In early 2001 A Place Along the Way (APATW) was established by Carla Canada who began providing lunches
in the parks of Pasadena,CA along with inspirational words trying to detour the youth from a life of drugs,
crime and violence.
In 2003 APATW took it indoors and started various educational support groups. Working with high-risk youth
as an alternative to jails and institutions.
In 2005 APATW opened a second location our first emergancy shelter (Fontana). Feeding and sheltering
homeless teens (whether they were runaways or throwaways).
In 2008 APATW opened our Bloomington location which provides temporary services such as laundry, shower, mail, job search and meals.
Many individuals have been or are at risk of incarceration, addictions, and homelessness.
In recent years there has been a sharp increase in this diverse and severely undeserved population.
Adolescents in this group have a multitude of needs that must be addressed in order for them
to live satisfying and independent lives within the community.
A Place Along the Way works tirelessly to provide effective services for our youth. APATW has partnered with several public and private
agencies so that we may provide services to our youth and their families in need.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION|
It is our mission to improve the lives of TODAY's youth.
WHAT IS OUR GOAL?
Our goal is to enhance youths' personal, social and economic development
and enable, them to lead mature, responsible,
healthy, independent adult lives.
free of addictions, crime and homelessness.
If you or some one you know is in need of our service/support|
please call us at (909) 200-6893 our 24 hour phone number.
There is no reason to do life alone.
Our staff is non-judgemental and here to help!
You can also contact us with your thoughts and concerns.