To The Future

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Empowered Pathways has persevered through this pandemic with the rest of the world for much of 2020. It was a new way of doing business for all of us, practically overnight.  We rose to the challenge and have done our best to serve our clients and our community despite the challenges. All things considered, under the leadership of our Board of Directors, we have been able to keep our staff working safely and to meet the needs of those who have come to rely on us for assistance.  We are thankful for the patience, understanding, resilience, and flexibility of our community partners as we worked together to get through these difficult times.  As we begin to put this all behind us, we invite you to join us in paving the pathway to a brighter future.

We are now ready to forge ahead, with optimism and determination, to do what we do best: create solutions and move forward.  To accomplish this, we need your support. By sponsoring a “stepping stone” or “pathway light” for our Pathway to the Future Campaign, you will ensure that those who need our services will receive the very best we have to offer. It will certainly be a new normal with new processes and safety measures, but with your generous help, we will:


  • Provide support services to youth engaged in the criminal justice system

  • Help children gain the tools that they need to handle conflict in their lives

  • Assist People with disabilities who are unable to advocate for themselves can gain access to expedited quality health care services

  • Provide a voice for children caught in contentious custody battles through our Child Custody Advocacy Program (CCAP)

  • Assist women on their journey to become self-sufficient through our supportive job training and placement services

  • Give people the opportunity to communicate with one another, and mend damaged relationships

Your generous support will help us empower women and families right here in the Mohawk Valley.


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For a donation of just $50 each for stepping stones or $200 each for pathway lights, your name will be proudly displayed on the Pathway to the Future in our agency's headquarters as well as virtually on our website from now through the end of 2021. 


You may also want to consider a stepping stone or pathway light as a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, in celebration of a special life event, or simply to show your support of the work we do.

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As we look to the future with anticipation and excitement, this new era will likely bring a fresh perspective to how we more effectively and efficiently deliver our services.  With your support, Empowered Pathways will become even more uniquely responsive as we continue to create solutions and move forward.

With gratitude,


Stephanie Eghigian

Executive Director


Empowered Pathways does not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Donor contributions to our Pathway to the Future campaign may be publicized in donor recognition materials produced by Empowered Pathways including print, web-based media, and our Pathway to the Future campaign display that will be proudly displayed in our agency's office. If you do not wish to have your name appear in published materials or on the campaign display in our office, please select "Anonymous" as your display name preference.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  or call 315-724-1718 ext. 201. 



Sponsoring stepping stones and pathway lights with an online payment is fast and easy. Just choose your preference for our Pathway To The Future campaign display in our headquarters and on our website, then enter the name(s) you want to appear. The options are: Your name, In Memory Of, In Honor Of, In Celebration Of, and Anonymous. Click on the Add To Cart button to open PayPal and complete your payment.


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If you would prefer to send your gift to sponsor a stepping stone or a pathway light by mail, please print and complete the Campaign Pledge form, and mail it to:  Empowered Pathways, 502 Court St., Suite 234, Utica, NY 13502

Thank You  for your generous support! 



Take a look at our December 2020 Virtual Open House  video to learn more about our services, the impact our agency has had on individuals and families throughout our community, comments by our board members, staff and volunteers, and the Pathway To The Future campaign.