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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.
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.
We envision compassionate, inclusive, and equitable communities where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.
PathPoint works to reflect the mosaic that is representative of the communities we serve. We actively strive to be a people-centered organization that values and respects the perspectives, freedoms and contributions of all. We proactively empower everyone to feel seen, heard and valued as the whole person that they are. We prioritize open dialogue, collaborative decision-making and continuous learning as cornerstones of our company culture. Our talented staff are the driving force behind this endeavor. PathPoint stands with people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, languages, cultures, faiths and abilities who share our values.
Employees and the people we support are the heart of PathPoint. Without a diverse and equitable workforce, we cannot adequately provide high-quality and effective services, or reach our full potential. We commit to ensuring that the basic tenets of respect and human dignity are extended to all members of our organization. PathPoint stands against white supremacy and all the ways in which it manifests. Inaction leads to the passive endorsement of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and all other forms of discrimination.
By becoming an inclusive organization, PathPoint fosters an environment of empowerment so that everyone can be their authentic self and contribute meaningfully to our mission. Diversity enhances employee engagement, which drives innovation and continuous improvement. Cultural humility creates an environment of growth, where our staff and the people we support feel safe, welcomed, and included. PathPoint is an industry-leader and as such, we must embrace inclusivity to maintain our integrity in the community.
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 2021 award by GreatNonprofits. 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.