Human Services

Visions and Pathways

  • Bridgewater, NJ
  • www.visionsandpathways.org

Mission Statement

Visions and Pathways (visionsandpathways.org) was New Jersey's first private, 501(c)(3) non-profit youth shelter, incorporated in 1970 and opened in 1973. It is the mission of Visions and Pathways to provide abused, neglected and homeless youth with housing, a stable environment, and supportive services that guide them in becoming self-sufficient.

Visions and Pathways addresses the community problems of child abuse, homelessness, runaway youth, and families in conflict. The agency provides 11 programs: Brahma House residential crisis intervention program; Passages, My Place and Whitney House residential transitional-living programs; Prosperity independent-living skills education program; Street Smart street outreach program; Transitional Learning Center for in-house education instruction; Bridge House and Village House, which provide supportive-housing for young adults who are aging-out of the child welfare system, an Arts and Recreation Program, and Transitions Program to provide aftercare services and support for youth who have been discharged from a Visions and Pathways program.

The agency's residential programs are located in Bridgewater, New Jersey. There is a satellite Street Smart street outreach office in Morristown, NJ. The Street Smart street outreach program is targeted to adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13 and 21 who are living on the street or in other unsafe environments and are at-risk of sexual abuse and/or exploitation/human trafficking.


Main Programs

  1. Street Smart Street Outreach
  2. Brahma House
  3. Passages Transitional Living Program
  4. Whitney House
  5. My Place
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Statewide, but primarily central and northern New Jersey

ruling year

1970

Principal Officer since 2013

Self-reported

David Walker Esq., MSW

Keywords

Self-reported

Youth, homeless, runaway, abuse, teens, adolescents, at-risk, at risk, neglect, child abuse

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EIN

23-7061564

Physical Address

49 Brahma Ave.

Bridgewater, NJ 08807 2795

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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For the youth it serves, Visions and Pathways has improved their living situations, their educational status, their family functioning and their employment status.

Programs

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Program 1

Street Smart Street Outreach

The program is designed to move a homeless youth off the street, into the shelter, and discharge him/her to an appropriate and stable living arrangement. The agency which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and licensed by the State, offers a continuum of services in order to meet the needs of this population. Services consist of street-based education, access to emergency shelter, counseling, information, referral to support services, transportation, treatment, case management, and aftercare. Counselors, when not on the street, are available by cell phone and will respond to a crisis between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$112,000.00

Program 2

Brahma House

Brahma House provides residential care and assessment for up to 16 youth ages 13-18. Referrals are accepted from the state child welfare agency, the county family court, individuals, schools and self-referral. The Street Smart street outreach program also can bring homeless youth to the safety and counseling services offered by Brahma House. Brahma House provides basic skills education (school), case management, individual, family and group therapy, alcohol and drug abuse assessment and counseling, crisis intervention counseling, recreation and provides for youth's basic needs.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,100,000.00

Program 3

Passages Transitional Living Program

Passages provides transitional living (residential services) for up to 10 older adolescents. Individual, and group therapy is supplemented by case management and independent living skills preparation.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,100,000.00

Program 4

Whitney House

Whitney House provides transitional living services (residential) for up to five female client ages 16-21 years old. Youth learn independent living skills while receiving case management and individual and group therapy.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$440,000.00

Program 5

My Place

My Place provides transitional living services (residential) for up to five young men ages 16-21. Case management, individual therapy and independent living skills education are provided to each resident.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$440,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Statewide, but primarily central and northern New Jersey

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Funding Needs

Funds are needed to continue, upgrade and expand both physical facilities and services offered. For example, saving on energy costs by installing solar panels; converting the garage of a single family boys' residence into a meeting room/rec room; adding an arts program to the basic education program for younger teens to give them a positive outlet for expressing their feelings.Our next challenge, Bridge House will provide 10 efficiency apartments for young adults transitioning from the child welfare system. This building alone will cost nearly $2 million.

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation

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SOMERSET HOME FOR TEMPORARILY DISPLACED CHILDREN INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Visions and Pathways

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Principal Officer

David Walker Esq., MSW

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marsha Montgomery

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