PATH-Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
Martha Ekhoff, Program Manager
1607 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702
Idaho PATH Project
Are you, or is someone you know…Experiencing homelessness? At risk of becoming homeless? Living with a serious mental illness or co-occurring disorder?
Idaho PATH can help!
WHAT WE OFFER
- Support and help to restore hope for a brighter future.
- Assistance in gaining access to sources of community support.
- Crisis intervention and referral/warm handoff to mental health services.
- Community education and orientation about homelessness and mental illness.
- Financial assistance to eligible participants for first month’s rent or a deposit if the participant can sustain the rent afterwards.
- Transportation – PATH PSS can drive participants to coordinate services such as mental health and SSI/SSDI appointment, Health and Welfare, and job searches.
- Short-term case management in the community.
- Information about the issues of homelessness.
- Advocacy for those we serve.
State certified and extensively trained consumers, our Peer Support Specialists reach out to people experiencing homelessness wherever they are…in shelters, camping, on the streets, in cars, “couch surfing” with family or friends, or anywhere they can feel safe and survive the elements.
Many PATH Peer Support Specialists have been homeless themselves sometime in their lives. They are uniquely qualified to share their recovery story and walk alongside with people as they self-determine the direction they want their life to take.
The PATH Project holds America’s Veterans in high esteem, recognizing that those veterans who are homeless are a priority for outreach and assistance.