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Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)


The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) services are for people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless. PATH services include community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management, and other support services, as well as a limited set of housing services. PATH is a formula grant to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Services are provided through over 480 local organizations. Grantees submit an annual report to SAMHSA on services provided.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CMHS)

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States submit annual reports to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Selected Content

Demographics of enrollees, principal diagnosis, length of time homeless; %of enrollees receiving services by type (community mental health, substance abuse, etc.); staffing, and funding.

Population covered

Homeless persons with serious mental illness in the U.S. and its territories.



Response rate and sample size


Interpretation Issues


References and related web pages. Accessed September 5, 2010.