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Pathway For Hope

The Pathway For Hope is a restricted fund created by an anonymous donor which provides support to individuals with intellectual disabilities to assist with unmet or unfunded needs. The fund supports items such as dental care, furnishings, assistive devices, membership to the YMCA, medical supplies and equipment and much more.

Pathway for Hope: Terri

Terri receives SLI's Targeted Case Management services. Until receiving funds from the Pathway from Hope she had only a few remaining teeth left as all others have rotted due to lack of dental care. Terri was very uncomfortable about her appearance and it posed a challenge with eating and proper nutrition.

Check out a great interview of Pathway for Hope recipient Terri and her Targeted Case Manager, David, with WIBW's Ralph Hipp here! Since receiving her dental work she has not been able to stop smiling and you can see that in this interview! 

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Pathway for Hope: Abel


Abel Pathway for Hope

Abel is a 6-year-old with Autism and very limited communication abilities. “He would become frustrated when he was unable to communicate his thoughts”, said his mother, Sarah. He uses an iPad in school but needed an iPad and software to help him communicate with his family at home. Through the Pathway For Hope fund, he was able to receive the iPad and communication program called LAMPS, Words for Life.

Abel was described by his mother as very outgoing, loves attention, can put a smile on your face and sometimes his actions just make you laugh.

You can make a difference for another individual with disabilities. Please consider donating to the Pathway for Hope fund to support more individuals such as Abel. To make a donation, visit


Pathway for Hope: Darius

Darrius and his new iPadDarrius is a 6-year old boy with autism, nonverbal and a current recipient of the Pathway for Hope fund. Darrius uses an iPad and communication program called LAMPS, Words for Life, at school but does not have one at home.

On the WIBW Red Couch show, Darrius's mother, Ashley, was presented with an iPad loaded with programs for Darrius to use at home in order to communicate with his family. Darrius also received a weighted blanket that will help him sleep at night.

If you would like to donate to the Pathway for Hope fund to support more individuals such as Darrius, visit

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