Our Story

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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. We currently provide Adult Protective Services for people age 60 and older and individuals with disabilities ages 18-59 in McLean and Livingston County.

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.