People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
- Field of Interest:
- Addressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Founded in 1984 by a collaborative of local churches, synagogues, businesses and concerned individuals, People Assisting the Homeless’s (PATH’s) mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities. With the opening of PATH’s LA Center in 2002, the organization was able to bring 98 interim housing beds together with the PATH Mall program, a multi-service center where homeless individuals can easily access over a dozen supportive services in one location. Since its founding, PATH has grown into a consortium of five agencies that focus on rapid rehousing, street outreach, permanent supportive housing, and wraparound services to end homelessness for the most vulnerable populations.
The Outreach Navigator and Move-in Assistance program places chronically homeless individuals in permanent housing by collaborating with local homeless coalitions, social service organizations, local landlords, political leaders, faith groups, and community members.