PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is a federally funded SAMHSA grant. It began in Idaho in April 2011.There are 16 PATH Peer 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 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. PATH Peer Specialists assist individuals to find housing, and engage or re-engage in mainstream services such as food stamps, SSI benefits, schooling, and jobs. The person self-determines the direction they want their life to go.
Funding and Assistance is from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health and Regional Mental Health
For more information on the PATH Program or to contact a PATH peer specialist in your area please call.