PALs Adult Day Program
PALs Adult Day Program is a ministry of Pathway Church. PALs is designed for adults with developmental disabilities who have graduated from high school and are eligible for Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) services through their local county board. It is not a requirement that program participants be enrolled on a Medicaid Waiver (IO, Level I, or SELF waiver). Private pay options are also available.

PALs is undergoing the certification process through the State of Ohio and is expected to be in operation later this year.  Please continue to check our website for updates.

We will offer programming Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  Our program will be structured to promote comfort, routine and security.  Each day will be comprised of 5 sessions that will last approximately 45 min. with a 15-min. transition break.

Non-Medical Transportation

We will provide non-medical transportation to and from our program.  Every individual will be picked up and dropped off directly at his or her residence.  We prioritize safety and accessibility.

Key Program Areas
Our program will focus on person-centered planning in five key areas of growth and development:
–Biblical Instruction:  Lessons will focus on building meaningful relationships with Christ and with others.
With Christ —  We will teach about the character and attributes of God and His purposes and ways with the hope that our participants will grow in their love and understanding of Him.
With Others  —  We will teach Christ-like attitudes and behaviors (e.g., forgiveness, compassion, kindness, patience, self-control, thankfulness) and how to manage emotions (e.g., anxiety, fear, grief, anger, frustration, jealousy, disappointment).  Our hope is that the lessons will promote both an inner well-being and also positive social behavior that is needed to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, and within the community.
–Worship Music
–Arts & Crafts
–Church MinistriesParticipants will have the opportunity to be involved in various church ministries including designing greeting cards, decorating, assembling handouts, assisting with outreach activities, and more.
Life Skills Reinforcement
We will provide support in self-advocacy, self-determination, socialization, communication, personal hygiene, and reading, writing and basic math.
Vocational Exploration
We will offer opportunities to explore careers in retail (on-site Re-Store boutique), food service (hydroponics and farmer’s market), housekeeping, grounds keeping, hospitality, and clerical work.
Physical Fitness
We will offer games adapted to the abilities of the participants that encourage teamwork and keep the class moving and engaged.
Recreation and Leisure Activities
We will provide opportunities for rest and relaxation and also various interactive games and activities to promote socialization.


To learn more about PALs Adult Day Program or schedule a tour of our facility, contact Kim Phillips at or Lisa Trojan at