The Pathfinder, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was established in the City of Huntsville, Alabama, on March 12, 1976. The idea grew in the early 70’s from the minds of individuals who recognized the city’s need for a rehabilitative residence for men who sincerely desired sobriety. That requirement of “sincere desire” for recovery continues as our number one requirement for admission. The Board of Directors of The Pathfinder purchased an old mill house at 3104 Ivy Ave. SW, Huntsville, Alabama on September 1,1976 and, seven days later, the first client moved in. On July 9, 1977, the Huntsville Jaycees received a first-place national award for The Pathfinder as their alcohol and drug abuse project.
The Pathfinder became a United Way of Madison County affiliated agency in 1978 and has maintained a continuous relationship with them. With their help, and the help of many other local partners, we have continued to grow where today we operate a 38-bed transitional residential sober living facility. Our goal is to continue strengthening The Pathfinder mission and improving our services by hiring qualified professional staff, recruiting a dedicated Board of Directors, and utilizing a strong volunteer base including former clients and the alumni association.