Pathways Behavioral Services is a nonprofit corporation licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health and accredited by the Department of Human Services. Founded in 1967 to serve clients solely in Black Hawk County, Pathways today offers substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services to people in six northeast Iowa counties. With 128,012 residents, urban Black Hawk County is home to 50 percent more people than the combined populations of the five outlying, rural counties Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy.
What We Do
Pathways addictions treatment staff provide high quality, research-based and outcome-driven programs. Treatment programs are increasingly specialized to work with a wide range of clients and their family members. Certified Pathways staff members handle referrals from the Department of Juvenile Court Services, schools, employers, Department of Human Services and other agencies.
Pathways, by providing broad-based community programs, ensures that primary prevention equips individuals with the strategies and tools of recovery to prevent them from experiencing problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Pathways views secondary prevention as a tool to identify problems early on in order to reduce high-risk behavior. Pathways provides a mixture of both primary and secondary prevention services.
Our mental health center clinical staff includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers and mental health counselors that provide a wide range of mental health services including individual, family, and marital counseling, school-based programming, medication management, and 24-hour emergency service.