A part of the Generosity Series, the Pathways PA 5K will take place on October 6, 2019 in Fairmount Park. You don't want to miss this amazing event featuring a live DJ, pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, one-of-a-kind event gear and an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and other charitable individuals like yourself.
•Top Finisher Awards
•Top Fundraiser Awards
Pathways to Housing PA ends homelessness in Philadelphia for people who have been experiencing homelessness for long periods of time, sometime decades. Our participants have struggled with serious mental illness, long term substance use, medical frailty, and are marginalized in many other ways. Pathways has an 85% housing retention rate with people previously thought to be non-compliant and unable to be housed by traditional systems.
In 2008 we were asked to house and serve 125 of the city’s neediest and hardest to place citizens. We did so in 18 months. Today we are serving approximately 450 people with complicated behavioral health and medical issues. We have grown and modified our programming to meet Philadelphia’s changing needs. In 2016 we launched a program to focus on chronically homeless people with opioid use disorders in Kensington. Today, 150 people in that program are housed and over 60% of those participants have engaged in some level of substance use treatment since joining our program. Nationally, only about 20% of people with substance use disorder seek treatment.
We know that Housing First, without preconditions, works. Help us to help more people by supporting our 5k!