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 established by our executive director, Jennifer Santiago, and a small team of dedicated staff members in 2008. Several members of this original team are still working at Community Pathways today.

Over the years, our team of personal agents (PA's) and administrative staff has grown along with our capacity to serve people with disabilities in Oregon. Today, we serve over 450 adults who experience a developmental disability and live in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

As a brokerage, we are 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.

Our compassionate, hardworking, and supportive PA's and administrative team work together to ensure the individuals we serve receive the support services they need--when they need them. We are dedicated to assisting individuals in working toward fulfilling their dreams, goals, and responsibilities as adults and members of their communities.

As a support services brokerage, 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. 

    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.