Consumer Practitioners in PATH-funded Programs: Report of the Consumer Involvement Workgroup

Each State or Territory that receives Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) funds has a State PATH Contact who provides oversight to the program's local implementation. Among other activities, State PATH Contacts identify topics that are of special interest to the PATH program and select workgroups to study these topics in depth. In early 2003, the PATH Consumer Involvement Workgroup, under the leadership of Charles Bliss of Georgia's Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Addictive Diseases, began meeting to gather and develop: Data and information on what States are currently doing to employ consumers in PATH programs; A description of PATH programs that are considered exemplary in this regard; An examination of issues related to consumer employment, including advantages, challenges, and strategies; Reccomendations for employing mental health consumers in PATH programs. (Authors)

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