Our Mission

The mission of New Pathways for Children is to minister to the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of at-risk children in a Christ-like atmosphere.

Our Philosophy

 

Moral and spiritual values are the foundation for all we do. We believe that every child is created in the image of God and loved unconditionally by Him.   We seek to be used by God to bring healing and hope to young lives.

Kids Hurt

In our world many children are neglected and abandoned by those who are responsible for caring for them.

In America, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds and more than four children die each day from abuse.

The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations.

Abused children often respond with anger, fear, discouragement, and feelings of hopelessness.

Children are not being valued in our society the way God intended!

In America, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds and more than four children die each day from abuse.

We Heal

The vision of New Pathways is to bring hope to children in crisis.

We rescue children out of their harmful environments and place them in a safe and loving home where we can instill in them a sense of hope and belonging.

Each child is served by a competent and caring staff of case managers, social workers, and licensed counselors. Our treatment includes individual and family therapy and life skills development.

You Help

We couldn’t do it without you! New Pathways depends on volunteers and donations from individuals, churches, and other organizations to help us operate.

Look here, for more information on how to Partner With Us.

Our History

 

New Pathways for Children began in 1990 when concerned Christians in Western Kentucky were moved with compassion and motivated by love to provide better care for neglected, abandoned, and hurting children.  Our first home was located in Reidland under the name West Kentucky Children’s Home. It provided a residential living area for girls and was sponsored by Tennessee Children’s Home.  Two years later Eldon and Emma Belle Gardner donated 27 acres of land in Melber, Kentucky for the purpose of constructing a space to provide care for boys. In 1996, New Pathways for Children was granted their autonomy and provided care to both boys and girls at their 2 locations for many years.

Today, our Melber location consists of an administrative office building, the Gardner House with accommodations for up to 12 children and the Schmidt building which consists of a gymnasium and large kitchen. Our newest addition is Emma Belle’s Haven, a group home down the road from our main campus. It was completed in 2014 with room for 14 children.  New Pathways for Children is run on a private referral basis. Our mission is to minister to the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of at-risk children in a Christ-like atmosphere.

 

Donations

When you give to New Pathways you are doing more than helping us provide shelter, food, and clothing to needy children. You are giving hope to an innocent child living in a broken world and spreading the good news of Jesus.


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PO Box 10
Melber, KY 42069
270.674.6061

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