PATH seeks to restore HOPE with a PERSONALIZED approach to EMPOWER our East Texas neighbors to THRIVE in our community.
PATH's programs address the multiple factors affecting low income families that keep them in poverty, place them at risk of becoming homeless or in need of crisis intervention services, and limit the potential of children and adults to live stable, secure and prosperous lives.
Since 1984, PATH has served Smith County and the outlying counties with a small, diverse staff and a large base of supporters. Approximately 800 volunteers serve across PATH’s programs, addressing both emergency assistance and programs that empower and encourage self-sufficiency. The PATH staff and volunteers touch thousands of lives each month with a unique approach to serving. Every individual/family coming to PATH meets with a Caseworker every time they step through the doors of PATH. The Caseworker spends time with each client in order to:
Understand the client's current situation and needs.
Identify underlying issues or obstacles.
Provide direction and referrals and external resources as needed.
PATH remains a flexible organization, growing and changing to respond to emerging community needs.
by Angel P. from Wills Point, TX
(February 24, 2018)
This non-profit organization is beneficial to the community. The staff is friendly and does not descriminate against volunteers or clients. Many learning oppurtunities available to reach out to people in need.
by Volunteer C. from Tyler, TX
(Administrator for this Organization)(September 24, 2008)
This is a GREAT organization that not only helps folks in the Smith County area through hard times, but they help them get back on their feet and become independent. You get to work with the folks face to face and they are so appreciative for your help. I am VERY blessed by volunteering here. The food pantry is a great place to work. If you become a caseworker or a receptionist, you really get to get involved with the folks who come in for the services. What a WONDERFUL faith based organization.