• What to Expect

    When You Arrive

    Once we enroll you, you’ll receive a tour of the unit, go to orientation and meet with your case manager. We work with you to develop your custom treatment plan and arrange for any aftercare services you may need when you leave.

    The Typical Day

    Each day, you’ll receive a schedule of your activities for the day. The typical schedule includes:

    • Breakfast
    • Two morning groups
    • Lunch
    • Two to three afternoon groups, including adventure therapy (adventure therapy can be in the morning or the afternoon)
    • Dinner
    • Two to three evening groups
    • Evening free time for reading, arts and crafts, games, movies, and more

    Our counselors and treatment assistants lead group time and may separate groups by different demographics throughout the day.


    Our housing includes one adult female wing, and one adult male wing. Residents are in double rooms, matched with a roommate of similar age whenever possible. All rooms have private bathrooms, and each person has their own bed, desk and closet/dresser.

    A nurses’ station is in the center of the unit and open 24/7 to monitor residents’ health and medications. Housekeeping maintains each room on a daily basis.

    Residents also have access to a gym, cafeteria, patio, adventure therapy ropes course and more.

    *Note: If needed, we may adjust our housing units based on the demographics of current residents.


    Residents may see visitors during pre-scheduled family sessions.  

    Phone calls: Limited phone access is available. For clinically approved phone calls, residents must use an office phone with a case manager present.

    Internet access: Limited internet access is available. 

    Letters and packages: Family and friends may send letters, but Pathways cannot accept any packages.

    Housing for Family Members

    For out-of-town family members attending our family programs, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Hackerman-Patz House offers a comfortable, convenient place to stay. We work hard to make it a home away from home for family members of residents staying at Pathways. Learn more about Hackerman-Patz.


    You may park your car here during the length of your stay. We’ll safely store your keys for you.


    If you need to leave campus during your treatment, your case manager and treatment team will review your request and approve on a case-by-case basis.