The PATHS Compassion and Care Program comes alongside people when they are in distress to help them find solutions that establish or restore their situation to a place of stability and hope. This may include helping them get connected with support to access basic needs such as:

  • Food, clothing and shelter
  • Child care, education, transportation, medical support
  • Therapy, spiritual care, support groups, treatment programs
  • Funding options, employment supports, legal advice and a variety of other needs

If you would like to volunteer with our Compassion and Care Program, or if you know someone who needs help, please contact us.


I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.
Dalai Lama
Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!
Desmond Tutu
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross
Compassion begins at home, and it is not how much we do but how much love we put in that action. Do not think that love has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
Mother Theresa
I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health. I said, ‘There’s nothing that I can do for you that you can’t do for yourself.’ He said, ‘Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that that would help.’ So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, ‘I think I’m cured.’
Nothing renews my faith in humanity more than the exchange of compassion so profound that mere words cannot embrace it.
Tiffany Madison