Visions and Pathways is a non-profit organization that has been helping abused, neglected, homeless, missing and at-risk youth for the past 50 years, serving over 10,000 youth. Our mission is to provide abused, neglected, and homeless youth with safe housing, a stable environment, and supportive services that guide them in becoming self-sufficient.
Our kids have broken lives. Some are shattered; some have just a small crack. Some show no physical signs of damage - the scars are on the inside. We help them put the pieces back together, build their self-esteem and acquire the skills they need to thrive by providing; food, safe housing, counseling, education assistance, arts and recreation activities, career and employment counseling, scholarships and financial literacy instruction.
Street Smart Outreach is one of Vision and Pathways' Outreach and Prevention programs serving youth ages 13 to 21 who are at-risk of homelessness, sexual abuse, or labor exploitation in central and northern New Jersey. The program identifies vulnerable youth, meets their basic needs, and connects them with partner resources. Teams of bilingual, outreach counselors offer assistance and services 24-hours a day and are also available in emergency situations.