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NewPath Child & Family Solutions (formerly St. Joseph Orphanage) is a premier behavioral health, specialized education, and child welfare agency supporting children and families across Southern Ohio.
Founded in 1829 by The Sisters of Charity, NewPath began as an orphanage supporting children who lost their parents to the cholera epidemic, natural disasters, and poverty. NewPath has continued to meet the ever-changing needs of children and families for two centuries—now a comprehensive behavioral health and educational treatment agency.
Our continuum of care includes medication management, outpatient therapy, specialized education, residential interventions, young adult transitional services, foster care, and foster-to-adopt.
We ignite hope and change futures by providing access to and results from expert, specialized, and comprehensive trauma-informed care. With caring and understanding, we help our clients build resilience and the inner power they need to continue growing while on their journey to recovery from past trauma.
Meet Louie the Lion! NewPath's newest and cuddliest team member.
To understand the impact Louie can have on a child recovering from trauma, think of the children in your life. In fact, think back to your own childhood and a time you were frightened or experienced an obstacle. Who did you turn to? Who was there to comfort you? For the children and families of our community, NewPath is there to help build resilience and the inner power they need to continue growing and preparing for the future.
And Louie the Lion? Well, Louie is there to comfort them along the way.
Louie is the tight squeeze a new residential youth needs to feel safe enough to fall asleep. He is the first cuddly friend a student makes as they transition to a new school. Louie is a warm hug at the end of a long, successful day of therapy and treatment. He is a consistent friend who travels with a foster child during an inconsistent time. Above all, Louie reminds a child in need that someone is out there rooting for them.
The goal of experiential learning is to learn by doing. It increases positive transitions for students in educational achievement and mental health stability. Academically, students achieve improved attendance and grades. Mentally, students display an improved use of regulatory skills. This results in a decreased need for intensive mental health services.