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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

Give a gift for the holidays! Check out our Holiday Wish List!

Happy Holidays! The winter months are upon us and we are so grateful for all of the support and donations that allow us to provide warm shelter and...

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...

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 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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