On May 16th, 2017, at the annual Resource Parent Appreciation Dinner the Pathways, Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care Program awarded The Nichols Award, also known as the Resource Parent of the Year Award, to Grover and Franker Wright of Elmira, NY. The Nichols Award honors a Resource Parent/Family for going above and beyond in working with children and families. Grover and Franker Wright have been Resource Parents for Pathways, Inc. for over 18 years, Mr. and Mrs. Wright believe that serving as Resource Parents is their call to ministry for their community and have provided extraordinary care to youth with special needs and their families throughout their years of service.
The Pathways, Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care Program is a community-based and family-centered program serving foster youth who have serious emotional, social, and behavioral issues or developmental disabilities in need of a therapeutic out-of-home placement. Resource Parents (certified foster parents) trained in mental health and developmental topics provide foster care to youths. Therapeutic Foster Care staff provide services to youths, siblings, and families in order to achieve permanency goals. If you are interested in becoming a Pathways, Inc. Resource Parent please contact Sharon at (607) 937-4524.