homeless individual

Homeless Outreach (PATH)

When you’re homeless, getting support can often be a challenge. We’re here to make it easier. Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Services connects you with housing services and other resources you need to find safety and stability in everyday living. 

Get referrals to housing services

Our goal is to reduce homelessness by providing community-based outreach and connecting you to the needed resources and services to ensure you can get on housing waitlists. By understanding your unique situation, we can find the proper resources to help you make the connections that help you find housing and meet your goals.       

PATH Services help you:

  • Complete an assessment to determine your eligibility for PATH Services.
  • Access your county’s Coordinated Entry system so you can secure housing services.
  • Obtain the necessary paperwork to secure housing and create an individual housing plan.
  • Work through barriers preventing you from finding and keeping housing.
  • Apply for economic assistance, medical assistance, and social security as needed.
  • Get connected to medical and mental health care, legal assistance, and other services.

Services to meet your needs

PATH Services provides outreach in libraries, coffee shops, community centers, parks, and encampments to engage adults experiencing homelessness. PATH works with and accepts referrals from community partners such as law enforcement, shelters, food shelves, treatment programs, and faith communities. 

PATH Services are out in the community. We look forward to meeting you.

"It was the day before Christmas Eve and I had been homeless now for about a year and a half. My daughter [and I], we were living out of my vehicle. The police came up and the officer brought us to these apartment buildings. That was the first night that changed our whole lives. This past year was about the spirit and [Guild] went above and beyond what I'm used to. They're supporting me with my mental health and my physical health. My daughter sums it up best. Guild to me is a team of angels."
Gina, Individual Served

Eligibility

To qualify for PATH Services, you must:

  • Be experiencing homelessness or exiting an institution with homelessness upon discharge
  • Live in Anoka, Dakota, or Scott County.
  • Have a verified and documented serious mental illness.

If you qualify, complete our PATH Referral Form and Housing Application and email them to PATH@guildservices.org or call (651) 291-0067 and ask to speak with someone from PATH Services.