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Come to the Table Event

Thank You  for your generous support! 

Our COME TO THE TABLE 2022 event was a huge success, raising much needed funds to support our programs and services!

A very heartfelt THANKS to everyone who came together to support this unique event, including our outstanding planning committee, sponsors, table designers, basket and silent auction donors, Kristen Copeland, Judy Reilly, Hart’s Hill Inn, Feast & Festivities, event guests, volunteers and donors!

We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity! We couldn’t have done it without you!

​​Here are a few of the many ways Empowered Pathways helps our community:


  • Women’s Employment & Resource Center
    The Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) has been helping women reenter the workforce for over 30 years. When a woman seeks assistance through WERC, they are no longer alone. We become their coach, helping them navigate and eliminate obstacles. We are their cheerleaders, rooting them on as they successfully chart a course from modest goals to big dreams. WERC offers a variety of job training programs, job placement assistance, and on-going career coaching. Thousands of women across the Mohawk Valley began their career at WERC.

  • Surrogate Decision-Making Committee
    The Surrogate Decision-Making Committee (SDMC) program is an alternative to the court system and is authorized to provide consent for non-emergency major medical treatment and end-of-life care decisions for people who qualify. Funded by the New York State Justice Center, the SDMC Program helps make medical decisions for people with disabilities that are unable to make these decisions for themselves. Without the SDMC Program, individuals would have to wait months for the Surrogate’s Court to make decisions about routine medical procedures.


  • Community Dispute Resolution Center
    The highly trained staff and volunteers at Empowered Pathways offer a variety of dispute resolution services aimed at achieving self-directed and peaceful resolutions to conflicts and disputes. Mediation allows people an opportunity to speak and be heard, while a mediator or “neutral” manages the conversation. Our professional mediators are trained and certified in accordance with standards set by the New York State Unified Court System, and their services offer real and lasting solutions. These services are free or low-cost.

  • Youth Services
    Attendance Mediation: Focuses on helping schools, students, and families increase student attendance and improve educational outcomes. Students, parents, administrators, and teachers sit down with a neutral and build a plan for getting the youth to school, including whatever supports or referrals are required.
    Parent-Teen & PINS Mediation: Intended to allow parents and teens to build a plan for their daily lives together. For parents struggling with raising teens, mediation can help bridge the gaps and build a workable plan for the household.


Special Thanks to our generous 2022 Sponsors!


We truly appreciate and are grateful for all of our generous sponsors who helped to make our COME TO THE TABLE event possible and a huge success. Thank you very much! 



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Adirondack Financial

Business Machines & Equipment

First Source Federal Credit Union

Herkimer College


George Murad, Esq.


Beverly Quist

Scalzo, Zogby, & Wittig, Inc.

The Sheridan Group at Baird

Utica University


Compson & Pimpinella, PLLC

Empower Federal Credit Union

Kessler Promotions

McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors and
Kowalczyk Funeral Home

UFCW United Food & Commercial Workers, Local One

Utica First Insurance Company

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Hummel's Office Plus

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