Pathway is the only program

Providing income-based, peer driven, substance-free transitional and permanent housing in Central Indiana. Pathway provides a solution for individuals graduating from other programs, which allows those agencies to decrease their waiting lists and create space to serve those in desperate need of help. Pathway’s programs provide the additional time and tools necessary for individuals in early recovery to build strong, sustainable, substance-free lives while also supporting others following in their footsteps. 

Housing is matched with Individual Needs

Pathway offers three levels of recovery housing.  Each level has different criteria with placement depending on housing, recovery, stability and employment.  Applicants are not required to begin at Pathway-I and may enter advanced phase programs from other community partners.  Applicants are not automatically added to a “waiting list”.  Interviews are required after eligibility is confirmed to move forward in the process.  Please submit a completed housing application if you meet the admission criteria or contact the staff member listed below with questions. 

Click Here to Review Eligibility Requirements Before Submitting Application

Pathway offers three Levels of Housing to unhoused individuals overcoming substance-use and mental health barriers. Pathway helps residents create long term, sustainable, self-supporting, stable, substance-free recovery with reliance on the 12-steps; mental health resources, gainful employed and income based permanent housed in Pathway recovery communities. Eligibly does not guarantee admission.

To be eligible for Entry Level Housing @ Pathway-1 (6 month stay), applicants must:

1. Commit to minimum 6 month stay, remain substance-free verified by random screens, comply with all referrals, treatment plans, medication, etc (mental health – Raphael Community Mental Health, physical fitness and employment preparation w/ Back on My Feet, Rent assistance w/ Trustee’s Office and Recovery Works), make progress work toward program goals, adhere to all rules, restrictions and structure, while refraining from outside/external distractions/disruptions from recovery.

2. Obtain/maintain employment after 60-90 days, pay program fees and adhere to budget.

3. Commit to advancing to Level Two (6-month stay) followed by and Level Three (1 year Lease) within Pathway Recovery Housing Community

After reviewing the information, if you believe you are eligible, return your completed application with contact information to Pathway via email to [email protected]. Be clear about your current housing, current substance use, current legal status, and the specific date you need housing. Feel free to include any information regarding your addiction, past treatment or recovery attempts, legal issues including your current specific charge and the circumstances around those charges, any mental health and or medical issues and anything else that you think would be helpful for us to know. Also include any contact information for anyone who we may contact on your behalf such as a case manager, attorney or public defender, or anyone who can reach you.

We will contact you to arrange an interview. In the meantime, consider attending free 12-step meetings in your area, or detox or a treatment program, Pathway is not a first come, first serve program. Pathway’s waiting list is based on applicant need, risk assessment, and effort demonstrated while on waiting list. No one will be added to the waiting list until an interview has been completed with staff. You must maintain regular contact to stay on the waiting list.

Acceptance is based on your fit for the program, bed availability, thoroughness, and follow-up on your part. We must be informed in advance of any possible release date and whenever possible, we need a contact person to coordinate your admission once it is approved and confirmed.


For information, contact Assistant Director Chris Newgent at [email protected] 

“Pathway offers sustainable sobriety, stability, and self-sufficiency while creating a perpetual giving cycle of service to others”.

Sandy Jeffers

Executive Director, Pathway to Recovery, Inc

 Level-1 Supportive Housing

Submitting an application does not guarantee eligibility or admission

ENTRY LEVEL (Pathway-1) Transitional Supportive Housing with shared rooms; 24/7 structure & support. Meals included.  The average length of stay 6-9 months prior to advancing to next level

2135 N Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Admission Criteria (Men Only):

  1. Over 18 and safely detoxed
  2. Lack stable housing
  3. History of substance use disorder
  4. Agree to mental health services
  5. Agree to minimal 6-month stay
  6. Comply with all program structure
  7. Work toward Successful Discharge

Successful Discharge Criteria:

  • 6 Months substance-free
  • 6 Months mentally stable
  • 6 Months financially self-sufficient
  • 6 Months stable income

 NOTE: Submitting an application does not guarantee admission or eligibility.

Level-2 Semi Independent Living

Submitting an application does not guarantee eligibility or admission


Semi-Independent Living (Pathway 2 or 3). Transitional living for individuals successfully exiting entry level recovery programs (Ave stay 9-18 months). Furnished private rooms w/shared common areas. Rents are based on income (utilities inc.). Meals not provided 

2149-51 N Alabama, Indpls., IN 46202

203-205-207 E. 22nd St. Indpls., IN 46202

Admission Criteria (Men Only):

  1. Exiting an entry level program 
  2. Six Months Substance-Free
  3. Six Months 12-step participation
  4. Six Months Mental health stability
  5. Six Months consistent employer and income
  6. Six Months self-pay rent history
  7. Willing to sign 6 or 12 month lease
  8. One month’s rent and $200 Security Deposit

 Level-3 Permanent Housing

Submitting an application does not guarantee eligibility or admission


3173 N. Central, Indpls., IN 46205

3742 N. Pennsylvania St, Indpls., IN 46205

3427 N. Capitol Ave, Indpls., IN 46208

 Admission Criteria (Men or Women):

  1. Men or Women over 18 exiting a transitional living program for residents in recovery
  2. Six Months Substance-Free with documentation of successful previous program completion
  3. Six Months actively engaged in 12-step recovery program
  4. Six Months actively engaged in 12-step support network
  5. Six Months compliance with mental health treatment plan (if applicable)
  6. Six Months consistent employer and income
  7. Six Months self-pay rent history
  8. Willing to sign 1 year renewable lease
  9. One month rent with one month Security Deposit required

If Pathway’s programs are not a fit for you, here is a list of other recovery resources: