Pathways to Housing: Auction
"Pathways to Housing was founded by Dr. Sam Tsemberis in 1992, and is widely credited as being the originator of the Housing First model of addressing homelessness among people with psychiatric disabilities.
The 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. Housing is provided in apartments scattered throughout a community. This 'scattered site' model fosters a sense of home and self-determination, and it helps speed the reintegration of Pathways’ clients into the community.
The Pathways model has been remarkably successful in addressing chronic homelessness. Since its founding, Pathways has housed more than 600 people in New York alone, and the program maintains an 85% retention rate even amongst those individuals not considered 'housing ready' by other programs.
Pathways Vermont will be hosting an online auction featuring a wide variety of exciting items generously provided by vendors and artists from all over. All proceeds from the 2013 Auction for Access will go towards providing access to mental health and wellness alternatives, safe and affordable housing and competitive employment to community members facing mental health challenges and other struggles."
The auction will go live on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10 P.M. and will end on Friday, April 12th.
Please join me in participating in biding for items, including a gift certificate for my gourmet treats.
Visit www.pathwaysvermont.org for the auction or to make a donation.
Credits: www.facebook.com/pathwaystohousing and http://www.pathwaysvermont.org