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Details for Service Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
Service Name Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program Name Adults At-Risk for Out of Home Placement
Goal Provide services and supports to individuals and families experiencing health and safety needs to assist them in living successfully in the community.
Objective Assure that adults with health and safety needs that could result in out-of-home placement receive support services to enable them to continue to live at home and/or community.
Division Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services
Service Description

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is a Federal Grant that provides outreach, engagement and services to adults who are living outside and have a serious mental illness or a co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorder. PATH targets those individuals who are most in need and are not connected to or provided any services from homeless and mental health provider agencies. There is a program in 6 primary locations throughout the State and DHHS contracts directly with a provider agency in these communities to manage and implement the PATH Programs. The agencies/locations are:

  • Coastal Horizons, Inc. - Wilmington
  • Cumberland County CommuniCare – Cumberland County
  • Interactive Resource Center – Greensboro
  • Fifth Street Ministries – Statesville
  • Ashville Buncombe Christian Community Ministries – Ashville and other areas

PATH services include activities such as providing survival needs (blankets, tents, sleeping bags), assist with obtaining benefits and housing, referrals to community mental health and substance use treatment, primary health/dental care, income assistance and medical insurance.


The goal of PATH is the individuals enrolled to become permanently housed and receiving community mental health services.

Web Site www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/ Year First Initiated 1993
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served Wilmington, NC; Raleigh, NC; Chapel Hill, NC; Durham, NC; Winston Salem, NC; Fayetteville, NC; Statesville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Asheville, NC
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
18 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Federal Public Law P.L. 101-645
Federal Public Law Public Service Health Act Part C SAMHSA

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0