Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

  • Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Targeted Areas:
    • Metropolitan Areas: New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport.
    • Rural Areas: West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, East and West Feliciana, Point Coupee, Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Claiborne, De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Webster, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, St. Mary, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Avoyelles, Rapides, La Salle, Concordia, Vernon, Grant, Winn and Catahoula, Caldwell, E. Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.

Overview:

Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is a program to provide behavioral health services to individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

PATH programs provide:

  • Community outreach and in reach
  • Assessments
  • Case management
  • Drop-in-center services for use as an address and telephone communication site and to provide referral and linkage to mainstream community services
  • Transportation as needed to primary health and behavioral health services
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • SSI-SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR)
  • Discharge planning with hospitals
  • Housing services, including planning and technical assistance in applying for housing, security deposits and one-time rental payments to prevent eviction
  • Supportive services which include: life-skills training, job-training, medication monitoring, and linkages to community resources, goods and/or services needed to improve community living and address adult relapse prevention
  • Wrap around services to homeless adults with co-occurring disorders

Contact:     Jacqueline Porter-Clinton, PATH Coordinator jacqueline.porter@la.gov