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Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

This Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant, authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990, is to provide community-based services for people with serious mental illness who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  PATH staff work very closely with staff delivering MCCJTP services in the Allegany County Detention Center, acute inpatient psychiatric unit at Western Maryland Health System Braddock Campus and local homeless shelters to identify and assist individuals who meet eligibility requirements for this program. 


Eligible Individuals who are:

      • suffering from a serious mental illness; or who are dually-diagnosed with both a serious mental illness and substance abuse; and
      • are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. 


Services Provided

●     Outreach Services - Utilized as a non-threatening, flexible approach to engaging and connecting people to needed services.  Staff work with individuals and local mental health providers to determine the service eligibility of individuals.  Individuals not meeting program eligibility will be referred and linked to other community resources, as appropriate. 
●      Case Management – Case management services including referral to and coordination of mental health, housing, and support services are provided by staff with the goal of working toward successful integration of the client into community living.
●      Supportive and Supervisory services in residential settings – Staff will provide oversight and support services to individuals participating in the PATH Program.
●      Referrals for primary health services, job training, educational services, and relevant housing services as specified in Section 522 (b) (10) of the Public Health Service Act, including technical assistance in locating and applying for housing assistance, and improving the coordination of housing services.


Person to Contact for this Program

Kara Lankford
12501 Willowbrook Road S.E.
P.O. Box 1745
Cumberland, MD 21501-1745
Phone: (301) 759- 5070
Fax: (301) 777-5621