New Pathways


To provide support to the Native American population with treatment of alcoholism within in the Lawton service area.


Service Area

Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Kiowa & Tillman Counties


Free Services

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Provide proof of Indian blood

  • Must have completed at least a 28-day inpatient residential treatment facility

  • Must be willing and able to obtain employment

Program Components

  1. Placement & Adjustment Period (Weeks 1-2)

  2. Sobriety Maintenance (Weeks 3-8

  3. Relapse Prevention (Weeks 9-12

  4. Extension may be given if Waiting List permits (Weeks 13-16)

Program Overview

New Pathways provides services to individuals who require a moderately-structured living arrangement free from substance abuse. The Applicant transitions directly from treatment. New Pathways is the intermediate step between treatment and independent living.

Program Objective

The main objective of New Pathways is to promote a high quality of care where Clients use their new recovery education to obtain employment, maintain their sobriety, save money and obtain housing before they complete their 90-day stay. All residents must attend Alcoholics Anonymous (or Narcotics Anonymous) each week and remain motivated to treatment.

Counseling Procedures

New Pathways implements the 12-Core Substance Abuse Functions for each Client during their stay. Screening; Intake; Orientation; Assessment; Treatment Planning; Counseling; Case Management; Crisis Intervention (if needed); Education;; Referral(s); Recordkeeping & Reporting; and Consultation.

Services Provided

  • Immediate Shelter

  • Balanced Meals

  • Limited Van Transportation

  • Drug/Breathalyzer Testing

  • Job Search

  • Individual Counseling

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

  • Advocacy & Referrals

  • Sober Activities

  • Cultural Activities

Alumni Activities:

  • Weekly Recovery Sweat Lodge

  • Weekly Spirit Winds Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Annual Alumni Reunion

  • Annual Four Winds Talking Circle,

  • Annual Spirit Walk (in conjunction with the Comanche Nation Fair)

  • Annual All Nations Alcoholics Anonymous Rally

  • Sobriety Events

  • Various Recovery Activities




New Pathways

Physical Address:
8503 NW Madische Road
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: (580) 492-3743
Fax Number: 580-492-3825
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2752
Lawton, OK 73502


Caron Yellowfish
Program Director


Kimberly Simon
Christopher Martin
Van Driver / Relief Manager
John Wilson
Cook / Relief Manager
Carol Crow
Evening Manager
Kenneth Oyebi
Weekend Manager

Hours of Operation

Always Open

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