Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is our program to help reduce the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on the chronically homeless. The mission is to identify chronically homeless individuals or those at risk of being homeless with serious mental illness; and connect them with mental health, medical and substance abuse treatment and housing.
The Pieces Don’t Always Fit
Homelessness, in many cases, is due to individuals or family members having mental illness and or substance abuse issues. Many homeless individuals have become disenfranchised from the human services that are there to help them. As a result, a large majority of this population becomes disengaged from their mental health treatment and do not receive the prescription medicines and counseling that help them maintain a healthy life style.
Helping the Pieces Fit
The PATH team identifies chronically homeless living in the desert and streets helps them engage in mental healthcare with goal of stabilizing them and get into housing.
Day Shower Program:
8:00 a.m. to Noon, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for unsheltered neighbors, PATH participants.
Assists with formulating an individual plan for PATH participants. Identifies resources for mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, healthcare. Distributes blankets and personal care kits. Assists with getting participants to medical appointments.
PATH is a program of Good Neighbor Alliance. Funding for Good Neighbor Alliance PATH is provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) in collaboration of Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA).
If you know someone who may need PATH services or shelter, please call (520) 439-0776.