Mission: Devoted to the Strength of Family
Pathway Family Services, LLC. provides resources for youth and families through their Independent Living Program, TRAIL (Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), Safe Haven Emergency Shelter, outpatient services and specialized foster care services.


Council on Accreditation (COA)

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization.  Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), our mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. We envision excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Council on Accreditation
45 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10006

(212) 797-3000
(212) 797-1428 | fax


Pathway Family Services is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a Child Placing Agency, License No. 0062505 and by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, License No. 66668.

Agency Structure

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with a voluntary Board of Directors that provides effective leadership, support, and guidance.


Shirley Dwyer – Chief Operations Officer
Shay Collins – Senior Vice President
V. Torrez Dawson –Vice President of Residential & Treatment Services
Karyn Finn – Vice President of Residential & Treatment Services
Alexa Kitrell – Director, PRTF
Mariann Lowry-Cruz – Director of Residential Services
Janeen Tacey – Clinical Director
Tonya Pearson – Director of Recruitment and Compliance
Michelle Chrisman – Director of Residential Services

Annual Report

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