Pathway Homes Recognized as One of Nation’s 50 Best Places to Work by NonProfit Times: Regional Nonprofit Moved Up Two Spots

FAIRFAX, Va. (April 3, 2024)—Pathway Homes was named for the 9th time to The NonProfit Times’ (NPT) national list of 50 Best Places to Work. Pathway Homes, a regional nonprofit providing mental health services—starting with safe, stable housing—to individuals marginalized by poverty and inequity, was ranked 47th in the nation—up from 49th last year. NPT noted culture/communication and leadership as workplace traits that stood out among the 50 nonprofits that made the list this year. Employees specifically noted feeling valued, having confidence in leadership, and liking what they do as their top drivers.

“Pathway Homes is committed to helping vulnerable people get into homes with the support they need to improve their lives. Doing so means we must attract great talent that shares our vision. That’s why have built an outstanding workplace that nurtures excellence and are honored that The NonProfit Times again recognized our organization as a best place to work,” said Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, CEO, Pathway Homes.

Pathway Homes ranked 47th among all nonprofits and 23rd among medium-sized nonprofits,with between 50 and 249 employees. Providing  a supportive, growth-oriented work environment, Pathways has 104 employees that work throughout DC, Northern Virginia, and Central Florida. Pathways also offers outstanding benefits and  competitive pay. Among its benefits are health insurance with no copays or deductibles for in-network services and providers; dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, critical illness, and long-term care insurances; tuition reimbursement; public service loan forgiveness program; a 403(b)-retirement plan; Employee Assistance Program; and flexible spending accounts.

Created in 2010 by The NonProfit Times—the leading national publication for nonprofit managers—and Best Companies Group, Inc., this nationwide survey and awards program honors the best employers in the nonprofit sector. The program was open to all nonprofits with a 501 (c)(3) status that have a minimum of 15 employees. The evaluation included a survey of each nominated organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. In addition, the evaluation included a much more heavily weighted anonymous to measure employee experience and engagement.

Results were analyzed and categorized according to eight core focus areas: leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training, development, and resources; pay and benefits; and overall engagement. Organizations that made the list scored near 90% or more across all categories.

For more than 44 years, Pathway Homes has enabled tens of thousands of people in Northern Virginia and more recently in Central Florida and Washington, DC with serious mental illnesses and other co-occurring disabilities to access affordable housing and critical supportive services to help them recover their lives. Following the housing first model, Pathway Homes is a partner in preventing and ending homelessness, touching over 2,000 lives in 2023 and ensuring access to affordable stable homes in permanent supportive housing units.

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