
  • Individuals who are disadvantaged (such as low-income seniors, the homeless, or at-risk youth)

We invite you to enter these pages and look through our service areas of service throughout the five counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, VenturaLos Angeles and Kern, alongside our Behavioral Health Division. Celebrate our successes with us and keep in touch through frequent news and program updates. Learn about us, join us, and let’s make a positive difference in the lives of individuals in our communities. 

Mission, Vision, Values

For more than 50 years, our goal at PathPoint has always been to help build vital communities—places which foster independence, dignity and work with a spirit of pride. Much of our work is regionally focused, yet we preserve a broad vision: to make a difference, every day, in the lives of our participants, while celebrating their fullest potential.

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 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.
  • We value wellness
    We believe in prioritizing the safety and health of the people we support and our staff.

Awards & Accreditations

PathPoint is recognized and accredited in the highest standing by CARF (Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), named “Best Managed Non-Profit of the Year” by the San Fernando Valley Business Times in 2010, “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Goleta Valley Chamber in 2011, and honored by Non-Profit Support Center for Leadership in Action with the Community Collaboration Award and by The California Coast Venture Forum-Clean Business Investment Summit with the 2013 Legacy Award, among other esteemed non-profit designations.

 

PathPoint Awards

 

PathPoint has attained the Gold Level on the GuideStar Exchange, the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale.