Vital Pathways was formed in 1994 when Houlton was selected as one of five sites in the state of Maine to be designated as a “Healthy Community”. We have a broad definition of health which goes beyond the “medical model” to include education, environmental, physical, economic, and recreation. Vital Pathways is based in Houlton and serves eleven towns in Aroostook County, located in northern Maine. Our board of twelve meets once a month. We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization.

We assist organizations that need to raise funds for their cause that fits our purpose. Our partners represent a wide range of organizations and entities in the communities in our Southern Aroostook Region and Beyond