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Pathways of Arbor Circle

In October 2016, Pathways, MI merged with and into Arbor Circle, becoming a program of Arbor Circle. This expansion extends our services to 11 counties in West Michigan, serving nearly 22,000 clients annually.

Below is an overview of the services Pathways offers:

Child Welfare

  • Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary, nurturing home for children who are in the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect.  The goal is to reunite the child with his or her biological family in a timely manner, or to make another permanent plan, such as adoption.

  • Adoption

If a child in foster care is unable to return to his or her biological parents, our adoption team works to place the child into a loving, permanent home.

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers work to help provide children in foster care with a safe, permanent home. CASA volunteers advocate for the children throughout the entire court process and report to the judges as to what is best for the children involved. Our team works to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers in Ottawa County.

Contact the Child Welfare Department.

Clinical Services

  • Mental Health Counseling

Our counseling services are designed to help clients cope with the stresses of daily life and adjust to events such as divorce, family conflict and tension, relationship struggles, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Services include individual therapy, group counseling, family counseling, case management, court assessment, and others.

  • Substance Use Counseling

Our substance use counseling services provide ongoing, coordinated services to support recovery and prevent relapse.  Services are provided on an outpatient basis and are designed to help individuals and families address problems resulting from use and abuse of alcohol or prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other dependency-inducing substances; to achieve and/or maintain sobriety or abstinence; and improve the social, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and/or vocational functioning of those suffering from these issues.

  • Services for Women

Women's Services provide culturally, gender-specific, and developmentally appropriate assessments and treatment planning for women and their children. Programs include Women's Specialty Services (WSS), Specialty Pregnancy Assistance (SPA) and Women's Re-Entry Services.

  • Allegan County Correctional Services

In-jail and re-entry services to help individuals who are incarcerated prepare for community living. Programs include Methamphetamine Diversion, Drug Court, Sobriety Court, and Women's Re-Entry.

Contact the Clinical Services Department.

Community Youth Development

The Community Youth Development (CYD) Department of Pathways of Arbor Circle focuses on building strong and resilient communities. The department takes a three-pronged approach by providing community development and coalition services, offering a number of parent education and support classes and through engaging volunteers to provide prevention programs for youth. Learn More.

Contact the CYD Department.

Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s quality rating and improvement system for child care providers and preschool programs. Providers complete a Self-Assessment Survey, which assigns them a rating based on a 5-Star system. Great Start then provides technical assistance, resources and support to help programs improve. Great Start also helps parents find quality childcare programs. Learn More.

Contact the Great Start to Quality team.