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Pathway Family Services is a child placement agency certified by the Department of Health and Environment in Kansas as well as a residential treatment facility for psychiatric patients licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Here is all you need to know about Pathway Family Services.

Our mission

Pathway Family Services collaborates with human service organizations around the world to design, implement, and promote accrediting standards to improve service delivery. We expect global excellence in human service delivery, with individual, family, and community well-being as a result.


In case you are wondering where to get assistance, Pathway Family Services is a residential treatment program for troubled children and adolescents. We offer the following programs:

  • Independent Living Program
  • TRAIL (Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living)
  • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
  • Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)
  • Safe Haven Emergency Shelter
  • Outpatient services
  • Specialized foster care services

Our programs are designed for young men and women between the ages of six and eighteen. With only 16 beds, it is a modest hospital. This guarantees that the patient receives the care he or she requires. In Topeka, Kansas, we offer a trauma-informed comprehensive program for adolescents.

Our treatment entails counseling with both the patient and his or her parents or foster parents, as well as ongoing plans and support from parents, teachers, and psychologists. A young person may require a boost from time to time to face life’s obstacles. Just because they require intensive care for a short period does not mean they will require it for the rest of their lives.

Health and wellness center

The Pathway Family Health & Wellness Center has a 7,257-square-foot gymnasium with six basketball goals and three volleyball courts, as well as a full-service kitchen and a yoga and meditation exercise room. It also has a Gamezone interactive system with Wi-Fi, virtual reality for therapeutic sessions, and colors chosen by our therapy staff to promote brain activity. The goal of incorporating FX Gamezone is to:

  • Boost daily physical activity
  • Promote physical growth
  • Promote healthy engagement
  • Develop social skill

The center is used for a variety of purposes, including fitness, group treatment sessions, and large family gatherings.

Please contact  Pathway Family Services if you have any questions about how we can help you and your children.