QUARTERLY MISSION FOCUS

April, May and June

PATHFINDERS

 

Empowering Youth in Crises to Make Positive Life Choices Pathfinders was founded in 1970 in the basement of St. Mary’s Church and served the needs of low income people with mental health issues. In the 1980s, it expanded with three other organizations to add services for both the homeless and runaways. By 2015 Pathfinders had grown to serve 6,000 children, young adults and their families by providing housing and shelter, education, family engagement and youth empowerment. Their main offices are located on N. Holton in Milwaukee and their youth shelter is located on East Kane Place. For youth confronted by crisis and trauma, it can seem like no one cares and there are few role models to show them the way. At PATHFINDERS, they receive emotional support, resources for basic needs and tangible tools for a fresh start.

PATHFINDERS was recently featured on Today’s TMJ4 Nightly News in a story about youth homelessness in Milwaukee. You can go to https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/exploring-milwaukees-problem-with-homeless-youth to learn more about the problem that deeply affects our community and how PATHFINDERS is helping to solve that problem.

On April 19, PATHFINDERS is holding its annual Taking It To The Streets event. You can go to http://pathfindersmke.org/streets to learn more about the event and the youth that are served.