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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Family Services, Job Training, Vocational & Technical Schools

Mission: To enrich the lives of the needy through a comprehensive training program that will also enhance their professional demeanor; allowing successful career placement, self sufficiency and community strengthening.

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Pathways offers serviced to the underpriviledged on a consistent basis with excellent customer service. Clothing and other items are of good quality. The management is dedicated and sincere about providing for those in need and poverty stricken.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Pathways and the amount of things that they do for the community always amazes me. The staff is helpful and kind, management actually helps in the everyday task and customer interactions.They help provide services from job locating to interview attire, to food donations. Pathways to another option is a great place to volunteer and help serve others. The deeds that they take part in are commendable on multiple levels. Another Option is a selfless non-profit organization truly committed to community improvement.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Another Option aka Pathway's is an exceptional community based organization fully and unconditionally committed to serving all in needed. With the relentless dedication that Dr. Gillingham has applied of her time and efforts to enrich those who inspire to improve their own lives, the East Valley has definitely gained productive citizens. All of the job training sessions, food bank endeavor's, self sufficiency courses presented has no doubt been a value add. This non -profit desires the acolades of great leadership and creative resourcing. KUDOS!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to volunteer at Another Option, Inc d.b.a Pathways to Another Option and Frugal Finds Thrifts Shop. What a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity.

Client Served

Rating: 4

My experience with Another Option was really life changing. I was in the process of rebuilding my life after serious financial difficulties. I finally received a call from a company that I’ve been perusing employment for sometime. I set my interview date, but when I pulled out my suit it reflected my struggles to find suitable employment. I really needed to feel and look my best for this opportunity. I have benefitted from Another Option in the past, so I reached out again. Without hesitation I was invited to come in and pick out a suit, tie, and shoes. Needless to say, I felt like a million bucks walking into my interview. I landed the job and position, and my life have been on the upswing ever since. I thank Marjorie and her staff for her works with me and with the community. This is a top notch organization because the services they provide comes from the heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pathways has helped me with learning how to use a computer to check emails, perform job searches and my resume for employers. I have received on the job training in customer service. They were able to get me online job skill training at no cost to me. They helped me with bus passes, payment for room and board when I was in transition then they helped me with a permanent apartment. They also find companies willing to interview me. I also received clothes, furniture and professional attire.

Donor

Rating: 5

When I walked into the store I was immediately struck by the fresh smell!! Most thrift stores have a smell that I cannot place. I am not sure if it is the chemical used to clean donations or the absence of items being cleaned. At any rate, the atmosphere alone was a catalyst for my involvement.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to beinvolved with Another Option for years. The commitment of this organization is outstanding.
Homeless people have been helped to find housing.
Unemployed have been given solid leads for job opportunities and supplied with business attire at no cost to look professional.
Hungry have been fed from the inhouse food bank.
AARP members receive on the job training while receiving financial benefits from AARP.
This organization even provides online job training at no cost to clients that have limited financial ability.
Help with utilities, bus passes, even household items have been donated to help in any way possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to tell All how much The Job Training Program through Pathways has helped me and enstowed my own personal esteem.
Before I started the program I was living in a Mens Center. Penniless , down so low with little hope and no thought of a future. With Dr. Marjorie Gillingham's patience, caring, direction and spirit I have attained a job, a bicycle and Bus Passes(transportation) selfworth and a path for a good future.
I never like to discuss my age because I don't feel my age. My way of thinking is,"If you have your health and a job , anything is possible.
Fortunatly due to Pathways To Another Option I have a job and I 'm lucky enough to maintain my health.Dr. Marjorie has helped me keep a healthy attitude also. Ronald E, Moyer 03/11/2011

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking every where for clothes for my son but Im currently unemployed so my budget is low and I seen the store while driving by and walked in and was surprised to see how clean and neat the store was the items where in good condition and the prices were perfect! for my budget I was able to get my son 3 outfits all under $40 the volunteers were extremely nice and helpful I just wan to say thank you again for all your help and I really appropriate it.