Mental Health Housing

PATH Program

The PATH Program provides budget and housing counseling to individuals (and occasionally couples/families) who have a serious mental health diagnosis and are either experiencing homelessness or at a great risk of homelessness, and assists them in obtaining and/or maintaining permanent housing.

 

The PATH case manager works closely with the BH/DS case manager and other treatment team members as identified. Referrals come directly from BH/DS (Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services)

 

Following the Critical Time Intervention model, PATH focuses on developing the relationship with the consumer, ideally prior to housing placement.  The PATH case manager works with the consumer for nine months after the consumer is housed. There is a strong focus on linking the consumer to natural and community supports. PATH typically works with 30 – 35 individuals per year.

In 2015-2016:

  • 41 individuals in 41 households received housing counseling and case management services to either relocate or prevent their homelessness

  • 93% were relocated out of homelessness or obtained housing stability

  • 85% successfully completed the program