Homeless Outreach

PATH: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness

PATH outreach helps adults and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, such as couch-hopping, staying in emergency shelter or living on the street.

Our PATH staff members go where homeless individuals stay, visiting and talking with them at places like shelters and free meal sites, under bridges, or at bus stations. By establishing trusting relationships with these clients, PATH staff members work to help them start planning for their futures. The ultimate goal is to guide PATH participants from homelessness to permanent housing and independence.

PATH encourages participants to seek services that will make a positive impact in their lives. We make referrals to local health care agencies, human services, and social services organizations. For those who also have mental health care needs, PATH can provide additional services such as food, clothing and hygiene products; referrals for counseling and medical care; help obtaining ID and applying for benefits; and access to shelter and housing.

When & How to Refer Someone to PATH

If you know someone or see someone in the community who you are concerned about, call PATH, and our staff will attempt to make contact with the person. We need your help to locate and assist those who are unsheltered in our community.

  • If possible, call PATH at (937) 559-2263 while the homeless person is with you. PATH outreach workers are available on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • For after-hours referrals, leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, location of the person you wish to make known to PATH, and a brief physical description of the person.
  • If possible, give a Street Card to the homeless person. The Street Card lists relevant community resources for those experiencing homelessness. Call PATH at (937) 559-2263 to get free copies of the Street Card or download a printable PDF version.

You can also help by donating needed items to the PATH program.

The PATH program is funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.