Eliot’s Homeless Outreach begins with the Federal and State funded Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), which provides person-centered and trauma-informed support services to individuals with serious mental health illnesses, as well as those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Outreach Clinicians and Engagement Specialists engage, assess, and collaboratively develop a recovery-oriented treatment plan that incorporates identified needs and preferences of the person served. Service referrals may include but are not limited to:
- Primary Care/Accountable Care Organizations (ACO);
- Access to federal and/or state benefits (social security, legal services, health insurance, transportation, food);
- Behavioral Health (Psychiatry/Counseling);
- Specialized Therapy to address PTSD;
- Substance Use Disorder Supports: Recovery Coaching, Medication Assisted Treatment, Harm/Risk Reduction, Rehabilitation, Sober Living, Detoxification;
- Department of Mental Health Services; and
- Intensive Case Management.
PATH personnel provide services to individuals residing in emergency shelters, streets, or encampments throughout nearly 50 sites throughout the Commonwealth. PATH staff members work in conjunction with a number of federal, state, and local community agencies to coordinate services and assist clients with making a successful transition to community housing.