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Social Justice

Pathfinders-STP March 2023

Pathfinders is one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most effective nonprofit organizations serving youth in crisis and is our March partner.

Low-barrier, innovative services support youth in finding safety, hope, and healing.  Pathfinders serves about 7,000 youth each year.  Nearly 1,000 of these youth access intensive services.  More than 25% utilize two or more programs.  Pathfinders remains deeply committed to ensuring that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful, and valued.

Pathfinder’s approach improves likelihood of successful outcomes.
• Positive Youth Development – youth are partners and decision-makers in the services received.
• Trauma-Informed Care – individualized therapeutic approaches enable youth to engage more effectively while working towards self-identified goals.
• Housing First Model – securing safe housing for young people in crisis ASAP is essential to long-term success.
• Evidence-Based Frameworks – staff trained on nationally-certified, best-practice models proven to work.
• Youth-Led Programming – youth have the most important say in services provided and how the agency is run, with opportunities for leadership development.
• Harm Reduction – spectrum of services and strategies that support youth’s safety and reinforce positive changes, while maintaining individual dignity and autonomy.

Learn more about Pathfinders at

Contribute securely online at this link or mail your check to First Church made payable to Pathfinders Milwaukee.  We’ll forward your contribution to them.

Bob Monahan, Share the Plate Ministry

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