Guiding Paths was founded by Elise B. on April 13, 2015. Elise started this company because of her first hand experience with caring for family members and close friends who struggle with mental illness and intellectual disability. Elise became passionate about helping those who were unable to help themselves, when she discovered how many people struggled with this diagnoses. She recalled the challenges she faced while caring for her brother who although was not born with an intellectual disability, now struggles with a similar diagnoses brought on from a brain injury from an accident. She remembered how she felt as she cared for him and remember asking herself “why no one ever asked her how she felt or even begin to understand what she had to give up to provide care to him” and feeling so alone through it all.
Guiding Paths realized there are lots of families out there that are overwhelmed and beat down by these circumstances and knows exactly how these families felt because we have all struggled from time to time and walked a mile in their shoes already as care givers and family members of those who are ill. We know its tough when you don’t have enough options or resources available to help you when you need it the most. Not everyone has the support system her brother had in her and because of the struggles she faced, she felt it was her duty to provide support to families who need it. Giving them the options to place their loved ones in a loving home, with specially trained staff that offers around the clock care, and a stable environment that provides security if they needed the helping hand.
Guiding Paths is not just your typical institution. We are a community based living environment that feels like home. We are a corporation of people caring for individuals who are just like us. We understand there are illnesses that make us different from others but it does not make us better. We are one, valuable and have a contribution to this life. We know God places everyone here for a reason and we know he doesn’t make mistakes. We want your loved ones to know we are here to help them reach their full potential with respect and dignity. It takes a community to foster an ability and we are a well staffed community that believe in everyone. Let us show you how we can work for you.
Guiding Paths is a community based living facility available for individual with intellectual disability who is unable to live independently on their own by providing 24 hour care.
Guiding Paths mission is to provide community-based treatment that promotes self-determination, empowerment, recovery, resilience, health and the highest possible level of consumer participation in order that individuals can fully engage in community activities. Guiding Paths intends to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Intellectual Disabilities and who may also have a psychiatric disability by ensuring access to clinically sound therapeutic interventions that improves adaptive functioning and quality of life.
Guiding Paths vision is to solve the difficult puzzles of life and foster innovations that will aid individuals to function more independently.
*Eagerness to challenge all problems and provide measurable solutions.
*Ability to put ourselves in the shoes of every client.
*Integrity and honor.
*Willingness to listen to our client and provide them with workable resolutions.
*Compassion for our world and everyone in it.