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Pathways to Housing, PA


Pathways to Housing PA (PTHPA) was founded to positively transform the lives of people experiencing mental health challenges and chronic homelessness by supporting self-directed recovery and community integration. As an alternative to a system of emergency shelter/ transitional housing progressions, PTHPA’s Housing First model is simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. PTHPA currently serves approximately 300 participants living in scattered site individual apartments throughout the city of Philadelphia.


Since 2008, the DFCM has provided on-site fully integrated medical and behavioral healthcare services to PTHPA participants. The scope of our services greatly expanded in 2014 when the PTHPA medical clinic became a satellite site of Project HOME’s new Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, the Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC). In addition to the onsite primary care services, PTHPA participants can now access the full range of SKWC services including medical and behavioral healthcare, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and a wide variety of health promotion programs. 

Please visit Pathways to Housing for more information and how you can help.