Founded in 2004, Pathways to Housing DC provides home, health, and hope to more than 2,000 adults each year who are experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness. Pathways to Housing DC initially opened our doors to end homelessness and help the healing of men and women who were considered “chronically homeless”- those individuals living on the streets for years with serious mental health challenges such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder that were not being treated. What has made Pathways to Housing DC so unique in its success over the past decade is our reversal of this traditional treatment sequence. Instead of requiring people to be “clean and sober” or “housing ready,” Pathways DC offers Housing First.
Since placing its first client into permanent housing over a decade ago, Pathways to Housing DC has successfully ended chronic homelessness and supported recovery for more than 600 Washington residents. With a staff today of over 100 highly skilled professionals, Pathways to Housing DC provides comprehensive, integrated health and social services to nearly 2,000 clients annually throughout the District.