2008-09 Recipient - PathPoint

Amount Awarded: 
$ 75,000

Community Needs : Employment Skills, Family Support Services, Homelessness, Housing Assistance

Project Title: 
Funds a dedicated rehabilitation specialist focused on preventing homelessness, hospitalizations, or incarcerations.

PathPoint is the sole provider of housing support services for 130 adults with severe mental illnesses in Santa Barbara.  County budget cuts eliminated 2/3 of the PathPoint budget and canceled the structured, monitored programs for residents.  The abrupt transition to less frequent service was eased in the first year by this grant to provide a dedicated rehabilitation specialist focused on preventing homelessness, hospitalizations, or incarcerations.

2008 PathPoint student making presentation