An exciting announcement: Bridgeways has become the PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Provider for Snohomish County! This program assists individuals in accessing housing, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, disability benefits, and other services to stabilize them and facilitate recovery. Persistent and consistent outreach, and providing services at the individual’s pace, are the important steps needed to engage people with serious mental illness who are homeless, and PATH allows us to do just that.
Who is Eligible?
To be PATH ‘eligible’ means that an individual has a serious mental illness, or serious mental illness and substance use disorder, and is experiencing homelessness or is at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Our case managers will engage in outreach services to find those who are experiencing homelessness to provide referrals for:
- Primary healthcare
- Mental health services
- Job training
- Educational services
We believe this expansion of services will enable us to further fulfill our mission and better serve those in need. Rollout of the program began October 1st our outreach team will begin going out in the field in the next couple of weeks. This program is in partnership and in part supported by North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Service Organization (BH ASO). This funding is ultimately from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services making it a federally funded program.
Although the program is invested in supporting any individual that is experiencing a mental health concern and homelessness, the program has a particular emphasis on providing support for people of color and veterans. We see this program as not just aligning with our mission, but with our current work around Diversity Equity and Inclusion and ultimately, our values.
Our Values are….
Integrity: We honor our words and take accountability for our actions. We value quality, reliability, and perseverance.
Positivity: We are collaborative, committed, and enthusiastic. We value compassion, dignity, diversity, and respect.
Resiliency: We are flexible, innovative, and open-minded. We seek to learn, grow, and evolve to achieve our highest potential to better serve our community.
Responsibility: We are intentionally focused on fulfilling our mission. Our utmost priority is the best interest of our customers and those we serve.
What this means for our Community Changemakers
If you have donated, if you engage in this work or have just even shared our mission and what we do as an organization, you are a Changemaker. What this means for you is that your investment and support has allowed us to move closer to our mission and make more impact than we have before. Without our Changemakers, this would not have been possible, so we thank you.
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