Pathfinder Community Supports

Rebecca’s Dream of Independence

Her Story When Rebecca Jackson finished high school in 2007, she had dreams of living a more independent life — close to the family she loved and surrounded by friends who cared for her. Rebecca had big dreams and Pathfinder Community Supports helped Rebecca achieve her dreams by helping her find housing and live more … Read more »

Kim’s Perseverance

Her Story Kim Mowery knows the value of hard work. She excels not only at one, but two jobs. Kim appreciates her steady employment, but she also faces daily challenges due to an intellectual disability. Transportation and assistance with daily living are keys to her independent lifestyle. That’s why Kim looks to Pathfinder Community Supports … Read more »

Alena’s Journey

Her Story When his mother died in 2008, Steve Douglas wanted his daughter, Alena, to be at her grandmother’s funeral. But he hadn’t seen Alena in three years. Alena’s mother had custody, and Steve didn’t want a court battle. So, he drove to the town of the last-known address he had for Alena. “I couldn’t … Read more »

Stephy: Good People

Her Story Stephy’s Aunt Ruth introduced Pathfinders Services to Stephy’s mother, giving Stephy a chance to experience more than her mother ever dreamt possible. At four years old, Stephy began school at the Village Training Center as the only student in Mary Brennen’s class at the Clear Creek location. Stephy loved it from the beginning … Read more »

Sarah’s Art

Her Story For Sarah, nothing creates a sense of relaxation or excitement like art. The Creative Abilities Arts Studio offers an opportunity for clients to express themselves in a way they might not have an opportunity to otherwise utilize, and for Sarah, it is the ultimate escape. Sarah’s love for art began in high school … Read more »

Layla’s Home Away From Home

Her Story The occupational therapist helping Misty after Layla was born happened to be a former Pathfinder Services employee, and she suggested Misty and Layla might benefit from programs at Kids Kampus, the child-care division of Pathfinder Services. “Pathfinder Services is great,” Misty said. “I tell everybody. Their community services do a lot for adults, … Read more »

Kristian’s Job

His Story Three years ago, Billi Ison, Employment Specialist at Pathfinder Resource Connection, shadowed Kristian at the Pathfinder Services Fort Wayne office.   Kristian thrived so much that when a janitorial position opened up, Billie contacted Kristian and had him meet with the Office Manager.   As the old saying goes, the rest is history. In the … Read more »

Jonah’s Experience

His Story Jonah Hunt has grown up with Pathfinder Services and wouldn’t have it any other way. Upon their pediatrician’s advice, Jonah’s parents began looking for a program to help their son when he was just three years old. When they found Pathfinder Community Supports at the State Street building, it offered solutions for the … Read more »

Greta’s Independence

Her Story Kent, Sally and Greta Schenkel have experienced a long and passionate history with Pathfinder Services, spanning more than 40 years. It is a relationship both personal and professional. Kent remembers fondly his years as Board president and later as Pathfinder Foundation president for a combined total of 10 very active years on the … Read more »

Vickie’s New Opportunities

Her Story In 1955, the options available to those with disabilities in Huntington County were nearly non-existent. But perseverance from Vickie Cundiff’s family paid off to provide a life rich with adventure and happiness. When Vickie became school age, her mother searched for a school until she found Vera Cruz in Bluffton. This was quite … Read more »