DHS prevents homelessness wherever possible and provides short-term emergency shelter and re-housing support whenever needed, achieved through partnerships with those served, public agencies, and the business and non-profit communities.
The Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Office is a DHS intake center for families that provides homeless families temporary emergency shelter.
DHS defines a family as:
1) legally married couples with or without children;
2) single parents with children;
3) pregnant women; and
4) unmarried couples, with or without children, who have cohabited for a substantial period of time and demonstrate a need to be sheltered together.
The Path office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.