“In a world full of good but with too many choices, as well as uncertainties, some people need a drastic change to cope. Pathfinders is an excellent example of how a vision can single-handedly change lives. Their insight, guidance, and directions through recovery resuscitate lives. I cannot recommend a better place for a person’s survival and change.”Pathfinder Alumnus
Over the Years…
Since our modest beginnings in 1950, Pathfinders has provided help to more than 10,000 men and their families. Countless lives have been touched as these men returned to their families, occupations, and the community.
When seven San Diego men paid a month’s rent on a vacant, skid row storefront on F Street in downtown San Diego.
Our current location. This move allowed us to reach even more men.
next to the Cedar St. main house in 1973 and 1975 increasing our bed capacity to 41.
was first recognized by Mayor Maureen O’Conner.
One of the most underserved groups of homeless individuals in the nation.
The first resdients began moving in March 2011.
Criteria for substance use disorder treatment services. Implementing evidence-based practices in substance use treatment.
Continuing to improve and expand services offered from treatment to housing.
Emphasizing Whole-Person Wellness
100% of participants who remain in treatment for 30 days are connected to both primary and specialty care, greatly improving their quality of life.
96% of clients who complete treatment are connected to stable housing. This allows our clients to focus on treatment without fear of the future.
100% of participants who are diagnosed with co-occurring are linked to ongoing professional mental health services, greatly increasing the likelihood of long-term recovery.
100% of participants who remain in treatment for 30 days are linked to community resources and services, including transportation, food and clothing assistance, legal assistance, educational services and vocational services.
Overcoming alcoholism and drug addiction is a process. Hear from past residents, in their own words, about their personal journey.