PATH: Who and When?

Foster children learn independent livingWho are our Customers?

There are two PATH customers: youth consumers of services and the community in which youth reside. Our belief is that every youth diverted from negative outcomes (e.g., homelessness, unplanned pregnancy) is a youth who will become a gainfully employed contributor to his or her community. Consequently, by delivering services to PATH youth, the community at large is also served over time.

Why now?

PATH is the result of 10+ years of on-the-ground work and development. The program grew because of identification of evidence-based best practices of other efforts around the country. This integrated approach to permanency and independent living is very rare, but is the ideal approach to improve young adult outcomes.