Pathfinder Support Services was established in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1978. Originally called Pathfinder Alcohol and Drug Clinic, the agency offered outpatient programming focusing on humanistic treatment for those who abuse drugs and alcohol. In 2000, the agency began to offer Intensive Outpatient services for youth, and Mental Health and Anger Management services. In addition, Family Support Work, Supervised Visitation, Intensive Family Preservation, In-Home Safety, and Drug Screening and Testing services began through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services. Services were also made available to area businesses and private-pay clients.
The scope of services offered by Pathfinder Support Services was narrowed in 2009 in an effort to focus on issues related to Abuse and Neglect in children and families. Services currently offered include: Family Support Work, Parenting Skills/Visitation Services, In-Home Safety and Drug Screening and Testing. Pathfinder's overall goal is to educate and train parents and wards of the state with the goals of child safety and family reunification. Pathfinder's Drug Screening and Testing workers provide in-home random, on or off-site and business drug testing.