A Message From Sister Pauline-
I have decided to turn my non-profit organization, Pathways To Hope over to Donna Shawver and her team in Southern California where they have been working under the Pathways non-profit status for a number of years. Their work in California is exciting and full of promise.
Pathways To Hope has been the greatest blessing for my life. Through Pathways I have been able to help many prisons start their prison dog programs, helped children and adults from other countries to receive medical intervention in hospitals in Green Bay, Wisconsin and elsewhere. It has been amazing to witness so many people who have come forth to volunteer to help rebuild lives, especially in the prisons where inmates are taught the value of helping others by training special dogs to assist the handicapped, as well as saving unwanted dogs where millions now live in shelters where most are never adopted.
Perhaps some might wonder why I want to give up such a successful organization. Since I am now 70 years old, I decided to separate the work, giving the California group the opportunity to operate Pathways To Hope in the way it will help them expand with the dog programs. I am going to start another non-profit organization called, BRIDGES AND PATHWAYS OF COURAGE (www.bridgesandpathwaysofcourage.org) that will continue to help THE ROSES PROJECT where we help people bloom again. I will continue to speak about the work I have done for thirty two years in the prison system. I will be helping through education and intervention victims of abuse, trauma as well as doing community projects, promoting values that which will help heal our world one person at a time.
When we let go for the betterment of others, and of the organization then new life will start to grow even better than before. I thank everyone who has helped me throughout the years which rebuilt my own life, learning that we all can make a difference in this life if we only try and not give up when times are hard, painful and look like there is no hope…. because Hope is just around the corner.
Sr. Pauline Quinn OP