Evidenced-based, culturally competent and strengths-based outreach techniques are used to engage individuals who are homeless people with mental illness. PATH aims to re-integrate consumers with financial, medical, psychiatric and housing services.
Additionally, the PLI PATH Team is a recognized statewide “SOAR” – SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery -Technical Assistance trainer for other agencies across New Jersey. The PATH staff trains case workers at other social service agencies. The SOAR program is designed to enhance staff ability to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless (or at risk of homelessness) and who have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.