The Will County Health Department PATH Program provides services for those adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a severe mental illness and/or a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. The PATH Program is funded through federal and local match funding dollars and is one of over a dozen PATH Programs in the State of Illinois. PATH Programs are coordinated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, State-wide PATH Coordinator. The Will County Health Department, Behavioral Health PATH Program began in 1989 and is one of the originally funded PATH Programs in Illinois. The primary focus of the PATH Program shall be serving the Will County area.
Utilizing a clinical case management type model, the PATH Program provides services that are client-focused, individualized, short to long term in duration and of moderate to long term in intensity, for adult who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and seriously mentally ill or seriously mentally ill with a co-occurring substance abuse problem.
Services provided may include some or all of the following:
- Outreach and Engagement
- Screening Services – To Determine Eligibility for PATH-Funded Services
- Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths
- Referral and Linkage for Psychiatric Evaluation and Services
- Referral to Individual Counseling / Psychotherapy
- Case Management Services:
- Provide Crisis Intervention Services.
Adult residents of Will County, age 18 and older, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, who have a serious mental illness and/or a serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse problem. Eligibility criteria for PATH funded follow the federal PATH guidelines for defining what diagnoses qualify as being a serious mental illness. Lack of funding is not a barrier to receiving PATH-funded services.
Registration for Services
Individuals seeking services please contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521 (press 1) 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
- An Admissions staff member will process your request for services and refer you to the PATH Counselor to review your eligibility for service
- If you meet PATH admission criteria, an appointment will be scheduled with a PATH Program counselor for an initial Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths
- All other referrals from local community based agencies, please contact Dave Delrose, 815-727-8694