Press Release

For Immediate Release

Pathways Foundation unveils brand, mandate and song that gives a voice to survivors of abuse

November 20th, 2014 – While officially launching as an organization with a clear mandate to promote healing and prevention, The Pathways Foundation unveiled a theme song with a message of hope at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s today.

The Pathways Foundation, founded by clergy abuse survivor Gemma Hickey, will provide educational resources, confidential support networks, appropriate referrals and other direct services province-wide to men and women who have experienced abuse within religious run institutions.

“Pathways will work towards prevention and provide support to survivors and their families so they can heal on their own terms,” said Hickey. “Having an organization such as this will address the gaps in services for men and women who have suffered abuse at the hands of clergy in this province, while raising awareness around the residual effects of the abuse.”

The organization’s mission is: Where harm has occurred within religious institutions, Pathways aims to promote healing and prevent harm from reoccurring.
Newfoundland and Labrador singer/songwriter Pamela Morgan unveiled her original song “Pathways” at the event coupled with a music video produced by Nine Island Productions featuring provincial and national celebrities.

“I felt it was an opportunity to give a voice to those who have suffered abuse of this kind,” said Morgan. “I hope the song brings them peace and comfort.”

The video can be viewed using the following URL: http://youtu.be/-k8tjr0lIG8.
A broadcast quality HD version is available for download upon request. Contact: production@nineisland.ca or call 709-699-1127.

An MP3 version of the song is also available upon request. Contact: recordtimepro@yahoo.ca or call 709-685-7573.

To learn more about Pathways, please visit: http://www.pathways-foundation.com.
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact: Deborah Thomas, thomasdeb11@gmail.com or call 709-689-0563.

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The Telegram

Tara Bradbury visits the production set of the video shoot for Pathways and interviews Gemma Hickey. Follow the link below to read the full article.

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-11-08/article-3932628/Foundation-helping-victims-of-abuse-gets-a-little-celebrity-endorsement/1