AllHealth Network is committed to nurturing growth and recovery to all members of our community. In addition to the many mental health and substance use recovery services we offer, AllHealth Network provides support to individuals and families without homes. Melissa Bortnem, LCSW, LAC, is AllHealth Network’s Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services, and she has provided more insight as to the work her team is doing to help our friends without homes.
Projects for Assistance in Transitions from Homelessness (PATH)
PATH is a federal grant administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and first started in 1990. PATH was the first major federal legislation of its kind to address homelessness in the United States, and is now distributed annually to all 50 states.
The primary goal of the PATH grant is to enhance the ability of community-based agencies to better meet the needs of homeless persons with serious mental illness, while also improving coordination of services between agencies serving the homeless population. While PATH programs across the United States all look a little different, they have one goal in common: Outreach and engage persons who would otherwise not receive services due to the combined conditions of homelessness and severe mental illness.
AllHealth Network was awarded the PATH grant in early Summer 2022 and launched our program in August 2022. Our program was designed with Colorado’s dedication to a Built for Zero framework to end homelessness in Colorado. We are part of the Tricities homelessness action plan and work in coordination with many community partners in Arapahoe and Douglas counties to support this effort.
To learn more about the Built for Zero National framework, click here https://community.solutions/built-for-zero/the-movement/
To learn more about the built for zero work in the Denver Metro region, check out Metro Denver homelessness Initiative https://www.mdhi.org/about
To learn about the Tricities homelessness action plan for Englewood, Sheridan and Littleton, click here https://www.tricitieshomeless.com/
And to learn more about PATH in Colorado and other PATH programs click here: https://bha.colorado.gov/behavioral-health/path
If you have any questions regarding available services or coordination of care, call (303) 730-8858.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call our crisis hotline at (303) 730-3303 or visit our Walk-In Crisis Center at 6509 S. Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 8012