What's New with PATH
The Permanency And Transition Highway (PATH) is an innovative, holistic model of programs and services designed to help older youths achieve fulfilling self-sufficiency as young adults. PATH identifies best practices across a continuum of permanency and independent living strategies. These strategies are integrated into one seamless program of care housed in a central hub in each specific geographical area.
PATH is guided by numerous core principles including:
- Strong youth participation in, and direction of, services
- Lasting connections with local stakeholders, including businesses, schools, financial institutions, and other youth agencies
- Inspiration, guidance, and tools to support youths’ inherent and self-determined successes
- Reliance on evidence-based and successful tools and practices
The Downs Group LLC has been engaged for consulting by a variety of clients serving older youth and their caregivers. Some of these clients include the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Orphan Foundation of America, Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada, the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association, Devereux – Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Los Angeles County DCFS, and others.