All it takes to change the world of teens in foster care is the opportunity of a new path.

Are you a foster teen or in EFC and need support? We’ve got you! Check out The Path Line

Empower youth and create stable paths forward begins with sponsorships! Our Capital Campaign and Event Sponsorships are now available! 

Empowering Futures: Breaking the Cycle for Foster Teens

We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of repetitive trauma experienced by teenagers in foster care due to multiple placements and plugging the gap of services needed for youth to thrive as they age into adulthood. 

Our mission is to create lasting positive change in the lives of these vulnerable youth, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities needed to thrive and build a path towards a brighter, more secure future. 

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GAP of services & Support

Our comprehensive approach includes programs that empower youth with essential life skills and support their successful transition to independence.

HOMEBASE LONG TERM Living

COMING SOON, We will provide long-term placement for foster youth waiting permanent placement in a family-like atmosphere, their place to call home.

Independent Living

Through The Path Line, offer wrap-around support, housing placement, professional leadership, family support foundation for teens aging out of foster care.

Why It Matters

There are currently nearly 9,000 youths in Tennessee foster care—yet there are only homes for a little more than half of them. Within the first 12 months of being in this program, 30% of those youths are moved through three or more homes.

Without our help, the trauma of this unstable environment has been shown to have negative impact on these youths for the rest of their lives. Multiple placements have also been found to lead to delayed permanency outcomes, academic difficulties, and struggles to develop meaningful attachments.

We give Middle Tennessee teens in foster care a new path—with a place to call home and a chance to dream. Jonathan’s Path fills a huge void of consistency teens face in foster care including, housing, support, direction and love. No paths are the same, but the love, stability, and support from Jonathan’s Path will be constant for every youth. 

Youth that will become homeless the day they age out of foster care.
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Will never earn a degree in college or vocational school.
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of foster youth graduate high school.
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Why Jonathan's Path?

Watch this video to learn why we created Jonathan’s Path, directly from the people who inspired it.

Our Founding Sponsors

You Can Help

Getting involved is life changing! We could use your help as we work toward our goal of reducing the trauma teens face living in and aging out of foster care. Join us as we build our long-term approach to reducing trauma for teens in state custody.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER VIRTUAL TRAINING DATE: 

Saturday, March 23rd 9am-11am 

WHO IS Jonathan?

In 2016, Jonathan died of sepsis. The cause being abuse and neglect. His younger brother, Taylor, survived. Hear their story and how Taylor continues to honor him today.

UPCOMING YOUTH & PUBLIC EVENTS

Friends of Jonathan's Path

Get in Touch

P 615.414.1876
E Hello@JonathansPath.org

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