Human Services

Pathfinder Services, Inc.

  • Huntington, IN
  • http://www.pathfinderservices.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of Pathfinder Services is to strengthen communities primarily by enabling people experiencing developmental or economic challenges to achieve independence, inclusion, and stability.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Pathfinder Kids Kampus
  3. Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing
  4. Pathfinder Community Connections
  5. Pathfinder Community Supports
  6. Pathfinder Resource Connection
  7. Amramp
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Pathfinder Services, Inc. serves the following Indiana Counties: Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Lagrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley, and the City of Fort Wayne

ruling year

1968

President

Self-reported

Mr. John Niederman

Keywords

Self-reported

developmental disability, intellectual disability, home ownership, homelessness, mental retardation, employment, childcare, Early Head Start, autism, ramp, employment services, outsource manufacturing

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Also Known As

PSI

EIN

35-1122311

 Number

4414670060

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Pathfinder Services, Inc., services include: Community Group Living: Providing 24-hour supervised group living services in Huntington, Roanoke, Wabash, North Manchester, Plymouth, Culver and Knox for adults who have developmental disabilities. Supported Independent Living: Providing support as needed for individuals who have disabilities living on their own in Huntington, Wabash, Marshall and Starke Counties. Transitional Housing: Providing homes and support to enable families who are homeless to get back on their feet in Huntington, Plymouth and Knox. Kids Kampus children's services: Providing early intervention services for children who have special needs, as well as traditional preschool and day care services in an integrated environment in Huntington. Resource Connection employment services: Providing vocational rehabilitation support for people who have barriers to employment, including Welfare-to-work services. Community Integration: Providing community-based day services for adults who have disabilities in Huntington, Marshall and Starke Counties. Community Connections home and auto ownership: Developing home and auto ownership opportunities for families who earn $35,000 or less per year. Includes home ownership counseling, down payment assistance and below market-rate mortgages, below market-rate auto loans. Commercial Services: Providing employment through curb-side pickup, sorting and resale of recyclable materials in Huntington; through lightweight assembly work for industry; through the manufacture of educational aids for schools and through janitorial services at Interstate rest areas.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Pathfinder Kids Kampus

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing partners with cause minded businesses that wish to do good while doing well. Our workforce includes people with varying abilities. We enable our workforce to maximize their abilities through innovative fixtures, templates.........Our vast capabiliites include skin packing, die cutting, bag sealing, vinyl heat sealing, riveting, cutting and folding, light manufacturing and product fulfuillment.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

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Program 4

Pathfinder Community Connections

Pathfinder Community connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, was created in 1997. Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center provides comprehensive homebuyer education, counseling and loan packaging services to 14 counties throught Northeast Indiana.

Category

Community Service

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Pathfinder Community Supports

Pathfinder Community Supports is the developmental disability services division of Pathfinder Services and began impacting lives in 1966. Pthafinder Community Supports offers Supported Independent Living, Group Home Living, and Community Integration / Day Services for children through adulthood.

Category

Community Service

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 6

Pathfinder Resource Connection

Pathfinder Resource Connection, the Employment Division of Pathfinder Services began in 1987 and specializes in assiting people with disabilities and others in finding and retaining employment. specific assistance is provided to job seekers as well as additional training as needed once the individual is placed in employment.

Category

Community Service

Population(s) Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 7

Amramp

Amramp has a long history of building and installing wheelchair ramps and provides accessibility products for people struggling with accessibility barriers across the United States. Amramp is in business to help clients improve the quality of their lives, maintain their independence and preserve their dignity. Our dedicated staff is comprised of caring individuals who are experts in providing safe accessibility solutions.

Amramp steel ramp systems help people get in and out of their homes for doctor appointments, weddings, graduations, holidays, vacations and other special events. our locallly owned and operated franchise is availaable to provide you with a FREE evaluation to make sure that you receive the best wheelchair ramp for your situation regardless if the need is a rental for hours, days, or a permanent ramp system. The Amramp team is dedicated to providing a superiour product with outstanding customer services.

Category

Community Service

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Military/Veterans

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Pathfinder Services, Inc. serves the following Indiana Counties: Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Lagrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley, and the City of Fort Wayne

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Accreditations

CARF

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), certified by Bureau VERITAS

Affiliations + Memberships

Better Business Bureau

NeighborWorks America - Member

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Financials

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PATHFINDER SERVICES INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Pathfinder Services, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mr. John Niederman

BIO

John J. Niederman has been President of Pathfinder Services, Inc. since March, 1985. He is responsible for the overall operation of the private not-for-profit corporation. He was previously Director of Special Services/Vocational Evaluation at Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana for seven years. Niederman received the 2001 Robert Zdenek Staff Member of the Year Award from the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development, of which he has served as president. Niederman chairs the Northeast Indiana Workforce Investment Board. He has also served as president of the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities and has served on the board of directors of the American Rehabilitation Association. Niederman has also served the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Northeastern Indiana Private Industry Council.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Some highlights this year include Community Connections our Housing division being accepted into the NeighborWorks America national network. This honor allows the organization to receive a substantial increase in funding for our community development efforts, especially for our housing programs. We also surpassed the milestone of assisting over 1,000 families to purchase a home with 30 year fixed mortgages while receiving homebuyer education and post purchase services to prevent foreclosure.
This is an OUTSTANDING achievement for the organization and shows our continued commitment to providing high quality services for the people we serve!
   What we are most excited about is the efforts on the part of all staff to recognize the need for a comprehensive outcome measurement system that is able to provide timely information on how well we are doing serving the needs of our clients and communities. The national CARF surveyors noted in their report that we have developed an exemplary corporate quality measurement system worthy of national recognition.
   Please note the many services that we can offer to both develop the abilities of the people we serve as well as assist in developing the quality of life of the community. We continue to provide outstanding supports for adults with disabilities, but we also offer child development services, home ownership opportunities, and manufacturing services. These services provide community assets that strengthen the economic vitality of the community. 
   Finally, please note the new programs we began as an organization including Teens on the Town, 5 Day Preschool, Benefit Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation. It continues to be the goal of the organization to build on our solid historical roots and continue to serve individuals and assist in building assets for sustainability of people and their communities."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Randy Sizemore

First Federal Savings Bank

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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