Consumer Directed Housing
Pathway Homes is proud to sponsor the first consumer-directed residential program in Northern Virginia. These single-family homes house both men and women who take the lead in how the household is run day-by-day.
Pathway Homes was one of the first agencies in Northern Virginia to employ individuals with lived experience of mental health services to serve as peer counselors/recovery coaches. These individuals serve on the clinical teams, bringing their unique perspective to programs that provide services to other consumers.
Consumer Advisory Council
The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) provides a formal channel for consumer review and evaluation, and for participation in the provision of services. Comprised of individuals served, the CAC meets on a regular basis to ensure on-going input/feedback from consumers of Pathway Homes' programs. Members identify current service needs and anticipate future needs as guided by resident feedback; provide recommendations to Pathway Homes' management team regarding methods of enhancing consumer empowerment and provision of services; and serve as representative/liaison for any concerns or issues rising from any Pathway Homes' programs. The CAC maintains a confidential feedback mechanism to encourage honest input from individuals served and to ensure all have the opportunity to have their voice heard.