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Success Stories

Joddie

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.

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Rachel

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.

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Darcy

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. Since being housed from homelessness in October of 2013, Darcy has engaged in all kinds of community activities with PathPoint including cooking classes and outings.

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Dianne & Christie

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.

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James

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.

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Bri

"I started working with PathPoint as a DSP ten years ago. I have had the opportunity to be promoted to multiple positions through various departments. That is one of the things I love about PathPoint; the constant encouragement for growth. I get so much self-esteem from helping others, especially those who cannot advocate for themselves. I whole heartedly believe that with the right support, everyone can live the life they choose and by working for PathPoint, I am able to make that a reality." - Bri, Program Manager, Ventura Division

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Glynda

"I truly enjoy working at PathPoint. My work is meaningful and gives me the opportunity to make a direct impact on peoples lives. The people I work with have passion and care about people in the I/DD community. It is a joy to start my day everyday." –Glynda, Program Manager, II PathPoint Los Angeles County Division

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Alejandra

“Seven years ago, I started my career as a DSP at PathPoint. I was immediately given the opportunity to assist in the art studio, my passion.  It gives me great satisfaction to see the people I serve become great artists and work on great projects that make them happy. Now I am part of the Community Integration Specialist group in which I am learning how to provide technical assistance and I am a Latinx Family Outreach Specialist supporting Latino families of the program. I love and appreciate my work where I am provided with supp

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“I love working for PathPoint because I love helping the individuals we serve. I feel encourage and supported in the work we do from the CEO down to my Program Coordinator. My career at PathPoint is rewarding and the company structure, individuals we serve and core values are what keep me as an employee.” - David, Lead DSP, Kern Division

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“Hands down one of the best most rewarding jobs I've had. The families and people we serve are so appreciative of our support. I leave work with a smile on my face every day.” - Denise, Program Coordinator and Community Integration Specialist, Ventura Division 

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“PathPoint is an organization, where you can feel more comfortable to work with your co-workers and your senior staff as well. I see PathPoint as a way to contribute to an exciting company. I feel my skills are particularly well-suited here. PathPoint’s mission is improving skills, communication, leadership, teamwork and make achieving both short and long-term goals easier. I like environment that values solving problems, creativity, and new ideas because I feel those things bring me in each day.” - Hafiza, DSP, Kern Divisi

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“My favorite part about working for PathPoint is how I'm always encouraged to be myself. I see how my supervisor and VP really value and appreciate not only me but the rest of the team. This great leadership is reflected throughout PathPoint starting with our CEO, Harry, who has been an AMAZING leader even through the hardest of times. I'm constantly discovering new things about myself and am doing a job I love in a workspace where I truly feel appreciated!” - Rose, Lead DSP, Latinx Family Outreach Specialist, Kern Division&

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“Working with PathPoint has been an amazing experience. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to work in different programs within the organization and I must say, it has been a true learning experience. The individuals I work with are my motivation and inspiration to be the best DSP that I can be. I am thankful to PathPoint for giving me the opportunity to work with such remarkable human beings.” - Lauren

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“I believe in what PathPoint represents and the opportunities they have available to the community we serve. I have enjoyed my own journey of personal growth as well as getting to know the individuals we provide services for. In Project SEARCH, I am always amazed to see the positive changes and knowledge interns have gained from the start of the internship to graduation day. I have a heart for serving others and a passion to make a difference." -Season, Assistant Program Coordinator, Ventura Division

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Roxana

“As a DSP in Thousand Oaks I look forward to interacting and engaging with my individuals via Zoom Classes and in person. On Zoom I love traveling around the world virtually and learn fun facts and current events with the individuals. Working at PathPoint for almost two years has given me the opportunity to learn and work with each individual on a personal level and to connect with community, hand and hand. I'm look forward to my future journey with PathPoint.” - Roxie, DSP, Ventura Division

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“Working with the individuals we support has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable jobs I've had. My coworkers and supervisors are fantastic. The work itself is uniquely challenging as well as often fun with many creative opportunities. The benefits have been a huge help, especially the options for vision and dental coverage in addition to a very nice healthcare plan. I feel like I am a valued member of the team and that my suggestions are listened to and acted on when possible.” -Stephanie, DSP, Los Angeles Division

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Catherine

 "The team is very supportive among colleagues and with supervisors which is very important when working with people who are severely mentally ill and we often have to be creative and flexible in order to attend to their needs effectively. The team seems to focus on each other's strengths and that makes everyone feel appreciated for what they bring to the work. The company as a whole feels like a beautiful community and there has been amazing communication (starting from the CEO) during the last year with all the changes we had during t

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"I love working here because I feel like my thoughts are valued, my strengths are highlighted, and support is always there when I need it. There is a level of humility, respect and humor that makes up a part of my work environment that personally I enjoy and value immensely. The work itself is challenging and rewarding and often leaves me feeling really proud and lucky to be a part of this amazing organization at the end of my day." - Alex, Director of Santa Barbara Community Services, Behavioral Health Division
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 "I love working for PathPoint because of how much we value relationship. Whether it is with coworkers or people we serve, we are committed to the space between us and allow that to inform everything we do from brainstorming an approach to a difficult situation or catching up on each others lives. PathPoint puts people first." - Collin, Program Coordinator, Behavioral Health Division
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 "I've been working here for six years and have met some great people as co-workers and people we serve. I like my Monday-Friday schedule and having a flexible supervisor. I'm able to use my talents to engage people we support to learn new skills, especially the arts." -George, DSP, North Central Coast Division
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