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Welcome to Pathfinders

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Pathfinders is a Colorado non-profit, psychosocial support program for cancer and chronically-ill patients, those suffering from grief and loss, caregivers, family members and the community. By focusing on the social, emotional and spiritual issues accompanying a diagnosis or loss of a loved one, our programs foster healing and personal growth. For cancer and serious illness, we support throughout diagnosis, survivorship, end of life, and grief and loss for loved ones. In grief and loss of all kinds, we provide a safe place to feel and move towards healing.


Everyone touched by cancer, illness, and grief and loss deserves a safe place to process their feelings.

Pathfinders provides outstanding programs to those in need of counseling — along with volunteer support in the Roaring Fork and Grand Valleys. We are proud to serve Aspen, Basalt, Snowmass Village, Carbondale Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt and Rifle.

​We hope we can support you or someone you care about too.

P.O. BOX 11799  •  ASPEN  •  COLORADO  •  81612  •  970.925.1226

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While Pathfinders was founded to address the needs of cancer patients, caregivers and their families, the program has expanded to offer support around all forms of grief and loss as well. The Roaring Fork Valley experiences many losses each year and these impact our lives deeply. With our Grief Support, we offer a safe place for loved ones to grieve, process, and hopefully come to a place of honoring the one they lost.


We assist at any stage of illness — from first diagnosis into survivorship, end-of-life, and bereavement.


It is never too late to call Pathfinders.


While many patients find our program helpful during their treatment or illness, many find that the transition into survivorship is the most difficult. Others need extra help as they navigate their end-of-life process.


Our Patient Scholarship Fund, created by generous donors and grantors, has made it possible to provide our programs at no or low cost to anyone in need. Our services are offered to anyone in need — regardless of ability to pay, socio-economic status, race or creed.


Our Angel Volunteer program assists not only those who are ill, but serves the elderly, disabled, and anyone suffering a loss.


We currently serve residents in the Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle and Mesa counties of Colorado. Contact us to see what services are available in your area.


We combine patient support, community resources and advocacy with an evidence-based curriculum of coping strategies called, The Seven Pillars of Personal Strength®.


A research study at the Duke Cancer Institute found that participants, who worked with the The Seven Pillars, reported their quality-of-life improved—even in the face of progressing disease. Our Pillar Guides are Master’s level counselors or social workers with additional training in cancer and life-threatening illnesses, palliative and end-of-life counseling, and The Seven Pillars® coping curriculum.


Some of the many Pathfinders services include:

•  One-on-one counseling & skills training;

•  Navigation, advocacy and resource referral

•  Support groups

•  Grief & loss counseling

•  Palliative care and end-of-life planning

•  The Angel Volunteer program

•  The Survivor-to-Survivor program

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