Mission & Vision

Pathway Sober House (PSH) is a certified 501©3 non-profit organization that was founded and established by Apostle Loretta J. Pernice in 1999.  PSH was designed to assist in filling the gaps of the recovery process for men, women and children. It’s extended reach has serviced not only the Tri-county area, but has reached as far as Florida, Michigan and Atlanta. PSH’s foundation is based upon structured and sober living that facilitates the healing process necessary for recovery within the family unit.  

Recent Programs

PSH offers a variety of skills training such as a 12-step Christian Recovery Program called Total Deliverance (TD) which incorporates a faith based foundation with the 12-Step process of recovery.  We also provide resources for health and wellness, continued education, job-readiness and employment.  We have incorporated in addition to the outsourced resources in-house classes such as anger management, conflict resolution, mindfulness, relapse prevention and life skills training. 

Apostle L. J. Pernice
Executive Director & Founder

Our amazing staff


PSH also offers outpatient services for those needing after care services for the maintenance of sobriety, also collaborating with Smile, Valley Counseling Hotline and Laurelwoods of Cleveland Ohio.

Pathway Sober House has a huge impact on the lives of so many men and women on their road to rebuilding their lives. 

Apostle L. J. Pernice is the Executive Director and founder of Pathway Sober House.  She has extended her hand to the community for over 21 years. Apostle Pernice has received numerous awards and recognition for her service to the community such as the Outstanding Community Service award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and she is a 2000 Hall of Fame Inductee from the African American Achievers Association. In 2005 – a proclamation was given that May 8th be appointed as “Loretta Pernice Day” in the City of Warren by Mayor Michael O’Brien. 

She was also honored as a 2009 Community Star by the Trumbull County Red Cross and Tribune Chronicle. She is the loving wife of Dr. David Pernice, the mother of four children, and Senior Pastor of Elim Christian Center located in Warren Ohio.