Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pathways: the year ahead

As I look forward to 2009, I realize there are many things to be thankful for... and many things to look forward to.

  • A great team - Pathways has been fortunate over the years to attract a smart, motivated staff; none smarter or more motivated than the team we have now. During the past year we've concentrated on growing our Technical Assistance and Training Team, adding two more Technical Assistance professionals and a Data Quality Analyst
  • Our partners - More than a thousand people at 420+ human services organizations count on our PATHWAYS COMPASS Community Information Sharing System to coordinate care for 120,000 people every year. I can't say enough about the communities and human services professionals we serve. We at Pathways are honored to help them make a difference in the lives of their clients
  • New stuff - During the next few months we'll have a lot to tell you about. Details will be coming out soon, but here are a few teasers: our Research Team will release a very interesting study on the results of collaboration between different financial assistance agencies; and our Systems Team will roll out several new PATHWAYS COMPASS features, including ID scan cards, document upload, new community wide reporting and enhancements to our new outcomes module

We know that many of the organizations we serve are going to have to do more with less this year due to the deepening recession. During these difficult times, Pathways stands ready to help communities stretch their limited resources by enabling human services providers to work together more closely, reduce costs and increase their overall impact.

No doubt, 2009 brings us unprecedented challenges and opportunities. I can't wait to get started.

Bill Matson, Executive Director

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