Pathways of Washington
Amika Taniguchi, WA State Director
1050 N. Argonne Rd. Suite 102
Spokane, WA 98212
Business: (509) 209-8990
Fax: (509) 919-4877
In 2014, ACES was offered a contract with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for Expanded Community Services (ECS). ECS started in Spokane County and within a year, grew to serving adults throughout the Eastern and Central Washington counties of Spokane, Whitman, Asotin, Grant, Chelan and Douglas Counties. Our services focus on behavioral support to assist the individual residing in assisted living facilities and adult family homes to be able to maintain stability and remain in their home. We do this through direct support and training to the individual as well as with the residential staff, providing them with the tools they need in order to keep individuals safe and to prevent decompensation that sometimes corresponds with behavioral health disorders. Many of our referrals also come directly from the State Hospitals. We also provide psychiatric assessments and psychiatric medication management with a Psychiatric ARNP. Crisis prevention plans and interventions are also woven into our service array.
Our services are community based, and we meet the client in their place of residence. As an organization, we are aware of the importance of exploring the individual’s perspective and strengths and the key roles of instilling hope, promoting self-help, spirituality, education, meaningful roles, the importance of medications and illness management, and the need to build supports for each individual as a “whole person” who is seeking a self-directed life. We utilize a team approach and working together cohesively, meeting gaps and needs, benefiting all involved. Our goal is to maintain quality community living for all served.