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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 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 Services, Independent Living and Behavioral Health Services and have received national recognition. We currently serve over 2,000 individuals with disabilities or disadvantages including:
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, Ventura, Los 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.
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.
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 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 has attained the Gold Level on the GuideStar Exchange, the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale.