Saint Louis University Community Partner Profile
Organization Name: Pathways to Independence
Contact Person: Jessie Steinberg
Address: 200 S. Hanley, Ste. 103
Phone Number: 314-503-8967
Email Address:
Category: Adult Education/Mental Health and Disabilities
Internships Available?: Yes
Transportation Needed?: No (MetroLink)

Mission Statement/Objectives:

Pathways to Independence supports, educates, and empowers adults with learning disabilities and associated disorders to obtain the personal growth, enhanced social skills, and greater self-reliance needed for productive employment and meaningful personal relationships. We accomplish our mission through experiential education, employment preparation, recreational programs, community and volunteer activities, and family support programs.

Service Opportunities:


Inclusion Group Volunteer: We are seeking groups to participate in a monthly group programs where the group of volunteers inclusively interact with a group of PTI clients at a joint event. Could be bowling, dining out, ice skating, volunteering, etc.. Volunteers would be asked to simply interact with clients as they would their peers at school or home with supervision from staff. Seeking groups of 5-10 individuals willing to pay their own expenses for whatever activity is chosen. Service clubs, sororities and fraternities, staff/faculty groups welcome.

Event Volunteer: Event supporters attend social events and interact with our clients, in doing so, helping clients to learn socialization patterns and common social etiquette skills. Volunteers often can engage in recreational/leisure events alongside clients.

Office Supporter: Office Supporters will perform light office functions including answering calls, data entry, filing, revise forms and assist staff as needed with various projects that will enhance the overall program.


Inclusion Group Volunteer: Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Event Volunteer: All days, times vary by event but mostly weekday evenings or weekend days.

Office Supporter: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8:30am-5pm


Volunteer Pre-Requisites:

- Application
- Background Check (no cost)
- Orientation
Directions from SLU: