Pathways started in June 2009 with seven students as an outgrowth of the Community of Friends Ministry of Kirk of the Hills.
Kirk of the Hills has had a ministry for children with developmental disabilities since 2000. What began as a Sunday morning ministry grew into an outreach that included Wednesday nights, holidays, special events, once-a-month respite programs and a Sunday night program for adults with developmental disabilities.
The need was apparent in the Tulsa area for more programs to support adults with developmental disabilities. After countless phone calls and questions from the community regarding programs for individuals beyond high school, the idea of Pathways was formed.
Pathways is a 501c3 nonprofit that now serves 53 students with plans to serve many more.