The Pathway Home is a voluntary, comprehensive, individualized mental health program for adolescents from 13 to 18 years old. Its mission is to create a loving and supportive community environment where Alaska Native children can develop into independent, service-minded and productive leaders. Referrals come from a variety of sources, including clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, parents, teens or representatives of the state. Once in the program, The Pathway Home team of clinicians and employees help youth improve their mental and behavioral health, physical and spiritual wellness, and academic and/or vocational skills. Through a combination of individual, group and educational settings, youth learn healthier methods of managing their behavior, handling conflict and anger, progressing in their recovery and improving relationships with family members.