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Our mission is Christ-Centered and Citizen-Driven. Will you answer the call to serve alongside survivors?
A gift from God
“Working at PATH for the brief time I have been here has been a gift from God; simple as that. In recent years, my eyes have been opened to the horrors of human trafficking and the prolific existence of sexual abuse in our communities. I have witnessed how sexual trauma has divded families, shattered prosperous futures, and isolated its victims. But through PATH, I have seen how God is more powerful than the evil, and how He uses each of us to further His kingdom so He can form new families, mend the brokenness, and comfort the isolated.
Working in Community Education has given me opportunities to connect with groups of all ages around Arkansas and share PATH’s mission. Through speaking engagements and Victim Service
Trainings, the Community Education department highlights prevention, awareness, and intervention. It is an honor to be a part of such a devoted and loving team, and it is my desire to continue learning from them so that together we can bring the hope of freedom to both survivors and future advocates.”
Grace, Community Education Team Leader
God created me for this
“I began as a volunteer with PATH in high school. I had no idea what I was getting into but once I started working with those around my age and younger that had been sexually abused, it lit a fire in me and I’ve wanted to do nothing else since. Once I graduated and with a degree, I was able to return to PATH as am employee. I believe God created me for this.
There are really tough days, and I don’t always know what to say to a survivor that is in a heightened trauma state, but I’m a good listener and somehow, God takes over and all turns out okay. I absolutely love my time with the survivors, seeing real healing and life change, but what makes my job a success is working with such a wonderful, caring team of fellow believers under the direction of an amazing God. Working at PATH is my dream job and I plan to be here until the good Lord moves me someplace else.”
After forty-five years of clinical practice and administrative experience I retired, but felt the need to stay involved and was drawn to PATH. Even with my knowledge and experience, I found myself occasionally speechless in to the tragic stories shared by the children and young women. Practiced clinical methods and principles, although most sound, were limited in dealing with this level of trauma.
After three years of full-time work at PATH, and now as a volunteer, my knowledge and experience has grown into a love for each of them.
Working with this population will challenge a person personally, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. The experience will change a person in special ways. It did for me and other team members. It was a precious, life-changing experience of which I am grateful.
COL Glenn Ballard, US Army, Retired
I’ve worked in the social services field, mostly child welfare, for about 15 years, as helping others is what I was created to do. I also loved being a part of the Administrative Team and watching God grow us and the ministry.
When I started working for PATH in 2017, I knew that I could do this and do it well. Little did I know, God had other plans, because not only was I called to serve on the front lines, like I was accustomed to, but I was also commissioned to educate kids on ways to stay safe and others about sex-crimes. This is something I never thought I’d do, but absolutely loved it as God showed me that I was NOT in control. I lived for making people aware of this social injustice. Time with the clients was not necessarily part of my job, but I loved the time I had with them. I developed a strong mentor relationship with several of the survivors and loved teaching classes and seeing them grow from broken little girls into strong, confident young ladies. I will always have a special bond with these girls.
After five magnificent years with PATH, I had to move on but only because my family moved to another state. I stay connected and still help out as much as I can. I probably always will. These were not just my co-workers, but my family. This was not just a job, but a mission – a mission that our great God called me to partake in so that He could continue to prepare me for the next phase of my journey. I heard and saw much hard, heavy stuff during my time there so yes, the job is a hard job, but it is also a HEART job and one that will always hold a special place with me.
Casonia Vinson, LMSW
Join the Best Team Ever!
If you are looking for rewarding work in a Christ-centered environment, this is it. The PATH Team works together under God’s direction to rid the world of one of the most horrific crimes. If you possess maturity, integrity, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit and a love for Christ, this may be the place for you.
Apply to Work With PATH
The Blue Sparrow Store is a resale and consignment store that the survivors helped start.
The Blue Sparrow Store, a retail and consignment store that survivors helped start, needs a sales associate. This individual will help the customers, keep items up-to-date, and assist the manager.
This person will be responsible for keeping the donated items organized in the warehouse until they are moved into the store for sale, process all donations, pick up some donated items and work with The Blue Sparrow store team.
This person will perform assessments and manage care alongside the other Therapeutic Treatment Team members. This person also has the option to go with the clients on outings and participate in activities like art classes.
Supporting Survivor Success
It takes a community to fight sex trafficking. PATH offers training program tailored to the needs of community and professional organizations so they can learn the signs of trafficking activity, how to safely assist someone trapped in such a lifestyle, and how to help the community overcome the impacts of sex trafficking, abuse, and exploitation.