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Our History


Over 36 years of bridging the gap between home, school and the community.  Pathways began as a community outreach program in 1985, developed by the Lakewood Regional Medical Center.


In 1987, we started operating as a separate non-profit volunteer organization, providing hospice care to the terminally ill and bereavement to their families.


In 1991, in direct response to the lack of bereavement services for children, Pathways made a commitment to attend to their special needs. The outcome of this commitment was the development of a very unique, family-centered bereavement program for children called CHANGES. Additionally, this program was modified and is currently utilized on school campuses throughout various elementary, middle and high schools within the Long Beach, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey and ABC Unified School Districts.  


Our impact expanded in 1997 through the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to include interfaith volunteer caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill.  Over 30 years of experience later, we continue to provide ever-increasing irreplaceable services in over a dozen surrounding communities.

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