National 2015 Cohort
Executive Director: Mark Mittelman
New Pathways is a structured independent living program for young people aging out of foster care, preparing them to become independent, educated, and economically self-sufficient adults who are able to meet the daily challenges of life and contribute positively to their community.
New Pathways helps fill a critical gap for youth, ages 16 to 24, who are aging out of the foster care system and cannot return home or lack the skills to live on their own. The programs weave together training, guidance, and support through strategic vocational services, life skills training, case management, and independent housing.
“Through our theory of change work, New Pathways has radically re-designed our program model to now provide our young adults with the essential building blocks to self-sufficiency.” - Mark Mittelman, New Pathways
New Pathways’ Independent Living Program provides apartment-based community housing in Baltimore, MD and offers programs for single young adults and young parents. Through this comprehensive program, New Pathways helps young people obtain and maintain employment, continue their educations, and establish stable housing so they can successfully transfer out of foster care when they reach age 21.
Read the New Pathways Grantee Story: New Pathways Doubles Number of Youth Served
Watch Mark Mittelman talk about his organization's experiences