Celebrate You!


June is Pride Month!

As we should every day of the year, this month in particular we celebrate those who live as their most authentic self! We at Pathways encourage all to be accepting of others as well as themselves for living their truth in the LGBTQ+ community.

Help us get them HOME.

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.

"Supportive-Housing Provider Lauds Community Champions"

Sun Gazette Newspaper recognizes Pathway Home, Inc.’s signature event, our annual Steps to Pathways Breakfast.

Thank you to all of our supporters who attended!

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.

104.7 WONK-FM CEO’s You Should Know: Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard

Sylisa on Comcast News Makers

Pathway Homes

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

Through our HOUSING FIRST model of care, Pathway Homes served 1,553 men and women in 2020 with 505 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.


97% of Pathway residents remained out of jails.


96% of Pathway residents remain in permanent housing during the year

Data from Fiscal Year 2021

News from Pathways

Best nonprofit to work for 2022

Pathway Homes Ranked 33rd among Nation’s 50 Best Places to Work by Non-Profit Times

Pathway Homes was named for the 7th time to The NonProfit Times’ (NPT) national list of 50 Best Places to Work.

Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard’s Column in Washington Business Journal

Check out the this week’s Washington Business Journal edition of Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard’s column that explores redlining, the pandemic and...

MSN shares The Patch’s article on Kaiser Permanente’s Generous Grant to Pathway Homes

MSN reposted an article by The Patch editor, Emily Leayman, of which featured the news of Kaiser Permanente's generous $65,000 grant on The Patch's...

Social Justice

Pathway Homes’ Events

SAVE THE DATE: 42nd Annual Steps to Pathways

More information to follow!  Thank You to our Sponsors!

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. 

Walk to End Homelessness

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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