PATH began on the campus of Illinois State University in 1971 as a drug hotline. The service quickly expanded to provide crisis response and later to add community resources and referrals.
In 1985, PATH was awarded a grant to provide outreach for people age 60 and older. Subsequently, we have added other services for seniors including elder abuse intervention, in-home counseling, money management, caregiver support and services to grandparents raising grandchildren.
In 1998, PATH was awarded a HUD grant and began providing outreach to the homeless and coordinating homeless efforts in McLean County. PATH now coordinates the Central Illinois Continuum of Care and three homeless services programs.