Office of Housing and Homeless Services
Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant
The PATH Grant in Tennessee, a project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Health and Human Services, is funded to address the mental health needs of individuals with a serious mental illness across the state.
Path funds provide salary and resources to outreach specialists who provide linkages to homeless services for homeless men and women including veterans. Outreach specialists also identify homeless individuals with serious mental illness and assist them in getting the mental health and housing services needed. Specialists reach out to homeless individuals in locations, such as encampments or uninhabitable residences, homeless shelters, streets, cars, and bridges in order to offer services to these individuals in need. Specialists maintain familiarity with available community resources and assure that appointments are made and kept.
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has received this yearly grant for over ten years. Having this grant awarded to Tennessee for the FY 2012-13 will assure that the positive work with homeless individuals will continue in the community.
Click Here to View the PATH Grant Application
TDMH is inviting comments.
Please send your comments to Director Bob Currie
by June 29, 2012 at Bob.Currie@tn.gov.