Pathlight HOME's 30th Anniversary

Help us Celebrate 30 Years of "Welcome Home"

It all started in 1991 when a pastor and an attorney discovered that they shared the same dream: housing Orlando’s homeless. 


By 1992, Rev. Fred Maxwell and Helaine Blum incorporated Grand Avenue Economic Community Development Corp. (now known as Pathlight HOME) and submitted a federal grant application to house 100 homeless persons.  

30 years later – with two apartment properties and more than 7,000 homeless men and women housed - we are proud to say that we are “Still Dreaming”... because a safe place to live should never be a dream out of reach.  


Join us in celebrating 30 years! 

Still Dreaming: The Experience

September 14, 2022

The late Reverend Fred Maxwell, Co-Founder of Pathlight HOME, always intended for Pathlight HOME to continuously grow. With every vulnerable person the organization housed, he sought to house more. In his words, he was "still dreaming" of ways to continue to make a difference and change lives.  

Today, Pathlight HOME dreams of expanding our housing services to Central Florida's homeless families. We are excited to share our dreams with you at our inaugural “Still Dreaming” experience at the Orlando Science Center in September.  


Thank you to all who attended Still Dreaming: The Experience! 

Help Us Fund Our Dreams

We have dreams of expanding our housing with new single-family homes, micro-homes and additional refurbished motel properties. These dreams will only come true with your help.  
We've set a goal of raising $300,000 in honor of 30 years – which will fuel our dreams of providing housing options for everyone who needs them. 

Show Your Support

We’re celebrating Reverend Maxwell’s dream and supporting the continued work of Pathlight HOME with commemorative apparel designs!  

Profits from sales will support our mission to make a difference in the lives of the homeless and low-income. And wearing our designs helps us share our dream with the world! 

Pathlight HOME Timeline 1991 - Present

30 Years of Changing Lives

Over 7,000 individuals have had their lives changed at Pathlight HOME. These are just a few of their stories: 

Finding Hope and Home: Mark’s Story

As a foster child, Mark lived in four different homes from the ages of 6-18. As an adult, he faced a number of obstacles – including his health – that left him in unstable living conditions and eventually homeless. Despite these circumstances, Mark’s spirit always guided him toward learning new skills and seeking ways to better his…

An Opportunity to Grow!

“God gave me this opportunity,” says Tameka. “I needed a skill…I needed a win…and before I even finished class, I got a job at a 5-Star Hotel that has a lot of restaurants!”

A Positive Attitude

”Pathlight HOME is a good place to stay because they help you get on your feet and lead you in the right direction…the right way to go about doing things,”

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