PATH – Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness

We provide street outreach services in Oakland and Macomb counties through a grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) through funding from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration). This program works with those who are experiencing on-the-street homelessness, by canvassing the community through outreach, to locate the most vulnerable who need to be connected with housing as well as resources and supports.

What is PATH?

PATH is a street outreach team, that works in collaboration with community partners, to locate the most vulnerable in the local community, who are on-the-street homeless and have a serious mental illness.

Our PATH team actively assists eligible participants with supports and services including:

  • Identifying and securing housing, utilizing a Housing First Approach
  • Actively referring to supportive services to include physical, mental health and substance use treatment
  • Linking with mainstream benefits and resources (as eligible) such as social security, health insurance and state benefits
  • Working in collaboration with other programs and resources to address short term and long term housing assistance

The PATH team meets potential program participants through canvassing the community and street outreach. A calendar is developed in conjunction with community partners in both Oakland and Macomb counties. These calendars are updated regularly and will be posted here as well as on the local CoC websites: Macomb Homeless Coalition and Alliance for Housing.

Who is eligible?

PATH is a street outreach team, designed to reach those who are on-the-street homeless, with a mental health issue, who are the most vulnerable. PATH  works in collaboration with community partners, to locate this group in the local community, who often are not linked with any services and are least likely to call for assistance. This program allows the team to come to the people who may need services the most, but are not necessarily reaching out for help.

How can I access this service?

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, please call our Housing Resource Center. Our trained, compassionate specialists will assess your situation and recommend the best resources for you.

Contact: Mellena Martinez, Director of Community Programs Housing Resources at 248-269-1316 or mmartinez@chninc.net.