The Pathfinder, is a non-profit, residential rehabilitation program for men who are serious about recovering from their drug and alcohol addictions but need extra support as they rebuild their lives. We provide a structured environment in which clients can take the journey of recovery one Rebuilding Lives, Improving the Community Since 1976, The Pathfinder has provided services for thousands of people. Our mission for each person who enters the program:
- To take responsibility for their life;
- To participate in a 12-step recovery
- To secure a job in order to pay for participation in the program;
- To learn independent living skills
- To develop coping skills
- To become productive citizens
Upon admission to our program, more than 90% of clients are unemployed because of addiction and many more have also lost housing and are facing alcohol and/or drug related charges. For men who have completed a detox treatment program, The Pathfinder, Inc., provides a therapeutic environment in which they can learn long-term independent living skills. The average stay is 90 days, but some stay six months or more, dependent upon the time required to complete their goals. Our program emphasizes the 12-step program and provides clinicians who assist clients in constructing an individual rehabilitation plan and provide professional counseling and guidance on maintaining sobriety. Also included is instruction in implementing relapse prevention strategies, as well as basic independent living skills. As an investment in their own recovery, clients are required to obtain employment and pay a portion of the cost for their housing and services. The Pathfinder, Inc. also provides follow-up care for its clients, which gives them a sense of a safe “home base” they can return to for help and guidance when they need it. A growing alumni program provides an added support system.