PATH: Homeless Outreach
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
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 homeless adults and families, and those at risk of homelessness in Clallam County.
PATH focuses on people who have significant barriers to accessing services themselves, such as serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders and/or physical obstacles. The PATH staff work with those who are homeless or at risk of losing their housing by connecting them to resources and supporting them toward their identified needs.
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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.
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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 and 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.