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We are committed to assisting residents and their families with the development of strategies to maintain a healthier lifestyle, self-actualization, and restoration of the whole person within a trauma informed environment.

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...but then I went to Pathways. They taught me to love myself and that I was worth saving. The counselors really cared about me and didn't judge me. They saved my life and showed me life can be a happy place and that I deserve to be happy...

Residential Treatment

Providing hope and individualized care

Pathways to a Better Life offers a 16 bed, co-ed, dual diagnosis, residential treatment facility which is located in the rural part of Kiel, Wisconsin, on 38 beautiful, serene wooded acres. It is surrounded by four counties which include Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Calumet. Pathways also offers dual diagnosis residential treatment at its 12 bed residential treatment facility in Waldo, Wisconsin. Individuals are able to detox and continue their treatment within one supportive setting as they transition through the various levels of care we provide. Pathways strives to provide hope as well as individualized care without judgment to those adults recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. 

Pathways goal is to provide a comfortable, family atmosphere in a peaceful therapeutic setting. Pathways is a dual diagnosis facility that specializes in treating addiction with mental illness. Residents' physical, mental, and spiritual needs are met through our clinical program, where we provide the tools and guidance needed to journey on a safe path. We believe in treating the whole person and offer our residents opportunities to engage in services that reflect our compassion, understanding and treatment. Our clinical team of substance abuse and mental health counselors help establish individualized treatment plans that are reviewed on a weekly basis. We also offer guidance and solutions to sometimes very complex challenges in a safe and comfortable setting.  

Pathways offers a high-intensity (28-day) and low-intensity (90-day) residential treatment program. Length of stay does vary based on progress made in meeting treatment goals. Actual discharge date is determined on an individual based on each resident's best interests.

Families are an integral part of the healing process.  We encourage family members to attend our Family Group Sessions held on every Saturday, which includes our Family Alumni group on the third Saturday of each month.  Each family group provides an opportunity to increase support, provide experiences, and education in order to maintain the personal connections needed with this complicated disease. Each resident and their family is treated with dignity, respect, and privacy by all staff and fellow residents.
Pathways to a Better Life, LLC is certified through the State of Wisconsin, DHS 75 and DHS 83.