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The transition between being a teenager and moving into adulthood can be successful for anyone, if provided with the right support. With this in mind, Pathway Family Services has designed a special program entitled, “Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living”, or TRAIL. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals between the ages of 17 and 22, who need professional adult guidance and support in a safe and caring residence setting.

A Holistic Program

TRAIL is a comprehensive program that addresses multiple key components that are essential to becoming a successful member of society. A participant in the program will focus on several key areas including

  • Education.
  • Developing self-sufficiency skills.
  • Employment.
  • Budgeting.
  • Positive social skills.

In order to develop these skills, our on-site independent living specialist staff members are available to TRAIL program participants 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We also provide licensed therapists that meet on-site with program participants. Our staff meets one-on-one with each program participant to develop an individualized plan. During these sessions, the staff will work with the young person on how to develop and achieve educational goals, they’ll provide instruction in basic life skills such as how to cook, shop, and clean, how to create a resume, and much more.


Here at Pathway, we have one goal in mind for all our participants. We want to provide the support and caring they need in order to become a secure, self-sufficient adult. To accomplish this primary goal, we set goals for each participant that, when met, will ensure they are ready to meet the challenges of adulthood. Participant goals include

  • High school grad, received GED, or participating in an educational program.
  • Saved $1,500 for living expenses by discharge date.
  • Employed at least 90 of the last 120 days.
  • Has ongoing contact with a positive mentor.
  • Acquired safe living arrangements.
  • Has completed a plan for independent living.

If you would like to know more about how our TRAIL program can meet the unique needs of those reaching adulthood, please contact us.