Our Mission

Community Pathways is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities to live empowered, self-determined lives through community connections.

Our Story

Located in Portland, Oregon, Community Pathways is a support services brokerage and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides case management services to adults who experience developmental disabilities. Our executive director, Jennifer Santiago, and a small team of dedicated staff members, established Community Pathways in 2008. Several of these staff members still work at Community Pathways today. They are an invaluable source of knowledge and experience on our team.

As a brokerage, Community Pathways is contracted by the State of Oregon to assist individuals experiencing a developmental disability to access, plan, and monitor the supports and services they need to live, socialize, and work in the community. We are actively involved in work-groups with our state and community partners, legislators, and legislative process to help better serve and advocate for Oregonians experiencing disabilities.

Compassionate, hardworking, and supportive—our team of personal agents and administrators work together to ensure the individuals we serve receive the support services they need--when they need them. It is our mission is to assist people with disabilities to live empowered, self-determined lives through community connections.

As our team grows, so does our capacity to serve. We currently provide support services to over 450 individuals who experience a developmental disability and live in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. 

We are proud of the work we do to support fellow Oregonians.

Our Values

Community Pathways is committed to the philosophy and principles of self-determination. We advocate that people have the right to choose and direct the services that impact their lives. Guided by this philosophy, we base our mission and daily work on the following values:

  • Person-Centered Thinking

  • Compassion

  • Collaboration

  • Support

  • Advocacy

  • Empowerment

Our Vision and Growth

Community Pathways is excited to be growing as an organization. We are partnering with Community Vision, FACT Oregon, and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities to form the Seven Corners Community Collaborative in southeast Portland. Together, we aim to become a centralized hub of information, support, and advocacy for Oregonians experiencing developmental disabilities. 

We are increasing our staff of personal agents, which will allow us to support and serve more individuals who experience developmental disabilities in Oregon.

Our customer base is growing from 450 to 475 individuals. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help support you, please contact us.