Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Offers a range of essential behavioral health and housing services and supports through over 500 local PATH provider organizations working to reduce or eliminate homelessness for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders (COD) who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Focuses on providing services that are not well supported by mainstream mental health programs and aims to serve areas with the greatest need, including underserved populations and communities.
What This Program Offers
PATH can provide:
- Screening and diagnostic treatment
- Habilitation and rehabilitation
- Community mental health services, including recovery support services
- Substance use disorders treatment
- Case management
- Supportive and supervisory services in residential settings, such as shelters, group homes, and supported apartments
- Referrals for primary healthcare, job training, educational services, and housing
- Housing services
Contact a PATH provider in your state to request services.
Who Can Receive Services from This Program
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders (COD) who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless are eligible for services.
Local public and nonprofit organizations interested in becoming a PATH provider should contact their State PATH Contact for more information.
Topics This Program Addresses
Housing and Homelessness • Mental Health • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment