Throughout the state of California, PATH provides interim housing for 1,100 people, across nine different sites. Interim housing serves as a safe, temporary home for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, while they work to find permanent housing. While residents stay with us, we provide case management services to assist them with finding a permanent home, gaining employment, and addressing any physical or mental health needs they may have.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we have been deemed essential and will continue our work operating all of our interim housing sites. In fact, just this week, PATH Orange County began intake at the Placentia Navigation Center, which provides shelter for 100 people experiencing homelessness in North Orange County.
In addition to the normal services provided at PATH’s interim housing sites, we are offering additional personal and social enrichment opportunities to residents as they follow the shelter-in-place order, we have activated inclement weather beds in regions experiencing rain and cold, have increased our already thorough cleaning/ disinfecting plans, and are practicing social distancing at all sites.
Many of our interim residents are older or have underlying health issues—this is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Instead of living on the streets during this crisis, they have a safe haven with access to hygiene items, restrooms, and nutritious meals. It has never been more important for us to provide respite from the streets, and keep those in our care safe and healthy.
As we continue our work in the community, we need your help. Please donate today to ensure we can continue to provide life-saving services for those most in need.
We’re not home until they’re home.