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Pathway Homes relies on financial support from the community and countless volunteers to provide comfortable, safe homes and support for those with serious mental illnesses.

Recovery is possible and happens every day.

Pathway Homes helps make recovery possible for those with serious mental illness.  We currently provide community-based homes and support services for nearly 600 adults.

What We Do

Pathway Homes’ Events

9th Annual Summer of the Arts

The Summer of the Arts Exhibit showcases the creativity of many of our community members who are living with mental illness. The artists use art to...

SAVE THE DATE: Pathway’s 41st annual Steps to Pathways Breakfast!

For the past 41 years, Pathways has been committed to our mission of embodying the spirit of recovery embracing an attitude of hope,...

News from Pathways

Volunteers Build Community Garden to Promote Nutrition and Wellness to Those We Serve

On Thursday, July 22nd 2021, Pathway Homes unveiled its first community garden! This garden is a symbol of hope and new beginnings for many...

Featured in Inside Nova: Summer of the Arts 2021

"Pointillism and the Pear" by Sue Zywokarte "Art and creativity are an integral part of residents’ recovery and the exhibit lets them express their...

Opinion: See the Person, Not the Illness

CLICK HERE to read Pathway Homes' President & CEO, Sylisa Lambert-Woodard's opinion response to Theresa Vargas’s June 24 Wahington Post's Metro...

Pathway Homes

provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness and other co-occcuring disabilities in Northern  Virginia.

Through our HOUSING FIRST model of care, Pathway Homes served 1,486 men and women in 2020 with 476 permanent supportive housing units.

Our services are cost-effective for the community with a significant savings to Northern Virginia compared to the costs of incarceration or hospitalization.  Most importantly, the services we provide help ensure that those in need to not “fall through the cracks”.


95% of Pathway residents remain out of psychiatric hospitals.


98% of Pathway residents remained out of jails.


95% of Pathway residents remain in permanent housing during the year

Data from Fiscal Year 2020

In Her Own Words

My name is Sue Zywokarte. I have served on the Board of Pathway Homes since 2006 and I was a Pathways consumer until recently. I now live independently. I was fortunate to come to
Pathway Homes in 2002. My journey before I came to Pathways involved struggles with mental illness, substance abuse and eventually, homelessness. I struggled with relationships with people.

Part of me had a strong need to connect to people, but I never really felt like I fit in. I did well in school  – but I had a hard time connecting with other kids. I felt somehow that I didn’t belong.

This conflict – between feeling secure only when I was alone and yet wanting to connect with people – left me sometimes feeling worried and sad. I was diagnosed with depression in High School and had periods where I was feeling better as a young adult, but these periods got shorter and the substance abuse magnified my mood swings. I dropped out of Virginia Tech. My family tried to help but no thing was working. I had trouble maintaining a place to live because  relationships with roommates made me so uncomfortable and I couldn’t afford my own apartment.

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You Can Help

Donate and Volunteer

Pathway Homes relies on the generous support of individuals, local businesses, corporate partners and faith-based communities.  

We need financial and in-kind donations, expertise, volunteer hours and the support of landlords in Northern Virginia. 

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Join Our Team

Pathway Homes has been named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” for several years by Nonprofit Times! Our employees feel supported by their supervisors, have opportunities to acquire new skills, and feel good about what they do. Come work for an organization that believes in recovery, hope and self-determination!

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