Family Pathways

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100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001
United States

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Monday 9 AM-8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-8 PM
Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday 9 AM-4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Family Pathways is a nonprofit organization located in Butler, PA. We offer therapy, foster care, adoption, and visitation.

Foster Care/Kinship
Provide care and safety for children in out-of-home placement.

Resource families receive ongoing training and support from Family Pathways staff.

The mission of Family Pathways is to bring hope and healing to traumatized children and their families and to enhance the physical and emotional health of the individuals we serve.

Our trauma-informed Philosophy
We are not here to determine what is wrong with you.

We are here to learn what has happened...

And offer support where possible.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care in Pennsylvania. Foster parents for children in need must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting
  • Have time and energy to devote to fostering
  • Live in a safe and healthy environment
  • Prove good health through a medical examination/physical
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Clear all home safety requirements
  • Complete required pre-service training hours
  • Finish the Home Inspection

After fulfilling all requirements during the approval process, licensed foster parents can welcome a foster child into their home. To maintain a valid license, foster parents must also participate in ongoing training each year.

All adults who are living in homes with foster children in Pennsylvania must pass a required criminal background check and fingerprinting. This includes adult children who are family members living at home.

There are other, more detailed requirements for foster homes, such as having a flushing toilet and an operable phone. Prospective foster parents will learn more details during foster parent orientation.

Once you've decided to foster, you can contact a public or private foster agency or the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. Foster agencies screen and train prospective foster families and ensure applicants are good candidates for foster care.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.4 / 5
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Julie Miller
Apr 20, 2022

My family has been involved with Family Pathways for over 5 years. We have loved all the staff we have come in contact with. They work well with my children, and my kids like the therapists that were chosen for them. We as parents and the community have to do OUR part and be INVOLVED in helping our children, or it won't be successful, like some of the reviews with issues.

I like the staff here, in every department. My children do too, which means the world to me. Be truthful and they will help you and your children. Remember, these people are humans too that deserve dignity and respect. I'm very thankful for this entire place and everything they have done for us over the years.

Rating: 4

TJ Coyne
Mar 31, 2022

The one woman that's employed here, that mostly answers calls is Very Ignorant. Other than her the rest of the staff are nice.

Rating: 2

Heather Hockenberry
Sep 21, 2021

Don't take your kids to family pathways . Both my kids have to be put in the psych ward for them to help my kids . The staff are very rude and will talk down to you .they only there for the money . Want you to call a week before you meds are out but when you see the doctor he will not send meds order out the same time see hem like they should by law . If you want your kids feel like they not safe this is the place. Can't keep staff there for a long time . They are fast to call cys on the parents for the kids have a mark on them from playing . I be take my kids to kids count . I done with they say gave it time when my autism kid is beat on me they don't want to help me at all with her . Like they gave up on my kid .

Rating: 1

May 03, 2021

I love it here i get actual feed back and solutions.

Rating: 5

Dawn Infinger
Jul 04, 2020

This is no place for descent hard working people to ever go, they are twisted in with the corruption in Butler from court house and judges right down the chain!

Rating: 1