Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)


The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program supports the delivery of outreach and services to individuals experiencing homelessness and diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Over 500 providers are involved with the PATH Program nationally. In North Dakota, the Behavioral Health Division within the North Dakota Department of Human Services administers the PATH program with services provided by the regional human service centers.

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Participant Eligibility

PATH services are available to those who meet the following:

  • Are diagnosed with a serious mental illness, or.
  • Are diagnosed with a co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorder, and.
  • Are experiencing homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Services Provided

  • Outreach to locate and help those in need of services.
  • Case management of services including therapy, skill-building training, supportive services in residential settings and daily living skills training/supervision.
  • Assistance with meeting immediate needs such as obtaining food, shelter, clothing, transportation, financial assistance, benefits and services.
  • Assistance with applying for and obtaining housing.
  • Assistance with obtaining employment.
  • Assistance with completing social security applications.
  • Mental health assessments and referrals for psychological or psychiatric evaluations.
  • Referral to addiction-related services.

Provider Resources

PATH 101 Training

PATH Best Practices Training

PATH Data Collection Training

ND PATH Program Manual