The Pathway Home, a residential treatment program for our nation’s “New Warriors” returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and who suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, has an important connection to Oakley. Billy Hyder, a former resident of Oakley, went through the half-year program at Pathway after serving in Iraq with the National Guard, and he puts it this way: “Pathway saved my life!” This is a refrain that many other servicemen who have graduated from this program, besides Hyder, have said of The Pathway Home.
Pathway is an independent, privately-funded, nonprofit organization that has treated nearly 200 warriors from around the country using innovative, state-of-the-art techniques that incorporate interaction with the surrounding community.
But for The Pathway Home to continue doing its job, it needs the support of communities like Oakley – and of cities and towns all across the United States.
Pathway’s operation depends on private donations to fund the clinical staff and treatment programs, and making our wounded warriors whole again is everyone’s responsibility.
Donations can be made through the official Web site, www.thepathwayhome.org, where more information about the program can also be found. Donations by check can be made out to and mailed to The Pathway Home, P.O. Box 3930, Yountville, CA 94599.
John Dunbar, Chairperson, The Pathway Home, Napa Valley Advisory Council