PATH: Homeless Outreach
Outreach Services & Support
What is PATH?
PATH stands for Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness. The PATH program at Peninsula Behavioral Health provides outreach and case management for adults and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or losing in in Clallam County.
PATH staff connect people to resources including housing, healthcare, and emergency service providers. PATH is part of the first major federal response to homelessness.
The PATH program is an outreach program that serves individuals who live with a substance use disorder or mental illness and are also experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless.
- Street Outreach
- Case Management
- Mental Health Treatment Coordination
- Substance Use Treatment Coordination
- obtaining financial benefits (including SSI/SSDI)
- Pursuing educational goals
- Finding shelter, transitional housing, and permanent housing
We recognize that homelessness is complex and challenging. We aim to work as a community to help people work towards resiliency, recovery, and lead a self-directed life.
You do not need to be a PBH client to receive assistance from PATH.
What is REAL?
The intent of the Recovery Navigator Program and the Recovery, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Linkage (REAL) team provide social services to individuals who have unmet behavioral health and substance use needs and may have frequent contact with law enforcement.
The REAL team is working to establish a new system of response and care for people with unmanaged behavioral health needs, profound experiences of complex trauma, cognitive disabilities, persistent poverty, and often lifelong experiences of punishment, failure, betrayal, and marginalization.
The Recovery Coaches on the REAL team are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to provide a non-crisis response to those in our community who would benefit from additional recovery supports and linkage to community resources.
To connect with the REAL team, call (360) 457-0431 and select option 5.
Click here to learn more about the PATH program
SAMHSA’s Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) funds services for people with serious mental illness (SMI) experiencing homelessness. PATH is part of the first major federal legislative response to homelessness.
Click here to learn more about the PATH program.
How can I access PATH services?
If you or someone you know is homeless or is in imminent danger of becoming homeless and has mental illness and/or has a substance use disorder, please call Peninsula Behavioral Health. Ask to speak to a PATH case manager: (360) 457-0431.
How we can help
Evaluate your individual needs and barriers to housing.
Develop an individual service plan based on your specific needs.
Assist in applying for and obtaining benefits.
Provide emotional support and understanding.
Connect to primary and behavioral health care, dental, and chemical dependency services.
Facilitate access to basic services such as food, shelter, and hygiene centers.
Assist in connecting with transportation, vocational training, and other services.
Support you as an individual as well as your family as a whole.
What defines homelessness?
A homeless person is someone who lacks a regular, adequate nighttime residence. People who are homeless or facing homelessness may be living outdoors, on the streets, or in a car. They may be residing in a shelter or other temporary housing, or they may be staying in an unsafe, inhabitable space. PATH services are available for those who are currently homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. You do not have to be a PBH client to benefit from PATH.