The Fellowship Club, Pathways’ Day Program, connects our clients with the world around them
through a variety of programs designed to build confidence and competencies, connections and
engagement. The Fellowship Club incorporates client involvement in day-to-day management, from
food preparation and meal planning to programming. The calendar to the right illustrates the breadth
of activities through which together we work to reclaim a future with possibilities for all our clients.
Every client is recognized for the unique individual that they are and as such activities are tailored to
the individual as possible. Volunteers are integrated within the program as needed to expand the breadth
of programming we can offer. One-on-one support, the most productive and meaningful strategy, would
be limited without a volunteer team. (See Volunteering for more info.)
Engagement in the world is a top wish for most of our population and Pathways Fellowship Club supports
this through an Employment Program as well as in-house Mail Service. We also advocate for continuing
education, both skill-based and interest-based.
Mail Services Brochure
PATHWAYS MAIL SERVICE:
Considered a ‘social cooperative’ (based on the Fountain House model in NYC), our Mail Service
employs roughly 15 clients who market their business to the community, participate with staff
members in finding new contracts, and execute the mailing job including delivery to the post office.
They also file monthly reports documenting the status of the operation. For more information or
if you have a bulk mailing job we might handle, please contact Marie Michel at (203) 869-0378.
Pathways Fellowship Club partners with Ability Beyond Disability which provides a counselor
two days a week for consultation and referral. In addition the counselor assists clients with resume
preparation, interview skills and job searches.
Through our Happiness Project, the Fellowship Club identifies and profiles
each client’s education background and aspirations. From these profiles, we tailor programming, whether of a
group or individual nature, to foster engagement through the activities each client most enjoys.
Education is also encouraged on a more formal level through community colleges, continuing education
programs, volunteer tutors, and a variety of in-house programs including music, wellness, yoga, drama, writing,
tech training and art.
Recognizing that education and engagement occurs every time we interact with the world around us,
the Fellowship Club sponsors regular field trips to local museums, parks, libraries, and ball parks. Fairfield
County has a wealth of options including the Blue Fish in Bridgeport, the Maritime Center in Norwalk, Green
Audubon, Tod’s Point, and Bruce Museum among many others.
Our central location in Cos Cob enables most of our clients to access the parks, library and shops nearby.