Pathway Services

Pathway Services is a community-integrated day program providing life-long learning opportunities for autistic and intellectually disabled individuals, 18 years of age and older. We currently operate out of two locations; York and Hanover.

Pathway Ser­vices pro­motes the de­velop­ment of each in­dividual’s uni­que­ness and in­dividual­ity, en­abl­ing them to be­come more in­depen­dent and pro­duc­tive mem­b­ers of the com­mun­ity. The staff seeks to ident­ify in­terests, build skills and as­s­ist each per­son on their own “path to poten­ti­al." Par­ticipants work on out­comes that help them to ac­hieve life goals that are im­por­tant to them as in­dividu­als. Pathway Ser­vices pro­vides daily train­ing and ac­tivit­ies in the fol­low­ing areas: tech­nology/­comput­er skills, the arts (visu­al, music, drama, and crafts), domes­tic and life skills, healthy life-styles (in­clud­ing ex­erc­ise), volun­teer­ing, and com­mun­ity out­ings. In ad­di­tion, our staff works with small groups of in­dividu­als in areas such as sen­so­ry aware­ness as well as cog­nitive, soci­al, com­munica­tion, and leisure skills.

While the over­all Pathway pro­gram ex­cels in many ways, there are sever­al ele­ments of the Pathway pro­gram that have es­tablis­hed it as a re­cog­nized “best in class” day pro­gram.

The Fine Arts Pro­gram has been de­veloped to pro­vide in­dividu­als with the op­por­tun­ity to ex­press their ar­tistic ab­ilit­ies through mus­ical and ar­tistic in­struc­tion. It is com­prised of sever­al areas of focus.

  • The Visu­al Arts pro­gram. This pro­gram un­locks the hidd­en ar­tistic gifts and talents with­in our speci­al art­ists. Once un­loc­ked, the in­dividu­als are able to create breathtak­ing “mas­terpieces” while build­ing self con­fid­ence and ac­hiev­ing an over­all sense of ac­complish­ment. Learn more about this minist­ry

  • The Music pro­gram. At the cent­er of this pro­gram is our bell choir, the Hosan­na Ring­ers. This en­semble of speci­al needs men and lad­ies per­forms a variety of hymns and season­al music in venues as di­ver­se as churches and com­mun­ity events. The Hosan­na Ring­ers have per­for­med for the past two years at the Sprin­gettsbu­ry Township “Sounds of Summ­er” con­cert. In ad­di­tion to the bell choir, in­dividu­al talents are de­veloped through sing­ing and play­ing mus­ical in­stru­ments. ​Meet and learn more about the Hosan­na Ring­ers

  • Blos­soms to Bless­ings is an out­reach flow­er minist­ry where local flor­ists donate flow­ers. and Pathway pro­gram par­ticipants create be­auti­ful flow­er ar­range­ments. The flow­er ar­range­ments are then de­livered to local nurs­ing homes and busines­ses. Learn more about this minist­ry

  • The Co­ok­ing Group. The Pathway’s co­ok­ing group pro­vides in­dividu­als with op­por­tunit­ies to plan meals and snacks as well as dis­cuss well­ness and healthy eat­ing.

  • Re­cyc­led Greet­ing Cards. Our Arts Pro­gram, com­bined with a de­sire to be “green” has re­sul­ted in a pro­gram that re­cyc­les and re­pur­poses used greet­ing cards. The re­sult is a greet­ing card that re­flects the in­dividu­al talent and per­sonal­ity of each art­ist. We use this as a fund­rais­er for the pro­gram and we’re al­ways in the need of used cards. Learn more about this minist­ry

Pathway Ser­vices is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing op­por­tunit­ies for in­dividu­als to be in­vol­ved and in­teg­rated in our com­mun­ity. There are frequent out­ings throug­hout the week to a variety of places in the co­un­ty. The out­ings in­clude local parks, shopp­ing malls, fac­to­ry tours, the li­bra­ry, bowl­ing, mov­ies, museums, the gym, and many more venues.

 Art Gallery

 

Locations

Pathway Ser­vices York

218 Dew Drop Road
York, PA 17402
(717) 747-1846
Ashley Breeland ashleybreeland@jandfcommunity.org

Pathway Services-Hanover

1157 Eichelberger Street
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 969-2981
Katrina Toomey

katrinatoomey@jandfcommunity.org

 

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Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity has many op­por­tunit­ies for volute­ers to as­sis­t in serv­ing our speci­al in­dividu­als and famil­ies. Our volun­te­ers con­sis­tent­ly re­mark at how the in­dividu­als they serve bring them joy, hap­pi­ness, and bless­ings through their ser­vice.

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