Pathways to Housing provides immediate and independent housing for persons who are homeless and suffer from psychiatric disorders. The program is based on the belief that housing is a human right and provides independent and permanent apartments without preconditions. Support services are provided 24 hours, seven days a week and comprise of a team of nurses, psychiatrists, wellness specialists, employment specialists, family specialists, social workers and substance abuse specialists.
The Pathways Housing First model is an Evidence-based model that has been proven a success and cost-effective. The model has sparked national and international interest, and many cities across the United States and Canada have implemented the program. Pathways to Housing serves more than 1,300 individuals: 700 in New York, more than 450 in D.C., 135 in Philadelphia, and 65 in Vermont.