OUR MISSION

WinnerPic_Karen_CroppedAs the director of PATH, I want to welcome you to our website. Our agency began in 1971 and has grown as a community resource people turn to when they are seeking help in human services. We answer over 90,000 calls annually through our 24/7 2-1-1/crisis hotline. PATH also provides critical services for people age 60 and older and their caregivers, and intervention for people who are experiencing homelessness.

For questions or to talk to a person at any time, you may dial 2-1-1 if you live in one of the counties we cover.

Karen Zangerle, Executive Director

Providing Access to Help to Improve and Save Lives

  • Access to information that enables people to find the help they need
  • 24/7 crisis assessment and response
  • Link to services that help keep seniors independent and support for their caregivers
  • Linkage to shelter, benefits, and permanent housing for the homeless

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Serving Champaign, Christian, Livingston, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Ogle, Sangamon, Whiteside and Winnebago counties as well as the City of Barrington.

Can’t access 2-1-1 through your phone? Dial 1-888-865-9903. Be sure to tell the operator that you could not get through so PATH staff can follow up on the problem.