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The Downs Group LLC is delighted to publish the latest edition of our Catalog of Educational Materials, Tools and Courses! Our courses focus on a range of topics relevant to Permanency and Transition issues for older youth including Education, Employment, Housing, Personal and Community Connections, Asset Building, Well-Being, and Systems Change.

We invite you to download your copy of the Training Catalog today.

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What's New with PATH

The Permanency And Transition Highway (PATH) is an innovative, holistic model of programs and services designed to help older youths achieve fulfilling self-sufficiency as young adults. PATH identifies best practices across a continuum of permanency and independent living strategies. These strategies are integrated into one seamless program of care housed in a central hub in each specific geographical area.

PATH provides foster childen opportunity.

PATH is guided by numerous core principles including:


  • Strong youth participation in, and direction of, services
  • Lasting connections with local stakeholders, including businesses, schools, financial institutions, and other youth agencies
  • Inspiration, guidance, and tools to support youths’ inherent and self-determined successes
  • Reliance on evidence-based and successful tools and practices

The Downs Group LLC has been engaged for consulting by a variety of clients serving older youth and their caregivers. Some of these clients include the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Orphan Foundation of America, Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada, the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association, Devereux – Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Los Angeles County DCFS, and others.