The Pathway Home ⋅ A Brief History

Over the last decade, The Pathway Home (TPH) has served over 450 Veterans and their families. In 2016, TPH expanded from a brief, intensive crisis program to a longer-term, more holistic residential model that addresses overall wellness. This includes treatment for mental health and post-deployment issues while also providing resources enabling Veterans to achieve their educational, vocational, and professional goals.

In 2007, The Pathway Home, LLC (TPH) was formed as a project of the Tides Center.

From 2008-2015, TPH served as an intensive residential treatment program focused on treating Veterans specifically suffering with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and other post-deployment mental health challenges. TPH staff remain available to former program participants, as needed and appropriate, for resource referrals and case management.

In 2013, TPH was declared an independent non-profit organization and became The Pathway Home, Inc, earning 501(c)(3) status. The agency’s EIN is 45-5350612.

Late in 2015, with the retirement of the founding Executive Director Fred Gusman MSW, the Board of Directors for TPH began exploring areas of need specifically affecting returning Veterans in Napa County.

In early-2016, the Board commissioned a needs assessment of today’s returning Veterans. Outcomes illuminated a gap in supportive services for Veterans attempting to balance academic or vocational engagement with civilian reintegration while managing the lasting effects of deployment.

In spring 2016, given the outcome data, TPH officially expanded its mission and began developing a residential program focused on wellness to support the successful reintegration of post-9/11 Veterans, with a focus on mental health, academic and vocational support, and career development.

In 2016 our Executive Director, Christine Loeber MSW LCSW was hired and The Pathway Home’s commitment to supporting the successful re-integration of post-9/11 Veterans in a therapeutic residential setting continues.

Looking ahead, TPH alumni will become part of a lifelong community of TPH residents, graduates, and community partners with touchpoints of support nationwide.