Skip to main content
“AWS Foundation has enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Pathfinder Services and to share their vision of enhancing individual choice and increased independence”

Pathfinder Services Receives $1,000,000 in Funding

Posted 08/24/2021

Pathfinder Services receives $1,000,000 in funding to elevate existing programs and develop innovative solutions to enhance support for people with developmental disabilities in Northeast Indiana.

AWS Foundation announced that Pathfinder Services is a recipient of Vantage Grant funding and will receive $1 million over the next five years. This funding process challenges providers to evaluate existing programs and provides an opportunity to transform how they support the disability community.

"AWS Foundation has enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Pathfinder Services and to share their vision of enhancing individual choice and increased independence," says Patti Hays, AWS Foundation CEO."Pathfinders has demonstrated that they listen to their staff, clients, and families as they look at providing even more choice-driven opportunities for those they serve."

Pathfinder will implement a five-year plan that will expand and enhance services with a commitment to redefining quality and program impact using Person-Centered Thinking principles. The organization believes that life-changing outcomes result from focusing on people over processes and systems. This philosophy will drive everything that Pathfinder does for the people it serves and how it develops and invests in the people it employs.

This news comes at a perfect time as Pathfinder recently completed strategic planning that refined its mission to strengthen communities by enabling people with disabilities and economic challenges to achieve autonomy, inclusion, and stability.

“I am grateful for this opportunity,” says Danielle Tips, President and CEO of Pathfinder Services. “This grant will allow us to look at resources differently; exploring new options such as technology, adaptive devices, and natural supports that will allow individuals access to choose from a multitude of support options based on their vision of a good life.”
You May Also Like...
July 21, 2022
Faces of Inclusion July 2022
Greetings from Pathfinder Services! I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the joys of summer – sunshine, extended evenings,… Read More
July 15, 2022
Direct Support Professional Experience Based Bonus
Direct Support Professionals are vital, and experience speaks volumes. If you are an experienced DSP and join our team, we’ll up the… Read More
July 11, 2022
Pathfinder Services Founding Members
Picture it, Huntington, 1965, a growing city full of promise and potential for its future residents, a perfect example of the American… Read More
Huntington, IN
July 05, 2022
Philip Rogers, New Financial Opportunity Center Director for Pathfinder Services
Huntington, IN – Pathfinder Services Chief Community Impact Officer, Ashley Bostic, has announced the appointment of Phil Rogers as the… Read More
June 28, 2022
Neighborworks Week 2022
NeighborWorks Week is about “Empowering Communities for Success.” Pathfinder Services is a proud Charter member with NeighborWorks… Read More
June 01, 2022
Kasey Davis, New Chief Development Officer for Pathfinder Services
Huntington, IN – Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips has announced the appointment of Kasey Davis as the new Chief… Read More
May 17, 2022
Ashley Bostic to be New Chief Community Impact Officer for Pathfinder Services
Huntington, IN – Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips has announced the appointment of Ashley Bostic as the new Chief… Read More
April 29, 2022
Chris Stackhouse to Join Pathfinder Services as Chief Habilitation Officer
We are excited to announce Chris Stackhouse will be joining the Pathfinder team as the new Chief Habilitation Officer (CHO). Stackhouse… Read More
April 19, 2022
Medicaid Waiver
What’s a Waiver? A waiver is a Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Waiver program to provide services to adults and children in a… Read More
April 05, 2022
Pathfinder Services 2021 Annual Report
Resilient and dedicated, more perfect adjectives could not do a better job at describing Pathfinder Services staff and supporters during… Read More
December 21, 2021
Pathfinder Kids Kampus Receives Mad Ants Donation that SAVES Christmas
Huntington, IN- Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, and Jakks Pacific Toys spread some much needed cheer by… Read More
December 13, 2021
Pathfinder Kids Kampus Increases Wages after $289,488 Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Grant.
In November, Huntington, IN: Pathfinder Kids Kampus received a $289,488 Build, Learn, Grow stabilization grant from the state and has… Read More
Huntington, IN
November 17, 2021
Faces of Inclusion November 2021
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it is time for our biggest fundraiser of the year! We are thrilled that the 17th… Read More
September 08, 2021
Pathfinder Services Eliminates Sub-Minimum Wage
HUNTINGTON, IN - Pathfinder Services officially requested of the Department of Labor to be withdrawn from future 14(c) certifications… Read More
Huntington, IN
June 09, 2021
Pathfinder Services Hires Michelle Banks as New Chief Financial Officer
HUNTINGTON, IN - Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips has announced the appointment of Michelle Banks as the new Chief… Read More
Huntington, IN