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updated: Feb 08, 2014, 10:00 AM

PathPoint: 50 Years of Connecting People, Purpose & Communities

Welcome to PathPoint! Established in 1964, PathPoint (originally known as Work Training Programs, Inc.) is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 in Santa Barbara, California to assist people with disabilities and disadvantages in attaining independent living and reaching their fullest potential. PathPoint's central mission is to provide comprehensive training and support services that empower people with disabilities or disadvantages to live and work as valued members of our communities. PathPoint's nationally-recognized and award-winning programs predominantly assist participants in establishing themselves within the realms of employment, housing, and developmental training. Through these fundamental services, PathPoint enables people with disabilities to become integrated, productive members within our communities. Thanks to PathPoint's programs, over 2,000 people in California each year are supported in their steps to live productive, independent lives within the five counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Kern.

Celebrating its 50th founding year anniversary in 2014, PathPoint is recognized and accredited in the highest standing by CARF (Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), named "Best Managed Non-Profit of the Year" by the San Fernando Valley Business Times in 2010, "Nonprofit of the Year" by the Goleta Valley Chamber in 2011, and honored by Non-Profit Support Center for Leadership in Action with the Community Collaboration Award and by The California Coast Venture Forum-Clean Business Investment Summit with the 2013 Legacy Award, among other esteemed non-profit designations.

Cindy Burton, President and CEO of PathPoint

"Throughout our 50 years of service, we are grateful to our donors and community partners who continue to support us in our efforts and hard-work to train and place individuals with special needs in the work force," says Cindy Burton, President and CEO of PathPoint.

PathPoint collaborates with over 400 employment partners, corporate contributors, public funders for program services, and foundation and grant gifts to facilitate its services.

As a nonprofit organization, PathPoint relies on the generosity of caring community members, corporate partners, friends, and family members to help fund the essential needs of its services. Through community giving, PathPoint is able to provide housing, transportation, training and safety equipment, furniture, computers, art supplies, appliances and adaptive equipment. Donations, gifts, and grants-from individuals of modest income to a generous estate or fundraising activities, PathPoint appreciates all the support!

To make a donation and for extended history and service information, please visit www.PathPoint.org or contact Margaret Rose, Vice President/Director of Development at (805) 966-3310 ext. 1027 or email: margaret.rose@pathpoint.org.


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