• Pathways opened in 1981 under the name of "The Samaritan Counseling Center".
  • Offices were first located in rented space at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Elyria.
  • The Center had three-year start-up funds of $30,000.00 from the Nord Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County.
  • In 1988, the Center moved to larger offices in rented space at First United Methodist Church, Elyria.
  • During the period 1995-1999, Pathways was awarded a series of annual contracts to provide counseling for indigent clients through the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services.
  • In 2001, marking our 20th anniversary, the agency changed its name to Pathways Counseling & Growth Center and disaffiliated from the Samaritan Institute.
  • In 2001, Pathways became a certified agency of the Ohio Department of Mental Health.
  • In 2002, Pathways was awarded its first annual contract with the Lorain County Board of Mental Health.
  • In 2006, Pathways became certified with CARF, the Council on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • Pathways celebrated its 25th anniversary in October, 2006.
Pathways cannot conduct business via internet due to HIPAA laws. We are unable to provide emergency services. Please visit your local Emergency Room or contact the Nord Crisis Hotline @ 1-800-888-6161. If you are seeking outpatient mental health services, please call our office at 440-323-5707. Thank you for contacting Pathways!

A non-profit, interdenominational organization.  |   We are a proud member of the Mental Health Network of Lorain County.