Pathfinder Village

Mary Steele
Season 07
About this non-profit:

From its early heritage until today, Pathfinder Village has believed in shifting the lives of people with Down Syndrome from fenced-in institutions into the general community, allowing them full and complete participation in society. It quietly leads the way in the field of residential care, with a comprehensive agenda of research and education, residential services, health management, spiritual guidance and recreational programs. The woman who made this vision a reality is Marian Mullet, once the volunteer nurse at the school that preceded Pathfinder Village. Marian was caring for her terminally ill son when she asked to take on the challenge of replacing the old facility with one that would meet tough, new regulations and provide the caring and warmth so necessary for happiness. With no funding, land, furniture or buildings, she set about building a dream. Today, the only thing more remarkable than the care at Pathfinder Village is the spirit of joy here. This episode of the Visionaries captures the daily life of residents living independently as they work and play, attend school, take care of their homes, and deal with life's many curveballs.

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