Pathway Properties

Pathway Homes owns or leases more than 500 homes in Northern Virginia, ensuring access to affordable stable homes and supportive services for those living with mental illnesses, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities.


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.

News from Pathways

CFO Will Packard

Accounting Executive Will Packard Named CFO of Pathway Homes

FAIRFAX, Va. (May 15, 2024) — Will Packard was named chief financial officer for Pathway Homes, a nonprofit providing mental health services—starting with safe, stable housing—to individuals marginalized by poverty and inequity. Packard reports directly to CEO Sylisa Lambert-Woodard.

InRoads Newsletter for May 2024

InRoads Newsletter for May 2024

Pathway Homes has published its InRoads Newsletter for May of 2024, including a message from Pathway’s CEO, important news and upcoming events…

Fairfax County Times

Fairfax Times Article on Pathway Homes as Best Employer

Pathway Homes was mentioned in the Fairfax County Times article People and Places for the Week of April 19, 2024 for its designation by The NonProfit Times (NPT) as a national Best Place to Work.

Best NonProfits 2024

Pathway Homes is One of Nation’s 50 Best Places to Work

Pathway Homes was named for the 9th time to The NonProfit Times’ (NPT) national list of 50 Best Places to Work, ranking 47th in the nation—up from 49th last year.

Pathway Homes provides housing and supportive services to adults with serious mental illness and other co-occurring disabilities in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Through our HOUSING FIRST model of care, Pathway Homes served 2,074 men and women in 2023 with 526 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 do not “fall through the cracks”.


95% of Pathway residents remain out of psychiatric hospitals.


96% of Pathway residents remained out of jails.


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


16% of working age individuals were employed at least part-time. 

Data from Fiscal Year 2023

Creating New Pathways to Recovery 

In His Own Words

My name is Nick. I live in Pathway Homes’ Assisted Living Facility, Stevenson Place. I have been living here since the facility opened in 1999! Before Stevenson Place, I lived with my parents in Annapolis, Maryland. It was a difficult time for me, especially since I was dealing with anxiety and schizophrenia.

In the past, I experienced a number of anxiety attacks that were worrisome. When I’m anxious, I feel like the walls are caving in on me. It is my brain’s way of alerting me; however, it can be extremely exhausting. Often times, my natural response is to pace to soothe my nerves. Thanks to Pathways, I have developed healthy coping mechanisms, such as meditation. By meditating I can focus on my breathing and what is happening around me. It is a great way to relax. I would like to start journaling because it would help me practice mindfulness. It can also help me with my memory since I tend to forget things.

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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 and Washington, D.C. 

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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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