Pathway Enterprises, Inc. began as Southern Oregon Training and Habilitation which incorporated in May of 1985 to provide homes and work opportunities for residents of Southern Oregon who were residing at Fairview Training Center, Oregon’s State Institution for adults and children with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. In 1986 we opened four homes in the Rogue Valley. In 1988, Pathway started the first apartment supported-living program for developmentally disabled adults in Jackson County. This ultimately evolved into two additional separate residential homes in Medford.
Around 1986 we also developed our first employment programs. A food service supported work group was established at a local bakery and Hollyhock Nursery, a wholesale greenhouse and work training center, opened in Ashland. One year later, Hollyhock Nursery added a grounds-maintenance crew that developed into All Season Maintenance, which transitioned to Pathway’s Service Contracts. This department contracts custodial and dish washing services to private and state entities, providing employment opportunities for people with and without disabilities throughout Jackson County. Our employers include, but are not limited to, Jackson County, and City Buildings throughout Ashland, Central Point, Medford, Talent, and White City.
During the spring of 1993, Pathway expanded into Northern California where we took over management of the Siskiyou Adult Development Center, an adult day care and training facility, in Montague. We soon moved the center to Yreka, just 20 miles south of the Oregon border, and established EZ-Lite Log Company, producing logs and fire starters out of wax and recycled cardboard, with production labor provided by workers with disabilities from northern California. In 2011 Pathway leased the Yreka business to Goodwill Industries, giving Pathway the opportunity to focus on Oregon based housing and employment.
Summer 2012 brought big changes to Pathway when our administration office moved to 1600 Sky Park Drive in Medford. Sky Park offices include two large training rooms, a conference room and our most exciting vision, a Community Education Center that we use for training, education and activities that enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
Pathway’s planned and strategic growth, adherence to our Core Values, and providing the highest quality services to the individuals we support continues to be our focus and our passion.
Please feel free to contact our corporate office to find out more about what we do and how you can help.