Becoming a Pathways consumer


To recieve services from Pathways, individuals must meet the following criteria:


  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Reside in our service areas or be planning to move there in the near future.

  • Be supported by a California Regional Center and/or being transferred to a regional center in our service area.

  • Express a desire to participate in the Pathways Program. 


When an individual that is supported by the Regional Center has decided they want to live on their own, they begin looking into their options. Their regional center case manager will determine if the person qualifies for either supported living or independent living services and then provides information regarding different area services for which they are eligible. If the person decides that they want to recieve services from Pathways, their case manager will make the referral.


A tour of Pathways and meetings with individuals who are already receiving services will then be arranged. During the initial meetings with the consumer, a Pathways representative will assess the individual's needs and determine if Pathways can assist the individual.




Community-based services are provided through Regional Centers and include assessments, case management, counseling, education, monitoring of care programs, and a full spectrum of treatment and habilitation services that are purchased by Regional Centers from community providers like Pathways.


Regional Centers are funded through Medi-Cal, the State General Fund, and other state agencies. Medi-Cal funding is provided primarily through a home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver program. The Regional Centers are under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services and are operated by community boards of directors.

There is no cost to the individual or family with Regional Center qualification and support.




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