What is PATH?

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PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is a program funded by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). There are PATH Peer Support Specialists placed throughout the state of Idaho in the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Nampa/Caldwell, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls.

PATH Peer Support Specialists provide outreach, guidance and support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who also have mental health or mental health and substance abuse issues. The program can assist with first month’s rent/deposit if the PATH participant can sustain future rent payments.

What is PATH?

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PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is a federally funded SAMHSA grant. There are PATH Peer Support Specialists placed throughout the state of Idaho in the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Nampa/Caldwell, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and also at State Hospital North and State Hospital South.

PATH Peer Support Specialists provide outreach, guidance and support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who also have mental health or mental health and substance abuse issues. The program can assist with first month’s rent/deposit if the PATH participant can sustain future rent payments.

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

PATH peer support specialists outreach to places where persons experiencing homelessness live. In shelters, camping, on the streets or in cars, “couch-surfing” with family or friends or anywhere they feel safe and can survive the elements.

PATH peer specialists offer support and they help participants find hope in a brighter future. PATH offers these individuals assistance in gaining access to sources of community support, crisis intervention and enrollment in mental health services. These services are also available for persons imminently at risk of homelessness.