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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.

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News from Pathway

November is Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month!

In November, we are celebrating Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month! As the holidays approach, we take the time to count our blessings as we...

Pathway Homes Celebrates 40 years!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Steps to Pathways Breakfast!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Fairfax Department of Family Services: 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men will...

August is Black Philanthropy Month!

For August we are celebrating Black Philanthropy Month! Founder, Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network...

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

Unfortunately, even in today's modern society, those of racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to have access to mental health services....

June is Housing Awareness Month!

In light of current event, our President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard shares Pathway Homes stance on the importance of...

Pathway Homes & COVID-19: We need YOUR help!

Dear Pathway Homes Supporters, In just a matter of days, but mounting over weeks and months, we are now living in a historic moment for all of...

April is Counseling Awareness Month

April is designated as Counseling Awareness Month, a time of advocacy for the profession and celebration of the outstanding efforts of counselors in...

Help the Homeless Walk Featured in Fairfax Connection

The cover story of the October issue of Fairfax Connection featured Pathway Homes annual Help the Homeless Walk.  

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 1,268 men and women in 2019 with 345 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”.


92% of Pathway residents remain out of psychiatric hospitals.


89% of Pathway residents remain out of medical hospital beds.


93% of Pathway residents remain in permanent housing during the year


93% of Pathway residents are satisfied with the services they receive.

Data from Fiscal Year 2019

In Her Own Words

My name is Nichole, I’m 44 and was born and raised in Fairfax County.  Both of my parents were active alcoholics and addicts when I was growing up.  They were abusive physically and mentally to each other and my mom was abusive to my sister and me.  Mental illness  ran rampant on both sides of my family.

Sadly, after a series of traumatic experiences, in January 2010 with 18 inches of snow on the ground, I became homeless.  It was just me and a tent in the woods in Woodbridge, VA.  I spent the next five years homeless in snow, ice, hurricanes, and with abusive men.

Looking back, I don’t know how much longer I would have survived on the streets.  I was mentally and spiritually broken.  Pathways helped me manage my mental and physical health.  Being given this opportunity restored so much of my faith.  Having a clean environment, a real bathroom, working kitchen and bed to sleep in has been a blessing.

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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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