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Acquanette and grandson

Acquanette’s Story

NewPath’s History of Growth and Healing

NewPath had the opportunity to meet with Acquanette Lindsey, a former resident, and hear first-hand the difference our organization made in her life.

The Healing Impact of NewPath

NewPath Child & Family Solutions often talks about the impact team members, volunteers, donors, and supporters make in the lives of children and families each day. But what does that impact look like? We had the opportunity to sit down with Acquanette Lindsey, a former resident, and hear first-hand the difference our organization made in her life.

Meet Acquanette Lindsey

“Finally, I could focus on what a child should focus on. If it weren’t for a place where I felt safe, I would probably still be running.”

Troubles at home led to Acquanette entering Ohio’s child welfare system. From there, she bounced in and out of different foster homes. Even though she stayed with kind and welcoming foster families, her past trauma caused her to miss her original family. NewPath’s Residential Intervention Services offered her a sense of belonging through community and safety in a healing environment until she could return home. Today, Acquanette has healed from her past. She has grown and moved forward with her family. Acquanette is leading a successful career as a Victim Advocate with the District Attorney’s Office.

“I believe anyone can make a difference – financially or emotionally supporting. Everyone has something to offer and a way to give.”

Igniting Hope. Changing Futures.

At NewPath, we do more to make a difference —more for each child, each client, and our community. Our dedicated team does what it takes, day and night, to get to the heart of every case. Backed by a full breadth of services, we cater to each individual and answer to every need. We reach more ages with more experts for more results. Every program offers the opportunity for change, every plan improves lives, and every person ignites hope, one success story at a time.

We care for nearly 5,000 children & families a year who are struggling with mental health and behavioral concerns. Our programs and individualized services provide healing, hope, and opportunity for children and families. We focus on the specialized treatment and educational needs of the individuals we serve.

What was once St. Joseph Orphanage, founded in 1829, has evolved into an innovative agency with a strong connection to our heritage and history dating back two centuries.

Be a spark of hope for youth in need

NewPath’s mission is Igniting Hope. Changing Futures. But the hope we provide begins with a spark. That spark comes from the continuous investment of you, NewPath’s supporters. Because of your dedication and compassion, your spark ignites hope in the hearts of children. One day that spark will transform into a flame of change.


We are grateful for all kindness and support community members like you have given us through the years. Your continued support makes life-altering changes and opportunities in our children’s lives that will follow them forever. Without you, we cannot have the great success and community impact we are so proud of.